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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Sina Weibo Breaks 250 Million Users, But How Many Are Real?

This morning, Sina’s (NASDAQ:SINA) quarterly earnings call revealed a few choice tidbits about Sina Weibo, the microblogging service t...

  • November 9, 2011
  • at 4:30 pm
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Wireless Intranet Coming to Air China (If You’re Excited, Read That Again)

Flying in China, like flying anywhere, can be an exercise in frustration, especially when you plane spends hours circling the airfield becau...

  • November 9, 2011
  • at 2:00 pm
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Jiepang + Starbucks China + LBS + NFC = Free Christmas Coffee

Jiepang, the Chinese location-based service (LBS) social network, is once again pioneering the use of NFC chips to allow some smartphone use...

  • November 9, 2011
  • at 11:50 am
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HTC Unveils an Android “Renren Phone” for China

HTC (TPE:2498) has today unveiled a so-called ‘Renren phone’ – an Android-powered smartphone with baked-in widgets and fea...

  • November 8, 2011
  • at 10:30 pm
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A Voyage of Discovery Across China, Where Weibo Followers Are Your Guides, Hosts

If you thought the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, Weibo, is only for super-enthusiastic fans of superstars (such as the gorgeous actress Yao...

  • November 8, 2011
  • at 8:00 pm
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Hubblr: A New Dashboard for Global Social Marketing – China Included

There are a lot of social media dashboards out there that try to bring together your social missives, but only one includes integration with...

  • November 8, 2011
  • at 4:30 pm
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Xuejineng.cn, China’s Answer To SkillShare? Maybe Not

SkillShare is “a community marketplace to learn anything from anyone.” If you know how to play a guitar, you can probably teach a beginn...

  • November 8, 2011
  • at 1:00 pm
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Daily Deals Site Lashou All Set to Hit NASDAQ as LASO, Raise $80 Million

Lashou, one of China’s largest group-buy sites, is now on the verge of its US IPO, having filed with American regulators. The Beijing-...

  • November 8, 2011
  • at 11:35 am
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Qiuqiu: China’s Android App Recommendation Engine

How do you find good Android apps? Most would find it under the Android marketplace listing, or read blogs to find out about the latest cool...

  • November 8, 2011
  • at 9:00 am
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China Unicom Brings a Cheaper 8GB iPhone 4, For “Free” At a Huge Cost

This might well be a stunt to capture non-romantically involved smartphone fans (since November 11 is also “Singles Day” here in...

  • November 9, 2011
  • at 3:30 pm
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Gao Xiaosong’s Free Again — and the Weibosphere Reacts…

Noted musician Gao Xiaosong (Sina Weibo account) is free again. The musician, who doubled as a judge on China’s Got Talent, was put in...

  • November 9, 2011
  • at 1:00 pm
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Duducars Lets Chinese Rent Cars Conveniently

Traffic and transportation are always problems in big cities in China. We recently told you about Yongche which allows folks to find so-call...

  • November 9, 2011
  • at 10:00 am
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Ai Weiwei and Politics on Weibo

Ai Weiwei’s name is a banned search term on Sina Weibo. His account is blocked. And yet, Sina Weibo is still talking about him. Take, ...

  • November 8, 2011
  • at 9:00 pm
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Baidu Confirms Acquisition of Instagram-like Start-up PhotoWonder

Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), China’s search giant, has just announced its acquisition of a small, Innovation Works-backed start-up called Phot...

  • November 8, 2011
  • at 4:59 pm
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Zhou Juan: Why I Sold Off 56.com

56.com was one of China’s major independent video players before it was sold to Renren a month and a half ago. Now Zhou Juan, the co-f...

  • November 8, 2011
  • at 3:00 pm
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China May Have to Wait a Long Time for the iPhone 4S

You remember the iPhone 4S, right? That phone that Apple launched a month ago in the US? The one that’s preorders sold out in ten minu...

  • November 8, 2011
  • at 12:15 pm
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Charles Chao: Sina Weibo’s Growth Surprises Me (and Damned Zombies Will Die!)

Charles Chao, the CEO of Sina, was on TV last Saturday with Yang Lan (who was called the “Oprah of China” at TED). The topic of the show...

  • November 8, 2011
  • at 10:00 am
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Sina Blocks Weibo Accounts in Wake of Ai Weiwei’s Fundraising Campaign

Last week, we reported that dissident artist Ai Weiwei — who had just received a tax bill from authorities to the tune of $2.4 million...

  • November 7, 2011
  • at 10:08 pm
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