Letv, a Chinese tech company known for everything from smartphones to streaming video, today announced plans to delve into the car hailing business. The investm...
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.
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Xiaomi's new smart TV is making the brains portable. TVs, say goodbye to your screens.
For this year’s 24-hour sales bonanza, China’s ecommerce leader wants brick-and-mortar stores to join in the action.
This is yet another landmark deal as China's tech industry sees more consolidation. So what might Alibaba and Jack Ma have in mind?
Alibaba’s buy-out of Youku values the video site at about US$4.2 billion, according to earliest calculations.
A Chinese startup founder shares his honest and in-depth thoughts after a year on the startup trail.
Does doing a startup ruin your sex life? Some anonymous Chinese startup founders suggest the answer is yes.
OnePlus founder Pete Lau calls it the next big step for the Chinese phone maker.
Chinese investors now want to grab more of the seed-stage action.
If China's top tech execs were drowning in a river, who would you save? That's a question Baidu CEO Robin Li recently had to answer.
Alibaba's Yu'ebao money market fund sank below 3 percent yield for the first time ever. What gives?
Uber said today the company is investing nearly US$1 billion (RMB 6.3 billion) into China as it battles homegrown arch-rival Didi Kuaidi.
Shanghai authorities have allowed Didi Kuaidi to run its private driver service in the city.
China today saw a huge tech merger with the official confirmation of a deal to bring together daily deals and food delivery startups Dianping and Meituan.
If you've come across any of the articles in the Western press recently based on an ACLU op-ed, you might be horrified about China's new credit system. But take...
China's video surveillance network - which is seriously and unironically called Skynet - just got taken to the next level.
When we interviewed Xiaomi founder and CEO Lei Jun in 2012, the company was in its earliest days. The Xiaomi M1 had just come out, and Lei and Co. were getting ...