Amidst all the other Chinese New Year festivities, China’s WeChat users sent each other an astonishing 1.01 billion red envelopes.
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.
During the 24-hour period of Chinese New Year’s Eve, users of the Alipay Wallet app gifted a lot of cash to their buddies and family members.
Chinese K-12 learning and teaching platform 17zuoye has just raised a bucket of cash from some of Asia's most famous investors. Perhaps it's because the site's users have increased more than 7x in the...
Chinese nails and makeup app Helijia has just announced it has raised $50M in additional funding.
China’s state TV extravaganza for Chinese New Year’s Eve is getting a social media twist this year – and also a pile of cash.
Israeli startup Extreme Reality's tech has allowed the Chinese companies Xiaocong and Qihoo 360 to add motion gaming to their console without increasing the cost for consumers.
An aluminum and carbon fiber car, coupled with advanced vibration resistance technology, allows Mitsubishi's new elevator to travel 1,080 meters per minute.
After years of being China’s number one smartphone brand, Samsung has now been deposed by Xiaomi. New data from IDC today reveals a painful drop for Samsung.
China Mobile is aiming at 250 million 4G subscribers by the end of the year.
A Chinese cryptocurrency exchange says that 7,170 bitcoins have been stolen by hackers. The current value is about US$1.75 million.
A lack of patents is one big reason Xiaomi phones aren't coming to the US this year. But another is that Xiaomi's biggest competitive advantage in China simply doesn't exist in the US.
China’s top search engine is tracking Chinese New Year journeys and has created an amazing, real-time heat map showing the exodus from the major cities.
Alibaba and Tencent ramped up the taxi-booking battle in China by incorporating the startup services in their own mobile apps.
The merger puts Didi Dache and Kuaidi Dache on a collision course with Uber for global domination.
Yet another Chinese food delivery startup raises funding. But in this crowded market, is US$500k really enough?
New figures from China’s tech ministry, MIIT, shows that mobile users in China now consume an average of 200MB of data each month.
Upstart Chinese phone maker Xiaomi revealed today that its version of Android, called MIUI, now has 100 million users.
You'll be amazed and horrified just how much Chinese startups intentionally misrepresent their funding rounds.