Posts Tagged: Weibo


Weibo active users

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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Translate Weibo

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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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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Check Out the Numbers on China’s Top 10 Social Media Sites (Infographic)

With an estimated 597 million people active on social media in China, the country’s top 10 sites actually have a staggering 3.2 billion in...

  • March 13, 2013
  • at 4:45 pm
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Censorship Alert! Academic Study Shows Sina Weibo’s Human Censors Are Pretty Darn Fast

If you wanted to learn more about Sina Weibo’s censorship patterns, today is your lucky day. A group of computer scientists from Bowdo...

  • March 7, 2013
  • at 8:00 am
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Sina Weibo 450 million zombie users

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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Weibo vs WeChat 2013

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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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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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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Weibo active users

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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5 Mobile Apps Chinese Smartphone Users Can’t Live Without

Besides WeChat, it’s worthwhile to remind ourselves of the other mobile apps that the Chinese use to connect with each other in China.

  • April 16, 2013
  • at 9:02 pm
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Kaifu Lee Weibo ban

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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Fuubo app for Weibo

Fuubo: Finally a Weibo App for Android That Isn’t Fugly

As much as we enjoy using the lively (though oft-gagged) Chinese social network that is Sina Weibo, the official Weibo app is a bit of a UI ...

  • March 12, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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Chinese Celebrity Blogger Han Han Talks Weibo, WeChat, and Why User Numbers Are Bullshit

It’s been quite a while since we talked about Han Han. The Chinese writer/blogger/race car driver has long been known as one of China&...

  • March 1, 2013
  • at 8:00 am
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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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China’s Censors Leap to Defense of Failed State-Run Search Engine

In China’s competitive search engine market, three of them are state-run products. Unfortunately for authorities, who want to control ...

  • February 19, 2013
  • at 1:39 pm
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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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Crazy Weibo Rumors Report Tencent CEO Pony Ma’s Death (But He’s Totally Fine)

Perhaps some wires got crossed, or perhaps someone on weibo got even more tired of the spring festival news lull than I am and decided to dr...

  • February 13, 2013
  • at 8:00 am
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