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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3 points to consider before you make your first angel investment in China

There are those who embellish, but in China many go far beyond that. A friend who ran an HR consultancy in China once told me that as many a...

  • August 6, 2014
  • at 11:59 am
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Social media in China beyond WeChat and Weibo

Life beyond WeChat and Weibo: 15 niche social networks in China

They’re not meant to replace WeChat or Weibo – indeed, many of these specialist social apps integrate with the country’s top social ne...

  • August 6, 2014
  • at 9:58 am
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Uber tries something new in Beijing with launch of not-for-profit ridesharing

Uber tries something new in Beijing with launch of not-for-profit ridesharing

Uber, which first launched its app-connected limo service in Beijing in April, is now trying something new in the Chinese capital. Yesterday...

  • August 5, 2014
  • at 3:26 pm
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Smart home projector maker from China sells 50,000 units, gets $16M investment to meet demand

The latest model runs on Android 4.2, projects up to 180 inches diagonally at 1080p resolution, and offers 3D capabilities.

  • August 5, 2014
  • at 12:03 pm
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Candy Crush Saga launches on WeChat

WeChat gets first foreign game with launch of special edition of Candy Crush Saga

The hotly anticipated WeChat edition of Candy Crush Saga is now out on Android.

  • August 4, 2014
  • at 9:31 pm
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taobao and tmall english shopping guide

From sign up to checkout, a complete English guide to shopping on Taobao and Tmall

Unfortunately, there’s no English version of Taobao and Tmall, so if you can't read Chinese, then the sites can be a bit daunting, even wi...

  • August 1, 2014
  • at 11:05 am
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Jetbay wants to open up more of China to foreign tourists

500 Startups-backed travel startup wants to open up more of China to foreign tourists

“Very cheap, very cheap. Special price for you.” With those words of false promise, many a tourist to China has been ripped off.

  • July 31, 2014
  • at 1:33 pm
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OnePlus to make its own Android ROM, ditch CyanogenMod: report

New Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus, which just released its first flagship phone in May, will move its software engineering team from Chin...

  • July 30, 2014
  • at 6:36 pm
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China 3G and 4G numbers 2014

China now has 486.5 million 3G subscribers, but only 14 million on new 4G network

China now has close to half a billion 3G subscribers, according to the newest data from the country’s three telcos.

  • July 29, 2014
  • at 3:45 pm
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Xiaomi teases new Redmi Note phablet, to be announced today (UPDATED: price & release date)

So far, Lei has revealed the new Redmi Note will have 4G connectivity, 5.5-inch screen, 3100mAh battery, and weigh 155 grams.

  • August 6, 2014
  • at 10:58 am
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Gaming, dating, and chatting: former Zynga exec has created China’s most promising new social network

Tech in Asia sat down with founder Andy Tian to discuss Pengpeng, which he says already has 300,000 daily active users just two months after...

  • August 5, 2014
  • at 7:26 pm
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Xiaomi leaps over Samsung, is now China’s biggest smartphone brand

Xiaomi leaps over Samsung, is now China’s biggest smartphone brand

In new numbers for Q2 2014 from Canalys, Xiaomi has leap-frogged Samsung to become China biggest smartphone brand in terms of shipments.

  • August 5, 2014
  • at 2:33 pm
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Luxury estore gets $100M funding to attack China’s big-bucks couture fashion market

Luxury estore gets $100M funding to attack China’s big-bucks couture fashion market

Consumers in China will account for about 20 percent of global luxury sales in 2015 - that's worth US$29.1 billion.

  • August 5, 2014
  • at 11:29 am
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Chinese carpool app gets $10M investment to offer cheap rides and reduce congestion

Haha isn’t China’s first carpooling app, but it looks to be the most promising so far.

  • August 4, 2014
  • at 3:30 pm
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Alibaba makes a big push into gaming with $120 million investment in US-based Kabam

Alibaba makes a big push into gaming with $120 million investment in US-based Kabam

Chinese ecommerce titan Alibaba is making yet another investment in an American company by pouring $120 million into Kabam, a developer of o...

  • August 1, 2014
  • at 10:39 am
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Branding the Chinese government

Branding the Chinese government

While there's still a lot of censorship, China's government is now taking a far more subtle approach to grooming its image using social medi...

  • July 30, 2014
  • at 8:29 pm
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China’s popular WeChat messenger tests Facebook-esque “Like” button, and it looks strangely familiar

China's popular WeChat messenger introduced a "Like" button for articles that users read.

  • July 30, 2014
  • at 12:58 pm
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Huawei shipped over 34 million smartphones so far this year thanks to big screens and emerging markets - H1 2014

Huawei shipped over 34 million smartphones so far this year thanks to big screens and emerging markets

Chinese gadget maker and telecoms giant Huawei shipped 34.27 million smartphones in the first six months of the year, the company revealed t...

  • July 29, 2014
  • at 1:15 pm
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