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.



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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China’s “Silicon Valley” Malls Looking to Go Legit

Beijing’s Zhongguancun neighborhood, in the city’s northwest, has long been recognized as the center of its tech industry. Many ...

  • October 17, 2011
  • at 12:00 pm
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For Over 2,000 US Dollars, an iPhone 4S in Beijing Can Be Yours

Like bottles of Prohibition era moonshine, arriving in docks under cover of darkness, China’s first iPhone 4S handsets are arriving in...

  • October 17, 2011
  • at 9:40 am
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Lei Jun, Dave McClure Share Secrets of Angel Investing

Saturday night saw an unprecedented collection of geeks at the Great Wall Club in Beijing’s mobiTalk event, as Chinese angel investor ...

  • October 16, 2011
  • at 1:33 pm
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Chinese High School Student Develops iOS Browser

While Chinese copycats usually make more headlines, its important to remember that there are some amazing talents in China creating equally ...

  • October 14, 2011
  • at 10:20 pm
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Zhang Yong, president of Tmall

New Rules On Alibaba’s Tmall Incite Virtual Vandalism by Smaller Sellers [UPDATED]

UPDATE: The article below cites a Chinese media report that turns out to be inaccurate. We have made corrections where necessary to our repo...

  • October 14, 2011
  • at 4:28 pm
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How China Rocks iOS: Usage, Upgrading, and Updating [INFOGRAPHIC]

A brand-new report by analytics company Umeng reveals a whole bunch of interesting facts and stats about iPhone and iPad usage and adoption ...

  • October 14, 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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Startup Weekend Beijing To Kickoff On Friday With Techcrunch Disrupt Prize

This upcoming weekend will see another Startup Weekend event kick off in Beijing. Regular readers of this site may remember our coverage of ...

  • October 17, 2011
  • at 11:00 am
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10 Must-Read Tech Stories in China This Week

This past week rolled out with what looked like some very bad news for Google in China, plenty of iPhone and iOS news and apps, a big privac...

  • October 16, 2011
  • at 10:00 pm
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Amid Concerns over P2P and Piracy, Xunlei Cancels its US IPO

Xunlei, the Chinese video and P2P platform, has officially cancelled its planned US IPO, after initially delaying the floatation earlier thi...

  • October 14, 2011
  • at 11:30 pm
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China’s 3 Mobile Telcos Embrace Group-Messaging Apps, for Free SMS

The upcoming launch of a group-messaging service by China Telecom (NYSE:CHA) next week means that all three Chinese mobile telcos now have f...

  • October 14, 2011
  • at 8:20 pm
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Rumor: Chinese Daily Deals Site Lashou.com Bracing for Huge Jobs Lay-Offs

Today, the Chinese media is reporting rumors from reliable sources that Lashou, one of China’s leading indie group buy sites, is about...

  • October 14, 2011
  • at 2:20 pm
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Social Marketing Company Makes Word-Of-Mouth Effective For Brands

The social marketing company Wildfire was founded in 2008 by Benjamin Duvall and Dr. Christoph Zrenner in Singapore. Don’t confuse this wi...

  • October 14, 2011
  • at 11:30 am
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