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.



Xiaomi Phone Specs Leak – Dual-Core Android Coming This Year

Details and screenshots of Xiaomi’s upcoming smartphone are beginning to leak out (pictured above), pointing to it being a slickly-the...

  • July 15, 2011
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Alibaba Mobile OS Appears in Pictures, Showing Aliyun as a Cloud-Based Future

Screenshots are emerging of what looks to be Alibaba’s cloud-based mobile OS. Along with pictures of an Alibaba desktop web browser, w...

  • July 14, 2011
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China’s Fortune 500 Companies See 38% Revenue Rise in 2011

Fortune China has revealed its Chinese Fortune 500 list of companies for 2011, revealing a 38 percent rise in revenues on the prestigious li...

  • July 13, 2011
  • at 9:05 pm
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The End of (Tech) Imitations in China?

China has long been known as the land of shanzhai — “bootleg” — tech. As gadgets took off in China, the wallet of an...

  • July 13, 2011
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Sogou Hopes to Pass Google in China Search Market

Chinese internet company Sohu has its eyes set on a bigger slice of the China search engine market, hoping to pick up local users from a rap...

  • July 13, 2011
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Baidu Catalogs Android Apps for its Own Online App Store

Baidu has opened an online store for Android apps, accessible only from Android smartphones on the Baidu Mobile homepage. [UPDATED about a y...

  • July 12, 2011
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Dianping.com Awarded Compensation from Aibang.com in Copyright Case

Two of China’s many group buying start-ups have ended a long-running legal battle, with Aibang.com ordered to pay the larger Dianping....

  • July 12, 2011
  • at 9:30 am
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How Firefox Spreads the Word in China, on Social Media and on Campus [INTERVIEW]

Half of all the internet users in the world who are clinging grimly to the decade-old Internet Explorer 6 browser are in China. Mozilla Chin...

  • July 11, 2011
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Chinese LBS Duijiao Lets you Check-in, Follow, and Discuss Locations

The Chinese start-up Douban.com has launched its own location-based service (LBS) and social network called DuiJiao. It comes with some surp...

  • July 11, 2011
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A Look Inside China’s Netease – Juggling Online Games, Search, and Microblogging

To Chinese web users NetEase is known as a web portal, email provider, and operator of MMORPGs World of Warcraft and the Westward Journey se...

  • July 15, 2011
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In China, 1.3 Million Websites Were Shut in 2010

It has been revealed this week that in 2010 China experienced a 41 percent drop in the number of websites as compared to the previous year &...

  • July 14, 2011
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Ker-ching! Sina Weibo to Launch Virtual Currency, the Weibi

Sina will soon launch a virtual currency to fit into its hit microblogging platform, Weibo. The currency, to be called the Weibi, will allow...

  • July 13, 2011
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In 2011, China’s Factories Still Rife With Abuses and Awful Conditions [REPORT]

China Labour Watch (CLW), the not-for-profit organization that has monitored working conditions in China’s factories since 2000, has j...

  • July 13, 2011
  • at 11:00 am
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For Tudou.com, a Fourth Attempt at a US IPO Reveals Mounting Copyright Claims [UPDATED]

Tudou.com, which is a close second to Youku.com (NYSE:YOKU) for the title of China’s biggest video site, is pushing forward with its f...

  • July 12, 2011
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High speed rail problems

Chinese Technology is Trying to Kill You!

That title is not a metaphor. It seems technology in China really is trying to kill us. First there was the escalator in Beijing that went c...

  • July 12, 2011
  • at 12:38 pm
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A Great Firewall for Kids, Coming to China This Year

State-owned China Mobile is working with the government on a “walled garden” approach to blocking websites unsuitable for childr...

  • July 11, 2011
  • at 9:04 pm
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Top 10 Baidu Searches in China Last Week

Here’s what Chinese people were searching for this past week: Xia Xinyu: Xia Xinyu is a young television actress who has been in some ...

  • July 11, 2011
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Harry Potter Star, Emma Watson, Joins Sina Weibo

When Tom Cruise joined Sina Weibo, we predicted that many other Hollywood celebrities would follow suit. Now Emma Watson, the Harry Potter f...

  • July 10, 2011
  • at 2:46 pm
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