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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In a bid for transparency, Chinese province will post prison inmate information online

Prison inmates in Guangdong will get their own online profiles where relatives can see how they are doing, how much money they spend, and he...

  • September 25, 2014
  • at 12:22 pm
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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 launches in 140 countries at end of October 2014.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 beats iPhone 6 to stores in China and South Korea, launching September 26

Samsung today confirmed that its newest flagship, the Galaxy Note 4, will launch in China and South Korea this week.

  • September 24, 2014
  • at 6:27 pm
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Xiaomi launches blood pressure monitor in partnership with Silicon Valley’s iHealth Labs

Xiaomi today will launch its first ever healthcare product in conjunction with iHealth Labs, a smart blood pressure monitor.

  • September 24, 2014
  • at 12:26 pm
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Huawei wants to build smarter cities with $25 million acquisition of UK-based startup

China's Huawei jumps into smart city and industrial internet-of-things sector with $25M acquisition of UK-based Neul

  • September 23, 2014
  • at 12:45 pm
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Chinese IT education startup teaches you how to make your own Flappy Bird clone, gets $22M investment

Rather than dry and often theoretical university classes, Jike aims for a more applicable approach with instant gratification.

  • September 22, 2014
  • at 3:30 pm
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DuckDuckGo blocked in China

DuckDuckGo joins Google in being blocked in China

Privacy-oriented search engine DuckDuckGo is now blocked in China, confirms founder and CEO Gabriel Weinberg.

  • September 22, 2014
  • at 10:16 am
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Meizu MX4 is like a budget iPhone 6 Plus with big ambitions (REVIEW)

The most fierce and fascinating tech battle going on in China right now is for US$300 smartphones - the new Meizu MX4 is the latest cheap ch...

  • September 20, 2014
  • at 10:10 am
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Alibaba sets share price at $68 ahead of today’s massive IPO

Alibaba sets share price at $68 ahead of today’s massive IPO

Alibaba today confirmed it’s setting a share price of $68 ahead of its IPO on the New York Stock Exchange. Alibaba lists shortly after the...

  • September 19, 2014
  • at 5:02 pm
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Ahead of Alibaba IPO, Western retailers rush to Tmall

Ahead of Alibaba IPO, Western retailers rush to do ecommerce in China

The rush to do ecommerce in China is speeding up thanks to the record-breaking Alibaba IPO.

  • September 19, 2014
  • at 2:15 pm
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Crowdfunded in China: more air purifiers, more smartwatches, and more kegel trainers

For the first time, our monthly installment of China's best crowdfunding campaigns features more projects on JD than Demohour.

  • September 24, 2014
  • at 6:58 pm
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Chinese schoolkids are hiding their smartphones inside fake dictionaries

Hey, that's sneaky! Chinese schoolkids can buy a phone case that looks like a dictionary. It's already available for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus...

  • September 24, 2014
  • at 3:36 pm
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Xiaomi Mi Band: at just $13, all flaws are forgiven (REVIEW)

Unless there’s a specific feature or third-party app that you just can’t part with on the Fitbit and Jawbone, there's no reason not to b...

  • September 23, 2014
  • at 6:45 pm
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Xiaomi pushes your buttons with new game controller

Xiaomi pushes your buttons with new game controller

Phone-maker Xiaomi unveiled a new game controller today that’s designed to work with the company’s own MiPad tablet and MiTV.

  • September 22, 2014
  • at 7:03 pm
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Baidu now lets anyone invest in movies, will make Chinese version of Gone with the Wind

Chinese web giant Baidu today launched a new personal investment fund that lets users crowd-invest in upcoming movies and television shows.

  • September 22, 2014
  • at 12:03 pm
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Meet the foot soldiers in the massive iPhone 6 grey market (video)

For a bit of extra income, these people form the frontlines in the massive iPhone 6 grey market.

  • September 22, 2014
  • at 9:50 am
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Alibaba IPO explodes into life, starts trading much higher than expected at $93 per share

Alibaba IPO explodes into life, starts trading much higher than expected at $93 per share

Alibaba's hotly anticipated IPO just debuted at $92.70 per share. It's now valued at about US$230 billion.

  • September 20, 2014
  • at 12:14 am
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iPhone users in China rush to download new Chinese keyboards for iOS 8

Apple's allowance of third-party keyboards iOS isn't just about "openness" - it's also about getting more Chinese to buy iPhones.

  • September 19, 2014
  • at 3:15 pm
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Jack Ma set to cash-out up to $867 million in Alibaba’s IPO tomorrow

Jack Ma set to cash-out up to $867 million in tomorrow’s Alibaba IPO

Of course, the Alibaba chairman – and former CEO – holds a lot more shares. In total Ma has an approximate six percent stake in Alibaba.

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 9:58 pm
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