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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Luxury Brands Online in China [INFOGRAPHIC]

China is one of the world's biggest consumers of luxury items. But how are those brands doing online in China? Not well, according to

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Environment for Overseas IPOs “Awful” Says Chinese Game Exec

The past few years have seen a number of successful Chinese tech companies make initial public offerings (IPOs) in the US markets. Tech gian...

  • August 2, 2011
  • at 9:00 pm
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Shanda’s “World Zero” Looks Cool, But How Will it Play?

It’s no secret that customizability and interactivity are the hallmarks of the Web 2.0 era. Outside China, this trend began to bleed i...

  • August 2, 2011
  • at 1:08 pm
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Dangdang.com CEO Slams “Incompetent” American Investors, Squares Up to 360Buy.com

The CEO of Chinese e-commerce site DangDang.com (NYSE: DANG), Li Guo-qing, recently spoke out about his competitors and the volatility of hi...

  • August 1, 2011
  • at 9:12 pm
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QQ for Android Gives You Face, Launches Video Chat Support

Tencent has added video chat to the Android smartphone version of its ubiquitous QQ instant-messenger. The updated QQ for Android app –...

  • August 1, 2011
  • at 3:25 pm
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Let’s Powwow: a Chinese LBS That Puts Deals Before Check-Ins [INTERVIEW]

Chinese start-up Let’s Powwow is a unique location-based service (LBS), social network, and group buy/deals site. Located at letspw.co...

  • July 31, 2011
  • at 9:30 pm
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[UPDATED] Gaopeng.com Lays Off Hundreds of Groupon China Staff, Rumors of No Cash Flow

[UPDATE on July 30th - We've been contacted by Groupon head of PR in the UK who confirms an unspecified amount of staff being cut, but clari...

  • July 29, 2011
  • at 6:30 pm
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Pay4Bugs is the Chinese Start-Up That Pays You to Squash App Bugs [INTERVIEW]

Pay4Bugs is an interesting example of a start-up being inspired by a real-world problem that the founder encountered. It pays people to test...

  • July 29, 2011
  • at 9:30 am
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Chinese Actress Yao Chen Passes 10 Million Weibo Followers, Closing In On Lady Gaga

Chinese actress Yao Chen has just passed the 10 million follower mark on Sina Weibo, China’s most popular microblogging platform. It m...

  • July 28, 2011
  • at 2:10 pm
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E-Commerce Site 360Buy.com Snaps Up New COO, a Former Baidu VP

Chinese e-commerce site 360Buy has managed to snap up some new talent as its COO, in the form of former Baidu senior vice-president, Shen Ha...

  • August 3, 2011
  • at 9:00 am
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Sina Weibo Backs Off on Train Crash Topic

For the past nine days, as the domestic Chinese media have alternated between relative silence and unprecedented criticism on the issue of t...

  • August 2, 2011
  • at 5:00 pm
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ChinaJoy 2011 Round-Up

China’s yearly gaming expo, ChinaJoy, isn’t quite on the level of an E3, nor does it have the pure nerd appeal of a PAX or Comic...

  • August 2, 2011
  • at 9:00 am
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The Wenzhou Crash and the Future of Weibo

Last week’s horrific high-speed rail accident in Wenzhou, China, has serious political implications for the future of that countryR...

  • August 1, 2011
  • at 5:00 pm
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China’s International Roaming Fees are Really, Really Low

It’s no secret that China’s “big three” telecom carriers (China Mobile, China Telecom, and China Unicom) offer local...

  • August 1, 2011
  • at 11:30 am
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Alibaba, Yahoo, Softbank Finally Come to an Agreement on Alipay

Finally. We just received word from Alibaba that the long-standing dispute over Alipay, its online payment system, between Yahoo, Alibaba, a...

  • July 29, 2011
  • at 9:10 pm
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Angry Birds Seasons to Get Chinese-Themed Update… and Mooncakes

This afternoon at the ChinaJoy conference in Shanghai, Rovio Mobile announced a Chinese-themed update to its Angry Birds Seasons app, as wel...

  • July 29, 2011
  • at 4:01 pm
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Alibaba Confirms Aliyun, Its Cloud-Powered Mobile and Tablet OS

This afternoon, China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba has confirmed the existence of its own mobile operating system, the “Aliyun OS....

  • July 28, 2011
  • at 4:00 pm
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CDMA iPhone 5 for China Telecom – Rumors Point to October Launch

The Chinese press is pointing to an October launch for an anticipated China Telecom CDMA version of Apple’s upcoming iPhone 5. This we...

  • July 28, 2011
  • at 12:00 pm
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