Steven Millward

China Tech in Asia

Covering startups, ecommerce, tech market research and analysis across Asia for Techinasia.

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a geek since Oct 2014

Consumer

Photo credit: Mobike

China’s Mobike gets $215 million ahead of global push

China’s new bike-sharing battle looks a lot like the ride-hailing war
Jan 04, 2017

Now crowdfunding, augmented reality glasses for cyclists

These smart glasses provide cyclists with an augmented reality experience similar to what you'd expect from Google Glass.
Aug 16, 2015

This is Stary, the lightest electric skateboard in the world here to change the way we navigate cities

Meet Stary, the world's lightest electric skateboard which goes 18.6 mph. This skateboard could change the way we get around.
Aug 02, 2015

China’s top taxi app company confirms record-breaking $2 billion funding round

This is the biggest ever funding round for a private company, beating Uber’s US $1.2 billion series D and series E rounds
Jul 08, 2015
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eCommerce

5 big reasons Alibaba is spending over $4 billion to acquire a video site

This is why rivals such as Baidu and Tencent should be worried about Alibaba's pending acquisition of Youku
Oct 18, 2015

With help from Tencent and Baidu, China’s shopping mall king just ventured into e-commerce

Ffan the online store launched by three of China's biggest companies is finally gone live.
Aug 05, 2015

Alibaba just threw $1 billion into the battle for China’s O2O services

The company is weaker in other O2O areas that are growing fast in the country, like on-demand beauticians, manicurists, cleaners, or car repair mechanics. The big [Read More...]
Jun 23, 2015

Hardware

Photo Credit: Zimplistic, one of the fast rising hardware startups from Singapore

15 top-funded hardware startups in Southeast Asia (INFOGRAPHIC)

This smart gadget revolution is not just taking place in the U.S., Japan, South Korea, or China – entrepreneurs across Southeast Asia are leaping in
   Oct 27, 2015
Photo Credit: Xiaomi, hoverboard

Xiaomi just made a ‘hoverboard’

It’s now listed on Xiaomi’s website, with sales beginning November 3 - here are the details
Oct 19, 2015

Singapore restaurant shows off autonomous drone waiters

The autonomous drones (pictured) fly back and forth from the kitchen, carrying drinks or dishes to the restaurant’s customers
Feb 11, 2015

Industry

Uber invests $1B in China as it sets up subsidiary in Shanghai Free Trade Zone

Uber is investing nearly $1 billion in China as it battles homegrown arch-rival Didi Kuaidi.
Oct 08, 2015

These founders kept missing each other while traveling, so they built an app for that

CatchUp is an newly released app which aims to make it easy for people to share their itineraries and reconnect with friends and acquaintances across the world.
Aug 20, 2015

China’s top taxi app company confirms record-breaking $2 billion funding round

This is the biggest ever funding round for a private company, beating Uber’s US $1.2 billion series D and series E rounds
Jul 08, 2015
Image Credit: PR screenshot/ Xiaomi

Qualcomm settles monopoly charges in China with $975M payout

Qualcomm will have to make some changes to the way it licenses its patents in China, but the regulators have not mandated a more serious change to the firm’s business [Read More...]
Feb 10, 2015

Mobile

Selfies are inseparable from the messaging app boom. Photo credit: Ellen De Vos / Flickr

Op-ed: It’s time for messaging apps to form the ‘anti-Facebook alliance’

It’s not as unlikely as it sounds
Oct 08, 2016
Actress Angelababy, who is of half Chinese and half German descent, does the selfie thing in a promo shot. Photo credit: Meitu.

In China, a startup that turned selfies into a billion-dollar business

Over in China, a very successful startup has been devoting itself to selfies since 2008
Aug 26, 2016
Tech in Asia image uses photo from Pixabay.

China legalizes Uber and Didi with new rules. But there are lots of catches

Although the regulations are not as scary as they appeared in the first draft back in October, they still present some challenges to Uber and Didi
Jul 28, 2016
Image credit: Tech in Asia

After grisly murder, Didi adds SOS button and other safety features

This move comes in response to some controversy: In May, a male Didi driver allegedly murdered a female passenger
Jul 09, 2016
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News

Photo credit: Mobike

China’s Mobike gets $215 million ahead of global push

China’s new bike-sharing battle looks a lot like the ride-hailing war
Jan 04, 2017
Tech in Asia image uses photo from Pixabay.

China legalizes Uber and Didi with new rules. But there are lots of catches

Although the regulations are not as scary as they appeared in the first draft back in October, they still present some challenges to Uber and Didi
Jul 28, 2016
Image credit: Tech in Asia

After grisly murder, Didi adds SOS button and other safety features

This move comes in response to some controversy: In May, a male Didi driver allegedly murdered a female passenger
Jul 09, 2016
Mark Britt, co-founder and CEO of Malaysia-based iFlix. Photo credit: iFlix

iFlix gets $45 million funding in battle against Netflix

The firm raised a $30 million series A round last year to boost its rollout across the region and to emulate Netflix in producing original content
   Mar 09, 2016
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Social Media

Gaming

The top game in China right now is a Pokemon Go clone

Were you expecting this not to happen?
Jul 11, 2016

Meet the man who turned his life-altering accident into a fun game

“I’ve always seen it as an accident and a bad thing, but then I was inspired to turn this into something.” - Mark Major, the man behind Plummet
Jan 10, 2015

Health

This smart gadget is helping farmers analyze pig sperm. Yours could be next

Taiwan-based Aidmics wants to use its technology on people eventually. Until then...
Jul 17, 2015

Internet

Indian Bigbasket scores $32M for online grocery shopping

Friday's US $32M funding round for Bigbasket seems to indicate that the online grocery sector is gaining traction in India
Sep 15, 2014