In order to bypass the grey market, China's internet giants and the government are allowing ecommerce warehouses in free trade zones.
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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Mobile A/B testing startup Splitforce announced today it has been acquired by marketing and analytics platform Localytics for an undisclosed sum.
Chinese video streaming site LeTV branched out into smartphones today with the launch of three models based at the high end of the market. At an event in Beijing, LeTV CEO Jia Yueting slammed phone ma...
Yet another of China's major streaming video players is getting into the smart hardware game.
China’s Tencent broke new ground on Monday when its stock (00700.HK) closed at HK$170.50, bringing the company’s total market value above US$200 billion for the first time ever. Tencent has been one o...
The implications of the seemingly simple law are huge, and it will have a large impact on one product that matters to our readers: the iPhone.
The attacks might have originated from China.
Tiantian Yongche, a carpool and ridesharing app, announced it has received an undisclosed series C round of funding led by Baidu, followed by Sequoia Capital.
Unless you'd like a dose of 6,000 times the legal limit of hormones, we suggest buying your health-related products via a different platform. WeChat ecommerce has a glaring flaw.
Fear not, the international press is lying to you. Apple Watch Edition models are still available in China.
Yet another Chinese Uber-style app has raised a big sum of money, and interestingly it's Uber partner Baidu who led the round.
China's most popular messaging app takes the stage for KTV.
Over the past few years, China’s largest tech companies – Tencent, Alibaba, etc. – have been on a massive investment kick. For example, in 2014 Alibaba invested in everything from maps to apps to socc...
Impression Pi, an upcoming virtual reality headset made by uSens, has made some big promises that it probably can’t keep.
That's a lot of phones in not not much time.
Between Dianping itself and a couple of other investments, Tencent has China’s growing food delivery sector on lockdown.