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.

Weibo and Jingdong

After Alibaba invests in Sina Weibo, rival Jingdong to ditch Weibo login option

Ah, the sweet’n’sour taste of petty revenge. One of China’s top e-commerce sites, Jingdong, will axe support soon for logi...

  • September 4, 2013
  • at 5:45 pm
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Baidu smart TV OS launched on TCL TV

Baidu unveils a smart TV, now up for sale in China

All those rumbling rumors were correct. Today, China’s top search engine launched a smart TV equipped with its own self-developed smar...

  • September 4, 2013
  • at 2:04 pm
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Users discover Yixin’s voice messaging feature makes harassment easy

When China Telecom and Netease’s jointly-developed chat app Yixin launched late last month, its main selling point was that it allowed...

  • September 4, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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paypal

PayPal’s fee increase on 10 September: What you need to know

It’s happening: PayPal will be increasing its payment processing fees for multiple countries in Asia. The policy will take effect auto...

  • September 3, 2013
  • at 5:43 pm
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Asia tech infographic, August 2013

Infographic of the month: August 2013

This month, we've got stats coming out of China, Japan, Vietnam, and the Philippines, all in a nice infographic.

  • September 3, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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Sina Weibo to launch super-fast earthquake notification service

More good news in the vein of social media being used for disaster response: China’s state seismological bureau, in an apparent cooper...

  • September 3, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Jingdong invests in food delivery service Daojia

Chinese online food ordering platform Daojia announced today the completion of its series C financing, with Morningside Ventures and B2C e-c...

  • September 2, 2013
  • at 11:40 pm
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Yahoo China portal closes

Yahoo has pretty much given up on the Chinese market with shutdown of Yahoo China portal

The few people who bother to visit the Yahoo China homepage will notice something different today. A couple of weeks after Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHO...

  • September 2, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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Weekend nonsense: Chinese net users post weird pictures from their childhood

It’s the weekend, and we all deserve a break. What better way to enjoy than break than with a little taste of how weird China’s ...

  • August 31, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Apple to hold twin press event in China for new iPhones, rumored simultaneous release of iPhone 5C

For the first time, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) will hold separate press events for the expected announcement of the next generation iPhone in bot...

  • September 4, 2013
  • at 2:53 pm
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China’s web reacts to Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia

I think Nokia holds a special place in the hearts of a lot of Chinese mobile phone users. When I first moved to the country in 2007, my Chin...

  • September 4, 2013
  • at 10:30 am
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China Unicom’s WeChat plans already have a million subscribers

About a month ago, China Unicom launched its special subscription plan for WeChat users: a dedicated SIM card that allows users to access th...

  • September 4, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Homegrown smartphone brands could beat Apple and Samsung in the Philippines and across Asia

In July, we uncovered the possible reasons why high-end smartphones do not lead in the Southeast Asian market. This fact won’t change any...

  • September 3, 2013
  • at 5:30 pm
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Vancl model customer

How one Chinese e-commerce site turns its shoppers into models

As confirmed by a recent study, many women like to check out other woman’s appearances. Whether its hair, clothes, or possessions, it appa...

  • September 3, 2013
  • at 12:50 pm
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Meizu’s MX3 unveiled, Xiaomi’s Mi3 coming later this week

At a press event yesterday in Beijing, Chinese smartphone startup Meizu unveiled its latest handset, the MX3. The device boasts a large 5.1 ...

  • September 3, 2013
  • at 12:26 am
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Australia-made game Whore of the Orient slammed as racist

Australia-made game Whore of the Orient slammed as racist and a disgrace to Chinese culture

The Australian video game studio that created L.A. Noire is running into a racially-charged controversy with its next major project, a game ...

  • September 2, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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CTW - China tech news this week

6 must-read tech stories in China this week

Let’s get straight into our top news out of China this week. 1. Sina Weibo appoints agent to set up office in Singapore and Indonesia for ...

  • September 1, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Invictus Gaming

Impostor accounts scamming Dota fans by pretending to be famous teams like Invictus Gaming

Fake Invictus Gaming page is becoming annoying and has a negative effect says the real Invictus Gaming.

  • August 31, 2013
  • at 1:03 am
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