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.

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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360Buy CEO: We’re Gonna Be Bigger Than Alibaba’s Tmall Within 5 Years

The CEO and founder of 360Buy.com, Liu Qiang-dong (pictured right), reckons that his site will hit 10 billion RMB (US$1.57 billion) in sold ...

  • November 7, 2011
  • at 9:00 pm
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Big Surprise: College Group Buy Sites in China Also Dying

China’s beleaguered group buy sites are for the most part doing so badly these days that the “Chinese group buy segment hurting&...

  • November 7, 2011
  • at 2:10 pm
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Can’t Find a Taxi? Yongche Provides a High-Tech Solution to Chinese on the Go

Yongche’s CEO, Zhou Hang, is the no-bullshit panelist I was telling you about last Friday. He explained that LBS should be used as servic...

  • November 7, 2011
  • at 9:08 am
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HTC Sensation XE Beats Coming to China This Month

HTC’s recent purchase of Dr Dre’s Beats Audio company proves that the Taiwanese hardware maker is young and cool and down with t...

  • November 5, 2011
  • at 1:30 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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With Analytics, Ads, and Dev Tools, Umeng is Powering Chinese Apps

Umeng is an analytics and in-app platform for iOS and Android apps that’s a Chinese rival to the American service Tapjoy. The Beijing-...

  • November 7, 2011
  • at 3:45 pm
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Hurst Lin, Sina Co-Founder, Discusses DCM’s Investment Strategy in China

DCM is a venture capital fund with offices located in Beijing, San Francisco, and Tokyo. It also manages the A-fund which focuses on investi...

  • November 7, 2011
  • at 12:57 pm
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5 Must-Read Tech Stories in China This Week

This was a big week for tech in China, with two pretty important conferences in Beijing and some interesting stuff happening elsewhere, too!...

  • November 6, 2011
  • at 8:38 pm
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Chinese Mobile Browser UC Web Brings Lawsuit Against Tencent

According to a report from Marbridge Consulting, UC Web, the Chinese mobile browser company with Lei Jun as one of its co-founders, today sa...

  • November 4, 2011
  • at 11:00 pm
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