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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10 highlights of Indonesia’s tech industry in 2013

Let’s look back at what the Indonesian tech industry went through last year. It’s not just a history lesson, as it also points the way f...

  • January 17, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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Sina launches Weibo Wallet app

Sina Weibo takes the fight to WeChat, wants to be your mobile wallet

Sina Weibo, China’s top Twitter-like social network, has updated its iPhone and Android apps with something it’s calling Weibo P...

  • January 6, 2014
  • at 3:27 pm
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8 tech trends to watch in China for 2014

The new year is a time for reflection, but it’s also a time for looking forward. In this regard, we’ve taken a broad look at some of the...

  • December 24, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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Apple removes censor-evading FreeWeibo app from Chinese App Store

FreeWeibo, an app made by anti-censorship activist website GreatFire.org, is no longer available on the Apple App Store in China, according...

  • December 13, 2013
  • at 7:02 pm
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What has been seen can be unseen: a catalog of photos censored by China’s Sina Weibo

There’s a lot that cannot be said on China’s internet. And there’s much that cannot be shown as well. That’s why US-...

  • November 15, 2013
  • at 12:33 pm
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Sina Weibo: we’re still seeing growth, now up to 60.2 million daily active users

Sina (NASDAQ:SINA) released its Q3 earnings report overnight, revealing that its Twitter-like Weibo saw growing revenues. In the post-earnin...

  • November 13, 2013
  • at 5:45 pm
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Sina Weibo enters Twitter’s turf in Southeast Asia. Suicidal or genius? (Startup Asia preview)

Sina Weibo is no stranger to most of us. It first started as a Twitter clone, and has since innovated to morph into an offering that surpas...

  • November 7, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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China’s most exclusive social network hits 3 million users, pivots to mobile

P1.com (formerly P1.cn) is a Chinese social network for people with a taste for the finer things in life. Since 2007, it’s catered to...

  • October 29, 2013
  • at 5:00 pm
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6 international celebrities you didn’t know were on Chinese social network Sina Weibo

While mobile messaging app WeChat is the fastest growing social media platform in China, when it comes to following movers and shakers in Ch...

  • October 9, 2013
  • at 3:03 pm
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Sina Weibo, you’re getting ugly and annoying and I’m starting to hate you

Sina Weibo, it’s not me, it’s you. My friends agree. You’re getting kinda erratic these days. You’re trying to do to...

  • January 17, 2014
  • at 3:10 pm
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Sina Weibo users tweet a record 800k posts in first minute of 2014

The first minute of 2014 brought with it a surge of posts on China’s Twitter-like Sina Weibo. A whopping 808,298 posts surpassed las...

  • January 2, 2014
  • at 12:30 pm
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9 ways that e-commerce titan Alibaba diversified and went social in 2013

Alibaba’s much-vaunted IPO didn’t happen in 2013, but China’s e-commerce titan still provided enough action to qualify it ...

  • December 24, 2013
  • at 11:32 am
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Sina Weibo enters Twitter’s turf in Southeast Asia: Suicidal or genius? (LIVE BLOG)

Valued at $6 billion and with over 60 million active users (though mostly in China), microblog service Sina Weibo has recently set up base...

  • November 22, 2013
  • at 10:34 am
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Sina Weibo punishes or deletes over 100,000 accounts that violated new government rules

Sina Weibo punishes or deletes over 100,000 accounts that violated new government rules

Authorities in China issued new rules this summer in order to tidy up online discourse in the country. These new guidelines are called the S...

  • November 13, 2013
  • at 10:00 pm
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Sina Weibo making more money than ever, ad revenue up 125%

Sina Weibo, China’s Twitter-like social network, posted more big gains in Sina‘s (NASDAQ:SINA) Q3 2013 report (article in Chi...

  • November 13, 2013
  • at 12:49 pm
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Sina Weibo gets personal, now lets brands and celebrities offer subscriptions to followers

Sina Weibo, China’s hottest Twitter-like social network, is making a big move to revamp its celebrity and brand pages. Starting this w...

  • October 30, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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Xiaomi 7-Inch Tablet Could Debut with New Mi-3 Smartphone in August

Online pre-orders for the Xiaomi Mi3 smartphone and MITV sell out in under 2 minutes

Today Xiaomi, the hyped-up Chinese phonemaker, held its first online sales of the new Xiaomi Mi3 smartphone and the smart MITV, and both dev...

  • October 15, 2013
  • at 1:02 pm
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How Twitter’s IPO affects Sina Weibo

Sina (NASDAQ:SINA) investors are keeping a watchful eye on the news about Twitter‘s IPO. Despite the Chinese web giant’s more ...

  • October 4, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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