Posts Tagged: China

China is often called a land of contradictions, and its tech industry is no different. Yes, the middle kingdom is the source of some hackers and copycats, but it’s also the source of some startling innovation, one of the world’s most unique and vibrant internet cultures, and some of the most passionate techies and gamers in the universe. China’s internet may be censored but that hasn’t stopped web, gaming, and mobile startups from springing up all over the country. Here at Tech in Asia we’ve got it all: the good, the bad, and the ugly. The hottest startups, the craziest copycats, and the darkest tales of censorship in Asia.



Apple Asks Autonavi to Guide its iOS 6 Maps for China

Apple has selected a Chinese mapping partner in the form of Autonavi (NASDAQ:AMAP) to provide the local images and routes for its revamped M...

  • June 19, 2012
  • at 11:20 am
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Hotel Finder Adds Budget Hotels, Hostels, Across China

Last year we were so impressed by the Hotel Finder app that we made a video demo of it (embedded below). And today we learn that the locatio...

  • June 18, 2012
  • at 3:37 pm
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See $55 Chinese Android Tablet Assembled on Factory Line [Video]

Amid all the controversy that has surrounded Chinese electronics manufacturing in recent years, it’s always insightful when we get an ...

  • June 18, 2012
  • at 11:10 am
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6 Must-Read Tech Stories in China This Week

Social media! Cash! Bribery! No, we’re not trying to bribe you to follow us on social media – though we’re delighted if you do ...

  • June 17, 2012
  • at 12:00 pm
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VIPShop and Coo8 Say: Screw It, We’ll Deliver It Ourselves

Earlier this month we looked into the reasons behind two of China’s top e-commerce sites opting to deliver their own merchandise, subv...

  • June 15, 2012
  • at 1:31 pm
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Microsoft Confirms Sina Weibo Integration in Windows 8

A Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) employee has confirmed in a company blog that Sina Weibo, the popular Twitter-like social network, will be fully i...

  • June 14, 2012
  • at 8:36 pm
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Amid Food Safety Crisis, China’s Biggest E-Commerce Site Goes Organic

Tainted milk; dangerous additives fed to pigs; pork dipped in chemicals to make it seem fresher; contaminated baby’s milk powder; fake...

  • June 14, 2012
  • at 12:00 pm
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MadeiraCloud Now Allows You to Share Cloud Applications by Email

We wrote about MadeiraCloud two months back. It’s a visual integrated management environment (VIME) which allows users to design, bui...

  • June 13, 2012
  • at 8:00 pm
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Hudong, China’s Wikipedia, Raises $50 Million in Funding

Hudong is China’s massive, crowd-sourced encyclopedic wiki – with 6.4 million articles to date – which is run as a for-pro...

  • June 13, 2012
  • at 3:45 pm
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Subway Alarm Clock: The Must-Have App for Beijing’s Sleepy Commuters

In immense cities that never sleep, flinching from inadvertent brushes with the stern ghosts of fellow commuters, a seat; a moment of sleep....

  • June 19, 2012
  • at 9:30 am
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China Telecom Deal to Bring Cloud Gaming to Smart TVs

Chinese casual gaming fans will soon be able to put down their smartphones and instead pick up their remote controls. That’s because U...

  • June 18, 2012
  • at 12:22 pm
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After US$19.7M Funding Announcement, Singapore’s ACE Launches Beijing Chapter

The Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE) is shifting the Singaporean entrepreneurial community into full gear. Having announced the p...

  • June 18, 2012
  • at 10:15 am
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Rumor: Baidu in Talks to Acquire Makers of UC Browser

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a web company in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a mobile strategy. And so there...

  • June 15, 2012
  • at 2:31 pm
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Harvard Report Suggests China’s Censorship Not Aimed at Suppressing Criticism of Government

If you haven’t had a chance to check out the new China censorship report from researchers at Harvard’s Institute for Quantitativ...

  • June 15, 2012
  • at 10:15 am
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Asia Joins Domain Party: GREE Wants .GREE, Sina and Tencent Both Want .WEIBO

As many of you may have heard by now, ICANN revealed the list of generic top level domain names that companies all around the world have app...

  • June 14, 2012
  • at 4:30 pm
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Smart TVs Most Popular in China, Japan in 2012

A new report from the folks over at NPD DisplaySearch says that 27 percent of all televisions shipped in Q1 2012 had some internet capabilit...

  • June 14, 2012
  • at 9:03 am
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MobileMonday Shanghai and MobileMonday Beijing

MobileMonday China Mobile Startup Competition: Applications Now Open! [UPDATED]

The MobileMonday series is probably one of the best platforms to connect with the local communities in any major city, especially when you...

  • June 13, 2012
  • at 6:00 pm
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Gimmie gives you real rewards for playing mobile games

While jargon like CPM and impressions have been a staple of mobile advertising, the space is ripe for more groundbreaking innovation. After ...

  • June 13, 2012
  • at 3:20 pm
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