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  1. Business - Companies - INTERNET

    Weibo adverts on the rise as Sina looks for revenue

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 12:00am by Sophie Yu

    ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com Mainland microbloggers report seeing more advertising postings on the popular service, as internet giant Sina tries to monetise huge user base Weibo adverts on the rise as Sina looks for revenue Users of Sina Weibo, a Twitter-like microblogging website on the mainland, are complaining about a growing number of advertising postings on the platform ...

  2. Comment - Blogs

    Sina weighs down Weibo with video

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 11:20am by Doug Young

    ... Doug Young Sina needs to be careful as it chooses partners to commercialise Weibo, or risk alienating users who enjoy the platform as a tool for communication Sina's (Nasdaq: SINA) Weibo microblogging platform is moving in many different directions these days, this time adding a major video component through a new tie-up with online video leader Youku Tudou (NYSE: YOKU). ...

  3. Comment - Blogs

    Baidu becomes latest Sina Weibo suitor

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 03:31pm by Doug Young

    ... Doug Young The list of companies looking to invest in Sina's (Nasdaq: SINA) Weibo microblogging platform continues to grow with word that online search leader Baidu (Nasdaq: BIDU) has ... I pursue that side of the story, let's look at the latest news that has media reporting that Baidu has begun talks about purchasing an equity stake in Sina Weibo, China's most popular SNS ...

  4. Comment - Blogs

    A story of hallucinatory realism: new tool gives you an uncensored Weibo, just for a while

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 04:56pm by Ivan Zhai

    ... uncensored and anonymous Sina Weibo search". (Sina Weibo is China's most popular microblogging service and is closely monitored by the authorities, who block thousands of key words and make ... name and the function: "FreeWeibo".   #DigitalChina-- Free Weibo Gives You Totally Uncensored Sina Weibo Search via @Techinasia  #SocialMedia-- 12 Tips for Success in Chinese Social ...

  5. Business - Companies - ANALYSIS

    Alibaba chief Jack Ma confident on mobile push

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 11:20am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Jack Ma is counting on Weibo collaboration, and a little luck, to broaden e-commerce reach Alibaba chief confident on mobile push Alibaba Group chairman Jack ... profile to a vast new audience. Alibaba, through a wholly owned subsidiary, agreed to invest US$586 million and take an 18 per cent stake in Weibo, the Twitter-like microblogging service with more ...

  6. Comment - Blogs

    Communist Party is giving more power to members working in Beijing internet companies

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 11:19am by John Kennedy

    ... John Kennedy Thursday afternoon, Sina Weibo users began to buzz around a new face on the platform- a 'verified' microblog account claiming to represent all Party members at Sina Corp. In its first- and, for the moment, only- post, the 'Sina.com Party Committee' account encourages Party members at the company to send feedback its way, describing ...

  7. Comment - Blogs

    Baidu's Walmart ties, Sina's e-payments

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 02:19pm by Doug Young

    ... online sector. In Sina's case, media are reporting the company will enter the electronic payments business with a new service called WeiboPay, which will be linked to its popular Weibo microblogging service. The reports say WeiboPay will officially launch in April, but a visit to www.weibopay.com shows a site already exists and appears to be doing business. The service is part ...

  8. News - China - CENSORSHIP

    Former Google China chief banned from microblogging sites

    Posted Feb 19th 2013, 12:00am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... appointed [Olympic champion swimmer Michael] Phelps to be the CEO of Google?" Jike Search did not respond to requests for comment yesterday. Sina Weibo said it was not aware of the ban ... microblogger on Sina Weibo last year. He has more than 30 million followers on Sina Weibo and 24 million on Tencent Weibo. An hour after posting about the three-day ban, Lee posted on Twitter ...

  9. Comment - Blogs - E-COMMERCE

    Sina, Jingdong Mall in new e-commerce moves

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 03:50pm by Doug Young

    ... moves today on the dynamic e-commerce front, with new signals that Sina (Nasdaq: SINA) intends to make a serious play into the space using its popular Weibo microblogging service as its primary ... wildly popular Weibo microblogging service that now has some 500 million registered users. According to the latest media reports, Sina is developing a new platform for e-commerce advertisers ...

  10. Comment - Blogs

    DJR Digest: Some thoughts on future journalism, and some facts of China’s digital giants

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 03:01pm by Ivan Zhai

    ... Tencent looks to emerging markets for growth, link-- Interview: How China’s giant Tencent makes users pay, link-- Sina Weibo Dominates During Olympics, link   #Sparkle-- 32 Journalism Innovations, ...




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