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's banks must close all bitcoin sites' trading accounts by April 15

China’s banks give deadline for bitcoin exchanges to close their trading accounts (UPDATED)

Update on April 10: China’s bitcoin exchanges are being issued with formal notices stating that their bank accounts must be closed by ...

  • April 10, 2014
  • at 6:05 pm
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Read-it-later app Pocket seeks new users in China and Korea with latest update

Read-it-later app Pocket seeks new users in China and Korea with latest update

Pocket is now aiming at an ever bigger swathe of new users by adding in Chinese and Korean to its mobile apps and website.

  • April 9, 2014
  • at 11:19 am
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This Lenovo-funded startup connects English teachers with learners in China

Haowaijiao focuses on Chinese adults who want to learn English online. In a country where English classes in schools place too much emphasis...

  • April 8, 2014
  • at 8:29 pm
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It turns out that North Korea's homegrown smartphone is made in China

It turns out that North Korea’s ‘homegrown’ smartphone is made in China

What a surprise! The North Korean Arirang AS1201 that was shown off last summer is actually, it now turns out, a made-in-China smartphone. H...

  • April 8, 2014
  • at 11:35 am
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As undersea internet cables get repaired, web speeds in Asia mostly back to normal

Internet users in Asia were suffering sluggish speeds following breaks in two sea cables of the Asia Pacific Cable Network (APCN) that were ...

  • April 7, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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Why a female founder started a company to help women find jobs, and why she quit

Enticed by the adventure and a chance to make a difference, Lu jumped headfirst into entrepreneurship, giving up an opportunity to work a co...

  • April 7, 2014
  • at 10:35 am
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Sina Weibo IPO

Sina Weibo sets price range for shares, aims to raise $437 million in IPO

Sina Weibo will price its shares in the US$17 to $19 range. If it debuts at the top of that range, Weibo will raise $437 million.

  • April 5, 2014
  • at 11:27 pm
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The omen: the sad decline of “China’s Facebook” shows why you should avoid the IPO of “China’s Twitter”

Sina Weibo, often heralded as China’s answer to Twitter, will soon IPO in the US. It’s a good chance for investors around the world to g...

  • April 4, 2014
  • at 2:45 pm
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Chinese wine estore Jiuxian uncorks $70 million in funding

Chinese wine estore cracks open a bottle of bubbly to celebrate nearly $70 million in funding

Jiuxian, arguably China’s top wine-specialist ecommerce site, has revealed it has secured RMB 420 million – that’s US$69 m...

  • April 4, 2014
  • at 8:57 am
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Windows XP usage in China, in 2014

Support for Windows XP is over, but China still has 200 million PCs using it

Windows XP is dead. Except that it's not. About 200 million computers in China, or 70 percent of the country’s PCs, are on XP right now.

  • April 9, 2014
  • at 12:45 pm
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Chinese phone maker Xiaomi raked in $242 million in 12 hours during its day-long sales blitz

By now, most followers of Chinese phone maker Xiaomi are familiar with its weekly flash sales. Yesterday, however, the company held what mig...

  • April 9, 2014
  • at 9:56 am
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Mobile RTB landscape in China by AppFlood

Adtech firms want to open up Asia’s advertising black box

RTB appeared about 4 years ago and has been a fast growing method led by OpenX, Google, and Yahoo in the west, but the technology has lagged...

  • April 8, 2014
  • at 8:00 pm
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Alibaba and maker of failed Nintendo NES clone team up to create China’s next game console

The G20 will run on Aliyun OS, Alibaba's Linux-based smartphone OS. Along with the console, several peripherals like yoga blankets, an exerc...

  • April 8, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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China’s tourism ecommerce site Tuniu plans to raise $120 million in US IPO

China's IPO season looks to be in full swing as the latest company from China files with the SEC, packaged travel tour website Tuniu.

  • April 7, 2014
  • at 12:10 pm
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China tech news this week

8 must-read tech stories in China this week

Here are eight top news stories – plus a bonus article – of the most-read China tech developments in the past week.

  • April 6, 2014
  • at 9:59 am
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Xiaomi makes a play for video content, leads $310 million investment in Xunlei

Xunlei, a Chinese video streaming site and media portal, revealed today that it has wrapped up US$310 million in funding. Xiaomi, the much-h...

  • April 4, 2014
  • at 9:59 pm
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Xiaomi to build new campus in Beijing

Two Xiaomi phones crack top 10 rankings for global smartphone sales in February: report

Xiaomi, China’s golden boy smartphone maker, is rolling with the big dogs – according to a study from Hong Kong-based Counterpoi...

  • April 4, 2014
  • at 11:59 am
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Chinese taxi-hailing app Didi Dache now books 5 million rides a day, and it spent $225 million to get there

After months of burning through cash, the endless subsidies for China’s taxi riders using Didi Dache or Kuaidi Dache appear to be windin...

  • April 3, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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