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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Sina Weibo: “Just call me Weibo”

Sina Weibo is now officially just Weibo. China’s Twitter-like social forum dropped the former half of its name as it prepares for a pu...

  • March 28, 2014
  • at 6:27 pm
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Sina Weibo files for US IPO, aims to raise $500 million

Ending months of speculation, China’s top Twitter-esque social network, Sina Weibo, has filed for a US public listing. Sina Weibo R...

  • March 15, 2014
  • at 6:43 pm
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Sina Weibo adds 2.5 million daily active users, growth cut in half

Update February 25, 2014 @21:26 – The original headline for this post read 3.5 million DAU instead of 2.5 million. The headline has be...

  • February 25, 2014
  • at 5:22 pm
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MomentCam adds GIF maker that animates your face, turns you into a WeChat emoticon

MomentCam, the China-made photo app that went viral around the world a few months ago, has come out with a major update. MomentCam users can...

  • February 10, 2014
  • at 4:42 pm
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Sina Weibo users tweet a record 860,000 posts in first minute of Chinese New Year

Sina Weibo users tweeted 863,408 posts within the first minute of the year of the horse last night, breaking the previous record set on ...

  • January 31, 2014
  • at 1:13 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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Tencent versus Alibaba: a complete guide to an increasingly fierce rivalry (INFOGRAPHIC)

Tencent (HKG:0700) is the world’s fourth largest web company, and Alibaba is on the verge of history’s largest tech IPO. Both o...

  • March 19, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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In pictures: Shenzhen factory strike against Lenovo-IBM deal

Factory workers in Shenzhen have been on strike for over four days now protesting the takeover of IBM’s (NYSE:IBM) server unit by ...

  • March 7, 2014
  • at 12:45 pm
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Sina posts big profits ahead of potential Weibo IPO, but we wouldn’t invest in it

Sina’s (NASDAQ:SINA) latest quarterly earnings report shows the Chinese web giant upping revenues by 42 percent to $197 million, with $1...

  • February 25, 2014
  • at 3:15 pm
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It looks like there really has been a mass exodus of Sina Weibo users, but it’s still not clear why

As Tencent’s WeChat messenger grows in popularity across China, many followers of Chinese consumer technology have kept their eyes glued t...

  • January 31, 2014
  • at 6:18 pm
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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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Weibo just released its first earnings report since IPO, racks up a $47.4 million loss

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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