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.



Tone Troubles? Qooco Teaches Tonal Languages on your Smartphone

QoocoTalk’s proprietary speech technology can not only listen and tell you if your tones are correct, it can provide feedback on how to ge...

  • August 2, 2013
  • at 6:51 pm
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Guocool: Chinese Fruit E-Commerce Looks Pretty Damn Tasty

Have you ever looked at the internet and thought “I wish I could buy more sliced fruit on this”? If you have, then I have just s...

  • August 2, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Plant vs Zombies -  Great Wall Edition

How Popcap Games Adapted Plants Vs Zombies with Resounding Success in China

Renowned for its famous hits like Bejeweled and Plants vs Zombies, American video game developer Popcap Games has been making headways into ...

  • August 2, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Taobao and Weibo

Alibaba and Sina Weibo Are Set to Jump-Start Social Commerce With New ‘Weibo Stores’

After Alibaba coughed up over half a billion dollars for a 18 percent stake in Sina Weibo, many are waiting to see how the two will fuse e-c...

  • August 1, 2013
  • at 12:20 pm
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Alibaba financial results

Alibaba Shuts Down WeChat Interface ‘to Protect Customers’ (UPDATED)

Yesterday, rumors began to spread across the Chinese web that Alibaba, the e-commerce giant behind Taobao and Tmall, was shutting down the i...

  • August 1, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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App Annie Gets Sexier with Enhanced Features and New Mobile App

App Annie unveils its new mobile app and latest update with latest features that includes analytics API integration, hourly rankings, and ap...

  • July 31, 2013
  • at 9:00 pm
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China PLA game opens to public

Chinese Army’s Controversial ‘Call of Duty’ Clone Opens to Gamers Tomorrow

The Call of Duty style online game created by the Chinese military in 2011 is now being made available to the public. Called Glorious Missio...

  • July 31, 2013
  • at 4:15 pm
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Youku redesigns homepage for smaller screens and mobile viewers

Youku Surges to 200 Million Daily Mobile Views This Month as Chinese Consumers Ditch Laptops

It’s mobile, mobile, mobile with China’s video sites these days as they chase China’s middle-income web users onto tablets...

  • July 31, 2013
  • at 10:30 am
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Huawei Enters Thai Smartphone Market For First Time, Launches Ascend P6 Today

Today, Huawei, the world’s third largest phone manufacturer, launched the Huawei Ascend P6 smartphone in Thailand. This is the first time ...

  • July 30, 2013
  • at 5:01 pm
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WeChat, Line, and KakaoTalk for social marketing

WeChat and Line Are Now Asia’s Fastest-Growing Platforms For Social Marketing

Facebook is not, of course, the only destination for brands looking to engage with consumers. While Facebook has 339 million monthly active ...

  • August 2, 2013
  • at 3:05 pm
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China’s Most Irrelevant Search Engines to Merge as Government Takes New Swing at Search?

When you think of search in China, you think of Baidu. If you keep thinking, you’ll probably think of Qihoo 360 and Sogou, too. But yo...

  • August 2, 2013
  • at 10:30 am
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Document: NSA’s XKeyscore surveillance program has servers in Southeast Asia, Japan, China

The Guardian has disclosed a new secret document from the United States’ National Security Agency revealing information about a progra...

  • August 1, 2013
  • at 12:32 pm
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Gaming Madness in China: Grand Theft Auto, Divorce, and Beating Up Drunks

For the first time in a while, it seems, this week’s gaming madness roundup doesn’t include any murder! Hooray! Nope, today we&#...

  • August 1, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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Chinese Segway Clone Nets $2 Million Investment

Is it the second coming of the Segway? The American dual-wheeled transportation device hailed as a revolution ultimately wasn’t, but t...

  • August 1, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Startup Scenes Across Asia - Hong Kong

Is Hong Kong China’s Number One Tech Hub? (INFOGRAPHIC)

Is Hong Kong one of the hottest and promising cities for Chinese startups to grow? Check out this infographic for more.

  • July 31, 2013
  • at 5:00 pm
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Would You Buy This Ring For $6000? Inside China’s Biggest E-Commerce Platform for Virtual Items

Games don’t make money in China if you try to charge money for them up front. $60 for the latest Call of Duty? Chinese gamers arenR...

  • July 31, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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China Mobile Users in Beijing Can Get 4G Right Now

Are you a China Mobile user in Beijing? Itching to try out the company’s lightning fast 4G-LTE network? China Mobile still isn’t...

  • July 31, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Report: China Telecom Also Rolling Out WeChat Plans in August

China Unicom’s plans to accomodate Tencent’s white-hot chat app WeChat are already official and coming August 8. But it seems li...

  • July 30, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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