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.
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.
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 online flash sales...remind you of anyone?
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 "rental 4.0".
Another challenger appears in the race to the as-yet-nonexistent smart car market in China.
Across Asia, there are a number of relatively new phone brands playing to their strengths in home markets, aiming to steal sales away from Samsung.
Lights, camera, acquisition.
Dianhuabang's purchase of Storysense highlights the strengths and weaknesses of Beijing and Taipei as startup hubs.
The shift to mobile-only is optional for now, but an Alibaba representative tells Tech in Asia that two million merchants have already opted for this.
Chinese intellectual property services startup registers your trademark for free, gets $3.7M funding
Zhiguoguo, an online legal services startup specializing in intellectual property, secured US$3.7M in series A funding led by Matrix Partners.
Ensogo CEO Kris Marszalek believes that this will help the ecommerce firm become the dominant flash sales player in Southeast Asia.
Passengers love all the new ridesharing and taxi apps. Regulators hate them. But what do the drivers think about them?
Why did Aston Martin just announce a partnership with Chinese video streaming and smart hardware company LeTV? I can think of a few reasons.
Some suppliers will even go so far as to ship fakes out of China just to have them shipped back in so that they can be officially certified as imported.
A new invention currently being tested in Hong Kong claims it can reduce air pollution in an open outdoor space by an average of 40 percent.
Japanese ecommerce titan Rakuten this morning announced that it’s taken a less than 10 percent stake in Chinese online shopping discounts site Fanli.