Posts Tagged: sina weibo

Sina’s microblogging service Sina Weibo has been called a Twitter clone, but it’s far more than that. China’s preeminent homegrown microblogging service has a decidedly different feel than Twitter, and despite the fact that it’s carefully censored, it has become the premier platform for important political and social discourse in China. It may not be the most profitable social media site on China’s web, but it it just might be the most important one.

Foreigner’s anti-protest Weibo post about Occupy Central goes viral in China

As the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong continue to grow, people from all over the world are watching and debating the merits of the demo...

  • October 2, 2014
  • at 12:09 am
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Weibo grows to 156.5 million monthly active users, but still losing money in Q2 2014

Weibo grows to 157 million monthly active users, but still losing money in Q2

The Twitter-esque Sina Weibo (NASDAQ:WB) is now up to 156.5 million monthly active users (MAUs), according to the company’s Q2 2014 earnin...

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 11:24 am
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Social media in China beyond WeChat and Weibo

Life beyond WeChat and Weibo: 15 niche social networks in China

They’re not meant to replace WeChat or Weibo – indeed, many of these specialist social apps integrate with the country’s top social ne...

  • August 6, 2014
  • at 9:58 am
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Weibo Payment

Weibo’s mobile wallet will soon allow friends to send money to each other

More than six months after China’s Twitter-esque Sina Weibo launched a mobile wallet, the social network is about to roll out user-to-user...

  • June 20, 2014
  • at 1:42 pm
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Weibo just released its first earnings report since IPO, racks up a $47.4 million loss

Weibo just released its first earnings report since IPO, racks up a $47.4 million loss

China's Weibo pulled in $67.5 million in revenue in Q1 2014. This is the first earnings report since its IPO.

  • May 22, 2014
  • at 10:54 am
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Weibo grows to 156.5 million monthly active users, but still losing money in Q2 2014

Weibo disappoints with low IPO debut, but shares climb after cold start

Weibo’s shares made their IPO debut at a mere $16.27, but the share price soon climbed up gradually.

  • April 18, 2014
  • at 12:36 am
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Sina launches Weibo Wallet app

Hours ahead of IPO, Weibo fails to sell out shares, will raise only $286 million

Only 16.8 million of Weibo’s 20 million shares have been sold, meaning that Sina Weibo will raise just $286 million from its IPO - not the...

  • April 17, 2014
  • at 5:16 pm
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Sina Weibo IPO

Weibo posts net loss one day before IPO, user engagement casts a shadow

Weibo yesterday made a final amendment to its prospectus, showing the social network's financial performance during the first quarter of thi...

  • April 16, 2014
  • at 11:58 am
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Sina Weibo IPO

Sina Weibo sets price range for shares, aims to raise $437 million in IPO

Sina Weibo will price its shares in the US$17 to $19 range. If it debuts at the top of that range, Weibo will raise $437 million.

  • April 5, 2014
  • at 11:27 pm
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Seeing strong demand, Alibaba raises share price range for this week’s IPO

Alibaba’s history in 9 photos

In honor of its IPO, Alibaba posted photos of the company's good old days on social media.

  • September 19, 2014
  • at 7:15 pm
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Sina Weibo updates iOS app, now supports video uploads

Weibo updates iOS app, now supports video uploads

Today the Weibo app got an update on iOS that enables video recording, uploading, and playing those videos directly in Weibo.

  • August 8, 2014
  • at 1:39 pm
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Branding the Chinese government

Branding the Chinese government

While there's still a lot of censorship, China's government is now taking a far more subtle approach to grooming its image using social medi...

  • July 30, 2014
  • at 8:29 pm
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Weibo CEO: 70 percent of daily active users are on mobile

Yesterday at the Mobile Asia Expo in Shanghai, Weibo CEO Wang Gaofei revealed that 70 percent of the company’s daily active users acce...

  • June 12, 2014
  • at 1:13 pm
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China, WeComics app

China’s WeComics app gets $1.5 million funding to emulate the success of Bitstrips

WeComics is like China’s answer to Bitstrips. Not only is it the same idea – user-created comics shareable over social media – but WeC...

  • May 15, 2014
  • at 11:23 am
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Weibo vs Twitter valuation

As Weibo launches IPO, here are all the facts and stats you need to know

Let’s look at all the facts and stats you need to know about Weibo, China's latest tech IPO to hit Wall Street.

  • April 17, 2014
  • at 9:27 pm
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Yet another Chinese blogger jailed for allegedly spreading rumors on Weibo

Qin Zhihui – or as he's known online, Qin Huohuo – was sentenced today to three years in prison and denied appeal on charges of defamati...

  • April 17, 2014
  • at 1:15 pm
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sina weibo quarantine

Weibo’s content gap: just 5% of users post nearly all original content

Another scathing report documenting Sina Weibo's decline hit the press yesterday, just one week before the Twitter of China lists on the US ...

  • April 11, 2014
  • at 11:39 am
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sina weibo quarantine

The omen: the sad decline of “China’s Facebook” shows why you should avoid the IPO of “China’s Twitter”

Sina Weibo, often heralded as China’s answer to Twitter, will soon IPO in the US. It’s a good chance for investors around the world to g...

  • April 4, 2014
  • at 2:45 pm
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