10 must-read tech stories in China this past week


Here are the most read stories about China’s recent tech developments that you should know about.

1. 12 of China’s hottest hardware startups We’ve all heard of Nest, Oculus Rift, Pebble, Dropcam, and SmartThings – but what are the hottest hardware startups coming out of China?

2. Wearable tech made by women for women “The only way to speak to women is to make sure their voice is integrated into the product, from concept through completion,” says Elemoon founder Jing Zhou.

3. China’s top tech CEOs join in on ‘ice bucket challenge’ craze for ALS Youku CEO Victor Koo and OnePlus founder Liu Zuohu have already completed the challenge and kicked off the trend among the other Chinese tech CEOs.

4. Doctor consultation app gets China’s biggest ever investment in a healthcare startup Founded in 2011, Chunyu now has 30 million active users consulting with 40,000 online doctors about 50,000 daily health issues.

5. India this week: Hello OnePlus. What’s up Xiaomi? Goodbye Moto G! A lot has happened over the week in India’s smartphone arena. OnePlus announced its entry, Xiaomi’s fifth flash sales repeated its earlier successes, Alcatel launched 3 smartphones, and Moto G said farewell


6. Crowdfunded in China: Android-powered projectors, steering wheel mods, and all-in-one credit cards This list of our five favorite successful campaigns is proof that the crowdfunding trend in China is showing no signs of slowing down.

7. Chinese wine e-tailer gets $49 million funding to take over the world’s second-biggest wine market Jiuxian specializes in wines and Chinese baijiu. It claims to have over 100,000 paying customers across 55 cities in China.

8. Maker of Chinese Farmville knockoff seals China’s biggest ever gaming deal, sells subsidiary for almost $1 billion FunPlus, the Chinese game maker responsible for some of China’s biggest mobile and social games, has sold its main subsidiary for US$960 million.

9. Struggling indie console maker Ouya finds a friend in Xiaomi and a new home in China China’s all-the-rage phone maker Xiaomi has just partnered with Ouya to get a dedicated channel on Xiaomi’s smart TVs and set-top boxes.

10. Geeky Chinese video site that makes its own editing tools gets $38M funding What makes Aipai stand out from the dozens of nerdy niche video aggregators out there? The secret sauce is Aipai’s suite of bespoke editing software tailored to its fanbase.

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