Posts Tagged: renren

Although it started as a pretty blatant Facebook clone, Renren has evolved into a full-fledged social media powerhouse. It’s China’s biggest traditional social network, but like Facebook itself, it’s facing increasing competition from mobile social networks like WeChat. So can Renren evolve with the times, or is it destined to go the way of the dinosaur?


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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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Nuomi will split from Renren and do an IPO following Baidu’s big investment last week

Boy, the folks at Nuomi have been busy lately. After quietly losing buckets of money for a few years, the Renren subsidiary netted a big Bai...

  • August 27, 2013
  • at 12:29 am
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Confirmed: Baidu acquires majority stake in Renren’s daily deals site for $160 million

After swirling rumors, Chinese search engine and web giant Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) has officially confirmed this afternoon that it has acquired ...

  • August 23, 2013
  • at 4:42 pm
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After 4 years of veggie stealing, Renren shuts down ‘Happy Farm’

Happy Farm (and its English Zynga clone Farmville) made a big splash in the casual gaming world back in 2009, and for a few years, it was di...

  • August 21, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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To split or not to split: Renren struggles with Renren Games

Renren’s stock (NYSE:RENN) took quite a jump earlier this week when rumors linked the company’s money-hemorrhaging group buy sub...

  • August 16, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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Flurry Partners with Renren Games to Bring App Analytics to Chinese Mobile Game Devs

American mobile analytics firm Flurry knows a thing or two about China — in fact, we just shared some of the company’s latest Ch...

  • July 24, 2013
  • at 1:22 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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Remember “China’s Facebook”? It’s Fighting Back Against WeChat With a New Messaging App

Once hailed as “China’s Facebook”, Renren (NYSE:RENN) has had a rough few years. First overtaken by microblogging (with new rivals Sin...

  • April 23, 2013
  • at 2:30 pm
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Renren Plans Aggressive Android Games Push in 2013

Last year, we learned that social networking site Renren (NYSE:RENN) was planning to diversify its offerings and move into, among other thin...

  • March 28, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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Baidu acquires Nuomi

Baidu acquires remaining stake in Renren’s daily deals site

Back in August last year, Chinese search engine Baidu acquired the majority stake in Renren’s (NYSE:RENN) group buying site for $160 milli...

  • January 24, 2014
  • at 11:25 am
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Why did Baidu buy a controlling stake in Nuomi?

After rumors had been cropping up for some time, Chinese search giant Baidu finally confirmed its investment of $160 million in Renren group...

  • August 26, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Report: Baidu invests in Renren group buying site Nuomi

(UPDATE: The majority stake acquisition in Nuomi has now been confirmed by Baidu). A couple weeks ago, we heard that Baidu was poking around...

  • August 23, 2013
  • at 10:02 am
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Life after fame: Renren, once “China’s Facebook”, tries and tries again to remain relevant

Every so often I open up Gmail’s spam folder to see if anything important has been misdirected there. Typically, I find at least one notif...

  • August 19, 2013
  • at 9:00 pm
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Report: Baidu wants in on LBS; spurned by Dianping, it has turned to Renren’s Nuomi

If you’re wondering why Renren’s stock jumped yesterday, it’s because of this. That’s a Sohu IT report written by Li...

  • August 14, 2013
  • at 8:00 am
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Renren Games Puts 10 Million RMB into New Big Data/Psych Lab to Research Online Communities

Renren is apparently thinking very long-term when it comes to gaming. As interest in the company’s social platform fades we’ve s...

  • July 10, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Report: More Layoffs at Renren, Signs of a Strategic Shift?

Renren, ‘the Facebook of China’, has been struggling a bit over the last few years as its users spend more time on hipper (and m...

  • May 11, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Google, Baidu and Many Web Companies Set Up ‘People Finder’ Boards After Chinese Quake

Shortly after this weekend’s earthquake near the Chinese city of Ya’an in Sichuan province, which has so far claimed nearly 200 ...

  • April 22, 2013
  • at 3:57 pm
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Renren FeiFei app like SnapChat

China’s Renren Looks to Emulate the Sexting Success of Snapchat

China’s Facebook-like Renren (NYSE:RENN) looks set to be the first major Chinese web company to launch a Snapchat clone. Called FeiFei...

  • March 26, 2013
  • at 3:53 pm
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