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.
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.
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?
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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.
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.”
This PR ploy allows Chinese tech companies to get some press attention by connecting themselves with a global brand like Apple.
Baidu CEO Robin Li says VCs are camped out in coffee shops near campus, trying to poach his employees.
A Baidu spokesperson tells Tech in Asia that Keru Cloud "fits in very well with what we're doing as far as connecting people with services."
Available only in two cities right now, Diandao has just secured US$5 million in series A funding to assist with its growth.
In 2016, China is expected to blow past the US for the first time , hitting US$7.7 billion in mobile gaming revenues to become the top market for mobile games.
Wuhan will become the first city in China to offer a fleet of Tesla S85s as taxis. Ever wanted a taxi that could do 0-60 in 4.4 seconds?
Xiaomi VP Hugo Barra announced the Mi Band launch at the global premiere of the new Mi 4i in Delhi on Thursday.
Chinese online travel site Tuniu may be in big trouble after 17 major international tour providers announced a boycott of the site starting in July.
Barry Freeman, Jimubox CFO and co-founder, tells Tech in Asia that the earlier tie-up with Xiaomi helped the startup see a big boost in traffic.
Xiaomi founders Lei Jun and Lin Bin took an auto rickshaw ride ahead of the global premiere of a new Mi phone in Delhi today.
A new startup from Beijing that specializes in salad delivery today announced it raised "tens of millions" of RMB (at least $1.6M) in a series A funding round.
Every Wednesday at noon, Chinese consumers will have the chance to grab used iPhones from Foxconn at massive discounts. High-end smartphones at low prices in on...
New Oriental founder and CEO Michael Yu has bought into a Beijing-based apartment rental website and app that wants to bring the process into what it calls "ren...
Another challenger appears in the race to the as-yet-nonexistent smart car market in China.