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 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
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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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Cartier Joins Burberry, LV, and More Luxury Retailers with a Youku Brand Channel

Cartier, the exclusive jeweler and watchmaker, has launched a branded channel on Youku.com, China’s biggest video-sharing site. It joi...

  • June 21, 2011
  • at 9:00 am
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Jiepang CEO, David Liu, Talks Check-Ins and Strategy [INTERVIEW]

Jiepang.com launched in May of 2010, and within a month was already gaining traction, as quite a number of China’s smartphone-toting y...

  • June 20, 2011
  • at 4:31 pm
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Top 10 Baidu Searches in China Last Week

Here’s what people were searching for on Baidu (China’s biggest search engine) last week: “I Bribed”- An Indian webs...

  • June 20, 2011
  • at 9:48 am
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Youku To Produce More Original Films

Youku Original was a project introduced last April as an effort to feature original content on Youku, China’s popular Internet video site....

  • June 18, 2011
  • at 3:45 am
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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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China’s Anthony Weiner: Govt Official Mistakenly Woos Mistress on Weibo

Anthony Weiner, you’ve got company! An official in southern China has been using the Sina Weibo microblog as a chatting tool to talk a...

  • June 21, 2011
  • at 2:24 pm
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Huawei Unveils its MediaPad, 7-inch Tablet on Android 3.2

We received an pretty fascinating note this evening from Huawei’s press team telling us about the company’s new MediaPad. Billed...

  • June 20, 2011
  • at 9:40 pm
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Vancl.com, Awaiting its IPO, Aims to Crumble Taobao’s E-Commerce Empire

Vancl, the Chinese online clothing brand and retailer, which plans to IPO in early 2012, is aiming to take big chunks out of Taobao.com̵...

  • June 20, 2011
  • at 12:39 pm
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Going Out, Checking-in, and Being Seen: a Look at Jiepang [REVIEW]

With over 100,000 people making check-ins every week, the indie Jiepang.com is China’s biggest location-based service (LBS) – a ...

  • June 19, 2011
  • at 12:51 am
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Rovio Set to Open China Offices, With Ambitious and Angry Birds

Rovio, the Finnish game developer that brought us Angry Birds, has announced plans to open a China office devoted to serving the local marke...

  • June 17, 2011
  • at 1:15 pm
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