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.

Douban Launches Ebook Store, Reading is the New Rock ‘n’ Roll

Douban.com, the Chinese social media site that’s focused around hobbies such as music, movies and reading, has today launched an ebook sto...

  • January 20, 2012
  • at 11:50 am
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Rumor Suggests Sina Weibo Phone Being Prepped for 2012 Launch

Sina (NASDAQ:SINA) is prepping a ‘Weibo phone’ that runs a customized version of Android, according to rumors in the Chinese med...

  • January 19, 2012
  • at 8:30 pm
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Meituan is China’s King of the Deals, Ending 2011 On a High

The Chinese group-buying site Meituan has ended 2011 as the market leader in this highly competitive sector in the month of December. And so...

  • January 19, 2012
  • at 12:15 pm
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Tencent Licenses CryEngine3, Sets to Work on New Online Gaming Title

China’s social media giant Tencent (HKG:0700), which is also the market leader in online gaming in the country, has licensed Crytek...

  • January 18, 2012
  • at 8:30 pm
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Xiaomi Phone Gets an Android 4.0 Beta, Only For the Adventurous

The Xiaomi M1 phone currently runs Android 2.3, but the Xiaomi startup team has been promising that it’ll roll-out an update to 4.0 as...

  • January 18, 2012
  • at 1:00 pm
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50 Million Strong: Shen Si, CEO and Co-founder of Papaya Mobile Speaks

We have covered many other social gaming platforms like GREE, DeNA, and mig33, but admittedly, we haven’t written too much about PapayaMob...

  • January 18, 2012
  • at 10:00 am
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Chinese Military-Developed Game “Glorious Mission” Being Used For Military Training?

When it was first announced, China’s Glorious Mission drew immediate comparisons to the U.S. Military’s America’s Army, an...

  • January 17, 2012
  • at 9:30 pm
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After Success With E-Readers, Shanda Plans a Budget Smartphone

The Chinese web company Shanda (NASDAQ:SNDA; FRA:RZP) is set to launch its first ever smartphone this summer, according to reports, which wi...

  • January 17, 2012
  • at 3:40 pm
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Chinese Travel Site Qunar Considering US IPO

Chinese travel site Qunar had a good year last year. It broke even — not a small accomplishment considering how rough things were for ...

  • January 17, 2012
  • at 1:30 pm
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Aliyun OS Updated to v2.0, Gets a Revamped, Renamed App Store

Alibaba has updated its Aliyun mobile OS to version 2.0, bringing a bunch of new features and refinements to take it into the new year. The ...

  • January 20, 2012
  • at 10:00 am
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Enter the Snapdragon: Qualcomm Sees 32% of Revenue From China

Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM), the America-based mobile chip maker, has said that China now accounts for 32 percent of its revenue, more than any o...

  • January 19, 2012
  • at 5:33 pm
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Karaoke Gets Even More Social, Competitive, With This Cute Web App

Karaoke is already a pretty social activity, but one Chinese startup wants to make it even more so. iHou allows users to sing pop songs onli...

  • January 19, 2012
  • at 9:15 am
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China’s Ku6 to Become YouTube Content Partner, Targets New Audience

Chinese streaming video website Ku6 (NASDAQ:KUTV) announced this morning that it will become a YouTube content partner, and distribute its v...

  • January 18, 2012
  • at 3:00 pm
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The Makers of China’s Super-Expensive Communist ‘RedPad’ Tablet Respond!

Yesterday, we told you about the RedPad, an Android tablet aimed at China’s government officials and priced at an incredible 9,999 RMB...

  • January 18, 2012
  • at 12:03 pm
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China Internet Penetration Map 2012

So, you may have noticed that we like maps and charts and stuff… And after CNNIC released its recent report on internet use in China, ...

  • January 17, 2012
  • at 10:15 pm
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Kantar Media Acquires CIC, Wants to Hear More Word-of-Mouth Insights From China

CIC, the Chinese social business analysts, has been acquired by a British market research company called Kantar Media. It’s a signific...

  • January 17, 2012
  • at 5:00 pm
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DeNA Continues China Push, Partners with NetDragon

Japanese mobile gaming company DeNA (TYO:2432) is starting off 2012 with more overseas partnerships on top of its busy year in 2011. The com...

  • January 17, 2012
  • at 2:45 pm
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RedPad is the Tablet Custom-Made for China’s Cadres, Costs Twice as Much as an iPad

A largely unknown Chinese manufacturer has launched a ‘Red Group Number One’ Android tablet that’s aimed at, and highly cu...

  • January 17, 2012
  • at 12:15 pm
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