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.



Train Ticket Buying Software is Mostly a Scam (Yeah, Big Surprise)

We’ve done a fair bit of reporting on China’s online train ticket sales system this year, which has been buggy as hell when it&#...

  • January 12, 2012
  • at 3:00 pm
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9 Evil Tactics Used by 360 Safe Browser to Beat IE in China

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) has been wanting people in China to quit using Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) for quite some time – but it didnR...

  • January 12, 2012
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Tmall Sells 100 Billion RMB Worth of Stuff, Decides to Change Its Name

Alibaba’s B2C e-commerce site, Tmall.com, which stands for Taobao Mall, is changing its Chinese name in a bid to give itself more dist...

  • January 11, 2012
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App Promises 100% Business Card Scanning Accuracy, and Mostly Delivers

The Chinese startup Maketion has released a suitably primp and business-like app called Pulse Business Card, for iPhone and Android, which c...

  • January 11, 2012
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Baidu Launches “Share” Beta in Search Results

Earlier today, the folks at China Internet Watch spotted an interesting thing in some of Baidu’s (NASDAQ:BIDU) search results — ...

  • January 11, 2012
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Microsoft Sues Chinese Retailers for Selling PCs with Pirated Software

The Financial Times is reporting today that Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) is bringing a lawsuit against electronics and appliance retailers Gome (...

  • January 11, 2012
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MiniGames: A Review of Sina Weibo’s Beast War

In a bid to monetize its user-friendly but financially dragging giant, Sina recently imbued its Weibo microblogging platform with its own c...

  • January 10, 2012
  • at 9:00 pm
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Rekoo Acquires HappySNS, Now Biggest Online Gaming Developer in China

Rekoo, the Chinese social game developer, has acquired its rival HappySNS in a deal that makes it the leading single game developer in both ...

  • January 10, 2012
  • at 4:40 pm
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China’s Digital Content Wars Escalate, with 360Buy Launching E-Book Service Soon

The vice-president of 360Buy, one of China’s leading B2C e-commerce sites, has said that it is currently testing out an e-book service...

  • January 10, 2012
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Renren Expands, Adds a Pinterest-like Social Pinboard

Renren (NYSE:RENN), China’s biggest Facebook-like social network, has today launched a social pinboard and sharing website called Renr...

  • January 12, 2012
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Tencent’s Pony Ma Challenges Real-Name Advocates By Talking About Prostitutes

Real-name registration systems are all the rage in China these days. And by “all the rage,” what I mean is “increasingly m...

  • January 12, 2012
  • at 12:00 pm
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Chinese Video Site Youku Makes Movie Deal with Twentieth Century Fox

Chinese online video giant Youku (NYSE:YOKU) today announced that it has inked a deal with none other than Twentieth Century Fox Home Entert...

  • January 11, 2012
  • at 9:10 pm
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Upstart Chinese Smartphone Maker Eyes US Market in 2012

2011 was a pretty big year for most smartphone vendors, with increased consumer adoption leading to strong growth for many industry players....

  • January 11, 2012
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As Small Factories Shut in Huge Numbers, Is China’s Shanzhai Industry Dying?

China’s ramshackle cottage industry of low-grade phone and gadget makers – known as shanzhai in Chinese – looks to be on t...

  • January 11, 2012
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Tudou Partners With Digital Element To Bring you Location Targeted Ads

Chinese online video giant, Tudou (NASDAQ:TUDO), announced that it will employ Digital Element’s NetAcuity Edge hyperlocal geolocation tec...

  • January 10, 2012
  • at 11:16 pm
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With an Eye on Japanese Products, China’s 360Buy Makes an Acquisition

360Buy.com, China’s second-largest B2C e-commerce site, has acquired Minitiao.com, a specialist online mall for imported Japanese prod...

  • January 10, 2012
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The Average Beijinger Spent $1446 Online in 2011

Now that 2011 is over, we’re starting to see some numbers that indicate with hard data what everyone already knew: this was a big year...

  • January 10, 2012
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360Fashion App Knows What Chinese Women Want, Coming Soon to iPhone, Android, WP7

American model and entrepreneur Anina loves fashion, tech, mobile – and China. And that’s why the country is the focus of her 36...

  • January 10, 2012
  • at 1:15 pm
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