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Global Gay Social Network Gains Shanghai Investment

HornetOne of the world’s largest social networks aimed at homosexual men just raised funding from a Shanghai firm. Shanghai-based venture …

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EMS Links Its Courier Network To Tencent’s Messaging Services

WeChat and EMSChina Postal Express & Logistics Company Limited announced that they have reached a full strategic cooperation with the Chinese Internet …

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Me Too! Simtoo Gains Drone Funding In China From Renren

Simtoo droneSimtoo, a Shenzhen-based drone manufacturer, has reportedly closed a RMB72 million funding round. Chinese social networking company Renren Inc co-led …

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While Blocked In Mainland China, Facebook Heads To Taiwan

Taiwanese government officials revealed that Facebook plans to build a data center in Changhua, Taichung. Commenting on the news, Facebook confirmed that they did find a suitable location in Taiwan to build a new data center; however, they have not yet made the final decision. The government officials from Changhua said that Facebook hired a […]

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Renren Kills Non-core Chinese Internet Businesses

Chen Yizhou, chief executive officer of Renren, says the company is planning to sell some non-core businesses to improve their profitability and they are also considering investment and expansion opportunities in America and Hong Kong. Chen revealed during an interview with local Chinese media that under the current model it is hard for the company […]

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Facebook’s Rumored Chinese Sales Office Faces Potential Problems

Facebook reportedly plans to establish a sales office in China to serve local advertisers in the country. Vaughan Smith, Facebook’s enterprise development vice president, said in a statement that Chinese companies have gradually become a major advertiser group for Facebook. Therefore, the company continues to explore new methods to support local services in China and […]

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DeNA China CEO Resigns

Wang Yong, chief executive officer of DeNA China, announced in an internal email that he will resign his position as CEO at the end of January 2014. Wang also said after his resignation, Ren Yi, vice president of DeNA China, will take control of the China business. This has reportedly all been confirmed and decided […]

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LinkedIn Appoints President For China Region

LinkedIn has appointed Shen Boyang as its global vice president and president for the China region. In this new position, Shen will be responsible for the planning of LinkedIn’s services for Chinese members and customers. This appointment marks an important step for LinkedIn’s entry into the Chinese market. LinkedIn revealed in a report that the […]

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Twitter’s IPO Showcases Chinese Growth Hurdles

Twitter’s just-released initial public offering prospectus shows China is still an important deficit in its global growth strategy. In Twitter’s F-1 IPO statement, the company said it is raising USD1 billion, which is largely a pro forma number until the company calculates fees and eyes its roadshow. The company recorded USD317 million in revenue in […]

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Renren.com Teams With Youku-Tudou To Grab More Online Video Users

Chinese Internet video company Youku-Tudou Group and Chinese social networking website Renren.com have formed a strategic partnership for platform and resource sharing.

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Japan’s Gree Closes Chinese Social Gaming Office

Japanese social game giant Gree announced the future strategy for its overseas offices, and the company said it will close the office in China.

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Chinese Social Media Travel Website Gains USD15 Million Investment

With the backdrop of worries over a tourism drop in China because of the avian flu, Mafengwo.cn, a Chinese tourism social media website, announced that it has completed its B financing round of USD15 million and the investors included Qiming Venture Partners and Capital Today.

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China’s Weibo Enters Thailand

Jiaranai Entertainment, the general distributor of Sina’s microblog service in Thailand, announced that China’s Sina microblog service at Weibo.com has officially entered the Thai market.

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Chinese Software Developer Community Raises Funds

CSDN.net, which goes by a few English names including China Software Developer Network, has completed its latest financing project.

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Renren Forms Independent Wireless Business Division

Chinese Internet company Renren Inc. will adjust its organizational structure and business clusters, and establish an independent wireless business division.

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Renren.com, Pinguo Technology Form LBS Partnership

Chinese social networking site Renren.com announced that it has reached a deal with Pinguo Technology, whose mobile photography software Camera360 will be able to use the location-based service system via the wireless open API interface of Renren.com.

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Social TV Comes To China: Kaixin001.com Teams With Samsung, Haier, Hisense

Chinese social networking site Kaixin001.com recently published its software client for smart TV, which will be pre-installed on smart TV products manufactured by Samsung, Haier, and Hisense.

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China’s Weibo Shuts Messaging Door To Outside Social Media Developers

Sina.com’s microblog service Weibo.com has fully closed its open platform private messaging interface to prevent third-party applications from sending private messages to Weibo users.

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China’s Renren.com To Cooperate With Singapore Game Developer

Social networking site Renren.com announced that it will work with Singapore game developer Nubee to jointly provide Nubee’s Japan Life to users of Renren.com in China.

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China’s Kaixin001.com Inaugurates New Homepage Design

Chinese social networking site Kaixin001.com has launched its new version of homepage, which is the first major version change over its four-year operation.

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Chinese Government Issues Strict Social Media Draft Regulations

China’s State Council Information Office today issued updated draft guidelines for further strengthening government oversight of the Internet.

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Renren.com Announces Social Travel Website In China

Chinese social networking site operator Renren.com has announced the launch of a new social travel platform Fengche.com, which has already been running for a few months.

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Chinese Social Shopping Internet Search Engine Clears Investment Round

Chinese social shopping search engine B5M announced a USD7.1 million Series A investment round led by Oak Investment Partners and Giosis Holdings.

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CNNIC: China’s Microblog Users Reached 250 Million In 2011

China Internet Network Information Center has published a new statistics report, stating that there were 250 million microblog users in China by the end of 2011, a year-on-year increase of 296%.

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Tencent Inks China Social Media Microblogging Deal With CNTV

Chinese Internet company Tencent and China Network Television have jointly announced a strategic partnership for a comprehensive social media and microblogging cooperation.

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Baihe.com Begins Real-name Registrations In China

Baihe.com, a marriage social networking website in China, has started compulsory real-name registrations for new users, and the registrations will be checked via an authentication system.

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Lenovo Unveils Social Media And Cloud Computing Strategies In China

Chinese technology giant Lenovo Group held a launch ceremony in Beijing to announce a new cloud computing strategy, a new smartphone, a tablet computer, a new personal computer, and TV products.

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Oracle Employing Social Media To Hire 600 New Employees In China

Oracle China has launched a new recruitment program named “We are Hiring”, under which the technology company will hire over 600 new employees in China to support its fast business growth in the local market.