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.



Inside the (Rather Buggy) Sina Weibo v5 Redesign [PICS]

We know that the Twitter-esque Sina Weibo is testing a revamped site design which will make it look, on a user’s profile page, a lot m...

  • August 24, 2012
  • at 3:56 pm
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Upcoming Sina Weibo Redesign Looks a Lot Like Facebook Timeline Covers [PICS]

The man behind China’s hottest Twitter-like site, Sina (NASDAQ:SINA) CEO Charles Chao, said that a redesign for Sina Weibo was in the ...

  • August 20, 2012
  • at 11:40 am
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“Weibo Reach” Puts Serious Analytical Tools Right at Your Fingertips

Sina Weibo is a powerful communication tool. But it doesn’t offer much in the way of analytics. Enter Chinese startup Weibo Reach, whi...

  • August 16, 2012
  • at 10:08 am
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Sina Weibo Dominates During Olympics

Now that the Olympics themselves are over, it’s time for everyone to move on to the gloating phase. And that’s not just for the ...

  • August 13, 2012
  • at 11:00 pm
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Chinese Startup Weibo Bridge Matches Advertisers With Weibo Power Users

Do you wish your weibo feed had more advertisements on it? Yeah, neither do I, but advertisers sure do, especially when those ads are coming...

  • August 8, 2012
  • at 1:00 am
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Twitter Should Shut Up and Copy Sina Weibo

I use both Twitter and Sina Weibo quite a bit. As I prefer reading in English and not having my tweets censored, I tend to spend a bit more ...

  • August 3, 2012
  • at 1:00 am
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The Weibo Olympics: Mobile is King and Apple, Android Dominate Sina Weibo Discussions

We already knew that Sina Weibo was a hotspot for Olympic discussions. In fact, it even beat out Twitter — though the latter has more ...

  • August 1, 2012
  • at 9:30 pm
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Weibo Beats Twitter With 119 Million London Olympics Opening Ceremony Tweets

China’s liveliest Twitter-esque site, Sina Weibo, saw an Olympian 119 million ‘tweets’ about the London Olympics opening c...

  • July 30, 2012
  • at 10:00 pm
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Sina Weibo Launches Discussion Forums, No Longer Any 140-Character Limit

China’s hottest Twitter clone, Sina Weibo, has diversified yet again with the launch of a platform for BBS-like discussion forums. Called ...

  • July 24, 2012
  • at 8:30 pm
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Sina Weibo Experiencing Weird Bug, Possible Virus in Some International Locations

Sina Weibo is probably China’s hottest social networking service, but something is very, very wrong with it right now. While it seems ...

  • August 22, 2012
  • at 2:20 am
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Sina Says Weibo Monetization Dependent on User Growth

Chinese internet company Sina (NASDAQ:SINA) has just released its second-quarter financial report, with net revenues up 11 percent to 131.6 ...

  • August 17, 2012
  • at 10:30 am
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TaoU Helps Find Friends and Content On Sina Weibo

Leveraging on the Sina Weibo API, TaoU is a China-based startup that aims to help users find the right connections and content on your micro...

  • August 14, 2012
  • at 9:00 am
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Sina Exec: ‘We’re Frightened By Shift to Mobile Internet’

Sina’s Weibo microblogging service is a huge hit that, along with Tencent Weibo, has changed the way China’s internet works. But...

  • August 9, 2012
  • at 10:30 pm
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Weico, the Funkiest App For Weibo, Lands on Windows Phone

Microsoft’s Windows Phone OS will soon get a spoonful of sugar courtesy of a cute new app by a Beijing startup. Now in public beta but...

  • August 6, 2012
  • at 12:50 pm
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In Olympics Outburst, Chinese Tech Celeb Posts Personal Info of US Swim Official on Weibo [UPDATED]

Ah, the Olympics. Uniting nations in mutual distrust and nationalist, self-righteous anger for over a century. And so it came to pass this m...

  • August 2, 2012
  • at 11:40 am
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Baidu and Sina Partner Up for Mobile Search, Cloud Computing, and More?

Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) and Sina (NASDAQ:SINA), two of China’s biggest internet powerhouses, are teaming up again to work on mobile projec...

  • July 31, 2012
  • at 1:00 am
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Japanese Prime Minister’s Office to Use Sina Weibo to Reach Out to Chinese Audiences

Reports in Japanese and Chinese media are saying that the Japanese Prime Minister’s Office will soon be making use of the popular Sina...

  • July 25, 2012
  • at 1:48 pm
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Report: Sina Weibo to Launch “Promoted Tweets” Ads

Chinese web portal Sina (NASDAQ:SINA) has been having a hard time making money out of its popular Twitter-esque site Weibo, and a report sug...

  • July 23, 2012
  • at 9:15 am
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