Chinese internet cafés, or wang ba (网吧), do not have a great reputation. Dim lights, secondhand smoke, being beaten up by kids, and even murder—there’s definitely no shortage of bad news. But that’s c...
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.
WeChat is used by celebrities, media outlets, small companies, and major brands to reach out to people. Trouble is, it has a huge problem with fake brand accounts.
Buying all the in-game items you want can get expensive, but very few parents would do what this Chinese couple did: sell their children to fund their gaming habit.
You'll be able to order the Xbox One in China starting later this month, but what will it actually cost?
The kings of kung fu are coming off Mount Song to take a shot at getting a game onto your mobile phone.
Day one of The International 2014 (TI4) is drawing to a close, but not without results, as the sixteenth and final team has been determined.
Team DK coach 71 talks about TI4 training, what he thinks of Na'Vi, and why iceiceice is a noob (VIDEO)
TI4 kicks off today, and one of China's biggest hopes for winning the Dota 2 tournament is Team DK. Chinese eSports outfit Imba TV got a chance to interview DK coach 71 yesterday about his team's trai...
Following disruption of other foreign services, Instagram mysteriously disappears from China’s Android app stores [UPDATED]
In the latest development among a trickling of disruptions on China’s internet, popular photo-sharing app Instagram appears to be no longer available for download in China’s many third-party Android a...
Smartisan may have severely understimated the phone’s popularity from the get go, or, as a new company, it lacks enough cash flow to open more production lines.
This minimalist writing app for Chinese bloggers looks a lot like Medium, and it just got seed funding
Jianshu (literally translates to "simple book") is a minimalist writing and blogging environment reminiscent of Medium and Svbtle.
A Chinese social network for mothers has secured US$20 million in series B funding to help it grow. LMBang already has 20 million registered users.
Season nine of the Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) starts next week and this year, the action begins in Shenzhen, China. Traditionally hosting events for both Starcraft II and League of Legends, the famou...
The West's big devs are all making the trip to ChinaJoy, and two of them will be in its brand new next-gen console section.
China's Dota 2 teams have arrived in Seattle for TI4, but as this video demonstrates, they've still got some adjusting to do before the competition kicks off.
After some initial displeasure about Hiro's Korean nationality, it appears WE's fans are fully embracing the team's "cute" new coach.
The game is apparently close to ready for play in Chinese...does that mean that the tech alpha could finally be headed towards a China release?
Tencent says advertisers can target audiences by gender, age, and region, and will get feedback about exposure, number of clicks, and click-through rate.
China’s on-demand transportation startups are dominated by two companies focusing on taxi rides, but today, one of them is going upmarket. Kuaidi Dache, best known for its cab-hailing app, will releas...