Erik Crouch

China Tech in Asia

Erik is an American living in Shanghai, where he follows start-ups, rides the high-speed rail, and buys too many new phones. He specializes in Chinese tech, and what that means for the rest of the world.

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a geek since Sep 2015

Mobile

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Didi just raised $7.3 billion

Yet Uber’s response is tame
Jun 16, 2016
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Apple invests $1 billion in Didi Kuaidi

Here are some reasons they may have done this
  May 13, 2016
China sold 457 million smartphones in 2015, up 17.7 percent year-on-year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Photo credit: SteveC / Flickr

China’s next Xiaomi?

This brand started up in 2011, the same year as Xiaomi. But 2016 looks set to be its first year in the limelight
Apr 25, 2016
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How an Android keyboard helps save obscure languages around the world

A chemist and language advocate, Rail Salimov works with a 40-person group of Bashkir speakers looking to bring their language into the digital age
Feb 18, 2016

News

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Didi just raised $7.3 billion

Yet Uber’s response is tame
Jun 16, 2016
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Xiaomi’s new fitness tracker adds a screen and only costs $23

The band sports updated step and heart rate trackers, which Xiaomi says are more accurate than its previous models
Jun 04, 2016
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Massive Chinese buy-up is bringing Bitcoin to a two-year high

The cryptocurrency is currently trading at its highest levels since 2014
May 30, 2016
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Apple invests $1 billion in Didi Kuaidi

Here are some reasons they may have done this
  May 13, 2016
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Consumer

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4K video for $450? Xiaomi’s drone hits DJI where it hurts

It looks pretty awesome
May 25, 2016

China’s Netflix launches VR headset for $23

Letv will launch the LeVR COOL1, which they call a "virtual private theater" on December 29.
Dec 25, 2015

FinTech

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Massive Chinese buy-up is bringing Bitcoin to a two-year high

The cryptocurrency is currently trading at its highest levels since 2014
May 30, 2016

Hardware

China’s Netflix launches VR headset for $23

Letv will launch the LeVR COOL1, which they call a "virtual private theater" on December 29.
Dec 25, 2015

Industry

Mind-controlled robotics company blasts through Kickstarter goal in just hours

Dobot is a robotic arm designed for everyday use which can be controlled by a computer, mobile app, gesture input, and even brain waves.
Sep 29, 2015

Meet the dating app for people embarrassed by their own profiles

Blindfold makes it easy for Asian singles to look for love online discreetly without having to worry about running into someone they know.
Sep 18, 2015

Robotics

Mind-controlled robotics company blasts through Kickstarter goal in just hours

Dobot is a robotic arm designed for everyday use which can be controlled by a computer, mobile app, gesture input, and even brain waves.
Sep 29, 2015

Wearables

Image credit: Xiaomi

Xiaomi’s new fitness tracker adds a screen and only costs $23

The band sports updated step and heart rate trackers, which Xiaomi says are more accurate than its previous models
Jun 04, 2016