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  1. Sina to tap Weibo's commercial potential

    Posted Dec 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez Weibo, the popular micro-blog network of Sina Corp, may not be totally free for long as the mainland's online media giant prepares to introduce advertising and premium features to its Twitter-like service. The large-scale commercialisation of Weibo will kick off later next year, Sina chief financial officer Herman Yu disclosed at a meeting earlier this month ...

  2. Sina seeks users and apps for its Weibo social network

    Posted Aug 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez Online media giant Sina Corp will intensify efforts to build up users and applications on Weibo, its Twitter-like mini-blogging service, amid rising demand from advertisers ... Weibo remains poised for more rapid growth. 'Our primary focus is to accumulate users and make this product much bigger in the near term, so we can monetise on a large scale ...

  3. Microblogs keep mainland censors on toes

    Posted Nov 27th 2010, 12:00am by Sophie Yu

    ... protests. Two months later China internet portal site Sina.com launched a Twitter-like version called Weibo. In Putonghua, wei means micro and bo means blog. Weibo also sounds like the word ... of next year, climb to 168 million in 2012 and reach 253 million in 2013. Cao Di, an analyst at iResearch said many Sina Weibo users are information-technology workers and journalists, looking ...

  4. In pain

    Posted May 25th 2010, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... with Vivian Chen I hate hospitals, the smell and cold lighting. I hate looking at a loved one in a sickbed when I can't do anything to help. I'm scared about what's going to happen next Actress-singer Charlene Choi Cheuk-yin writing in her weibo (micro-blog) after visiting her grandfather in hospital ...

  5. Real-ity bites

    Posted Dec 21st 2010, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... with Vivian Chen The day has finally come. I should be nervous, but I was too busy and it slipped my mind for a while. I'm still adjusting the guest list and seating plan. We feel so grateful for all your support. I want you all to feel my happiness and blessings Singer-actress Miriam Yeung Chin-wah on her Weibo account, to celebrate her marriage to Real Ting Chi-ko. The couple ...

  6. Fresh start

    Posted Oct 12th 2010, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... with Vivian Chen I've received so many blessings from friends by phone or weibo. Thank you all so much. I feel very happy and satisfied now. I shall leave it to God to plan the future for us Twins singer Charlene Choi Cheuk-yin (top left) admits on her microblog she's been dating fellow Emperor Entertainment Group artist William Chan Wai-ting (left) for three months, her ...

  7. Groupon promises cheap Web deals every day

    Posted Dec 10th 2010, 12:00am by Sophie Yu

    ... them HK$28 million. Groupon has opened a Sina weibo account under its old name uBuyiBuy (http://t.sina.com.cn/ubuy ibuy), hoping that the Twitter-like service will give the brand more exposure among internet users. Meg Lee, the general manager of Sina Hong Kong, said: 'Sina weibo has 50 million registered accounts, and 600,000 are in Hong Kong.' ...

  8. Aaron Kwok finds a substitute for his need for speed- he makes a racquet

    Posted May 05th 2010, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... that he and Xiong were staying in touch and sending each other romantic messages via Weibo, a Chinese version of Twitter. 'I made friends with a lot of people on Weibo but that doesn't ...

  9. Fledgling official microblogs still have way to go

    Posted Jul 10th 2010, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... posted a press release about the gunfight, which started around 10.20am on June 3, on the force's website and Weibo, the mainland's most popular microblog service, at 4.20pm. At 8.29pm a one-sentence posting, only on Weibo, said the gunman had been shot dead around 8pm. It was probably the first 'almost real-time' microblog post on a crime by mainland police. In a mainland ...

  10. 'Father' of firewall's microblog removed after user backlash

    Posted Dec 21st 2010, 12:00am by Priscilla Jiao

    ... in building the mainland's sophisticated system of blocking free internet access to its 420 million users. Fang's microblog on Sina's Weibo site was targeted by users wanting to vent their spleens about internet censorship, activists said yesterday. Weibo's microblog site is the mainland version of Twitter, which is blocked by the internet firewall. Fang's microblog ...




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