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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 ...

  2. News - China Insider - CENSORSHIP

    Heavily-censored, Weibo users show support for Hong Kong's Occupy protests in satire

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 04:20pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com On China’s microblogging platform Weibo, where pro-Occupy Central comments are strictly censored, defiant bloggers use jokes and satire to express ... referring to the situation over the last few years where mainlanders have flocked to buy milk powder from Hong Kong as a result of increasing food safety concerns at home. Censorship on Weibo ...

  3. Comment - Blogs

    Weibo: TCL dotes on HTC, LinkedIn's Shen warns of bubble

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 11:08am by Doug Young

    ... Doug Young The microblogging realm has been relatively quiet this past week as Chinese tech executives enjoy the long October 1 holiday. Still, a few couldn't completely stay away from their online accounts, led by TCL's (Shenzhen: 000100) thoug ...

  4. Comment - Blogs

    Weibo: Tech execs call on Facebook on Silicon Valley tour

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 11:48am by Doug Young

    ... Doug Young Senior and mid-level executives from a wide range of Chinese tech firms were on the move this past week, crossing the Pacific to tour some of the top US tech names in Silicon Valley. Stops on the tour, co-organized by a Chinese outfit with the ...

  5. Business - Companies

    Weibo: Alibaba IPO, iPhone 6 draw praise, comparisons

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:23pm by Doug Young

    ... of Chao's biggest shareholders, after Alibaba purchased a major stake in Sina's Weibo (Nasdaq: WB) microblogging unit last year. Shi Yuzhu, another good friend of Ma's and founder ...

  6. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Click magnet: Why 73 million Weibo followers hang on Yao Chen's every word

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 10:36am by TELEGRAPH

    ... Sarah Keenlyside With 73.2 million Weibo followers hanging on to her every word, actress Yao Chen wields some serious clout. So what is it about the 'middle-class' Christian from ... and cautious." One could add the word "modest" to that list, because Yao, self-effacing as she is, has more followers on Weibo (the mainland's version of Twitter) than the population ...

  7. Comment - Blogs

    Weibo: Conspiracy theorists chat up Microsoft defection, iPhone 6 delay

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:49pm by Doug Young

    ... Doug Young Conspiracy talk was buzzing through the microblogging realm this past week, as numerous executives weighed in on two major news events in the China tech world. One of those saw Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) finally unveil its new iPhone 6, only to myste ...

  8. 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. ...

  9. Business - Companies

    Weibo: Facebook's new shop, Baidu's new gadget, Xue Manzi's drivel

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 09:56am by Doug Young

    ... holidays. Leading the list is the latest effort by Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) to find a backdoor into China, which comes in the form of a new Weibo account that isn’t verified but has at least one tech ... to dislike over the years for his largely empty talk, even as he built up a base of more than 10 million followers on Weibo (Nasdaq: WB). But then he got sent to prison for becoming too influential ...

  10. 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 ...




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