10 Of Asia’s Biggest Tech Stories In 2014

I’ll be honest–writing about Asia tech for readership based mostly in the U.S. can be difficult sometimes. I get the feeling that many people still associate Asian tech companies with original equipment manufacturers and knock-offs.

2014, however, may be remembered as the year Asia tech finally came into its own on the worldwide stage, with headlines like Alibaba’s record-setting initial public offering, Xiaomi’s whopping valuation, and the increasing importance of online commerce in China, India, and Southeast Asia.

Read on for some of the most important tech stories to come out of Asia over the last twelve months.