Paul Bischoff

China Tech in Asia

American journalist covering the local tech and startup scene in Beijing, China for Tech in Asia.

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a geek since Oct 2014

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Korean entrepreneur went from translating K-Pop tweets to selling language data to web giants

Good translators can make around US$10 per hour – not a bad wage for a job that can be done during a morning bus commute
Feb 13, 2015

Thailand government listens in on entire country’s 33 million Line users, says ICT minister

ICT Minister Pornchai Rujiprapa at a press conference yesterday said Thai authorities “can monitor all of the nearly 40 million Line messages sent by people in [Read More...]
Dec 23, 2014

South Korean startup lets anyone instantly add text, video, and voice chat to their app with just a few lines of code

Uberple is planning for aggressive expansion into China, Singapore, and Hong Kong shortly after launch. Beta testers are welcome to give it a shot right away
Dec 18, 2014

News

Chinese social network for pets raises $6M funding, reports 5M furry users

The Facebook for pets includes pictures, status updates, discussion forums, and real-world playdates
Jun 12, 2015

Chinese travel site Qunar nabs $500M investment, refuses Ctrip’s acquisition offer

However, in an earnings report Qunar released on Tuesday, Qunar made a surprising statement about its relationship to Ctrip, whose acquisition offer it refused last month
Jun 02, 2015

Lvmama scores $80M funding to get a leg up in China’s crowded tourism market

Lvmama is embroiled in an ongoing race-to-the-bottom price war with its competitors. It’s an extremely crowded market, but also one that’s growing at a rapid clip
Jun 01, 2015

Baihe, a Chinese dating site where users flaunt their financial standing, bags $241M

Baihe approaches dating from an empirical and practical – some might say materialistic – perspective, with the end goal being marriage
May 25, 2015
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Social Media

Chinese social network for pets raises $6M funding, reports 5M furry users

The Facebook for pets includes pictures, status updates, discussion forums, and real-world playdates
Jun 12, 2015

Thailand government listens in on entire country’s 33 million Line users, says ICT minister

ICT Minister Pornchai Rujiprapa at a press conference yesterday said Thai authorities “can monitor all of the nearly 40 million Line messages sent by people in [Read More...]
Dec 23, 2014

Venture Capital

“Easiest-to-fly” drone makes raising money look easy, closing on $10M Series A

After raising over $600K on Indiegogo, China drone startup piles on another $10M from GGV Capital
Dec 31, 2014