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.

All About Aliyun OS, China’s New Mobile Platform [Interview]

About two weeks ago, a man walked onto a stage and unveiled a game-changing mobile OS. But since he was wearing a peach-colour shirt and not...

  • August 12, 2011
  • at 5:00 pm
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Renren’s Group Buy Site Nuomi Losing Money

In case you needed any more evidence that the group buying services in China are having a tough time in the highly fragmented, competitive m...

  • August 12, 2011
  • at 11:12 am
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Huawei Investing in Web Game Developer Kunlun

Tencent Tech News is reporting that internal leaks have divulged Chinese telecom and networking giant Huawei‘s plans to invest signifi...

  • August 11, 2011
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Tencent ‘Qrobot’ Will Try to Kill You (With its Cuteness)

Tencent, China's biggest social media and IM platform, has launched a cute, talking, wiggling, voice-recognizing 'Qrobot' in the form of its...

  • August 11, 2011
  • at 1:48 pm
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Has Apple Shelved Plans for 25 New Stores in China?

“Apple to open 25 stores in China over next two years…” So trumpeted the headlines back in February of last year, after Ap...

  • August 10, 2011
  • at 11:00 pm
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Let’s Welcome TechCrunch to China!

We’ve been hearing rumors for a while, but now it’s finally official – TechCrunch has announced its China master plan. The U.S.-ba...

  • August 10, 2011
  • at 4:53 pm
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Tudou is Running Out of Money

A Sina Tech report this morning suggests that Tudou, one of China’s largest internet video sites, is facing dire financial straits. Ac...

  • August 10, 2011
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Bribery-Reporting Websites Now Back Online in China

Back in June, a number of independent websites that allowed Chinese net users to report instances of corruption suddenly gained popularity o...

  • August 9, 2011
  • at 10:00 pm
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Baidu To Close Its Shuoba Microblog This Month

It looks like Baidu is bowing out of the microblogging race, as it has just announced that it will be shutting down its Baidu Shuoba (or ‘...

  • August 9, 2011
  • at 2:00 pm
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GREE Invests in China’s UltiZen Games

GREE, Japan’s leading mobile social gaming platform, announced today that it plans to invest in UltiZen Games, a Chinese PC, mobile, a...

  • August 12, 2011
  • at 12:46 pm
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Chinese Anti-Corruption Sites, Just Reopened, Now Closing Again?

It seems like just yesterday when we wrote about how a number of Chinese anti-corruption bribery reporting websites were back online after h...

  • August 11, 2011
  • at 7:00 pm
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Ran Yunfei’s Release and Online Activism in China

Last night, Chinese blogger Ran Yunfei’s wife told the Associated Press that he had returned home. Digital freedom activists around Ch...

  • August 11, 2011
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Are Chinese People Using QQ Less?

QQ, Tencent’s mega-popular instant messaging client, has been a staple of the internet in China for nearly a decade. Microsoft’s...

  • August 11, 2011
  • at 12:00 pm
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Rumor: LivingSocial to Bring its Group Buy Site to China

Rumors are swirling around China's e-commerce industry that the US firm LivingSocial is in talks to buy into the group buy site Miqi.cn.

  • August 10, 2011
  • at 7:39 pm
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Opera Releases Mobile Browser for China With Weibo Support

nHorizon Innovation, a joint venture between Opera and Chinese mobile phone distributor Telling Telecom, has today launched a mobile browser...

  • August 10, 2011
  • at 3:20 pm
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NeochaEDGE: Where Chinese Modern Art, Brands, and Social Media Meet [INTERVIEW]

NeochaEDGE is a unique, Shanghai-based web firm that intersects modern art and design in China, global brands, and social media. It's primar...

  • August 10, 2011
  • at 9:00 am
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Rakuten China Launches a Group Buy Portal, With 50 Big-Name Brands

Rakuten China, a joint venture between the Japanese e-commerce giant and Baidu, has today rolled out a brand-oriented group buy portal.

  • August 9, 2011
  • at 3:27 pm
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Sina Weibo and Microblogging in China [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Infographic of the Day series visually expresses important stories from Asia and the world of technology. Everyone knows microblogging...

  • August 9, 2011
  • at 12:08 pm
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