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.


China, Jumei make-up daily deals

China’s daily deals sector gets a boost as one site seeks to raise $400 million in US IPO

China’s daily deals industry is worth about US10 billion per year – and that makes the risky and highly fragmented sector worth fighting...

  • April 14, 2014
  • at 11:20 am
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Alibaba puts itself on the map, buys Autonavi in $1.5 billion deal

Alibaba puts itself on the map, buys Autonavi in $1.5 billion deal

Today Autonavi confirmed it has accepted the Alibaba deal for that acquisition price, pending the approval of shareholders.

  • April 11, 2014
  • at 11:46 pm
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Got swag? These 2 photo apps from China help you tag it, flaunt it

Want a photo app for selfies and showing off the stuff you own? China’s way ahead of you

Last year was the year of the selfie, and it’s clear to see that a lot of people like showing off what they have in photos – and so thes...

  • April 11, 2014
  • at 4:18 pm
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sina weibo quarantine

Weibo’s content gap: just 5% of users post nearly all original content

Another scathing report documenting Sina Weibo's decline hit the press yesterday, just one week before the Twitter of China lists on the US ...

  • April 11, 2014
  • at 11:39 am
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China's banks must close all bitcoin sites' trading accounts by April 15

China’s banks give deadline for bitcoin exchanges to close their trading accounts (UPDATED)

Update on April 10: China’s bitcoin exchanges are being issued with formal notices stating that their bank accounts must be closed by ...

  • April 10, 2014
  • at 6:05 pm
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Read-it-later app Pocket seeks new users in China and Korea with latest update

Read-it-later app Pocket seeks new users in China and Korea with latest update

Pocket is now aiming at an ever bigger swathe of new users by adding in Chinese and Korean to its mobile apps and website.

  • April 9, 2014
  • at 11:19 am
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This Lenovo-funded startup connects English teachers with learners in China

Haowaijiao focuses on Chinese adults who want to learn English online. In a country where English classes in schools place too much emphasis...

  • April 8, 2014
  • at 8:29 pm
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It turns out that North Korea's homegrown smartphone is made in China

It turns out that North Korea’s ‘homegrown’ smartphone is made in China

What a surprise! The North Korean Arirang AS1201 that was shown off last summer is actually, it now turns out, a made-in-China smartphone. H...

  • April 8, 2014
  • at 11:35 am
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As undersea internet cables get repaired, web speeds in Asia mostly back to normal

Internet users in Asia were suffering sluggish speeds following breaks in two sea cables of the Asia Pacific Cable Network (APCN) that were ...

  • April 7, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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China tech news this week

6 must-read tech stories in China this week

Xiaomi is hot once again this week. Meanwhile, a wide variety of interesting developments in China - touching on startups, gaming, mobile, a...

  • April 13, 2014
  • at 8:00 pm
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Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra lays out international expansion roadmap, next stop: Malaysia

Barra said the company wants to pull a significant portion of Southeast Asia under its belt as a platform before jumping into India.

  • April 11, 2014
  • at 8:30 pm
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Samsung Galaxy S5 launch

Samsung Galaxy S5 joins new smartwatches and fitness tracker in today’s global launch

It’s not just Samsung’s newest flagship phone that’s debuting today – the Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches and the Samsung...

  • April 11, 2014
  • at 2:05 pm
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Chrome with Chinese characteristics: the world’s hottest mobile browser arrives on desktop

“Wow, that looks a lot like Chrome,” was the first thought that went through my head when I first opened up UCWeb's new PC browser for W...

  • April 11, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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Windows XP usage in China, in 2014

Support for Windows XP is over, but China still has 200 million PCs using it

Windows XP is dead. Except that it's not. About 200 million computers in China, or 70 percent of the country’s PCs, are on XP right now.

  • April 9, 2014
  • at 12:45 pm
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Chinese phone maker Xiaomi raked in $242 million in 12 hours during its day-long sales blitz

By now, most followers of Chinese phone maker Xiaomi are familiar with its weekly flash sales. Yesterday, however, the company held what mig...

  • April 9, 2014
  • at 9:56 am
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Mobile RTB landscape in China by AppFlood

Adtech firms want to open up Asia’s advertising black box

RTB appeared about 4 years ago and has been a fast growing method led by OpenX, Google, and Yahoo in the west, but the technology has lagged...

  • April 8, 2014
  • at 8:00 pm
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xiao bawang g20 console 2

Alibaba and maker of failed Nintendo NES clone team up to create China’s next game console

The G20 will run on Aliyun OS, Alibaba's Linux-based smartphone OS. Along with the console, several peripherals like yoga blankets, an exerc...

  • April 8, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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China’s tourism ecommerce site Tuniu plans to raise $120 million in US IPO

China's IPO season looks to be in full swing as the latest company from China files with the SEC, packaged travel tour website Tuniu.

  • April 7, 2014
  • at 12:10 pm
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