Dianhuabang's purchase of Storysense highlights the strengths and weaknesses of Beijing and Taipei as startup hubs.
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.
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.
More money for China's on-demand service startups.
Ganji and 58.com have both signed a memorandum of understanding and are expected to officially announce the merger as early as today.
A rare cross-straits acquisition for two like-minded companies.
"It's no secret that Baidu's Japanese search engine never got much traction," admitted a Baidu spokesperson today.
Regulatory risk is the Sword of Damocles that's hanging over the industry's head. But there's another danger to ridesharing apps that seems to be creeping up...
Segway's passport to China comes down to branding and IP. What's Ninebot? Expect to hear more from them in the future.