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.

Report: China Telecom Also Rolling Out WeChat Plans in August

China Unicom’s plans to accomodate Tencent’s white-hot chat app WeChat are already official and coming August 8. But it seems li...

  • July 30, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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Sina Weibo Targets New Users Outside China, Now Lets You Sign Up Via Facebook

It’s always been really tough for anyone outside of China to sign up for Sina Weibo, the nation’s hottest social network. The si...

  • July 24, 2013
  • at 2:12 pm
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Looking to China’s Personal Finance Market, Sina Gets Into Online Banking

Chinese internet giant Sina (NASDAQ:SINA) — perhaps most famous abroad now for its microblogging service Sina Weibo — is getting...

  • July 19, 2013
  • at 10:04 am
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An Open Letter to WeChat: 7 Warnings From a Social Media Marketer

Jeremy Webb is associate director at Ogilvy Public Relations, Beijing. He heads up Social@Ogilvy for Beijing, managing a team of 10 to provi...

  • July 16, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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Sina Weibo Credit System Has Docked 200k Users, Dealt with 15 Million Complaints

Sina Weibo Credit System Has Docked 200k Users, Dealt with 15 Million Complaints

A little over a year ago, in response to mounting concerns about the spread of harmful rumors on its platform, Sina Weibo implemented a R...

  • July 9, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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CASS Report: China’s Microbloggers Are Young, Under-Educated, and Poor

WeChat may be the fastest-growing social service in China right now, but microblogging is still huge. But who are the users behind the keybo...

  • June 26, 2013
  • at 8:30 am
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Sina Weibo and Alibaba

After Alibaba Investment, Sina Weibo Puts Daily Deals in the Social Stream

It’s only been about five weeks since e-commerce titan Alibaba invested nearly $600 million to take a significant stake in Sina Weibo, Chi...

  • June 4, 2013
  • at 10:39 am
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MelonFriends Targets Overseas Chinese, Combines Twitter, Facebook and Weibo in One App

If you’ve got friends all over the globe, those buddies are probably scattered across not just lots of nations but also several social med...

  • June 3, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Sina Weibo and Alibaba

Is Sina’s Stock Undervalued?

Yesterday, Sina Tech sub-site Startup Stories posted an interesting op-ed from T.H. Capital CEO Hou Xiaotian entitled “Why is SinaR...

  • May 14, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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Sina Weibo’s Failure: Why Chinese Companies Should Take the Rest of the World Seriously

Last week, we reported that Sina Weibo has added Facebook login to its service to make it easier for overseas users to sign up. My response?...

  • July 29, 2013
  • at 2:35 am
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If More Than Half the Population of the World Lives in This Circle, Asia is the Future of Startups

Sign Of The Times? Investments in Asia Increase, Investments In Silicon Valley Decrease

It looks like investments are slowing down in the Valley and speeding up in Asia. That's good news for entrepreneurs and investors in the gr...

  • July 19, 2013
  • at 4:30 pm
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Banned from Weibo: Sina’s Vindictive Response to a Report About Weibo’s Dwindling User Activity

Last week, we passed along a report from Chinese tech blog Huxiu about Sina Weibo’s decreasing user activity. It appears that we weren...

  • July 17, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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Survey Finds That Sina Weibo Users Are Less Active This Year (CHARTS)

There comes a time when everything peaks – and then it’s all downhill from there. According to a tracking tool that’s moni...

  • July 11, 2013
  • at 2:11 pm
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Weibo Users Can Change the Color of Beijing's Olympic Pool

Thanks to a Conceptual Artist, Weibo Users Can Change the Color of Beijing’s Olympic Pool

Most users of Sina Weibo or Tencent Weibo won’t realise this, but every time they use an emoticon on the Twitter-esque social networks, th...

  • June 28, 2013
  • at 3:59 pm
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Youku Sina Weibo

With an Eye on Mobile Video Viewers, Youku and Sina Weibo Form a Partnership

With an eye to the many Sina Weibo users who access the Twitter-like service via mobile, two of China’s web giants have formed an interest...

  • June 7, 2013
  • at 3:08 pm
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Japanese Netizens Have Fun Impersonating Line’s Cartoony Characters [PICS]

Japan-made social messaging app Line sees about 70 percent of users outside of Japan, which is a good rate of global expansion. But the most...

  • June 3, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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WeiboSuite Translates Censored Sina Weibo Posts Into English, Is Awesome

The folks at Hong Kong University’s China Media Project have been doing incredible work looking at Chinese media and social media for ...

  • May 15, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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How Alibaba Saved Weibo and Chinese Society (Maybe)

Jack Ma may have officially retired as Alibaba CEO, but he’s still the guy to talk to when it comes to all things Ali. This weekend at...

  • May 7, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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