Chinese users were pretty excited about WeChat Phonebook, a new app that gives WeChat users free calling over wifi. So excited, in fact, that they broke the thing.
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.
Today Xiaomi revealed that it saw a record high of 1.16 million phones sold during China’s Singles Day event.
Earlier this week, the US announced a historic trade agreement with China, pending the ironing out of details and WTO approval. But it could be pretty bad news for Chinese tech firms.
Mobile gaming is huge in China, but it isn't making huge money for anyone just yet. Here's why even China's biggest game company is struggling to monetize mobile.
JD didn’t reveal the dollar amount of all the goods it sold, but did indicate that it beat last year’s record 13 hours into the day.
The newest data from Tencent, China’s social media web giant, shows that its WeChat messaging app now has 468.1 million active users (MAUs) in Q3 2014.
Chinese investor Ran Wang, the CEO of ECapital, says the downturn will be more of a market correction rather than a full-on bubble burst.
The dollar amount and size of the stake were not disclosed, but the companies said the deal will take place on the open market.
When it comes to taxi apps in China, there are really only a couple worth mentioning. But of those, Joe C. Lee is sure that Kuaidi Dache, the company he helped to found, is going to come out on top.
This is what happens when an unconfirmed Weibo post gets spun into a grabby story for headlines.
New records for China's Singles Day shopfest in 2014.
Guangzhou-based Ehang aims to get its Ghost drone into the hands of an audience beyond the already-saturated market of RC flying hobbyists.
At half-time on the Singles Day, Xiaomi has sold 720,000 smartphones already
China's online sales day is blasting along at nearly twice the pace of last year's event.
Bidding adieu to Nokia branding, the first Microsoft Lumia phone arrives as a selfie phone with 5MP front facing camera.
No Passion please, we're Chinese. Political app gets banned in China by Apple. A sign of things to come?
If you're just starting a website in China and looking for investors or advertisers, you may need to buy web traffic just to keep up with competitors.
Amazon Overseas launches in China, bringing global goods and fast shipping to China’s online shoppers
Want to buy some imported products for your baby this Singles Day? Amazon now offers imports from its US store with affordable and fast shipping to China. But for now, selection is limited.