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  1. Weibo ad push gets analysts' backing

    Posted Apr 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com The mainland microblogging service Sina Weibo, with more than 130,000 corporate users as potential clients, is poised to kick off its role as a platform for advertising campaigns on a strong note, analysts say. Weibo, the mainland's most popular Twitter-like platform, operated by the Nasdaq-listed online media giant Sina, is expected to officially ...

  2. Business - China Business - INTERNET

    Surprise Sina profit comes with warning

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and it will offer more services on its microblogging platform Weibo to boost revenue. Sina, which makes most of its revenue from online advertising, is facing stiff headwinds this year as corporations slash advertising due to a weakening economic outlook. But the company sees social media advertising via Weibo as a bright spot for the firm. Net profit rose to US$33.2 million in the second quarter from ...

  3. Sina plans to keep investing in microblog

    Posted May 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 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 account they must register with their real name and a mobile number. The new rules 'had an impact' on Sina Weibo's growth, said Charles Chao, Sina's CEO. The service added ...

  4. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

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

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

    ... 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 ...

  5. Number of Net users hits 500m on mainland

    Posted Jan 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the country's population, would become internet users by 2016. But growth is expected to slow compared with the past five years as penetration among the young and educated peaks. IResearch said Weibo ... income from these Weibo services,' said You Tianyu, a senior analyst at iResearch. He said Weibo platforms would become more commercially focused. Beijing has been cautious about ...

  6. Baidu corners market in online advertising

    Posted Jun 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... was Sina, with 6.8 per cent of the market share. Sina, as the leading player in the microblogging market with its Weibo platform, has a lot of potential to increase its market share and catch up with Google China, according to Alex Mou, chief executive of Zuosa, a website providing Weibo-related software and analysis. Sina maintained that by the end of April, Weibo had already gathered 140 ...

  7. Industrialist gives CUHK HK$30m

    Posted Jun 09th 2007, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong The Chinese University of Hong Kong has received a donation of HK$30 million from industrialist Li Weibo. Chairman of Glory Harvest Group Holdings Limited, Mr Li is engaged in the industrial construction and real estate business in Shenzhen and South China. Expressing his gratitude, CUHK vice-chancellor Lawrence Lau Jun-yee said the donation would be spent ...

  8. Business - Companies - PUBLISHING

    Making the planet a bit more Lonely

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... clients, Lonely Planet has opened an account on Weibo, the most popular microblogging website on the mainland. The followers of Lonely Planet's Weibo, on which viewers can exchange ...

  9. China firms in quest for PR-savvy staff

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... to be truthful or they would be caught out. Andrews added that the growth of social media outlets such as microblogging site Sina Weibo had also changed how communications were viewed by companies. She ... in China are wary of using Weibo in a similar way. This is because it is seen as an outlet for the public to voice discontent. Companies were 'trying to work out what the potential ...

  10. Lai See

    Posted Jun 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... no problems with credit card risk - one of the bank's most profitable products. But how can anyone under 18 purchase iBonds? Weibo snuffs out June 4 candles The authorities at Sina Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, were leaving little to chance. Monday was, as we all know, June 4, the anniversary of the controversial Tiananmen Square crackdown. Weibo gives its users the option ...




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