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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The first Chinese game console: Huawei’s Tron

Well, that’s interesting timing! Just yesterday I was speculating about what a successful Chinese game console might look like, and today ...

  • January 10, 2014
  • at 12:42 pm
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China’s LightInTheBox acquires Ador, the Seattle-based social commerce site formerly known as Lockerz.

LightInTheBoxBox (NYSE:LITB), the China-based e-commerce and sourcing company, has acquired Ador, the Seattle-based social e-commerce startu...

  • January 9, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
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View an app’s rank in different countries simultaneously with App Annie’s latest update

Beijing- and San Francisco-based App Annie remains a market leader in mobile app analytics throughout the world, and it continues to impro...

  • January 9, 2014
  • at 11:30 am
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Alibaba goes right for Tencent’s gut as it reveals plans go into mobile games

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba spent much of 2013 entering seemingly every sector in the mobile internet space it wasn’t already active ...

  • January 8, 2014
  • at 2:09 pm
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China's Taobao bans trading of Bitcoin and sales of Bitcoin mining kit

China’s top e-store bans trading of Bitcoin and sales of Bitcoin mining kit

Taobao, China’s biggest online marketplace for amateur shopkeepers, has said it will impose a blanket ban on selling anything related ...

  • January 8, 2014
  • at 12:33 pm
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Apple aims for more Chinese customers with a new e-store on Alibaba’s Tmall

Apple has opened an official web store on Tmall, Alibaba’s “online mall” for brands and big-name merchants, reports the Wall Street Jo...

  • January 7, 2014
  • at 9:20 pm
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China’s next Apple Store will open its doors on Friday

Beijingers, rejoice – China’s next Apple store opens for business this Friday at a newly-built location in China Central Place Shopp...

  • January 7, 2014
  • at 4:24 pm
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New web game in China lets you taser corrupt government officials

Tase him, bro! New game in China lets you zap corrupt government officials

A new web game has appeared in China that lets you taser corrupt government officials. Given how touchy Chinese state-run media can be about...

  • January 7, 2014
  • at 12:12 pm
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Oh happy day! China officially lifts game console ban

After 13 long years, China’s State Council has officially lifted the ban on gaming consoles, according to Techweb. Foreign companie...

  • January 6, 2014
  • at 7:57 pm
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P2P lending service Renrendai handed $130 million to get a head start in China’s budding microfinance sector

Chinese online peer-to-peer lending service Renrendai announced its parent company, Renrenyou, received $130 million in Series A funding,...

  • January 9, 2014
  • at 2:30 pm
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All you need to know about the world’s 2.5 billion web users (SLIDESHOW)

Let’s start the new year by looking at the big picture – at the world’s wired citizens and what they’re doing on the...

  • January 9, 2014
  • at 12:46 pm
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What I learned in my first year as an angel investor in China

In the beginning of 2013, I jumped headfirst into early stage technology investing by joining the hybrid startup accelerator and seed stage ...

  • January 8, 2014
  • at 3:31 pm
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China’s Great Firewall blocks website of UK newspaper Guardian (UPDATE: unblocked)

UPDATE: The Guardian reported today its website is now accessible from within China again. No explanation was given as to what prompted the...

  • January 8, 2014
  • at 12:50 pm
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Imagining a Chinese game console

Now that game consoles are officially legal in China, everyone is talking about what that could mean for the big console makers Sony, Micros...

  • January 8, 2014
  • at 10:42 am
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China’s travel booking leader Ctrip acquires overseas tourism site ToursForFun for over $100 million

Ctrip (NASDAQ:CTRP), the most popular site in China for booking flights and hotels, is shelling out over $100 million to make Chinese site ...

  • January 7, 2014
  • at 5:30 pm
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China’s 450 million online video viewers watch 5.7 billion hours of vids every month (INFOGRAPHIC)

When the hotly-anticipated third season of Sherlock returned to screens last week, there were only two places in the world where you could w...

  • January 7, 2014
  • at 3:45 pm
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Former Google China boss, after quitting last year, reemerges at rival Qihoo

Former Google China boss, after quitting last year, re-emerges at rival Qihoo

Google China boss John Liu quit in July last year after nearly six torrid years in the role. But he’s been very quiet since then. Toda...

  • January 6, 2014
  • at 9:11 pm
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In China you can now hail a taxi and pay the driver on WeChat

That was fast – just days after Chinese tech giant Tencent (HKG:0700) threw some cash into the massive series C funding round for taxi...

  • January 6, 2014
  • at 6:13 pm
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