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.



Group Buy Websites in China See Falling Prices, Tencent Rising

It’s tough being a small fish in a crowded pond – which is likely how many of China’s group buy sites are feeling. They...

  • July 27, 2011
  • at 6:21 pm
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‘Baidu Connect’ Allows Login to Third-Party Sites, With New API

China’s biggest search engine, Baidu, is today rolling out its own third-party login service, Baidu Connect, wrapped around its open A...

  • July 26, 2011
  • at 4:40 pm
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Chinese Netizens Protest Google+ Real-Name Policy, as Users Get Booted

There are increasingly loud protests and pleas among Chinese users of Google Plus, Google’s new social media site, that the real-name ...

  • July 26, 2011
  • at 9:30 am
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Bring an iPad for Class, Otherwise…

Oh boy… China really loves Apple products. This week, we heard news about a fake Apple store and today, we learned from the folks over at ...

  • July 24, 2011
  • at 3:18 pm
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How Nokia Lost its Cool, and its Customers, in China

Nokia has been hit especially hard in its Q2 2011 results by China, where sales plummeted 41 percent year-on-year. It comes at a time when C...

  • July 22, 2011
  • at 11:13 pm
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How China’s Youth Use Their Mobiles in 2011 [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Infographic of the Day series visually expresses important stories from Asia and the world of technology. The folks over at Enovate Chin...

  • July 22, 2011
  • at 12:20 pm
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[UPDATE] Cloudary Suspends its US IPO – and now Xunlei too

[Update: July 21st, 6pm Beijing time - And now we hear that Xunlei (the video, games, and P2P download site) has cancelled its IPO for the t...

  • July 21, 2011
  • at 3:15 pm
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Lenovo’s Transformers Marketing Campaign Has Brains

We recently wrote about a number of Chinese brands that had made their way into the new Transformers movie. Notable among them was PC maker ...

  • July 21, 2011
  • at 11:59 am
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China: 485M On Internet, 195M On Microblogs, 900M On Mobile

New stats reveal that in China the number of Internet users has hit 485 million, very much spurred on by the popularity of microblogging in ...

  • July 20, 2011
  • at 11:00 am
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New Highs and Lows for Baidu, Google, in China Search Engine Market [INFOGRAPHIC]

Google.com.hk seems to be going down like a lead balloon in mainland China, with Google reaching its lowest ever ebb in the search-engine ma...

  • July 27, 2011
  • at 11:30 am
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Zynga’s Chinese CityVille Coming to Tencent

Tencent gamers have news to be happy about today — Zynga’s CityVille is about to become available in simplified Chinese and will be host...

  • July 26, 2011
  • at 1:37 pm
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Heh… Fake Apple China Store Gets Animated [VIDEO]

One of the hottest stories this week has to be the Fake Apple Stoer Store busted by blogger BirdAbroad in China who’s original report...

  • July 23, 2011
  • at 1:00 pm
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US$80 Million 3D Online Game Rolls Out to Chinese Gamers

Today Sohu.com (NASDAQ:SOHU) and online game developer Changyou (NASDAQ:CYOU) flipped the switch on a brand-new, 3D multiplayer online game ...

  • July 22, 2011
  • at 6:00 pm
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HTC Shows Off Upcoming Sina Weibo Phone, for Microblogging Addicts

HTC and Sina have today announced the fruit of their first major project together: a brand-new China-only HTC phone with baked-in Sina Weibo...

  • July 21, 2011
  • at 9:30 pm
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“Tiger Wife” Wendi Deng Mauls Murdoch’s Pie Attacker, in NMA Animation [VIDEO]

Wendi Deng (pictured in a pink jacket) is the Chinese-born third wife of the News Corporation overlord Rupert Murdoch. And now, after a spee...

  • July 21, 2011
  • at 2:00 pm
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Bored With Faking iPhones China Decides To Go Big: Fake Apple Stores

Apple’s Q3 performance was so amazingly good that the company has just opened up a bunch of new retail stores in Kunming. No wait a mi...

  • July 20, 2011
  • at 10:57 pm
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Shanda Brings Cloud Services to China’s SMEs

Shanda (NASDAQ:SNDA) has flipped the switch on its Grand Cloud services, aimed at China’s small- and medium-sized enterprises (SME), a...

  • July 20, 2011
  • at 9:00 am
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