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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Chinese Netizens are Very Disappointed by the iPhone 4S

Early this morning, Apple announced its next-gen iPhone, the iPhone 4S. For people expecting an iPhone 5, this was a little disappointing; f...

  • October 5, 2011
  • at 1:00 pm
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Apple’s New Hong Kong Store Sold More on Opening Day Than Any Other Apple Store

Last month, Apple opened new Apple stores in Hong Kong and Shanghai. And while we knew that Apple’s commercial endeavors in greater Ch...

  • October 5, 2011
  • at 1:32 am
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Faceoff: iOS or Android? Flipter, the Q&A Platform Wants to Know

Flipter is a Hong Kong-based Q&A start-up. It focuses more on multiple choice answers — click and go — as compared to Quora, where a...

  • October 4, 2011
  • at 8:08 pm
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Pornographic Mobile Sites Flourish in China, As Set-Up Gets Easier

Chinese authorities are playing an increasingly fast-paced game of whack-a-mole with mobile/WAP pornography sites in China, with numerous co...

  • October 4, 2011
  • at 3:00 pm
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WeiboCall Brings Free VoIP Calls to Weibo Lovers

A Hangzhou-based start-up has snagged the fantastically gimmicky name WeiboCall – incorporating the word for China’s popular mic...

  • October 3, 2011
  • at 10:41 pm
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Zaker: The News-Readin’, Page-Flippin’ Flipboard Clone [REVIEW]

Most successful international apps have a group of Chinese imitators. The success of magazine-style news-reading app Flipboard has brought w...

  • October 3, 2011
  • at 1:00 pm
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6 Must-Read Tech Stories in China This Week

Welcome to the second (here’s the first) edition of our new weekly roundup of top tech stories in China. 1. China Breaks 500,000,000 N...

  • October 2, 2011
  • at 10:18 pm
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It’s OK to Localize a Web Service, But it’s Not Cool to Copy the Website

…A case in point is the new Chinese social media app PengYou which is a clone of the social media dashboard-cum-diary Path. So it̵...

  • October 1, 2011
  • at 6:59 pm
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360 Loses Web War to QQ, Court Rules

Three companies related to Qihoo 360 (NYSE:QIHU) have to apologize to Tencent (HKG:0700) and compensate it 400,000 RMB (US$62,530) for sland...

  • September 30, 2011
  • at 9:00 pm
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5 Reasons Chinese Consumers Should Avoid the iPhone 4S

Now that Apple’s iPhone 4S is out in the open (if not anywhere near Chinese shelves), consumers can weigh up the pros and cons of upgradin...

  • October 5, 2011
  • at 10:57 am
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China Taking Over the Tech World? Not So Fast…

China has made great strides in the tech world over the last decade, particularly in the technology sector. Internet companies like Baidu, S...

  • October 4, 2011
  • at 11:30 pm
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Favspot: Location-based Bookmarking on Your Mobile

Favspot is a location-based service that helps you check-in and save all the locations you have visited and hope to visit in the future. It ...

  • October 4, 2011
  • at 5:30 pm
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Fake iPhone 5s Beat Real iPhone 5 to Market in China

Sometime early tomorrow morning Beijing time, Apple will announce the iPhone 5. But if you want to buy one, you can get one right now in Fuz...

  • October 4, 2011
  • at 11:41 am
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MiShang Shows Off Fashion, Photos, and Social E-Commerce

Social e-commerce and fashion photo app MiShang is one of a bajillion new Chinese start-ups that fits into the category of a ‘light co...

  • October 3, 2011
  • at 4:15 pm
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Jack Ma Wants to Buy Yahoo, Everyone Else Not So Sure

Jack Ma is the CEO of China’s Alibaba, which Yahoo owns a stake in. But the apprentice may become the master if Ma gets his way; he ha...

  • October 3, 2011
  • at 11:35 am
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China’s Taste for Apple [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Infographic of the Day series visually expresses important stories from Asia and the world of technology. Props go out to The Motley Foo...

  • October 2, 2011
  • at 1:50 pm
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China’s Top 20 Daily Deals Sites – and Who Has the Hottest Deals?

In updated stats from group buy deal aggregator DaTaoTuan which go right up to the end of August, we get a new snapshot of China’s fra...

  • October 1, 2011
  • at 11:00 am
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WangPiao to Use Funding to Make Buying Cinema Tickets More Social

Wang Piao – meaning “web tickets” – is a Chinese net company that sells cinema ticket deals in 23 cities. It will soon complete a se...

  • September 30, 2011
  • at 3:37 pm
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