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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Wikileaks Cable Says Chinese Minister’s Mistress Was Taiwan Spy

From Wikileaks’ massive collection of U.S. diplomatic cables, comes a very juicy piece of news that former Chinese Finance Minister Ji...

  • June 28, 2011
  • at 11:48 am
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Nokia Beats iPhone to the Title of China’s Web Browsing King

Of all the smartphones being tapped, prodded and caressed in China, on which one do people spend the most time web browsing? The answer is n...

  • June 28, 2011
  • at 9:48 am
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Chinese University Students Pick Desired Tech Employers

A Chinese recruitment website has released a survey of over 200,000 university students, asking them to choose the companies where they woul...

  • June 27, 2011
  • at 11:00 pm
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China’s Mobile Ads Expenditure To Hit $1.4 Billion in 2015

Mobile advertising expenditure is rocketing around the world, but nowhere like it is in China. Citing eMarketer, Chinese Internet research f...

  • June 27, 2011
  • at 7:17 pm
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iOS 5 Adds Support for Popular Chinese Email Services

The upcoming iOS 5, for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, looks set to be more accessible for Chinese users, with support for three popular Chine...

  • June 26, 2011
  • at 1:11 pm
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Baidu to Invest $306 Million in Qunar, Aptly Opens a Travel Portal

China’s biggest search engine, Baidu, is making a big move into the travel sector, today announcing it’ll invest US$306 million in Qunar...

  • June 24, 2011
  • at 10:48 pm
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Finally, QQ for Mac Gets Cross-Platform Video Chat

Tencent today updated their QQ Mac app with video chat support, dropping the Beta label as they push out version 1.1. The app is still sligh...

  • June 24, 2011
  • at 7:00 pm
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Top 10 Chinese E-Commerce Sites by Stickiness, Customer Loyalty

The competition in China’s e-commerce sector is exceptionally tough, and margins can be very tight – especially when someone sta...

  • June 24, 2011
  • at 11:52 am
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Sina Weibo Launches PC Microblogging Client [REVIEW]

China’s Sina Weibo seems to be advancing rapidly in all directions. And today the popular microblog made another important step ahea...

  • June 23, 2011
  • at 10:00 pm
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From Sex Toys to Handbags: 5 Specialist Chinese E-Commerce Sites to Watch

Sex toys, handbags, high heels, baby milk. No, this isn’t a review for an upcoming chick-flick movie – those are some of the key...

  • June 28, 2011
  • at 10:48 am
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Tudou Shifts Strategy, Will Move Away from Licensed TV Shows, Movies

Tudou.com is set to change its content strategy, and will stop trying to compete on increasingly pricey licensed/copyrighted movies and TV s...

  • June 28, 2011
  • at 9:00 am
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Rumor Suggests Baidu Mobile OS Based on Android, Coming This Year

If rumors and expectation could be harnessed as a form of renewable energy, then Baidu’s Mobile OS, reportedly based on Android, could...

  • June 27, 2011
  • at 7:50 pm
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IKEA Shanghai Partners Jiepang For Location-Based Rewards

Ikea recently launched its largest Asian store in Shanghai, and in an effort to engage more with visitors, IKEA is partnering with Jiepang (...

  • June 27, 2011
  • at 11:51 am
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Ai Weiwei Banned From Twitter, Silenced After His Release

There are concerns today that Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has been banned from Twitter by authorities, despite his recent release from prison. ...

  • June 25, 2011
  • at 5:00 pm
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‘Red Cross’ Girl Flaunts Riches on China’s Twitter, Stirs Up Netizens

In China, the Sina Weibo microblog is a common place for showing-off — and yet, few have aroused as much public attention as a certain...

  • June 24, 2011
  • at 8:34 pm
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Taobao Launches Gorgeous iPad E-commerce App [PICS]

Taobao, the largest e-commerce site in China, launched its iPad e-commerce app yesterday to serve iPad Chinese shoppers while they’re...

  • June 24, 2011
  • at 2:36 pm
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Chinese Video Sites Spend Big to Keep Audience Attention

There’s a recent trend among video websites in China to spend enormous amounts of money to acquire TV and movie content. In the past, such...

  • June 24, 2011
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Hungry for Apple, Chinese Teen Girl Offers Virginity for White iPhone 4 [VIDEO]

A mainland Chinese teenage girl has been caught on Weibo in the act of selling her virginity – for a white iPhone 4. The girl has been...

  • June 23, 2011
  • at 9:00 pm
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