Posts Tagged: clones

Secret clone made in China cleans up its act, changes name, set to relaunch with fresh UI

China’s top Secret clone cleans up its act, changes name, set to relaunch with fresh UI

Earlier this week, the pixel-perfect Secret clone vanished from the iOS App Store in mysterious circumstances. Now it’s heading back with ...

  • May 22, 2014
  • at 4:51 pm
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new Xiaomi MiKey extra button for smartphones

Xiaomi rips off a Kickstarter project to give your smartphone an extra, configurable button

Over the weekend, Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi added to its growing repertoire of accessories with the MiKey. It’s an extra, configurabl...

  • April 1, 2014
  • at 1:27 pm
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When your game gets cloned in China, try some diplomacy

China is full of copies, and that’s not about to change any time soon. For game developers facing copyright infringement, the choices seem...

  • January 14, 2014
  • at 1:30 pm
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Wanpai clones Vine app for China

YouTube Founders Have Made a Chinese Clone of Vine – And It’s Really Good

YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen are no stranger to the Chinese market having launched a localized version of social bookmarking ...

  • June 7, 2013
  • at 11:45 am
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This Is Why Copying is Everywhere in Asia

Copying in Asia? It’s everywhere. Asia is clone central. Although some have stated that the Asian copying era is coming to a close, I ...

  • March 5, 2013
  • at 10:31 pm
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Is there any method in Rocket Internet’s madness?

Rocket Internet has expanded rapidly in Southeast Asia. The author previously argued that while they may be bad at innovation, they would se...

  • September 5, 2012
  • at 5:31 am
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Rocket Internet’s Amazon Clone, Lazada, Hits Indonesia

Rocket Internet recently launched fashion e-commerce site Zalora, and now it has brought out another e-commerce venture that’s focused on ...

  • March 26, 2012
  • at 10:45 pm
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Meet Hedy, China’s Most Audacious Smartphone Cloners

Whoever works at the design department at Hedy (SHE:002027), a Chinese phone manufacturer, must have very worn-down Ctrl, C, and V keys on t...

  • March 8, 2012
  • at 1:00 pm
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As Sure As Night Follows Day, Tencent Launches a Pinterest Clone

With grim inevitability, we see that the Chinese social media behemoth Tencent (HKG:0700) has today launched a Pinterest clone called Dutu. ...

  • February 23, 2012
  • at 3:50 pm
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Chinese app Mimi is like Secret

China’s “blatant copy” of Secret vanishes from iOS App Store

The China-made Secret doppelganger app is no longer in the iOS App Store.

  • May 19, 2014
  • at 6:23 pm
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Missed the boat? Here are 3 ways to download and play the original Flappy Bird

Note: Tech in Asia does not encourage app piracy. We’re linking to these sites for reference.

  • February 11, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
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clone wars

Can India’s startups beat their international counterparts to the punch?

Every day, more and more people in India gain access to broadband internet via either mobile or desktop. Because of its massive population...

  • October 15, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Chinese League of Legends Clone Hopes to Capture a Slice of China’s DOTA Market with Home-Grown Heroes

China’s casual and social gamers are growing by the day, especially on mobile platforms. But what about the country’s more hardc...

  • April 2, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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You Can Buy a Weibo Clone (For Cheaper Than You’d Think)

Trawling, as I sometimes do, for startups this evening, I stumbled across Godpark. It didn’t take long for me to figure out what was g...

  • September 15, 2012
  • at 1:00 am
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Sina Clones Path for New Meyou App, Only For Your Bestest Bestest Buddies

Sina – makers of China’s hit Twitter-esque service Weibo – has got all its developers hitting copy-and-paste, producing a ...

  • July 10, 2012
  • at 3:10 pm
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Zalora Rockets to Indonesia and 6 Other Asian Countries

Zalora, a clone of Zappos by Rocket Internet has gone live in Indonesia, as well as in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietn...

  • March 20, 2012
  • at 2:15 pm
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Are Pinterest Clones the New Groupon Clones in China?

What a difference a year makes! A year ago, inspired by the success of Groupon in the US, group buy clones were spreading across the Chinese...

  • March 2, 2012
  • at 2:00 pm
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China Has No Innovation? Look Closer

I gave a sharing session at the National University of Singapore last Wednesday about my experience living in China for a year. I am current...

  • January 20, 2012
  • at 2:45 pm
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