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  1. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Tencent's 'WeChat' instant-message app will challenge Sina

    Posted Dec 29th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Mobile instant-message application user base may double to 400m in three years, analysts say Tencent 'WeChat' to challenge Sina Just two years ago next month, Tencent ... computers to smartphones and tablets. The trend is pulling users away from Tencent's offerings toward competitors like Sina's Twitter-like microblog service, Weibo, which built a user base ...

  2. Sina plans to keep investing in microblog

    Posted May 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sophie Yu and Charlotte So Sina, the mainland's largest internet portal, is prepared for continuing losses as it invests heavily in its Twitter-like microblogging platform, despite Beijing's tight grip on internet content. Sina Weibo is the top social-networking platform on the mainland, where Twitter is banned. In a growing number of cities, when users set up a Sina Weibo ...

  3. Sina may block posting of 'rumours'

    Posted Sep 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Priscilla Jiao priscilla.jiao@scmp.com Sina, the operator of China's massively popular microblogging service, Weibo, may introduce a 'credibility system' in which users who ... prompting fears among internet users the government was preparing to tighten its control on Weibo, which is similar to Twitter. Charles Chao, president of Sina Corporation, said the company had been ...

  4. Sina profit up 60pc on online ads

    Posted Nov 16th 2007, 12:00am by Sherman So

    ... Sherman So Sina Corp, the mainland online news provider, said third-quarter profit jumped 60 per cent as more companies placed advertisements on its website to tap the country's ... research at Citigroup, said. Key revenue driver in the quarter was online advertising which grew 40 per cent from a year earlier to US$45.8 million. Sina, which runs the mainland's largest ...

  5. Sina unit in online services joint venture

    Posted Sep 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez The Hong Kong unit of online media company Sina Corp has entered into a partnership with India-based Northgate Technologies, which has interests in online advertising and communications, to offer co-branded internet-based services in the city. The financial terms of the deal were not given. The alliance will enable users of the Hong Kong Sina.com portal, part ...

  6. Sina expects ad sales over Games to boost income

    Posted Aug 08th 2008, 12:00am by Sherman So

    ... Sherman So Sina Corp, the operator of the largest online portal on the mainland, expects third-quarter revenue to increase more than 55 per cent as advertising sales surge during the Beijing Olympic Games. 'We expect Sina's advertising momentum to accelerate further in the third quarter, as we are prepared to provide an unprecedented online media coverage ...

  7. Sina profit rises 38pc as adverts go online

    Posted Aug 08th 2007, 12:00am by Sherman So

    ... Sherman So Sina Corp, which runs the biggest website on the mainland, said second-quarter profit surged 38.4 per cent as more companies bought online advertisements. Net income rose ... that third-quarter revenue would range between US$63 million and US$65 million. 'This is the low end of market estimates,' said Dick Wei, China internet analyst of JP Morgan. Shares of Sina dropped ...

  8. Sina sees 73pc earnings surge on strong brand advertising gains

    Posted May 16th 2008, 12:00am by Sherman So

    ... Sherman So Sina Corp, the largest online portal in the country, reported a 73 per cent increase in profit, fuelled by strong brand advertising growth and stable wireless revenue. Net ... of consensus estimates of 27 US cents. Sina forecast second-quarter revenue would be even better at US$88 million to US$90 million, or an about 47 to 50 per cent increase from a year earlier, higher ...

  9. Sina profit gets 49pc boost from Net advertising

    Posted Feb 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Sherman So

    ... Sherman So Sina Corp, operator of the largest online portal on the mainland, said fourth-quarter profit jumped 49 per cent as more companies increased spending on internet advertising ... it was widely expected by industry watchers. Revenue from Sina's wireless value-added services fell 3 per cent from a year ago to US$18.6 million but showed signs of revival as it was up 12 per ...

  10. Google helps Sina search for mainland solutions

    Posted Jun 12th 2007, 12:00am by Sherman So

    ... Sherman So Google, which is seeking to erode Baidu.com's dominance of the mainland search-engine market, is to provide search operations for mainland online portal Sina Corp in a partnership they said would expand to other services. Google, the world's most popular internet search engine, and Sina would co-operate in internet searches, advertising and news ...




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