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.



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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‘Red Cross’ Girl Flaunts Riches on China’s Twitter, Stirs Up Netizens

In China, the Sina Weibo microblog is a common place for showing-off — and yet, few have aroused as much public attention as a certain...

  • June 24, 2011
  • at 8:34 pm
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Sina Weibo Teases a Beta Update, With Photo and Music Albums

Today Sina is giving a glimpse into an update to Weibo, its smash-hit microblogging platform. It’s not just a cosmetic facelift, howev...

  • June 23, 2011
  • at 1:03 pm
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5 Big-name New Chinese Apps for Windows Phone 7

Microsoft’s mobile OS, Windows Phone 7 – aka: WP7 – isn’t even officially supported in mainland China (in contrast t...

  • June 21, 2011
  • at 9:00 pm
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Jiepang CEO, David Liu, Talks Check-Ins and Strategy [INTERVIEW]

Jiepang.com launched in May of 2010, and within a month was already gaining traction, as quite a number of China’s smartphone-toting y...

  • June 20, 2011
  • at 4:31 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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Sina Weibo Launches PC Microblogging Client [REVIEW]

China’s Sina Weibo seems to be advancing rapidly in all directions. And today the popular microblog made another important step ahea...

  • June 23, 2011
  • at 10:00 pm
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Sina Qing, the Tumblr Clone that Extends Your Weibo [REVIEW]

Sina Qing is still in alpha-stage, invite-only testing, but I’ve gotten inside to take a look around – and, on first impressions...

  • June 22, 2011
  • at 11:18 am
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China’s Anthony Weiner: Govt Official Mistakenly Woos Mistress on Weibo

Anthony Weiner, you’ve got company! An official in southern China has been using the Sina Weibo microblog as a chatting tool to talk a...

  • June 21, 2011
  • at 2:24 pm
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Sina Weibo Testing Enterprise Accounts

We recently wrote a report about how Sina Weibo would soon be rolling out an English version, making it possible for non-Chinese speaking us...

  • June 13, 2011
  • at 4:19 pm
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