Car rental startup iCarsClub and PPzuche, which spans Singapore and mainland China, has raised US$60 million in series B funding, the team confirmed today. The ...
Internet Penetration Rate 49.3%
Literacy Rate 95%
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.
Country data primarily sourced from World Bank's Data Bank.
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Infinity Venture Partners has reloaded its warchest for early stage companies.
Xiaomi VP Hugo Barra took to Twitter to post some entertaining yet saddening misconceptions about China that he heard from Valley veterans.
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Chinese fitness wearable maker Codoon secures $30M funding, but is it enough to compete with Xiaomi?
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Gigabud, a Shenzhen-based app developer, is acquiring lead generation startup SocialAgent.
After last year’s $6 billion shopfest, how big will China’s Single’s Day shopping spree be this year?
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9to5mac is reporting that Apple plans to expand its Apple University training program to China. Here's why that's a much bigger deal than you think.
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The biggest factors that keep Chinese smartphone makers out of western nations are carrier subsidies, patents, and cultural stigma.
The trouble with Xiaomi’s smart TV OS is that it lacks the content that many of its rivals. Now it's trying to fix that.
Renren Kuaidi, which literally translates to “Everyone Express,” let’s anyone who meets the eligibility requirements sign up to be a courier.
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If you live in Beijing, you're likely used to seeing traffic jams on your streets. But traffic jams on your phone? That's happening too, and it could be getting...
Blued, which is aimed at China’s gay men, now claims to have 15 million registered users.
This year, only three new companies made the top 50 – Salesforce, Hitachi, and Xiaomi.