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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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
  • at 9:00 am
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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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Sina Weibo Teases a Beta Update, With Photo and Music Albums

Today Sina is giving a glimpse into an update to Weibo, its smash-hit microblogging platform. It’s not just a cosmetic facelift, howev...

  • June 23, 2011
  • at 1:03 pm
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The History & Milestones of Alibaba Group [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Infographic of the day series visually expresses important stories from Asia and the world of technology. It can be difficult to unders...

  • June 22, 2011
  • at 9:32 pm
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Sina Qing, the Tumblr Clone that Extends Your Weibo [REVIEW]

Sina Qing is still in alpha-stage, invite-only testing, but I’ve gotten inside to take a look around – and, on first impressions...

  • June 22, 2011
  • at 11:18 am
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5 Big-name New Chinese Apps for Windows Phone 7

Microsoft’s mobile OS, Windows Phone 7 – aka: WP7 – isn’t even officially supported in mainland China (in contrast t...

  • June 21, 2011
  • at 9:00 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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China Plans a ‘Cloud Computing’ Zone, Free From Great Firewall

China is building a ‘cloud computing’ Special Administrative Region (SAR), a specially-designed industrial zone for tech compani...

  • June 23, 2011
  • at 2:00 pm
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Apple’s Tim Cook Spotted at China Mobile HQ, Talking 4G TD-LTE iPhone?

Apple’s COO, Tim Cook, was yesterday spotted at China Mobile HQ in Beijing, raising speculation that Mr Cook was in the building to di...

  • June 23, 2011
  • at 11:20 am
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Digu Takes 25% of Chinese Check-in Market

Here are some interesting stats this morning about China’s location-based check-in market. According to a report from research firm Analys...

  • June 22, 2011
  • at 1:08 pm
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Philips Heads to Cheaper West China, Following the Lead of Foxconn

The electronics firms Philips is following the lead of Foxconn in setting up facilities in Chengdu, in west China. It’s part of a grow...

  • June 22, 2011
  • at 9:43 am
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RenRen.com, in First Results Since IPO, Shows a Net Loss in 2011 Q1

Renren.com, China’s biggest Facebook-style social network, has released its 2011 Q1 financial results. Being the first such results si...

  • June 21, 2011
  • at 4:59 pm
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