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.



Giant Interactive’s “revolutionary” and controversial ads for Long Journey 2

Last week, Giant Interactive launched Long Journey 2. You might be forgiven for thinking that I’ve gotten that timing wrong as the gam...

  • August 21, 2013
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China Mobile sets record for 4G expansion in China

China Mobile (NYSE:CHL) could have the world’s largest single 4G network by the end of this year. According to the latest earnings re...

  • August 20, 2013
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Wokamon fitness and virtual pet app

Gotta walk ‘em all: upcoming iPhone app from China combines Pokemon and pedometer

We all need a bit of external encouragement to get more exercise, which is why fitness tracker wearables with their toy-like fiddle-ability ...

  • August 20, 2013
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Conspiracy theories swirl as WeChat suffers a service outage the day Yixin launches in China

Coincidence or conspiracy? That’s the question some Chinese mobile users are asking (mostly in jest) after popular chat app WeChat suf...

  • August 20, 2013
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Baidu Indonesia

With a Jakarta office opening soon, here are 8 products Baidu plans to launch in Indonesia (UPDATED)

Updated on October 16th: Baidu has clarified to us that Japanese typing apps Baidu IME and Simeji are specifically for Japanese-speaking use...

  • August 19, 2013
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Yahoo Mail China closes

You have no mail: Yahoo’s email service is now closed in China

Yahoo’s (NASDAQ:YHOO) email service in China is now shut, in line with an announcement of its closure that came in April. After that f...

  • August 19, 2013
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CTW - China tech news this week

9 must-read tech stories in China this week

This week was all about numbers. And this being China, they're going to be massive numbers. Prepare for a numbersgasm.

  • August 18, 2013
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Wikipedia Chinese editor banned from leaving China

A Chinese Wikipedia editor is banned from leaving China until 2016

(Update: Though sourced from a recent story, the ban on that editor was put in place in 2009. The title has been changed to reflect that it&...

  • August 16, 2013
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4G is definitely coming to China this year

After quite a bit of will-they-or-won’t-they hemming and hawing, it looks like the main question about China’s 4G future has fin...

  • August 16, 2013
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After 4 years of veggie stealing, Renren shuts down ‘Happy Farm’

Happy Farm (and its English Zynga clone Farmville) made a big splash in the casual gaming world back in 2009, and for a few years, it was di...

  • August 21, 2013
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Mobile video apps are racking up huge download numbers in China

Wandoujia’s latest China App Index report is out now. July’s most interesting trend? The rapid growth of mobile video in China. ...

  • August 20, 2013
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3 reasons Baidu is aiming high in Indonesia

As we reported yesterday, Chinese tech giant Baidu is finally diving into Southeast Asia. After years of toeing the water with limited produ...

  • August 20, 2013
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Renren new products

Life after fame: Renren, once “China’s Facebook”, tries and tries again to remain relevant

Every so often I open up Gmail’s spam folder to see if anything important has been misdirected there. Typically, I find at least one notif...

  • August 19, 2013
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appinchina service

This new startup connects developers with China’s multitude of Android app stores

China looks set to have 300 million active Android smartphone users by the end of the year, which makes it a market that app developers badl...

  • August 19, 2013
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Huawei offends Pakistan with independence day message

It was supposed to be a good PR move, a way of celebrating the country’s history and wishing it well. But instead, Huawei’s inde...

  • August 19, 2013
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Report: Tencent wants to get into online groceries

Well here’s a headline I wasn’t expecting: according to a report in Southern Metropolis, Chinese tech giant Tencent is intereste...

  • August 17, 2013
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Renren

To split or not to split: Renren struggles with Renren Games

Renren’s stock (NYSE:RENN) took quite a jump earlier this week when rumors linked the company’s money-hemorrhaging group buy sub...

  • August 16, 2013
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JD Singapore ecommerce

With help from a local partner, Chinese e-store Jingdong launches in Singapore

China’s top B2C e-commerce site has spread its wings today and landed in Singapore. Jingdong has partnered with Singaporean e-tailer iKnow...

  • August 15, 2013
  • at 9:38 pm
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