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.



In Wake of Reported Email Hack, Netease Promises Facial Recognition Login

In response to a worrying wave of online account hacking in China in the past week, the web giant Netease (NASDAQ:NTES) has said that itR...

  • December 30, 2011
  • at 4:45 pm
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China’s 10 Most Wanted Smartphones – Great News for Android, Not So Much for iPhone

Smartphone growth and usage continued to accelerate in China in 2011 – but which phones do Chinese consumers most want to buy? QQ Tech...

  • December 30, 2011
  • at 2:30 pm
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Amid Widespread Data Breaches in China, E-Commerce Companies Reassure Users

This week has been absolutely filled with hacking news from China as CSDN, Tianya, Netease, and 360Buy were among the major internet entitie...

  • December 30, 2011
  • at 10:08 am
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Netease’s Luxury E-Commerce Mall Falls Out of Fashion, Closes This Week

E-commerce in China is such a boom industry that virtually every story on the subject on our site this year has been about growth, profits, ...

  • December 29, 2011
  • at 10:00 pm
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Snap It, Tag It, Share It With China’s First Travel Journal App, Coming Soon

A Beijing-based startup is about to roll-out its travel journal-style service and an accompanying iPhone app – called AoYouJi – which’...

  • December 29, 2011
  • at 4:00 pm
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Railway Ministry Website Slow, Broken on First Day of Spring Festival Ticket Sales

This week China’s Railway Ministry is in the news for much graver sins, but yesterday was also the first day in which the MinistryR...

  • December 29, 2011
  • at 11:42 am
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Wenzhou Accident Investigation Results: Lots of Mistakes, But No One’s Fault

This afternoon, China’s State Council held an open meeting, during which it heard a report from the committee assigned to investigate ...

  • December 28, 2011
  • at 7:44 pm
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360Buy Latest Net Giant to Get Hacked

The hits just keep on coming. After CDSN, Tianya, Netease’s email system, and a number of other major sites saw massive leaks of user ...

  • December 28, 2011
  • at 12:00 pm
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Happy Spring Festival, and By the Way, We’re Bankrupt

2011 has been a rough year for China’s group buy sites. That’s evident just from the fact that there are an awful lot less of th...

  • December 27, 2011
  • at 10:30 pm
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Chinese Startup Crowd-Sources Solutions to Issues Big and Small

There are lots of startups out there focused on making money. Aiju is not one of them. Instead, it’s an online problem-solving platfor...

  • December 30, 2011
  • at 3:30 pm
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Mobile Phones Are Killing Beijing’s Public Phones and Info Kiosks

The rise of mobile phones — smartphones especially — has meant that people now walk around China’s capital with informatio...

  • December 30, 2011
  • at 11:42 am
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HappySNS Builds Social Games On Facebook, Tencent, Kaixin. Has 30 Million Monthly Active Users

HappySNS is a social gaming company that build games for Tencent, Facebook, and Chinese social network Kaixin001. According to the company...

  • December 30, 2011
  • at 9:08 am
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Find Out What’s Happening Around You With LBS News App ‘News 2km’

News 2km is a terrible name for an app, but it does manage to communicate the basic premise of this interesting app, which provides local ne...

  • December 29, 2011
  • at 5:00 pm
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360Buy Hiring Over 25,000 New Staffers in 2012, Not Planning to Acquire Vancl

The CEO of 360Buy, China’s second-biggest e-commerce site, has announced that his company will create “over 25,000” new jo...

  • December 29, 2011
  • at 1:00 pm
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Hacktivism Spreads to China? Mengniu Hacked in Protest of 2nd Milk Scandal

2011 was the year that we saw ‘hacktivism’ make headline after headline in the west, with organizations like Anonymous and Lolse...

  • December 29, 2011
  • at 10:24 am
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Yi Xia: Video-Sharing On-The-Move for iOS and Android

I’ve said before that mobile video-sharing apps – especially ones with lots of filters and special-effects – could be big ...

  • December 28, 2011
  • at 2:00 pm
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Tweet for McNuggets: Chinese Startup Offers Social Marketing Rewards

A Chinese startup named Guohe is getting netizens to engage in online social marketing ostensibly for no money – and giving them ̶...

  • December 28, 2011
  • at 9:30 am
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Dispelling the Myth: US Doesn’t Lose Profit to China’s Apple Manufacturing

I came across this interesting piece over on Forbes today about who exactly benefits from the success of Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad an...

  • December 27, 2011
  • at 9:15 pm
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