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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CCTV Accuses Baidu of Allowing Fraudulent Websites in Promoted Links

A CCTV report has accused China’s search giant Baidu of allowing fraudulent websites to appear within its promoted links. The report a...

  • August 16, 2011
  • at 10:11 pm
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NetDragon Launches Transformers Online Beta

Transformers is big business in China. Despite the fact that they are all objectively terrible, the movies have been huge, breaking box offi...

  • August 16, 2011
  • at 11:29 am
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VS Look: Chinese Start-up Offers Photobook Publishing in the Browser

The Chinese start-up VS Look is a personal photobook publishing platform that's aiming to do something a bit old-fashioned with our modern d...

  • August 15, 2011
  • at 5:00 pm
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Nokia Crashing in China, Distributors Refusing Nokia Products

Boy, Nokia is having a rough go of it these days. The Finnish multinational once dominated the cell phone market, but it seems to have under...

  • August 15, 2011
  • at 1:04 pm
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Sina Launches Luxury E-Commerce Store, Packed with Designer Brands

Sina, best known for it's wildly popular Weibo microblog, has today launched a designer brand-oriented B2C e-commerce site, called Sina Luxu...

  • August 12, 2011
  • at 9:00 pm
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GREE Invests in China’s UltiZen Games

GREE, Japan’s leading mobile social gaming platform, announced today that it plans to invest in UltiZen Games, a Chinese PC, mobile, a...

  • August 12, 2011
  • at 12:46 pm
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Chinese Anti-Corruption Sites, Just Reopened, Now Closing Again?

It seems like just yesterday when we wrote about how a number of Chinese anti-corruption bribery reporting websites were back online after h...

  • August 11, 2011
  • at 7:00 pm
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Ran Yunfei’s Release and Online Activism in China

Last night, Chinese blogger Ran Yunfei’s wife told the Associated Press that he had returned home. Digital freedom activists around Ch...

  • August 11, 2011
  • at 4:00 pm
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Are Chinese People Using QQ Less?

QQ, Tencent’s mega-popular instant messaging client, has been a staple of the internet in China for nearly a decade. Microsoft’s...

  • August 11, 2011
  • at 12:00 pm
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Tencent’s Paipai.com is a Veritable Pirate’s Bay – But Users Love It

There seems to be a rampant piracy and counterfeiting problem on Tencent's e-commerce platform, Paipai.com. But judging by user reviews, eve...

  • August 16, 2011
  • at 9:00 pm
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Hitwise Says Lashou.com Is The Top Group Buy Site in China

The group buying website market in China is crazy. Back in May, Lashou was accused of fixing prices to try to keep themselves in the running...

  • August 15, 2011
  • at 11:39 pm
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Weibo Desktop Client Tops 1.15 Million Users, Growing Fast [UPDATED]

You may recall that back in late June Sina launched a free Weibo desktop application for PC users called, fittingly, “Weibo Desktop.&#...

  • August 15, 2011
  • at 3:48 pm
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Tencent Launches an ‘iTunes for Android,’ Gives Google a Syncing Feeling

Just as nature abhors a vacuum, Chinese web companies are amazingly good at filling a niche in the market. And so it follows that Tencent ye...

  • August 13, 2011
  • at 3:00 pm
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All About Aliyun OS, China’s New Mobile Platform [Interview]

About two weeks ago, a man walked onto a stage and unveiled a game-changing mobile OS. But since he was wearing a peach-colour shirt and not...

  • August 12, 2011
  • at 5:00 pm
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Renren’s Group Buy Site Nuomi Losing Money

In case you needed any more evidence that the group buying services in China are having a tough time in the highly fragmented, competitive m...

  • August 12, 2011
  • at 11:12 am
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Huawei Investing in Web Game Developer Kunlun

Tencent Tech News is reporting that internal leaks have divulged Chinese telecom and networking giant Huawei‘s plans to invest signifi...

  • August 11, 2011
  • at 5:00 pm
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Tencent ‘Qrobot’ Will Try to Kill You (With its Cuteness)

Tencent, China's biggest social media and IM platform, has launched a cute, talking, wiggling, voice-recognizing 'Qrobot' in the form of its...

  • August 11, 2011
  • at 1:48 pm
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Has Apple Shelved Plans for 25 New Stores in China?

“Apple to open 25 stores in China over next two years…” So trumpeted the headlines back in February of last year, after Ap...

  • August 10, 2011
  • at 11:00 pm
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