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.
We’re over half way through the year, and it’s now clear that it’s going to be a rough ride for Uber. Here are the issues Uber's facing across Asia.
An IMAX for your pocket? That's how PaPa is presenting its portable projector, and investors are buying in.
Point-of-sale startup Bindo is ready to ride on China’s ecommerce growth.
Xiaomi announces its half-yearly sales results in light of a slowed and increasingly commodified smartphone market.
China's ridesharing app battlefield is fast turning into a cash-burning party.
Beijing-based VC firm Keytone Ventures, which joined Innospark's series B round, will help the indie dev reach further into the lucrative Chinese market.
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The startup is seeing a rapid increase in bookings, and with the money it’ll expand aggressively in China and Southeast Asia.
Letv has bought into Coolpad, and Qihoo - which already has a competing joint-venture project with Coolpad - ain't happy about it.
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Nice changes direction and broadens its horizon in an effort to attract more users and move beyond its homeland of China.
The Shanghai-based startup designs and produces 3D-printed press-on nails and then sells them around the world.
Alibaba and its affiliate firm Ant Financial this afternoon launched MyBank, a new online bank for China.
Rage faces, Obama’s “not bad” face, something that looks like Dick Butt - welcome to China's oddest (and most fun) new social app.
It hasn't been a good week so far for Didi Kuaidi, China's biggest Uber competitor.
China is still a country where people prefer to pay up-front – often with wads of cash. But that's not stopping startups from offering loans and microloans.
Ecommerce titan Alibaba is forming a RMB 6 billion (US$970 million) joint venture company to focus on web-connected on-demand services, such as food delivery.
Qihoo has just launched a router with a signal-reduction feature it calls "pregnant woman." WTF.
Online education in China has gotten so big that even fancy British prep schools are getting in on the action.
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It’s not a controller, it’s not a hub, and it’s not just for notifications. But this startup thinks the ELLA Assistant is a helpful addition to any household.
Ant Financial and the whole Alipay business was not part of Alibaba’s record-breaking IPO last year.