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.

Sina Weibo appoints agent to set up office in Singapore and Indonesia for expansion

We’ve received news that Sina Weibo has officially expanded to both Singapore and Indonesia, appointing a new company called Trends Med...

  • August 30, 2013
  • at 6:25 pm
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Sina’s WeChat competitor WeMeet might have a fatal flaw

Everyone in China seems in a hurry to rush after WeChat now for some reason. Why they waited until the app had more than 200 million active ...

  • August 27, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Bhutan opens up to tech and startups, with an inclination towards Chinese social media

Bhutan opens up to tech and startups, with an inclination towards Chinese social media

Bhutan, famous for its concept of Gross National Happiness and guardianship of Tibetan Buddhism, is a land of many contrasts. It welcomed Ti...

  • August 24, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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China arrests Weibo users for “inciting public dissatisfaction with the government”

In the latest piece of proof that you’re just not allowed to say some things on China’s internet (especially if they’re ru...

  • August 21, 2013
  • at 11:32 pm
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Sina Weibo valued at $6 billion: $30 million in ad revenue, user activity climbing

Sina Weibo may have lost the hip factor to relative newcomer WeChat, but Sina’s executives probably aren’t feeling too bad about...

  • August 14, 2013
  • at 2:46 am
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Avalable, a Facebook for Thai singles

At this rate, there won’t be any more singles left in Thailand soon! Dating app Noonswoon seems to be taking off, and now there’s anothe...

  • August 9, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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WeChat, Line, and KakaoTalk for social marketing

WeChat and Line Are Now Asia’s Fastest-Growing Platforms For Social Marketing

Facebook is not, of course, the only destination for brands looking to engage with consumers. While Facebook has 339 million monthly active ...

  • August 2, 2013
  • at 3:05 pm
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Report: China Telecom Also Rolling Out WeChat Plans in August

China Unicom’s plans to accomodate Tencent’s white-hot chat app WeChat are already official and coming August 8. But it seems li...

  • July 30, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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Weibo Facebook login

Sina Weibo Targets New Users Outside China, Now Lets You Sign Up Via Facebook

It’s always been really tough for anyone outside of China to sign up for Sina Weibo, the nation’s hottest social network. The si...

  • July 24, 2013
  • at 2:12 pm
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Shanghai police have investigated 170 suspects for creating 380 online rumors

Just last week we ran a quick story about several Chinese black PR operatives getting arrested for starting online rumors about, among other...

  • August 27, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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First impressions: Sina releases WeChat competitor, WeMeet

WeMeet rolls your Weibo feed, RSS feeds, and a chat app all into one. The defining characteristic is the app's focus on groups.

  • August 26, 2013
  • at 10:39 pm
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Tesla starts pre-orders in China

Tesla starts taking pre-orders in China, makes a new home on Weibo

Electric car maker Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) has quietly started taking pre-orders for its Model S sedan in China. Tesla China general manager Kin...

  • August 22, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Chinese internet celebrities agree to self-censor

Between Sina Weibo and Tencent’s WeChat, Chinese social media has an absolutely massive number of users. And since the power users on ...

  • August 14, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Facebook login Great Firewall

Censorship, external authentication, and other social media lessons from China’s Great Firewall

Late last month, Sina Weibo announced that it would be allowing international users to register via Facebook. However, as Weibo largely fail...

  • August 12, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Weibo LBS

China’s Weibo could transform into an awesome hyperlocal network

In my previous article, I briefly touched upon Sina Weibo and Tencent Weibo’s mobile ‘look around’ feature while examining Asian diasp...

  • August 8, 2013
  • at 10:00 pm
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Taobao and Weibo

Alibaba and Sina Weibo Are Set to Jump-Start Social Commerce With New ‘Weibo Stores’

After Alibaba coughed up over half a billion dollars for a 18 percent stake in Sina Weibo, many are waiting to see how the two will fuse e-c...

  • August 1, 2013
  • at 12:20 pm
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Sina Weibo’s Failure: Why Chinese Companies Should Take the Rest of the World Seriously

Last week, we reported that Sina Weibo has added Facebook login to its service to make it easier for overseas users to sign up. My response?...

  • July 29, 2013
  • at 2:35 am
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If More Than Half the Population of the World Lives in This Circle, Asia is the Future of Startups

Sign Of The Times? Investments in Asia Increase, Investments In Silicon Valley Decrease

It looks like investments are slowing down in the Valley and speeding up in Asia. That's good news for entrepreneurs and investors in the gr...

  • July 19, 2013
  • at 4:30 pm
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