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  1. News - China Insider - WEIBO

    Sina Weibo removes the 'Sina' from its name, now just 'Weibo'

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 07:16pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... Jeremy Blum jeremy.blum@scmp.com The name change may have been done in preparation for Weibo's upcoming American IPO China’s foremost microblogging platform has dropped the “Sina” from its name and is now officially known as just “Weibo”. “Goodbye Sina Weibo, hello Weibo!” read a post on the official Weibo microblog on March 28, the day of the name swap. Weibo’s logo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1461827/sina-weibo-removes-sina-its-name-now-just-weibo
  2. News - China Insider - INTERNET CRACKDOWN

    Anti-porn watchdog to revoke Sina internet portal's licences over 'erotic' content

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 09:06pm by WU NAN, Chris Luo

    ... “corrupt” the youth. Sina has the right to request a hearing and ask for an administrative review on the decision, reported the Beijing News. In an official statement published on Weibo on Thursday, ... the initial public offering of Weibo, a social media service owned by Sina and Alibaba, in New York. The stock sale raised US$285.6 million, and put Weibo’s total valuation at US$3.46 billion. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1495986/anti-porn-watchdog-revoke-sina-internet-portals-licences-over
  3. News - China - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Secretive world of the young, low-paid Weibo censors is revealed

    Posted Sep 12th 2013, 12:07pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters Young, mostly male and stressed-out- Sina's squads of monitors don't last long in the job Weibo censors gripe over boredom and low wages In a modern office building on the outskirts of the Chinese city of Tianjin, rows of censors stare at computer screens. Their mission: delete any post on Sina Weibo, China’s version of Twitter, deemed offensive or politically ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1308745/secretive-world-young-low-paid-weibo-censors-revealed
  4. Business - China Business - FINANCE

    Weibo's Nasdaq IPO set to raise US$340 million

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 04:32am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York Alibaba could take up to 32pc of ordinary shares in microblog's New York offering Weibo's Nasdaq IPO set to raise US$340m The microblogging service Weibo Corp- often described as China's version of Twitter- will raise at least US$340 million in its US stock offering, an updated filing showed. The updated plan suggests a tighter ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1465977/weibos-nasdaq-ipo-set-raise-us340-million
  5. Business - China Business - MARKETS

    Sina's Weibo files papers to raise US$500m in IPO in US

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 10:58am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in San Francisco Move will allow popular Chinese-language social network to spin off from Internet giant Sina Weibo turns to US to raise US$500m in IPO Twitter-like microblog service Weibo has filed to raise US$500 million via a US initial public offering, as Chinese companies flock to the American market in record numbers to take advantage of soaring valuations. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1449214/weibo-chinas-twitter-files-ipo-us
  6. Business - Money - LISTINGS

    More funds flow to Alibaba's anticipated record-smashing IPO

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:39am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... prices were also felt by internet services provider Sohu, down 5.65 per cent to US$52.92; online gaming company NetEase, down 1.92 per cent to US$86.62; microblogging site operator Sina Weibo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1594187/more-funds-flow-alibabas-anticipated-record
  7. News - China - INTERNET

    9pc fewer weibo users in China amid internet crackdown

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 03:33am by Angela Meng

    ... Angela Meng angela.meng@scmp.com 9pc fewer using weibo amid web crackdown The number of weibo users on the mainland fell by 9 per cent last year to 281 million- a first-time drop ... and save people from running into legal trouble for their public remarks on weibo, online chat rooms and other social media websites. In its half-yearly internet report published yesterday, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1407266/9pc-fewer-weibo-users-china-amid-internet-crackdown
  8. News - China - SOCIAL MEDIA

    China State Council’s new weibo draws ire for barring comments

    Posted Nov 13th 2012, 12:42pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Netizens welcomed the move but also criticised the State Council for barring comments from the public. The Sina Weibo account has drawn more than 300,000 followers with 15 posts, as of Tuesday. Each post consists of a headline of regulations and a link to the State Council’s website. “I won’t follow someone if I can’t comment,” said one weibo user. “The government should encourage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1081524/china-state-councils-new-weibo-draws-ire-barring-comments
  9. Business - China Business

    Sina profit of US$25m beats estimates

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 11:16am by Reuters

    ... cent to US$151.6 million. The company is collaborating with Alibaba, the country's largest e-commerce operator and a shareholder in Sina's Weibo microblogging service, to better compete with Tencent. "Sina's co-operation with Alibaba helped increase its advertising revenue," said Ricky Lai, an analyst at brokerage Guotai Junan. "Sina Weibo also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1355052/sina-profit-us25m-beats-estimates
  10. Business - Companies - INTERNET

    Weibo's revenue challenges are far from micro

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 12:00am by Sophie Yu

    ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com Fallout from rumour crackdown comes as the Sina-owned blog service feels heat from WeChat Weibo's revenue challenges are far from micro Mainland online media group Sina Corp is facing twin challenges to its revenue- from a crackdown by the government on bloggers and competition from Tencent's WeChat. Sina's flagship product Weibo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1320798/weibos-revenue-challenges-are-far-micro

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