GrabTaxi Lands $350M From China’s Top Uber Rival Didi Kuaidi And Others

GrabTaxi, the taxi-hailing app that rivals Uber in Southeast Asia, is in the money after announcing a $350 million Series E round from a range of investors that -- interestingly -- include Didi Kuaidi

TechCrunch Ad Hoc Meet-Up In Hong Kong And Shenzhen

As you probably know, <a HREF="">Disrupt Beijing</a> is happening next week and I'll be heading south from Beijing after the event. I would love to hang out w

Foxconn Planning To Hire 1 Million Robots

<a HREF="">Foxconn</a> is planning on replacing many of it's hard-working human manufacturers with about 1 million robots, a number that, if you think about it, is a

Inside The Shanzhai Markets, Part Deux

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China Is A Nation Of Fakery: Inside The Shanzhai Markets

<img src="">It's hard to believe, but 1 out of 5 phones in the world is counterfeit and the vast majority come from Shenzhen. This ten-minut

Plants vs. Zombies, The Knock-Off

A Chinese games company, ShunXiang Technology, has created a four-player, arcade version of Plants Vs. Zombies. “Great,” you say. “I love PvZ!” But wait, there’s more!

The Magic Of Capitalism, Chinese Edition A video making the rounds on Chinese websites shows a young student being picked up from the University in Shandong province in a little red

Going it Alone, Part III: Injection Molding

The first half of Going it Alone, Part III: Inside the Factory Walls appeared on CrunchGear yesterday. We pick up our survey of how consumer electronics are made with … Injection Molding “One

Going It Alone: How to Make Your Stuff In China

Adam Hocherman, 34, is an entrepreneur and founder of the consumer electronics company American Innovative in Boston, MA. Adam founded the company in 2003 with the help of the US Government’s SB

CrunchGear in China: Shanzhai Market

The cellphone market in Shenzhen is like a flea market where everyone is selling the same thing. If it looks like an iPhone, it’s here. There are hundreds of models, hundreds of odd names, and h

CrunchGear in China: The Ex-Pats

I’m sitting on a darkened patio of a club called Viva in the Futian district of Shenzhen. It’s not too late – about 1am – and the place is busy but not full. It’s mostly

CrunchGear in China: Getting From There to Here

For a long time my concept of sourcing – basically order fulfillment – was all wrong. When I ordered a USB charger or headphones for my phone or MP3 player, I thought some little old lady

CrunchGear in China: The Factory

This is part one of a series of four articles. Read the rest here: Getting From There To Here The Ex-Pats Shanzhai Market The driver pulled up to a small office complex in the heart of the city and be

CrunchGear in China: Seeing Where the Tech Sausage Is Made

Greetings from sunny Shenzhen, just north of Hong Kong. I’ve spent some time in Asia – at least the tech centers – and have never found a place like this. It’s like Blade Runne