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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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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Startup on top, corporate on bottom: how a Singaporean company stays agile in China’s complex payments sector

This startup-on-top, corporate-on-bottom style makes the company efficient, productive, and agile enough to keep competition at bay.

  • June 30, 2014
  • at 3:22 pm
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Vogmask Design by Nina

For smoggy China, Vogmask makes stylish pollution masks that are fit for the catwalk

California-based Vogmask wants to make pollution masks in China as much a fashion accessory as they are a health precaution.

  • June 27, 2014
  • at 1:30 pm
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The one-man show that carried Smartisan to stardom in China

To a tech savvy Chinese person, the release of Smartisan T1 wasn’t really about another Android smartphone.

  • June 27, 2014
  • at 10:07 am
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As China’s smartphone users bypass Google, Baidu is top source for Android app downloads: report

App distribution in most countries remains pretty straightforward: the App Store for iOS, and Google Play for Android. In China, however, wh...

  • June 26, 2014
  • at 2:25 pm
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Meet the man behind Pleco, the revolutionary Chinese language learning app that’s older than the iPhone

Learning Chinese is not for the faint of heart. Not only does the non-native Mandarin speaker have to master the language’s infamous tones...

  • June 25, 2014
  • at 12:51 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 startup Meitu makes Pomelo photo app

With new Pomelo photo app, successful Chinese startup goes after a global audience

You've already got over 200 million downloads and 10 million active users in China. What to do next? This Chinese startup is now trying to e...

  • June 30, 2014
  • at 8:29 pm
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Tencent pays $736 million to take 20% stake in 58.com, China's answer to Craigslist

Tencent pays $736 million to take 20% stake in 58.com, China’s answer to Craigslist

Tencent announced today that it’s paying US$736 million for a 19.9 percent stake in 58.com, which is China’s answer to Craigslist.

  • June 27, 2014
  • at 10:30 pm
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Alibaba picks NYSE for IPO

Alibaba chooses New York Stock Exchange, not NASDAQ, for IPO

Ecommerce titan Alibaba has confirmed that it’s choosing the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) for its upcoming IPO.

  • June 27, 2014
  • at 10:36 am
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OnePlus One is China’s coolest smartphone… for now (REVIEW)

The One is OnePlus' first ever smartphone and it’s aimed squarely at the same demographic as the Xiaomi Mi3 in China and the Nexus 5 aroun...

  • June 26, 2014
  • at 4:32 pm
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Lost cause or comeback king? BTC China CEO Bobby Lee on the state of Bitcoin in China

"Bitcoin is not easy," he says, but maintains the challenges that Bitcoin faces in China right now are only temporary.

  • June 25, 2014
  • at 4:42 pm
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A Tesla road-trip? A cruise? China’s JD gets more creative with online travel bookings

A Tesla road-trip? A cruise? China’s JD gets more creative with online travel bookings

A month after raising $1.78 billion in its massive US IPO, Chinese ecommerce site JD is today totally revamping and relaunching its online t...

  • June 24, 2014
  • at 6:17 pm
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