Posts Categorized: Social Media



Why the WeChat vs. Weibo War Will Be the Year’s Biggest Story, and Why Weibo Needs to Win

When it comes to Chinese social media, it’s increasingly clear that there are two real players: Sina Weibo and Tencent’s WeChat....

  • February 25, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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Of Sina Weibo’s 500 Million Registered Users, Are 90% Actually Zombies?

As we explained way back in 2011, if someone wants to boost their popularity on Sina Weibo, they can buy new followers. But those will be zo...

  • February 22, 2013
  • at 9:55 pm
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Sina Weibo Passes 500 Million Users, But Needs to Monetize More on Mobile

So Sina (NASDAQ:SINA) announced its not-so-good Q4 financials today. While the Chinese web company has multiple businesses, all the scrutiny...

  • February 20, 2013
  • at 10:57 pm
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Sina Reveals Poor Q4 Financials, Admits to Growing Rivalry Between Weibo and WeChat

Chinese web company Sina (NASDAQ:SINA) wheeled out its Q4 and full-year 2012 financials last night, revealing slight growth in net revenues ...

  • February 20, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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Chinese Check-In Service Jiepang Sums Up 2012 [INFOGRAPHIC]

China seems to have its own take on almost every popular foreign web service, and its take on Foursquare is the widely-popular Jiepang. The ...

  • February 20, 2013
  • at 8:00 am
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Watch Out Facebook, Asian Messaging Apps Are Gonna Karate Chop You

Facebook is under siege from every direction. Snapchat’s picking away at the young sexting market, Twitter dominated TV sets at the Su...

  • February 19, 2013
  • at 7:10 pm
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Kaifu Lee: I’ve Been Banned From Weibo for 3 Days

Entrepreneur and former Google country manager for China, Kaifu Lee, is often outspoken on his Chinese social media presences – and no...

  • February 18, 2013
  • at 1:15 pm
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Lessons in Monetizing Games in Korea and Japan

Lessons in Monetizing Apps and Games in Smartphone-Mad Korea and Japan [INFOGRAPHIC]

Japan and Korea are at the forefront of Asia’s rush to smartphones, and are also markets where app developers can seriously monetize. ...

  • February 15, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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Brad Pitt Banned From China Again (This Time From Sina Weibo)

American actor Brad Pitt has been banned from China proper for some time thanks to his performance in Seven Years in Tibet, a film that Chin...

  • February 15, 2013
  • at 8:00 am
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9 Must-Read Tech Stories in China This Week

This week’s China tech news is made up of a mix of corruption, scandal, huge numbers, and beer. Business as usual, then. 1. A shocking...

  • February 24, 2013
  • at 6:48 pm
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‘Link Hay’ Digs Digg’s Style: The Story Of Vietnam’s Top Social News Site

Today, Vietnam’s online landscape is dominated by forums and social media. In Vietnam, the places that people go to talk about niche t...

  • February 21, 2013
  • at 11:02 am
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Line Launches a New Social Network to Challenge Path, Facebook

The Japan-made messaging app Line is once again challenging Facebook, this time by adding a mini social network for its 100 million-plus use...

  • February 20, 2013
  • at 7:00 pm
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Beijing-Based Game Developer Cmune Raises New Round of Funding, Bets on Social Shooter Success

Cmune, a game developer with offices in Beijing and Berlin, announced today that it has secured a new round of funding from global venture f...

  • February 20, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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Youtube Asia Pop channel launches

YouTube to Bring Music Livestreams and Hangouts to New ‘Asia Pop’ Channel

YouTube has just launched a devoted Asia Pop channel that will showcase the hottest pop music across the region – and give fans a chan...

  • February 19, 2013
  • at 9:16 pm
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Rumor: Tencent Invests in Chinese Social Sharing Platform JiaThis

The last time we heard from Chinese social sharing platform JiaThis, it was because the company had just acquired a smaller Chinese startup ...

  • February 19, 2013
  • at 3:45 am
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Deng Fei Launches Weibo Campaign to Share Images of Water Pollution

Web journalist/activist Deng Fei is already a pretty famous guy in China’s cyberspace. In part through social media, he’s orches...

  • February 16, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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Kobe Bryant Joins Sina Weibo, Says Nothing, Gets Many Followers

It seems like every day another Western celebrity is joining Sina Weibo, and LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant chose this Valentine’s Day to ...

  • February 15, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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KakaoTalk Challenges Apple and Google with New Digital Publishing Platform

The Korean-made messaging app KakaoTalk has over 70 million users and a social gaming platform running in a couple of countries. But the app...

  • February 14, 2013
  • at 10:26 pm
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