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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China Is The Place To Be For Serious Entrepreneurs

I first visited China at age 10 and since then I have been visiting the country pretty frequently — Fuzhou (where my family comes from ori...

  • October 28, 2011
  • at 9:08 am
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Apple’s Smartphone Brand in China Now Ahead of Nokia

Nokia may be having a rough go of it worldwide, but its brand has always been especially strong in China, where many consider its phones to ...

  • October 27, 2011
  • at 7:00 pm
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China’s Unofficial Android App Stores are Malware Minefields

An investigation has found that China’s numerous unofficial Android app stores lack basic security checks on the apps they distribute ...

  • October 27, 2011
  • at 2:22 pm
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Text Spam in China: You Can Get Rid of It, But You Might Have to Sue Someone

Anyone who uses a mobile phone in China is familiar with the phenomenon of spam texts, and the longer you use one number, the more of them w...

  • October 27, 2011
  • at 11:30 am
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Baidu Reader: A Desktop Reading App Integrated with Baidu Services

Today, Baidu announced the launch of a new product called Baidu Reader. It’s a reading app for the PC that combines the functionality ...

  • October 26, 2011
  • at 8:30 pm
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China Mobile Has 10 Million iPhone Users, Without Any Apple Agreement

A report from Reuters is citing China Mobile chairman Wang Jianzhou as claiming that the network has over 10 million iPhone users. This desp...

  • October 26, 2011
  • at 4:00 pm
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Nearly 40% of Emails in China Go Missing

I knew it felt like more emails seemed to disappear into the ether here than usual! According to an iResearch report based on data from Retu...

  • October 26, 2011
  • at 12:30 pm
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You Can’t Create A Steve Jobs

Last weekend at Qinghua University, Lee Kai-Fu shared some interesting thoughts on mobile and entrepreneurship in China. The conversation wi...

  • October 26, 2011
  • at 9:00 am
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WoW’s New Expansion Angers Dumb Chinese Nationalists

It’s only been announced for a couple days, and it won’t be released for who-knows-how-long, but apparently some Chinese gamers ...

  • October 25, 2011
  • at 9:38 pm
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Innovation Works’ Buding Start-Up Gets Its Just Desserts, Some A-Round Funding

The Innovation Works-incubated start-up Buding – aka ‘Pudding’ in English – has received A-round financing for its o...

  • October 27, 2011
  • at 10:00 pm
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Etao Product Search Engine: Some E-Commerce Sites Embrace It, Some Block It

Etao is the product search engine that was created by Alibaba Group, China’s biggest e-commerce company. But its origins are cause for...

  • October 27, 2011
  • at 4:31 pm
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Amazon Goes It Alone in China, With a New Name and URL

The American e-commerce site Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) has made some big changes to its China site today – there’s now a new name and...

  • October 27, 2011
  • at 12:20 pm
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NBA Player J.R. Smith Not a Fan of Chinese Net Censorship

As the NBA lockout continues on, shooting guard J.R. Smith is spending his time in China, having recently signed with Zhejiang of the China ...

  • October 27, 2011
  • at 10:30 am
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Group Buy Bigwigs Skip Government Meeting on Industry Troubles

The group buy industry in China is having a rough go of it. Aside from the layoffs and closings, there have been rumors of corrupt practices...

  • October 26, 2011
  • at 5:00 pm
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As Group-buy in China Slows Down, Qianpin Focuses on Localizing E-commerce

While group-buying has slowed down in China (see our previous posts here and here), upcoming new start-up Qianpin is focusing on making e-co...

  • October 26, 2011
  • at 1:30 pm
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China’s KanBox Raises $20 Million, Targets 8 Million Users By Year’s End

KanBox among the first batch of start-ups to receive investment from DCM’s A-Fund. The investment amount wasn’t revealed until ...

  • October 26, 2011
  • at 11:30 am
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E-Commerce Site 360Buy Blocks Alibaba’s Product Search Engine

China’s second-largest B2C e-commerce site, 360Buy – also known as JingDong Mall – appears to have blocked Alibaba’s product search-...

  • October 25, 2011
  • at 11:15 pm
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The Chinese Fitness App Start-Up That’s Chasing Smartphone Users

A Chinese start-up is trying to ride a new wave in health and fitness in the country with its multi-platform exercise app called Codoon. As ...

  • October 25, 2011
  • at 2:17 pm
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