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.


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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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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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China’s Top 10 Smartphone Apps for Android and iOS

Chinese research firm iResearch recently released its breakdown of China’s mobile market in January of 2013, and that report includes,...

  • May 6, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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Chinese Netizens and Their Love Affair With European Footballers on Weibo (INFOGRAPHIC)

Mailman Group has come back with another infographic about how popular European footballers are on Twitter-esque services Sina Weibo and Ten...

  • May 2, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Why Did Alibaba Invest $586 Million in Sina Weibo?

Yesterday we learned that the rumors that had been swirling for months were true: e-commerce giant Alibaba has invested a huge chunk of cash...

  • April 30, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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With One New App, Every Sina Weibo Post Can Be Easily Translated into English

A couple of months ago we previewed the creation of a new kind of third-party app for Sina Weibo – one that would translate the mostly...

  • April 24, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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Sina Weibo in Thailand: Way Too Little, Way Too Late

Last Friday, Sina Weibo quietly announced that it would be entering Thailand thanks to a partnership with Thai company Jiaranai Entertainmen...

  • April 13, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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China’s Social Media Landscape 2013 (INFOGRAPHIC)

The good folks from CIC have just released their refreshed China social media landscape infographic for 2013. Generally speaking, more playe...

  • April 2, 2013
  • at 9:08 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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SnapWeibo: This Weibo Post Will Self-Destruct in 10 Seconds

If you’re a fan of Sina Weibo but don’t like the idea of your posts swirling around the web for all of eternity, you might like ...

  • May 3, 2013
  • at 8:45 pm
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Sina Weibo Has Already Added Taobao Ads in Wake of Alibaba Investment

Well, that didn’t take long. Just days after the announcement of Alibaba’s huge investment in Sina Weibo, Taobao advertisements ...

  • April 30, 2013
  • at 11:56 pm
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Alibaba Gets More Social, Takes Stake in Sina Weibo for $586 Million

China’s top e-commerce company has secured what could be the biggest web deal of the year in the country. Alibaba, which has been a lo...

  • April 29, 2013
  • at 10:42 pm
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Kaifu Lee: Rumors of Weibo’s Death Are Exaggerated

We’ve written a lot about the rise of WeChat and the danger it poses to Sina Weibo. Last night, a weibo post (ironically enough) sugge...

  • April 17, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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China’s Net Users Can’t Help But Laugh at North Korea’s Warmongering

North Korea has been in the news a lot recently, both because it keeps getting hacked and because it keeps threatening to blow stuff up. But...

  • April 5, 2013
  • at 1:04 am
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Kaifu Lee: Check Out My Chart of How Often I Get Censored by Sina Weibo

Despite insisting that he’s no activist and is just keen on debating with his 33.4 million followers on Sina Weibo, entrepreneur and f...

  • March 18, 2013
  • at 5:03 pm
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