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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Youku reaches half billion visitors for first time, but share price tumbles on pessimism

Youku reached 500 million monthly unique visitors for the first time, the company said today in its Q2 2014 earnings report.

  • August 20, 2014
  • at 11:19 am
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The company that partnered with Microsoft to sell the Xbox in China acquires digital ad agency for $100M

Bestv, the Chinese online media company partnering with Microsoft to sell the Xbox One in China, announced today it acquired digital marketi...

  • August 19, 2014
  • at 8:21 pm
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China’s top tech CEOs join in on ‘ice bucket challenge’ craze for ALS

Youku CEO Victor Koo and OnePlus founder Pete Lau have already completed the challenge and kicked off the trend among the other Chinese tech...

  • August 18, 2014
  • at 11:24 am
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CEO of China’s most popular piracy app arrested after 110 days on the run

Just before police raided Kuaibo’s offices in April, the CEO of the company that makes the notorious QVOD streaming video app fled the cou...

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 3:25 pm
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Temasek puts $30M into JD.com and Cheetah Mobile

Temasek puts $30M into US-listed Chinese internet companies, JD.com and Cheetah Mobile

Temasek put US$17.2 million into ecommerce site JD.com, and another US$12.8 million into security software firm Cheetah Mobile.

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 10:41 am
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Meitu 2 is a phone for hardcore selfie takers and cutesy teenage girls, everyone else should steer clear (REVIEW)

With other Chinese phone makers offering better specs at lower prices, including the upcoming Xiaomi Mi 4, we can’t recommend this phone ...

  • August 14, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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Boosted by WeChat, China's mobile gaming market worth $590 million in Q3 2013

WeChat reaches 438 million monthly active users as growth slows

WeChat is now at 438.2 million monthly active users (MAUs). The messaging app helped Tencent pull in over US$480 million from social gaming ...

  • August 13, 2014
  • at 5:17 pm
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This Chinese startup lets kids easily make and program their own robots

Wang says the company sold RMB 3 million worth of kits last year, and projects that number will hit RMB 20 million by the end of this year.

  • August 13, 2014
  • at 1:28 pm
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Ganji gets $200 million funding as China’s online classifieds battle heats up

The recent IPO of China’s top online classifieds site has sparked new competition in this very unsexy sector.

  • August 13, 2014
  • at 10:48 am
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12 of China’s hottest hardware startups

We’ve all heard of Nest, Oculus Rift, Pebble, Dropcam, and SmartThings – but what are the hottest hardware startups coming out of China?

  • August 20, 2014
  • at 10:58 am
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Doctor consultation app gets China’s biggest ever investment in a healthcare startup

Founded in 2011, Chunyu now has 30 million active users consulting with 40,000 online doctors about 50,000 daily health issues.

  • August 19, 2014
  • at 3:09 pm
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You appear to be trying to get laid. Would you like to check out this noodle restaurant?

A new update to Momo’s app for iOS heralds the arrival of the startup’s mobile advertising platform. But is it an awkward fit?

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 5:48 pm
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Weibo grows to 156.5 million monthly active users, but still losing money in Q2 2014

Weibo grows to 157 million monthly active users, but still losing money in Q2

The Twitter-esque Sina Weibo (NASDAQ:WB) is now up to 156.5 million monthly active users (MAUs), according to the company’s Q2 2014 earnin...

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 11:24 am
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WeChat for the workplace chat app from China snags $20 million investment

The app, which describes itself as a "work version of WeChat", reports 800,000 registered users.

  • August 14, 2014
  • at 1:02 pm
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WeChat gaming and World Cup push Tencent to $3.2 billion in revenue in Q2

WeChat gaming and World Cup push Tencent to $3.2 billion in revenue in Q2

Tencent’s profit hit RMB 5.84 billion (US$948.26 million) in Q2, up 59 percent on the same period a year ago.

  • August 13, 2014
  • at 5:58 pm
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Hot or not? App Annie’s guide to worldwide app trends (#StartupAsia preview)

Yuji Kuwamizu, the Japan GM at App Annie, will present a keynote (in English) on the subject of Japan and worldwide app trends at Startup As...

  • August 13, 2014
  • at 3:59 pm
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Born in Vietnam and raised in Y Combinator, Kimono wants to API-ify the entire Internet

Kimono puts the power of data analysis into the hands of anyone. No coding required.

  • August 13, 2014
  • at 11:32 am
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Mi 3 sells out again in seconds. Is India Xiaomi’s hottest market after China?

Xiaomi’s sellout sales have become a recurring phenomenon. After China, will Xiaomi make India its home?

  • August 13, 2014
  • at 12:36 am
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