Wanda Group Awakens Social Media With We-Media Coalition

Wanda We-media CoaltionChina-based Wanda Group announced that they will cooperate with 100 social We-media providers to establish the “Wanda We-media Coalition”. This …

NetEase Closes Chinese Blog Services

Chinese Internet portal NetEase.com announced that the company will officially close its blog services and recommends users to move their blogs to LOFTER, a microblog service at NetEase. According to NetEase, the blogs moving to LOFTER will maintain the same contents. Meanwhile, the company will completely shut down its blog services in the coming weeks. […]

Sina Weibo Started Making Profits In Late 2013

Sina’s financial report for the fourth quarter and the entire year of 2013 stated that its Weibo microblogging service realized a first-time operating profit of USD3 million in the fourth quarter of 2013. Sina Weibo also reportedly plans to launch IPO at the New York Stock Exchange in the second quarter of 2014. According to […]

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 […]

When Will China Unblock Foreign Websites Like Facebook And Twitter?

Western media are hailing news that the Shanghai Free-trade Zone may allow blocked websites like Facebook and New York Times. The news comes from South China Morning Post’s reporting of an unnamed government source’s statement: “In order to welcome foreign companies to invest and to let foreigners live and work happily in the free-trade zone, […]

Tencent’s WeChat Boasts 50 Million Registered Users

Chinese Internet company Tencent announced that its WeChat service has gained over 50 million registered users.

Tencent’s Internet Advertising Revenue Up 58.3%

Chinese Internet company Tencent published its financial report for the fourth quarter and the entire year of 2012.

Internal Sina.com Email Forecasts Web Portal Operations

An internal email from Chinese Web portal Sina.com has revealed structural changes at the company, including the establishment of a portal technology department.

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.

WordPress Comes To Chinese Users Via Sina.com’s New Cloud Service

Chinese Internet company Sina.com has started internal beta testing of its cloud store Yunshangdian.com, which provides click-to-use personal cloud services.

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.

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%.

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.

Chinese Internet Company Plans Unfair Competition Lawsuit Against Tencent

Chinese application service provider UC will sue Tencent, the Chinese Internet giant, for alleged unfair competitive practices.

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.

China’s 360buy.com Will Soon Hire 20,000 More Staff

Chinese B2C e-commerce website 360buy.com has announced via its official microblog that it plans to recruit 20,000 new e-commerce talents in 2012 to meet the development demands of the company.

Sina’s Chinese Internet Profit Plummets As Company Focuses On Microblogging

Chinese online media and mobile value-added services firm Sina Corporation says its profit fell more than 50% as it announced its unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2011.

Sina Microblog, China Telecom Ink Deal

The microblog channel of Sina.com and China Telecom have signed an agreement to implement a cooperation for products based on the microblog services at Sina.com.

Sina.com Fails To Keep Internet Profit Growing In China

Chinese online and wireless media company Sina Corporation says its profit fell on higher costs as it announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011.

Shanda Starts Beta Tests Of Chinese Microblog Platform

Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited has started the beta tests of its new microblog product, Tuita.com.

Sina.com Launches New Social Media Domain For Microblog

Chinese Internet company Sina.com has officially launched a new domain name, weibo.com, for its microblog product, and the company has also adopted a new logo for the social media business.

Japanese SNS Opens Office In Beijing

The Japanese social networking site Gree plans to open three new offices in Beijing, Singapore, and London, respectively, to expand its overseas markets.

Dangdang.com Will Halt Search Engine Advertising With Baidu.com

Li Guoqing, joint president of the Chinese Internet shopping website Dangdang.com, has announced that the company will stop putting advertisements on search engine Baidu.com from April 2011 due to the recent accusation that Baidu.com is involved in literature and music piracy.

China’s Tencent Net Profit Up 56.2% In 2010

Chinese Internet company Tencent has published its annual financial report for 2010, stating that its net profit increased by 56.2% year-on-year to CNY8.054 billion.

China Mobile’s Mobile Market Will Launch LBS In February 2011

A representative in charge of the planning of China Mobile’s online application store Mobile Market has revealed that the company’s location-based service module is currently finishing its test phase, and will be launched next month.

Shanda Open Platform Reaches Cooperation With Sina Microblog

Shanda Open Platform and Sina.com’s microblog service have reached a cooperation agreement to implant the various gaming applications of Shanda Open Platform into the microblog sector of Sina.com.

Sina.com Begins Social Media Deal With MSN China

Chinese Internet company Sina.com and Microsoft’s MSN China has jointly announced that the two parties have signed a strategic cooperation agreement and formally entered a social media strategic partnership.

China’s Bokecc.com To Launch Internet Video Service Platform

Chinese video technology company Bokecc.com has announced on its official website and microblog that its new third-party service platform based on the cloud computing technology will soon be launched.