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.



China Hits 64 billion Online Search Queries

China’s web search hit 64.02 billion queries in Q4 2010, up 18.6% from Q4 2009, and down 3.8% from Q3 2010, according to iResearch. Popula...

  • February 26, 2011
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LinkedIn is now blocked in China

Professional networking site LinkedIn said its service had been blocked in parts of China, after the launch of an online campaign for Middle...

  • February 25, 2011
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8 out of 10 Facebook users in China are Males

Facebook is banned in China. But somehow, the number of Facebok users in China has ballooned in recent months, almost reaching 700,000. I go...

  • February 24, 2011
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China’s E-commerce hits 560 million Online Orders

A recent data from iResearch shows that the number of online orders in China’s e-commerce market reached a whopping 560 million in Q4 2010...

  • February 23, 2011
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What’s left for Facebook to Conquer in Asia?

Facebook is the number one social network in the world. With presence in more than 200 countries which adds up to more than 600 million user...

  • February 22, 2011
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Fraud in Alibaba.com: CEO and COO Resigned

We just received a breaking news from Alibaba Group PR team. In an ongoing internal investigation, Alibaba.com found over 100 employees sus...

  • February 21, 2011
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Baidu Visits Facebook in Silicon Valley?

Update: Baidu declined to comment as well. Top officials from Baidu were said to have flown to Silicon Valley to talk about a possible colla...

  • February 21, 2011
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Groupon and Tencent in Conflict

We wrote that Gaopeng.com, a domain for Groupon China was bought and launched under Tencent’s name. But in actual fact, the Groupon manage...

  • February 17, 2011
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Skype Founder, Zennstrom hunts for Innovative Start-ups in China

There are a lot of giant technology companies in China. But they were all modeled after the U.S: Baidu was inspired by Google, Renren by Fac...

  • February 16, 2011
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Tom Cruise joins China’s Twitter, Sina Weibo

Tom Cruise, is the latest (or even the first) Hollywood star to join Chinese microblog, Sina Weibo. In just 2 days, Cruise has attracted abo...

  • February 25, 2011
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China to hit 488 million Social Network users by 2015

In China, Renren and Sina Weibo are dominant players in the social network market. They can be seen as the “Facebook” and “Twitter” ...

  • February 24, 2011
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The Twitter War in China

In a race to gain supremacy in China’s microblog sector, Sina Weibo, Sohu.com and Tencent are giving all out to win the battle. The fight ...

  • February 24, 2011
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Xinhua and China Mobile launch New Search Engine in China

After 5 months, the new Chinese search engine has finally arrived. Panguso, the latest search engine in China, is a joint effort between Xin...

  • February 22, 2011
  • at 9:28 pm
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Renren plans $500 million IPO in U.S

Last year, we wrote that Renren planned for an initial public offering (IPO) in the United States in the first half of this year. It is one ...

  • February 21, 2011
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In China, Selling Microblogs is Good Business

When most of us dearly cherish the group of followers we painstakingly gathered on our microblogs, others like @jiuhongbinglan, a Sina Weibo...

  • February 21, 2011
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The Big Three in China’s Internet Market

Tencent, Baidu and Alibaba are the big three in China’s Internet market, according to the market share each company owns. Tencent is China...

  • February 18, 2011
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Gaopeng.com is Groupon’s Domain in China

We heard rumors from several sites that Groupon China’s domain will be gaopeng.com. A domain whois check showed that Tencent, Groupon’s ...

  • February 16, 2011
  • at 9:33 am
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Can iPhone nano penetrate Asia?

Apple is believed to be working on a smaller and cheaper iPhone to fight against Android’s growing market share. On top of that, the c...

  • February 15, 2011
  • at 9:14 am
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