Charlie Custer

China Tech in Asia

I'm a guy who writes stuff, mostly about technology and video games in China. I also made a documentary film about child trafficking. You can follow me on Twitter as @ChinaGeeks.

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Disconnect: Jack Ma made a big mistake buying SCMP

Disconnect is a weekly column in which TIA’s Charlie Custer pokes at holes, plays devil’s advocate, or otherwise attempts to rain on the tech industry’s parade
Dec 14, 2015

Jack Ma talks about the ‘4 cannots’ and the dangers of success

Nov 07, 2015
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Sex life at a startup: Chinese founders bare the grim truth

The truth ain’t pretty
Oct 14, 2015

One of China’s biggest investors teaches you the perfect pitch

The power of a well thought out pitch shouldn't be underestimated when approaching potential investors. One of China’s biggest investors explains why.
Aug 29, 2015
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Industry

Jack Ma talks about the ‘4 cannots’ and the dangers of success

Nov 07, 2015

Didi Kuaidi partners with Lyft and invests $100M to take on Uber

Uber is one of the most popular transportation services in the U.S., and currently dominates the market. How with this partnership between Lyft and Didi Kuaidi impact [Read More...]
  Sep 17, 2015

Here’s what the future will look like, according to Baidu and Microsoft

Interestingly, Microsoft and Baidu's predictions about where technology is headed are similar. Both foresee a world where augmented reality and touchscreen surfaces play [Read More...]
  Sep 16, 2015

Cloud computing’s dirty little secret (and how to fix it)

While convenient and highly efficient, cloud computing is also a source of pollution. Its environmental impact is too severe to ignore.
Sep 07, 2015
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Internet

China expects $188B investment in web infrastructure over next 3 years

Over the next three years, the Chinese government expects $188 billion in investment to pour into the country's internet infrastructure.
Oct 01, 2015

Chinese state TV to take aim at the internet industry for Consumer Rights Day

Which companies specifically are in hot water remains unknown. CCTV maintains a high level of secrecy before the hotly-anticipated program is broadcast every year on the [Read More...]
Mar 11, 2015

Chinese secondhand car platform Cheyipai raises $110M series D

Cheyipai is China’s largest online secondhand car trading platform. Cheyipai plans to expand its O2O services with this latest cash infusion
Mar 03, 2015

China cracks down on cartoon and gaming sites, including those run by Tencent, Baidu, and Qihoo 360

China’s perpetual quest for a squeaky-clean internet goes on, and while the smut on state-run media sites unsurprisingly hasn’t been affected, other sites are [Read More...]
Feb 04, 2015

Mobile

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News

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China censors Hong Kong riot discussions online with a light touch

Why?
  Feb 09, 2016
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Alibaba just agreed to buy Youku in a $4.4B deal. Here’s why

The upside for Alibaba here is pretty clear
Nov 08, 2015
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If China’s top tech execs were drowning, who would Baidu’s CEO save?

Although it sounds strange, that’s the question that was reportedly posed to Baidu CEO Robin Li during an appearance on a talk show
Oct 12, 2015
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Confirmed: Xiaomi is making a laptop, and expanding into telco services

The long-rumored Xiaomi laptop is expected to hit the shelves in the first or second quarter of next year.
Sep 25, 2015
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Innovation

A public toilet in China has faster internet than your house

Signal strength like this is sure not crappy.
Jan 16, 2016

This Chinese startup will help you try on clothes online by 3D-scanning your body

Hopefully Zhe Shang VC’s angel investment will help the company put its technology into a slicker-looking package
Mar 26, 2015

Science

China’s dark matter satellite begins its search for answers

China joins the search for a an unobserved form of matter, which may make up the majority of mass in existence.
Dec 26, 2015

Social Media

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China censors Hong Kong riot discussions online with a light touch

Why?
Feb 09, 2016

WeChat censorship report: 1.5% of posts get censored

Here are the details of what WeChat routinely censors
Jul 20, 2015

Telecom

Xiaomi offices. Photo Credit: Facebook

Confirmed: Xiaomi is making a laptop, and expanding into telco services

The long-rumored Xiaomi laptop is expected to hit the shelves in the first or second quarter of next year.
Sep 25, 2015