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  1. Business - Companies

    Weibo: Tencent's Pony gets promotional, Alibaba spins Cameron

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 03:11pm by Doug Young

    ... Dianping and the payments platform on Tencent's wildly popular WeChat instant messaging service. I've been writing this Weibo column for several months now, and am quickly discovering ... was also never a very regular poster on his Tencent Weibo microblog account, which is why his series of three posts in the past week looked like he discovered a new talkative streak. But a closer ...

  2. Business - Companies

    Weibo: Qihoo takes high road against Tencent, Baidu, Xiaomi

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 01:20pm by Doug Young

    ... in English. We'll begin with Qihoo's chief himself, the outspoken Zhou Hongyi, who tried to soften his tone last week with words of thanks on his Sina (Nasdaq: SINA) Weibo on the US ...

  3. Business - Companies - E-COMMERCE

    Alibaba, Sina cast envious eyes on Tencent's 'Hongbao'

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 01:57pm by Doug Young

    ... of sour grapes, and a Sina (Nasdaq: SINA) executive also took a backhanded swipe at the rival to his company's own Weibo microblogging service. I'll start with my own view that this new ... sentiment towards Tencent, praising WeChat for its latest success and also taking a backhand poke at Sina for failing to develop a similar product for its equally popular Weibo service.  Baidu ...

  4. Business - China Business - TECHNOLOGY

    Fund managers cast wary eye on valuations of Chinese internet firms

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 11:56am by Ray Chan

    ... nosebleed levels. Their concerns were heightened when Sina Weibo said on Tuesday it plans to raise about US$500 million in a US listing at a time when its user growth has slowed to the lowest level ever. The number of users on China's Twitter-like microblogging service rose just 4.2 per cent between September and December. The planned initial public offering of Weibo, in which ...

  5. News - China - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Fresh China media crackdown hits popular accounts on Tencent's WeChat

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 05:02am by Staff Reporters

    ... networks, like Sina Weibo, lost subscribers. The China Internet Information Centre said 37 per cent of users who quit weibo last year started using WeChat, which is run by internet giant Tencent. ...

  6. Comment - Blogs - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Sina, Alibaba resurrect tie-up talks

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 10:55am by Doug Young

    ... Doug Young Sina's new tie-up with Alibaba could value Sina Weibo at around US$1.5 billion, and could pave the way for an accelerated IPO for Weibo if the pairing is successful ... to the latest reports, the pair have resuscitated their negotiations that began late last year and later collapsed due to disagreement over a valuation for Sina's popular Weibo microblogging ...

  7. Business - China Business - INTERNET

    China's online giants Alibaba and Tencent go head to head

    Posted Jan 18th 2014, 01:30am by Sophie Yu

    ... with functions similar to WeChat. It remains little known. The company also bought an 18 per cent stake in Sina Weibo, the mainland's answer to Twitter, for US$586 million last year. Fan said it showed that Alibaba founder Jack Ma Yun was feeling the heat from Tencent. "He bought into Weibo, an existing platform, because it is impossible to establish a mobile networking platform ...

  8. News - China Insider - TENCENT

    Tencent brings its popular messaging app to desktops with WeChat for Mac

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 07:42pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... disgruntled Sina Weibo commentator wrote on Tencent’s microblog. Technology analysts have speculated that rather than offering up entirely new software, Tencent may have “repackaged” its web version ...

  9. Business - Companies - INTERNET

    Social media drive helps lift 'Double 11' sales for Alibaba, Tencent

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 03:18am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... shopping festival. Analysts said Alibaba, through its marketing on microblogging platform Sina Weibo, and Tencent, with campaigns on its popular WeChat social mobile-messaging service, had ... internet research at Barclays, said in a report yesterday that "Weibo has become an important medium for Alibaba to promote the event and direct traffic" to its market-leading online ...

  10. Business - China Business - MARKETING

    How firms are using 'black PR' to tear down their rivals

    Posted Jan 03rd 2014, 09:56am by Sophie Yu

    ... complained on the company’s Weibo account that Alibaba’s PR department had planted negative articles in the media to tarnish Tencent’s image. As evidence, Tencent posted screenshots of internal Alibaba e-mails that carried the draft of anti-Tencent stories. The images on Weibo, China’s equivalent to Twitter, show drafts of news articles about the supposed instability of the management ...




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