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Tech in Asia

From their website:

Tech in Asia (YC W15) is a media, events, and jobs platform for Asia’s tech communities.

At Tech in Asia, you can keep abreast of the latest news, share your own thoughts, and find talent or jobs best suited to your needs. Connect with startups, investors, corporates and more, at our annual conferences held in Singapore, Bangalore, Tokyo, and Jakarta.

 

Last Updated: July 7, 2016

The 10 Largest Investments in China This Year

Eva Xiao
Tech in Asia
In the first half of 2016 alone, investors poured US $37 billion into Chinese startups: Didi Chuxing, Ant Financial, and Meituan-Dianping top the list

After Years of Big 3 Dominance, China Is About to Get a Fourth Telco

C. Custer
Tech in Asia
In an unexpected move, CBN is issued a telecom operator license, allowing it to compete with China Mobile, China Telecom, and China Unicom.

Nearly 40% of Inspected Products on Chinese Ecommerce Sites are Fake, Government Says

Charlie Custer
Tech in Asia
Buyers should order either from the site itself or from an official third-party shop.

In China, Even Creating a Pollution Tracking App Is a Risky Business

Steven Millward
Tech in Asia
It was mid-October 2011, and the air quality in Beijing was quite bad, as you may imagine. It came to my mind that if we could check the air quality on our phones and receive pollution notifications, that would be quite helpful and handy. After some...

Chinese Social Network For Moms Gets $20 Million

Steven Millward
Tech in Asia
A Chinese social network for mothers has secured US$20 million in series B funding to help it grow. LMBang already has 20 million registered users, of whom 2.6 million are daily active users.

China’s Mobile Commerce Spending to Surpass $50 Billion in 2014, Nearly Double Last Year’s Total

Steven Millward
Tech in Asia
Now that smartphones account for over 80 percent of China’s new phone sales, it’s inevitable that the m-commerce sector is growing faster than the ecommerce industry itself.

Tweeting Rumors in China Can Now Land You 3 Years in Jail

Charlie Custer
Tech in Asia
The latest barrage from the government in China’s ongoing war on rumors is a Supreme Court document that announces any post “clicked and viewed more than 5000 times, or reposted more than 500 times” will be considered...

How Foxconn Changed a Small Chinese Town

Charlie Custer
Tech in Asia
Chances are pretty good that the folks at Foxconn had something to do with at least a part of whatever device you’re reading this post on right now. The Taiwanese company is massive, and with plants all over China, its effect in some parts of that...

China’s Dark PR: Time to Say Goodbye to Paid Censorship

Charlie Custer
Tech in Asia
Over the weekend, news broke that three Baidu employees were arrested on suspicion of accepting payoffs in return for deleting posts from Baidu’s online forums. A fourth employee was not arrested, but was fired by Baidu. A Baidu spokeswoman told the...

Sina Weibo's User Contract: Let's All Just Calm Down

Charlie Custer
Tech in Asia
At the risk of repeating myself, I think it needs to be said: Sina Weibo’s new user contract and credits system is not a big deal. It’s not even really much of a change.