Posts Categorized: Social Media


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Japan’s Prime Minister Noda Getting No Views on YouTube

The Prime Minister of Japan, Yoshihiko Noda, is apparently having difficulties drawing the public’s attention over on YouTube. The mos...

  • February 29, 2012
  • at 10:30 am
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Facebook Testing Disaster Message Board in Japan

So I noticed something interesting when I logged into Facebook today. I’m in Japan, and it seems that the social network has added a D...

  • February 28, 2012
  • at 6:25 pm
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Chinese Government Launches New Internet Porn Crackdown

Fans of internet porn in China, be warned: your days may be numbered. Yesterday, the government announced a new internet crackdown campaign ...

  • February 28, 2012
  • at 1:15 pm
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Charles Chao: Weibo Looking to Boost Business Accounts

At a conference last night in Taipei, Sina (NASDAQ:SINA) CEO and Chairman Charles Chao spoke about the importance of Sina Weibo as a channel...

  • February 24, 2012
  • at 12:05 pm
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As Sure As Night Follows Day, Tencent Launches a Pinterest Clone

With grim inevitability, we see that the Chinese social media behemoth Tencent (HKG:0700) has today launched a Pinterest clone called Dutu. ...

  • February 23, 2012
  • at 3:50 pm
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Chinese Police Crack Down on Cybercrime, Tianya, Sohu, Baidu BBS Services Implicated

China’s police are on the back end of a three-month long crackdown on cybercrime, and apparently, they’ve found an awful lot of ...

  • February 22, 2012
  • at 2:00 pm
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Made-in-China Mobile Browser Takes off in India

China’s social media and online gaming giant Tencent (HKG:0700) has a stake in India’s largest gaming site Ibibo, and thus was b...

  • February 21, 2012
  • at 9:13 pm
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Chinese Academy of Social Sciences: ‘Real Name’ Weibo Isn’t A Viable Solution

The real name requirements for Weibo in China is about to get realer. On March 16, 2012, all Twitter-like service providers in China need pe...

  • February 21, 2012
  • at 12:45 pm
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Ctrip Robot Answers Your Travel Queries on Sina Weibo

The Chinese travel e-commerce site Ctrip (NASDAQ:CTRP) has a new team member – a microblogging ‘robot’ that can reply to u...

  • February 20, 2012
  • at 4:45 pm
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Sina Weibo and the Coming Weipocalypse

This morning, Sina’s (NASDAQ:SINA) quarterly earnings call turned more than a few heads. The company actually posted a profit, but is ...

  • February 28, 2012
  • at 9:30 pm
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Netease’s Cloud Notes App Hits 2 Million Users, Chasing After Evernote

With smartphone usage in China on the rise, Netease (NASDAQ:NTES) has today announced that its Evernote-style cloud notes app, Youdao YunBiJ...

  • February 28, 2012
  • at 3:15 pm
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Sina Gives Charities a Home on Weibo, and a ‘Donate’ Button

Sina (NASDAQ:SINA) has added a charity platform to its microblogging site that allows users to ‘follow’ and donate to good cause...

  • February 27, 2012
  • at 9:30 pm
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Hey Mr. Social DJ Put a Record On I Wanna Dance With My Baby

One of China’s leading music-streaming and subscription music sites, Xiami, has this week launched a Turntable.fm clone to let its use...

  • February 24, 2012
  • at 10:00 am
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QQ Users in China Pay For a Fake ‘Sent From My iPhone’ Hack

File this one under ‘people are vain’ and ‘not great publicity for Android.’ Some users of Tencent’s (HKG:0700...

  • February 22, 2012
  • at 5:16 pm
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Tudou Reveals New User Numbers, Says It’s the Video King of Weibo

In newly-released numbers from Tudou (NASDAQ:TUDO), China’s second-largest video-streaming site, it claims to be the king of video vie...

  • February 22, 2012
  • at 11:46 am
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MiniGames: A Review of Sina Weibo’s ‘One and One Story’

In a bid to monetize its user-friendly but financially dragging giant, Sina recently imbued its Weibo microblogging platform with its own c...

  • February 21, 2012
  • at 7:00 pm
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One Day After Deadline, Tuanbao’s New Services Still Missing

Tuanbao, the group buy clone that snagged the Groupon.cn domain before Groupon could, is in trouble. That much has been clear for a while. B...

  • February 21, 2012
  • at 10:45 am
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Chinese Video Streaming Site Gets Tiny Penalty After Pirating Ultraman

One of China’s leading video-streaming sites, PPTV, has been ordered to pay fines by a court after it effectively pirated the Japanese...

  • February 17, 2012
  • at 4:26 pm
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