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.



Chinese Start-Up 16Fun Wants to Game-ify Your Check-Ins

16Fun - which is a pun on "On the road fun" in Chinese - is a small start-up that totally game-ifies its location-based service (LBS) to the...

  • August 18, 2011
  • at 9:00 am
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Rumors of Youku, Tencent Team-up

Phoenix Tech is reporting that “reliable sources” have divulged Tencent and Youku are in late-stage talks to initiate cooperatio...

  • August 17, 2011
  • at 7:14 pm
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Tudou Raises $174 Million in IPO

Tudou has not been having a great summer. Most recently, the video streaming company’s own financial reports revealed that it was in d...

  • August 17, 2011
  • at 11:22 am
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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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China’s Newest Net Slang: “Hold Steady”

Slang on China’s internet changes faster than…well, something that changes really fast. It may be less than a year old in the re...

  • August 17, 2011
  • at 8:00 pm
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Jiayuan.com Slammed as “China’s Largest One-Night Stand Site”

China's biggest online dating site Jiayuan.com (NASDAQ:DATE) is facing the wrath of some users and sections of the Chinese media, and stands...

  • August 17, 2011
  • at 5:15 pm
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Xiaomi Phone is a 1.5 GHz Dual-Core Beast – But Can It Compete?

After some tantalizing tasters last month, Xiaomi’s Android-powered phone launched yesterday at an event in Beijing. Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun to...

  • August 17, 2011
  • at 9:38 am
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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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