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.



‘Baidu Connect’ Allows Login to Third-Party Sites, With New API

China’s biggest search engine, Baidu, is today rolling out its own third-party login service, Baidu Connect, wrapped around its open A...

  • July 26, 2011
  • at 4:40 pm
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HTC Shows Off Upcoming Sina Weibo Phone, for Microblogging Addicts

HTC and Sina have today announced the fruit of their first major project together: a brand-new China-only HTC phone with baked-in Sina Weibo...

  • July 21, 2011
  • at 9:30 pm
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Sina Weibo Moves Into Social Gaming, Payable with Virtual Credits

Sina Weibo just became a bigger time sinkhole with the gradual rolling-out of a games portal – at game.weibo.com – that’s ...

  • July 19, 2011
  • at 5:00 pm
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China Digest – 16 Jul

Here you can find some interesting startup news from China, not only in its capital, Beijing, but also other startup hubs such as Shanghai, ...

  • July 16, 2011
  • at 4:58 pm
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How Firefox Spreads the Word in China, on Social Media and on Campus [INTERVIEW]

Half of all the internet users in the world who are clinging grimly to the decade-old Internet Explorer 6 browser are in China. Mozilla Chin...

  • July 11, 2011
  • at 3:00 pm
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Harry Potter Star, Emma Watson, Joins Sina Weibo

When Tom Cruise joined Sina Weibo, we predicted that many other Hollywood celebrities would follow suit. Now Emma Watson, the Harry Potter f...

  • July 10, 2011
  • at 2:46 pm
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China Digest – 8 Jul

Here you can find some interesting startup news from China, not only in its capital, Beijing, but also other startup hubs such as Shanghai, ...

  • July 8, 2011
  • at 10:52 am
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Radiohead Joins Chinese Microblog Sina Weibo

British supergroup Radiohead has opened a Sina Weibo account, posting its first message to the Chinese microblog recently. The band has just...

  • July 4, 2011
  • at 10:31 am
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China’s Sina Finds Partner to Verify Japan Weibo Accounts

Chinese company Sina announced yesterday that it would be partnering with Find Japan to help push its Weibo microblog among Japanese users. ...

  • June 29, 2011
  • at 11:58 am
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China Digest – 24 Jul

Here you can find some interesting startup news from China, not only in its capital, Beijing, but also other startup hubs such as Shanghai, ...

  • July 24, 2011
  • at 7:31 pm
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China: 485M On Internet, 195M On Microblogs, 900M On Mobile

New stats reveal that in China the number of Internet users has hit 485 million, very much spurred on by the popularity of microblogging in ...

  • July 20, 2011
  • at 11:00 am
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Sina Weibo Rewards Its Tweeters with Badges

Today Sina rolled out badges as ‘achievement awards’ for users on its Weibo microblogging platform. The badges can be deliberate...

  • July 18, 2011
  • at 9:00 pm
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Ker-ching! Sina Weibo to Launch Virtual Currency, the Weibi

Sina will soon launch a virtual currency to fit into its hit microblogging platform, Weibo. The currency, to be called the Weibi, will allow...

  • July 13, 2011
  • at 3:05 pm
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Chinese LBS Duijiao Lets you Check-in, Follow, and Discuss Locations

The Chinese start-up Douban.com has launched its own location-based service (LBS) and social network called DuiJiao. It comes with some surp...

  • July 11, 2011
  • at 10:00 am
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Beijing Police Arrest Alleged Sina Weibo Hacker

Beijing Police has arrested a man in connection with last month’s hack attack on Sina Weibo, China’s most popular microblogging ...

  • July 8, 2011
  • at 1:20 pm
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Communist Party Drags China to Propaganda Film Flop, Netizens React

Beginning of the Great Revival, the movie commemorating the 90th anniversary of China’s Communist Party, has been the hottest topic among ...

  • July 6, 2011
  • at 8:29 pm
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Sina Weibo Powered by Nokia’s Qt [VIDEO]

We’ve stumbled upon a fascinating video on YouTube, which tells the tale of how Sina’s developers have built its Sina Weibo smartphone a...

  • June 30, 2011
  • at 10:42 am
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Virus Attack on Sina Weibo

China’s Sina Weibo experienced what we believe is its very first virus outbreak this evening. Within only a few hours, over 30,000* users ...

  • June 28, 2011
  • at 11:47 pm
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