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.


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China Mobile Wants To Push 4G TD-LTE Network, But Can’t Get Permits

China’s biggest telecom provider, China Mobile (NYSE:CHL), has been facing a challenge from China Unicom (NYSE:CHU) as demand for 3G s...

  • January 16, 2012
  • at 8:30 pm
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Baidu Breaks Ground on New International HQ – But Not in Beijing

Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), China’s biggest search engine, has today broken ground on a new campus building that will eventually be home to 1...

  • January 16, 2012
  • at 2:17 pm
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China’s The9 Lands Anelka, Shanghai Shenhua in Endorsement Deal

Back in December we told you about Chinese gaming company, The9 (NASDAQ:NCTY), and its efforts to bring Firefall (from subsidiary Red 5 Stud...

  • January 16, 2012
  • at 12:15 pm
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5 Must-Read Tech Stories in China This Week

This week was crazy. Apple launched the iPhone 4S in China, and we bet other things probably happened too. Read on! 1. Apple Launches iPhone...

  • January 15, 2012
  • at 9:30 pm
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Baidu Wants to Help You Waste More Time Watching TV

In good news for square-eyed fans of TV shows, the web apps on the front page of Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), China’s biggest search engine, n...

  • January 13, 2012
  • at 8:00 pm
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Foxconn’s Child Robots Go to Work

If you’re reading this post using an electronic device of some kind, there’s a decent chance you’re holding something righ...

  • January 13, 2012
  • at 2:45 pm
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Scalper Fights Cause One Beijing Apple Store to Cancel iPhone 4S Launch

Today, Apple’s iPhone 4S is finally on sale in China. It’s been a long time coming, and fans of the Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) device a...

  • January 13, 2012
  • at 10:43 am
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Letao’s 4th Round of Funding Brings in Another $30 Million

Letao.com, the Chinese e-commerce site that specializes in footwear, has raised a fourth round of funding worth US$30 million. It was comple...

  • January 12, 2012
  • at 8:00 pm
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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
  • at 2:00 pm
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China Hit 513 Million Net Users in 2011

China has a lot of people in it. More than anywhere else in the world, in fact! But how many of those people are using the internet? Accordi...

  • January 16, 2012
  • at 5:00 pm
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E-Commerce Sites Bracing For 2-Week Shutdown as Chinese New Year Nears

Remember all that stuff about 750 billion RMB being spent online in China last year, and how Alipay sees 2.1 million RMB in transactions eve...

  • January 16, 2012
  • at 1:15 pm
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With iPhone 4S Totally Out of Stock in China, Gray Market Price Jumps

It’s hard to imagine how Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) launch of the iPhone 4S could have gone any worse here in China. First, riots at ...

  • January 16, 2012
  • at 11:15 am
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Chinese PC Maker Lenovo Showed Most Growth in Shipments in Q4

Gartner has released its estimates of worldwide PC shipments for the fourth quarter of 2011, and Chinese maker Lenovo (HKG:0992) posted the ...

  • January 13, 2012
  • at 11:56 pm
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Aliyun Phone Gets Its Own Android App Store

Alibaba has launched an app store for users of its Aliyun smartphone to browse and install Android apps. The Aliyun platform is not based on...

  • January 13, 2012
  • at 3:45 pm
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Youku’s Video Search Engine is Blocked by Several Rivals

In a sign of growing hostility amongst video-streaming services in China, three such sites have reportedly blocked access to a video search ...

  • January 13, 2012
  • at 12:30 pm
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Already Huge Queues, Worries About Scalpers, for iPhone 4S Launch in China [PICS]

There are already huge queues outside of China’s five official Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) stores in readiness for tomorrow’s launch of ...

  • January 12, 2012
  • at 10:06 pm
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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
  • at 1:00 pm
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