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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Nearly one quarter of China’s population now shops online

The deputy minister of China’s MIIT says 52.5 percent of Chinese internet users now shop online – about 332 million in total.

  • August 26, 2014
  • at 1:30 pm
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Crowdfunded in China: Android-powered projectors, steering wheel mods, and all-in-one credit cards

This list of our five favorite successful campaigns is proof that the crowdfunding trend in China is showing no signs of slowing down.

  • August 22, 2014
  • at 7:00 pm
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Struggling indie console maker Ouya finds a friend in Xiaomi and a new home in China

China's all-the-rage phone maker Xiaomi has just partnered with Ouya to get a dedicated channel on Xiaomi's smart TVs and set-top boxes.

  • August 22, 2014
  • at 12:52 pm
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Chinese wine e-tailer gets $49 million funding to take over the world’s second-biggest wine market

Jiuxian specializes in wines and Chinese baijiu. It claims to have over 100,000 paying customers across 55 cities in China.

  • August 21, 2014
  • at 12:19 pm
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Maker of Chinese Farmville knockoff seals China’s biggest ever gaming deal, sells subsidiary for almost $1 billion

FunPlus, the Chinese game maker responsible for some of China’s biggest mobile and social games, has sold its main subsidiary for US$960 m...

  • August 20, 2014
  • at 7:30 pm
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Youku reaches half billion visitors for first time, but share price tumbles on pessimism

Youku reached 500 million monthly unique visitors for the first time, the company said today in its Q2 2014 earnings report.

  • August 20, 2014
  • at 11:19 am
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The company that partnered with Microsoft to sell the Xbox in China acquires digital ad agency for $100M

Bestv, the Chinese online media company partnering with Microsoft to sell the Xbox One in China, announced today it acquired digital marketi...

  • August 19, 2014
  • at 8:21 pm
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China’s top tech CEOs join in on ‘ice bucket challenge’ craze for ALS

Youku CEO Victor Koo and OnePlus founder Pete Lau have already completed the challenge and kicked off the trend among the other Chinese tech...

  • August 18, 2014
  • at 11:24 am
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CEO of China’s most popular piracy app arrested after 110 days on the run

Just before police raided Kuaibo’s offices in April, the CEO of the company that makes the notorious QVOD streaming video app fled the cou...

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 3:25 pm
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Why China’s new domestic desktop operating system could actually stick

China’s next attempt at a mobile homegrown desktop operating system is slated for an October debut. Here's why it might actually work.

  • August 25, 2014
  • at 1:46 pm
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India this week: Hello OnePlus. What’s up Xiaomi? Goodbye Moto G!

A lot has happened over the week in India’s smartphone arena. OnePlus announced its entry, Xiaomi’s fifth flash sales repeated its earli...

  • August 22, 2014
  • at 6:35 pm
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Geeky Chinese video site that makes its own editing tools gets $38M funding

What makes Aipai stand out from the dozens of nerdy niche video aggregators out there? The secret sauce is Aipai’s suite of bespoke editin...

  • August 21, 2014
  • at 3:31 pm
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Wearable tech made by women for women

Wearable tech made by women for women

“The only way to speak to women is to make sure their voice is integrated into the product, from concept through completion,” says Elemo...

  • August 20, 2014
  • at 8:29 pm
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Chinese crash course education startup for designers and animators secures $30M funding

Chinese online education startup Xingshuai Teach today received a US$30 million series B round of funding from Northern Light Venture Capita...

  • August 20, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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12 of China’s hottest hardware startups

We’ve all heard of Nest, Oculus Rift, Pebble, Dropcam, and SmartThings – but what are the hottest hardware startups coming out of China?

  • August 20, 2014
  • at 10:58 am
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Doctor consultation app gets China’s biggest ever investment in a healthcare startup

Founded in 2011, Chunyu now has 30 million active users consulting with 40,000 online doctors about 50,000 daily health issues.

  • August 19, 2014
  • at 3:09 pm
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You appear to be trying to get laid. Would you like to check out this noodle restaurant?

A new update to Momo’s app for iOS heralds the arrival of the startup’s mobile advertising platform. But is it an awkward fit?

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 5:48 pm
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Weibo grows to 156.5 million monthly active users, but still losing money in Q2 2014

Weibo grows to 157 million monthly active users, but still losing money in Q2

The Twitter-esque Sina Weibo (NASDAQ:WB) is now up to 156.5 million monthly active users (MAUs), according to the company’s Q2 2014 earnin...

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 11:24 am
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