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Is the Sina Weibo Empire Crumbling? Weibo and Alibaba Deepen Relationship. No Investment Planned.

Commonly perceived as the Twitter of China, Sina Weibo has recently reached the 400 million user mark, receiving praise from abroad and contributing almost single-handedly to the rise of the information age in China. Yet this milestone notably lacks the “active user” label on the equation and their quarterly financial report is lacking in luster to…

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Gangnam Style’s PSY Opens Weibo Page, One Post Draws 50,000 Follows and 6,000 Comments

As a quick note, South Korea’s world famous “Gangnam Style” singer PSY today opened his own Weibo account. Dressed in his typical fashion with a pink blazer, he introduces himself in Chinese and describes the mission of his Weibo account.  The lone post drew 50,000 followers and 6,000 comments.  The post includes a picture and a short…

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Charles Chao, CEO of Sina: 3000 Human Years A Day Are Spent On Sina Weibo

  To kick off the week as we continue our look at at the speakers for Global Mobile Internet Conference 2012, we’re going to highlight Charles Chao, CEO of Sina.  Sina is the company behind the widely popular Sina Weibo platform that brought a Twitter-like experience to China. Twitter itself is blocked in China, so Chinese citizens cannot…

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China Mobile and Sina Weibo Crush Records Over Chinese New Year

The Year of the Dragon Western mythology depicts dragons as large powerful beasts unequaled in their ferocity and force.  Chinese mythology doesn’t always cast the same light on the mythical creatures, holding a more elegant view, but when looking at the volume numbers that continuously come out of China, it is hard not to relate…

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Polls About Pollution: Chinese Netizens React Publicly On Sina Weibo

Let me start this article off by saying that I love Beijing.  I have the ability to leave any time I want, but I have not.  I think that says a great deal about this city and its people.  Even though it faces problems like the one below, it has still managed to keep me….

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NewsWrap: Google Music Unveiled, Optical Gaming, Weibo in the U.S., Mobile Advertising in China, Gree vs. DeNA

NewsWrap brings you the latest today in Tech News from China and the world at large. Today we look at the unveiling of the Google Music Store, optical gaming in Eye Pilot, Sina Weibo’s progress in the U.S., the incredible possibilities of mobile advertising in China, and the development of Gree and DeNA.    …

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NewsWrap: Sina Weibo 250M users, Social Media Poorly Used in Asia, PapayaMobile, Apple’s Rise, Amazon.cn

NewsWrap brings you the latest today in Tech News from China and the world at large. Today we look at Sina Weibo reaching 25o million users, the poor use of social media marketing by Asian companies, PapayaMobile coming to iOS, looking at the aftermath of Apple’s rise, and Amazon.cn getting a facelift.   Sina Weibo Reaches 250…

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NewsWrap: Yahoo up for Grabs, Doomed Group Buy Sites, ChinaStars Event, Sina Weibo, YouTube Singapore

NewsWrap brings you the latest today in Tech News from China and the world at large. Today we look at all the companies eyeing Yahoo, the possibility of group buy sites going the way of the dinosaurs, ChinaStars event, Sina Weibo’s search feature, and YouTube coming to Singapore. Alibaba is not the only Company Eyeing Yahoo…

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