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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WeChat opens up advertising platform to official accounts with over 100k followers

Tencent says advertisers can target audiences by gender, age, and region, and will get feedback about exposure, number of clicks, and click-...

  • July 7, 2014
  • at 9:35 pm
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Baidu invests in test prep site as China’s internet giants vie for quality education content

Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent are racing to amass the broadest and highest quality library of educational courses.

  • July 7, 2014
  • at 5:52 pm
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From hacker to hero to data legend: Juny “Acong” Maimun tells the story behind Indowebster

If nothing else, Juny “Acong” Maimun is a survivor. The 34-year-old founder and CEO of Indowebster sits relaxed on a chic blue sofa in t...

  • July 7, 2014
  • at 11:55 am
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Xiaomi Mi3 smartphone hits 10 million sales

9 months after launch, Xiaomi’s flagship Mi3 smartphone hits 10 million sales

Xiaomi founder Lei Jun revealed today that the upstart phone-maker’s flagship device, the Mi3, has hit 10 million sales.

  • July 4, 2014
  • at 9:43 pm
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Tencent looks to online video streaming to boost web empire

After success with WeChat, here’s how Tencent is building up the rest of its online media empire

While everyone’s talking about Tencent’s recent social media success with WeChat, the 16-year-old internet giant still has a vast web em...

  • July 4, 2014
  • at 9:29 am
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Following Line’s disruption, Korea’s KakaoTalk confirms it’s experiencing issues in China

More than a day after Tech in Asia first observed that Japanese chat app Line was malfunctioning in China, it looks like another mobile me...

  • July 3, 2014
  • at 7:24 pm
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This social network helps investors navigate China’s thorny stock market

Founded in 2012, Guangzhou-based iMaibo has cultivated its own community of nearly 100 homegrown investment professionals.

  • July 3, 2014
  • at 1:57 pm
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Japanese chat app Line appears to be blocked in mainland China [UPDATED]

Have Chinese authorities added Japanese chat app Line to its internet blacklist? [See bottom for updates] Today our colleagues in mainland ...

  • July 2, 2014
  • at 11:20 am
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China sold only 6,900 domestic electric cars in 2013, subsidies and sweeteners just not sweet enough

China sold only 6,900 domestic electric cars in 2013, subsidies and sweeteners just not sweet enough

China sold only 6,900 domestic-brand electric cars in 2013. These are the many hurdles that EVs face in China right now, despite a raft of ...

  • July 1, 2014
  • at 5:05 pm
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China’s Kuaidi Dache challenges Uber with launch of high-end black car service

China’s on-demand transportation startups are dominated by two companies focusing on taxi rides, but today, one of them is going upmar...

  • July 7, 2014
  • at 8:37 pm
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Baidu’s new interactive map predicts the spread of influenza, hepatitis, and STIs all across China

Baidu Trends, China’s nearest equivalent to Google Trends, has launched an interactive nationwide map that predicts the spread of dise...

  • July 7, 2014
  • at 12:16 pm
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WeChat’s future is in hardware, and it can thank Polaroid for the inspiration

When Polaroid discontinued its instant photo-churning film and camera in 2008, the world mourned the death of a loveable but hopelessly anti...

  • July 7, 2014
  • at 8:00 am
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Chinese publisher and localizer of Fruit Ninja and Temple Run 2 files for $115M US IPO

iDreamsky translates and localizes artwork and other content for the Chinese market, then distributes it to Chine's myriad of third-party An...

  • July 4, 2014
  • at 12:45 pm
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1 year and $92 billion later, Alibaba’s massive mutual fund starts to stagnate

Yuebao now holds RMB 574 billion (US$92 billion) in assets. That makes it the fourth-largest money market fund in the world.

  • July 3, 2014
  • at 8:22 pm
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Microsoft’s OneDrive and Yahoo’s Flickr not reachable in China [UPDATED]

There’s more alleged turbulence on the Chinese internet this week, as it appears that Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud storage service...

  • July 3, 2014
  • at 6:04 pm
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China’s second-biggest ecommerce firm JD launches Kickstarter-like crowdfunding site

Coufenzi has 12 projects so far, sporting a combination of gadgets, movies, charity drives, and concerts.

  • July 2, 2014
  • at 12:37 pm
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Xiaomi sells 26.1 million smartphones in first half of 2014

Xiaomi sells 26.1 million smartphones in first half of 2014, still on target for 60 million this year

Xiaomi founder Lei Jun said this morning that the Chinese phone-maker has sold 26.11 million smartphones in the first half of 2014.

  • July 2, 2014
  • at 10:53 am
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Crowdfunded in China: voice-controlled speakers, Google Glass knockoffs, and smart skip ropes

Crowdfunding projects in China are starting to receive more and bigger pledges than in the past, as exemplified by a couple of gadgets in th...

  • July 1, 2014
  • at 3:48 pm
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