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.



7 Must-Read Tech Stories in China This Week

This past week saw big news for Inmobi in China, ups and downs for Lashou.com, new user stats for both Sina and Tencent Weibo, a major new p...

  • November 13, 2011
  • at 8:30 pm
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Report: Vancl Files US IPO Papers, On Course for December

E-commerce company Vancl looks all set to list in the US in December, as it has already filed its IPO papers with relevant authorities. Now ...

  • November 11, 2011
  • at 7:30 pm
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Baidu’s New Photo-Sharing Service Needs Less #Boobs# and More Instagram Hipsters

I’ve never said this before, but here goes: I’ve just seen too many boobs, and it’s got to stop. You see, Baidu (NASDAQ:BI...

  • November 11, 2011
  • at 2:00 pm
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Just an Hour in, Tmall’s 11/11 Sale Earned 439 Million RMB

In the West, November 11th isn’t much of a holiday, although it may soon be celebrated among gamers as the day that Skyrim was release...

  • November 11, 2011
  • at 11:11 am
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Youku Boosts Chinese Film-Makers With New Indie Projects [UPDATED]

[Update, Nov. 11: Clarified the new program in the second paragraph, and added a more relevant indie movie] Youku (NYSE: YOKU), China’...

  • November 10, 2011
  • at 11:30 pm
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When the Cops Start Tweeting on Weibo…

I have to say, to the average expat, the cops here in the PRC might end up as being a little fearsome. It’s these guys who decide whether ...

  • November 10, 2011
  • at 8:00 pm
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Rumors Lashou Canceling IPO, and Our Sources Suggest…

It seems like just yesterday that Lashou was all ready to go IPO on the NASDAQ as LASO. But now, in the middle of its road show, a rumor is ...

  • November 10, 2011
  • at 1:30 pm
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Want to Buy-Sell Farm Stocks in China Online? NX28 Has It All

NX28 is a platform to connect farm stock buyers and sellers together in China. The site isn’t too well-designed, but surprisingly it has q...

  • November 10, 2011
  • at 9:00 am
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Tencent Weibo Breaks 300 Million Users, But How Many Are Real?

Tencent (HKG:0700) announced their unaudited Q3 financials today, and just like Sina’s, those announcements were paired with some pre...

  • November 9, 2011
  • at 10:00 pm
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A Chinese Start-up Adds Social Fun To Travel

Specialist social media can be super-useful in their specificity – and Tong Xing (‘Journey Together’ in Chinese) is a prim...

  • November 11, 2011
  • at 10:45 pm
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With 229 TB of RAM, China Invests More in its Supercomputers, Cloud Computing

What do Tianjin, Shenzhen, Changsha and Ji’nan Have In Common? They’re all home to China’s four biggest supercomputer cent...

  • November 11, 2011
  • at 4:30 pm
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Chinese Universities Launch Open Online Courses, But No One Cares

Yesterday saw the official opening of an official open courses channel run by Chinese universities in cooperation with Netease and Aikecheng...

  • November 11, 2011
  • at 1:41 pm
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Renmaiku Lets You Search For Chinese Executives Online, Fast

Renmaiku.com is an executive search engine for the Chinese business community. Users do not need to login to use its search feature, which a...

  • November 11, 2011
  • at 9:00 am
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Sina and Tencent Weibo Are Like Countries [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Infographic of the Day series visually expresses important stories from Asia and the world of technology. Earlier this week we reporte...

  • November 10, 2011
  • at 9:00 pm
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InMobi Is Setting Up an Office in China, Hiring

At a conference last week in China, I stumbled upon a good friend from InMobi. My first thought was, “Why is he here in China?” ...

  • November 10, 2011
  • at 3:15 pm
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Localizing for China: Another Challenge for Lenovo’s eedoo iSec

We haven’t exactly been bullish on Lenovo’s (SEHK: 0992) eedoo iSec game console “home entertainment center” and its...

  • November 10, 2011
  • at 11:30 am
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China’s UCWeb Browser Has Sights Set on India

Recently we’ve been bringing you some information about the success of China’s UCWeb mobile browser, which after success in Chin...

  • November 9, 2011
  • at 11:00 pm
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Baidu’s Discussion Forum, Tieba, Gets an Android App

Baidu’s (NASDAQ:BIDU) lively discussion forum portal, Tieba (meaning ‘Post Bar’ in Chinese) – which is the closest t...

  • November 9, 2011
  • at 8:00 pm
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