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.



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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Sina Weibo Moves Into Social Gaming, Payable with Virtual Credits

Sina Weibo just became a bigger time sinkhole with the gradual rolling-out of a games portal – at game.weibo.com – that’s ...

  • July 19, 2011
  • at 5:00 pm
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Baidu Browser Launches, with Web Apps and a Change of Clothes [REVIEW]

Baidu has launched a web browser for Windows computers that’s focused on web apps and easy customization. Running on XP, Vista, or Win...

  • July 19, 2011
  • at 10:30 am
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Alibaba’s Smartphone Shows Off Its Shiny Metal Body

Alibaba’s upcoming Aliyun smartphone, which will be e-commerce and cloud-oriented, is one step closer to reality with its first physic...

  • July 18, 2011
  • at 5:30 pm
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Alibaba.com Users Can Now Link With Facebook

It’s pretty fascinating to learn that a China-based website is allowing link up with Facebook. Don’t get mistaken here as Alibaba.co...

  • July 17, 2011
  • at 10:00 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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China’s Baidu Reaches Music Licensing Agreement

Today Chinese search giant Baidu has announced that it has signed a deal with One-Stop China, a joint venture representing the music divisio...

  • July 19, 2011
  • at 3:07 pm
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Sina Weibo Rewards Its Tweeters with Badges

Today Sina rolled out badges as ‘achievement awards’ for users on its Weibo microblogging platform. The badges can be deliberate...

  • July 18, 2011
  • at 9:00 pm
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Hands on with Weishi Video Chat, Tencent’s Answer to FaceTime [REVIEW]

Tencent has launched a rival to Apple’s FaceTime – a fully-featured mobile and tablet oriented video calling platform called Wei...

  • July 18, 2011
  • at 2:47 pm
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China’s High Speed Railway Blues

What started as a seemingly freak accident is now just getting embarrassing. It seems the new Beijing-Shanghai high speed rail line, touted ...

  • July 16, 2011
  • at 11:33 am
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