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 selfie photo app BeautyPlus edits your face: Enlarge eyes, look slimmer

Design a photo app from the ground up to cater to Asian girls, and you’d probably get BeautyPlus. Dressed up in pink motifs, French la...

  • August 5, 2013
  • at 6:41 pm
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WeChat v5.0 Update Arrives on iOS With Social Gaming, Mobile Payments, and Sticker Store

The long awaited update to WeChat, the popular China-made messaging app, has arrived. This morning WeChat v5.0 for iOS is rolling out (to be...

  • August 5, 2013
  • at 11:47 am
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Could Qihoo and Netease’s Search Partnership Turn Into Something More?

On Friday afternoon, Qihoo 360 announced a partnership with Netease that will see the former providing technology for the latter’s You...

  • August 5, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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China’s Web Giants Group Together to Quash Online Extortion

China’s web giants are usually at each others’ throats. But six of them are now working together to try to quash online extortio...

  • August 2, 2013
  • at 9:48 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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China Mobile own brand Android smartphone launches

China Mobile Launches Own Brand Android Smartphones, Starting At Just $80

There’ll be approximately 300 million Android users in China by the end of this year as Chinese consumers snap up droids at lots of differ...

  • August 5, 2013
  • at 5:52 pm
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Choosing sides: Who’s partnered with who in China’s internet war?

The battle between China’s internet giants is only becoming more contentious, and the nation’s major companies seem to be making...

  • August 5, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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9 Must-Read Tech Stories in China This Week

Check out our China news this week, lots of updates on one of the world's biggest evolving internet spaces.

  • August 4, 2013
  • at 5:59 pm
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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 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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