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.



360Buy Announces its 100 Millionth Order, Thanks Social Media

360buy – also known as Jingdong Mall – is now China’s second largest B2C online market place. Yesterday afternoon, 360buy anno...

  • October 20, 2011
  • at 11:30 am
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If You Like Meeting Random Strangers, Then This LBS App is for You

There are so many location-based service (LBS) Chinese start-ups appearing of late, that even some of the ones that look fantastic don’...

  • October 19, 2011
  • at 8:20 pm
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Net Trends Report Shows Web Becoming More International, With Growing Asia Presence

There’s an interesting new report out from report from KPCB on internet trends. Among other things, the report ranks 25 top global com...

  • October 19, 2011
  • at 3:30 pm
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16% of Apple’s Sales From China, Says CEO Cook

In Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) first post-Jobs earnings call, CEO Tim Cook revealed some interesting figures regarding the company’s p...

  • October 19, 2011
  • at 11:08 am
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Tudou and LeTV Partner Up, Launch Joint Venture

Video streaming websites Tudou and LeTV announced today that the companies have partnered to found a new joint-venture company. The new comp...

  • October 18, 2011
  • at 9:00 pm
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Microsoft’s Appearance at Trade Show Raises Hope of XBox + Kinect Sales in China

Microsoft’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) appearance this week at the Canton Trade Fair in Guangzhou, southern China, has raised the hopes of console ...

  • October 18, 2011
  • at 2:30 pm
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High-Street Retailer Suning to Launch Online Bookstore This Month

In most consumers’ minds, Suning (SHE:002024) is still just a retail chain selling home appliances. In fact, it is not only China’s seco...

  • October 18, 2011
  • at 11:15 am
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Alibaba’s 1.8 Billion RMB Peace Offering to Small Businesses Ends Tmall.com Digital Protests

The virtual protests by smaller vendors on Tmall.com, the B2C e-commerce platform that’s owned by Alibaba (HKG:1688), have come to an end ...

  • October 17, 2011
  • at 8:00 pm
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Ogilvy’s ‘Social Media Equivalents’ in China 2011 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Ogilvy’s Asia Pacific arm has recent republished its ‘China Social Media Equivalants’ chart. There are a couple of interesting updates...

  • October 17, 2011
  • at 3:30 pm
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Report: 42.2 Million Chinese Use Daily Deals Sites [STATS]

The China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) has today released a paper entitled 2011 China Group Buy Users Investigative Report wh...

  • October 19, 2011
  • at 10:45 pm
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China’s Largest LBS Digu Slashes Staff, Focuses on Product and User Acquisition

China’s largest location-based service (LBS) provider, Digu.com, has laid off around 50 of its staff in a restructuring move that will...

  • October 19, 2011
  • at 6:20 pm
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Could China’s Shanda Be the First of Many to Go From NASDAQ to SHA?

This week’s news that Shanda Interactive (NASDAQ:SNDA), the major Chinese media and entertainment company, is looking to go private an...

  • October 19, 2011
  • at 1:45 pm
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Export Now Brings U.S Businesses To China Via Taobao Mall

Export Now was founded in 2010 by Frank Lavin, former U.S. Ambassador and Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade. Its purpose is...

  • October 19, 2011
  • at 9:00 am
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Apple Supplier Closes Factory After Claims of Pollution, Weird Smells

Catcher Technology, an Apple supplier in Suzhou, announced Sunday that it had already shut down parts of its Suzhou factory operations after...

  • October 18, 2011
  • at 4:33 pm
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Rumor: 360Buy Prepping a Fashion E-tailer Site for November Launch

Chinese B2C e-commerce site 360Buy – also known as Jing Dong Mall – is rumored to have bought the Toplife.com domain in preparat...

  • October 18, 2011
  • at 12:45 pm
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Startups Fish for Cash at Chinaccelerator Demo Day

Chinese tech startups got together at a beautiful old opera theater to pitch their products to a room full of investors on Monday in Beijing...

  • October 18, 2011
  • at 9:00 am
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TV-Time: A Chinese Start-Up Aims to Make Watching TV More Social

Watching TV is almost always an anti-social activity – but one Chinese start-up wants to change that, and is building a social network...

  • October 17, 2011
  • at 5:00 pm
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Groping a Penguin, Cristiano Ronaldo Signs Up for Tencent Weibo

Rather awkwardly clutching a toy penguin, the Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo started tweeting on Tencent (HKG:0700) Weibo yesterday...

  • October 17, 2011
  • at 1:30 pm
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