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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Chinese flirting app Momo shuts down its English version, which you didn’t know existed

Momo, the popular Chinese flirting app that recently crossed the 100 million download mark, has announced that it will shut down its inter...

  • June 18, 2014
  • at 4:56 pm
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China’s budget-minded Airbnb clone gets $15 million in funding

One of China’s top Airbnb-like sites, Xiaozhu, has secured US$15 million in series B funding to help it grow. It comes nearly 18 months af...

  • June 17, 2014
  • at 7:12 pm
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5 arguments for foreign startups in China to register in Hong Kong

Besides a joint venture, other options include the Cayman Islands, Singapore, and other tax havens, but all have larger barriers to entry.

  • June 17, 2014
  • at 4:38 pm
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Alibaba issues new IPO filing, reveals people spent $272 billion on Taobao and Tmall in past year

Alibaba issues new IPO filing, reveals people spent $272 billion on Taobao and Tmall in past year

China’s ecommerce titan Alibaba filed new information with the SEC overnight. It includes details about spending and growth on its two mai...

  • June 17, 2014
  • at 11:02 am
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China cracks down on Apple’s iMessage as national web cleanup continues

The measures include tools to monitor and prevent spam messages, which the ministry says are prevalent on the iOS default messaging app.

  • June 16, 2014
  • at 12:30 pm
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China’s top limo app set to expand overseas, wants to challenge Uber in the US

App-connected limo service Uber is about to meet a surprising new rival on its home turf. Chinese startup Yongche is set to launch in San Fr...

  • June 13, 2014
  • at 4:25 pm
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China’s biggest job search site Zhaopin debuts on US stock market

The fresh stock performed well, opening at $14.51, rising 16 percent to US$15.67 by midday, and settling to $14.65 at the closing bell.

  • June 13, 2014
  • at 11:22 am
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With new partnership, Tesla set to build 40 Supercharger stations across China

With new partnership, Tesla set to build 40 Supercharger stations across China

Tesla has confirmed today that it’s all set to build 40 Superchargers in China thanks to a new partnership with two of China’s biggest r...

  • June 12, 2014
  • at 9:01 pm
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Jack Ma talked him into it: all the dirt on Alibaba’s acquisition of UCWeb

Today, UCWeb founder and CEO Yu Yongfu gave an interview to foreign media to discuss his company's role within Alibaba moving forward.

  • June 12, 2014
  • at 3:58 pm
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Chinese startup gets $30 million investment to put all the country’s pawn shops into a single marketplace

51dang functions like a peer-to-peer lending website--a fast-growing trend in China among the under-financed--except it uses pawned goods as...

  • June 18, 2014
  • at 12:00 pm
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China seeks record $42 million fine in prosecution of online video piracy app

China seeks record $42 million fine in prosecution of online video piracy app

Authorities in China are seeking to impose a fine of nearly $42 million on this renegade app. That would make it China’s biggest piracy-re...

  • June 17, 2014
  • at 5:29 pm
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Alibaba’s updated IPO prospectus reveals new details about UCWeb acquisition

The deal cost Alibaba US$479 million in cash and 12.3 million company shares for the remaining one-third of UCWeb.

  • June 17, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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China, smart body scales maker Picooc gets funding

China’s Picooc, maker of smart body scales, gets $21 million in funding

China-based health-tracking gadget maker Picooc, best known for its smart body scales, has raised US$21 million.

  • June 16, 2014
  • at 4:50 pm
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12 must-read tech stories in China this week

Chinese tech companies like Alibaba, Zhaopin, Qihoo, and Yongche continue their march overseas. Read on to find out what the top tech storie...

  • June 15, 2014
  • at 7:10 pm
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After building a Chinese web empire, Qihoo looks to new markets in developing nations

After building a Chinese web empire, Qihoo looks to new markets in developing nations

The new battleground for China's web giants is happening in nations like Brazil and Indonesia - and it's focused on apps.

  • June 13, 2014
  • at 12:10 pm
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Alibaba teams up with China Post to make nationwide 24-hour delivery a reality

China Post is the country’s biggest postal service, and has offices pretty much everywhere, including rural areas.

  • June 12, 2014
  • at 9:53 pm
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Indian adtech firm Vizury to push harder into China with $16M series C funding under its belt

Bangalore-based ad retargeting company Vizury Interactive Solutions has raised $16 million in series C funding. Intel Capital, the global ch...

  • June 12, 2014
  • at 5:48 pm
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Weibo CEO: 70 percent of daily active users are on mobile

Yesterday at the Mobile Asia Expo in Shanghai, Weibo CEO Wang Gaofei revealed that 70 percent of the company’s daily active users acce...

  • June 12, 2014
  • at 1:13 pm
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