Some startups in China are capitalizing on the captive test prep market, announcing funding ahead of the country's infamous college entrance exam, the gaokao.
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.
China is aiming to replace foreign tech with domestic alternatives by 2020. That's not going to happen, but what actually will happen isn't any better for foreign tech companies.
How China's fast-growing smartphone maker works with Yeelink, a company that makes smart lightbulbs.
They make a median RMB 9,420 (US$1,515) per month. By comparison, the median salary for a web developer in America is US$4,473.
Want to raise money online without jumping through regulatory hoops and paying banking fees? This Chinese startup wants to make it easy with bitcoin.
Not content to move into just smartphones and smart cars, Chinese streaming video giant LeTV also just jumped into the music biz.
China’s startups pulled in well over US$7.5 billion in investment cash in 2014. After all that, let's see who are now the top-funded startups.
Big demand for leftover treasure.
FinlTop brings medical devices once thought too big or too expensive into patients' homes, saving them costly and time-consuming doctor visits.
US$100 phones used to be awful. The original Xiaomi Redmi changed that when it appeared in 2013. But can the new Redmi 2 still compete in 2015?
Want to learn to to be the best entrepreneur in China? Jack Ma's founder training school just opened in Hangzhou. But getting in is nearly impossible.
Earlier this week, we saw Tencent join up with Foxconn and China Harmony with the aim of producing smart electric cars. But Tencent is far from the only Chinese internet company entering this space. I...
I’m upgrading it from "no-no" to "so-so." Many issues persist, but it’s hard to expect better for the money.
Koto is the first Indonesian to become a mentor in the Shanghai program, and hopes the new position can connect more Indonesian startups to Chinaccelerator.
Big developing markets like China and India are ripe with opportunity for Cyanogen, where many users are buying smartphones for the first time and aren’t yet tethered to the Google ecosystem
Regulators in Hangzhou are looking to clamp down hard on C2C ecommerce sellers who are manipulating online shopping platforms to boost their sales and take down rival shops.
The Xbox One may have been the first console to launch in China in nearly a decade, but things haven’t been going that well for Microsoft’s gaming arm in the Middle Kingdom. The latest blow: last Frid...
After two years of backend development, a new data analytics startup has emerged from its Beijing office hoping to disrupt the big data industry.