We've heard this song before - ride-hailing apps break through, cities respond with apps of their own.
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's most struggling jobs site just got bought by 58.com, probably for an incredibly small chunk of change.
Latest earnings show steady growth for China's same-day delivery ecommerce player.
Tuniu, a NASDAQ-listed Chinese travel and tourism site, announced today it has secured a US$500 million investment led by ecommerce giant JD.
Because of its ubiquity, DJI's quadcopters have been called the Model T, Kleenex, and Apple of the drone world
Zhou Hongyi is aiming his JV with Coolpad straight at Xiaomi. But there are three big reasons I don't think he'll actually be able to catch Lei Jun's giant.
An online-only sanitary pad brand? You bet. China's Honeymate just raised a pre-A round and customers are already saying yes to its products.
Say Ni Hao to Daniel Zhang.
Another Chinese real estate startup secures big funding. But this company has raised four full rounds in less than 12 months!
It's more trouble with the authorities for Chinese private-car apps, as Wuhan takes aim at Didi Dache's private car business.
Another week, another police raid on a local Uber office. Things are heating up in China.
Technical advice from the experts.
China's online P2P lending market continues to grow, and it broke a new record for total deal volume in April. Guess how many billion the monthly P2P lending ma...
A translated excerpt from an internal speech given by Alibaba chairman and founder Jack Ma, in which he talks about how Alibaba's top employees got to where the...
An app targeted at China's dancing grannies - the old ladies who dance in groups in supermarket parking lots and parks - has just raised a seed round.
Uber Guangzhou got raided last week, but the company still seems to be operating normally, aside from an apparent drop in the number of available drivers.
Photos show Uber’s office in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou being raided by authorities last night.
On-demand startups are extremely hot in China right now. But does history show that a huge culling is about to happen?
Nepal's huge quake has taken more than 5,000 lives as of this writing. But the earthquake has taken more than lives: it has also done irreparable damage to many...
Liu Jiangfeng’s startup is called Dmall, a hyperlocal shopping app connected with large supermarkets.
Chinese search giant Baidu released its latest earnings report today, and the numbers are less than stellar.
It was purpose built with a single, narrow audience in mind - young women and girls who love selfies - and for that audience, it's a match made in heaven.
In 2014, 8,700 cases were filed, and 2,200 were filed this year in January and February alone, according to China’s Ministry of Public Security.
US$99 gets you one FlexPV wheel/motor that you can slap onto anything - a bike, a buggy, or even a shopping cart.
Lei Jun's poor English has gone viral in China. But his critics are missing the forest for the trees.
Chinese tech titan Tencent today unveiled its Android-based OS that’s designed for use across smartphones, game consoles, wearable tech, and smart home gadgets.
WePiao is already integrated into both WeChat and QQ, the two most popular messaging apps in China. In 2014, 30% of movie tickets in China were sold online.
China’s startup scene is ridiculously hot right now, so much so that China’s tech CEOs are talking about it a lot.
Another quarter, another period of record-breaking growth for Apple in Asian markets, and in China in particular.
“Include the massive Chinese Android app stores, and Android didn’t just dominate download volumes, it made more money than iOS last year.”