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  • Renren: Big but not the Facebook of China

    The Financial Times yesterday reported on the upcoming IPO of Chinese social network Renren.com: ┬áThe strong interest [in Renren’s IPO] stems from the fact that there is no major social media or social networking company open to public investment. With a Facebook IPO at least a year off, many investors are keen for a slice of “the Facebook of China”. The offering is set to… Read More

  • Chinese Government To Police Social Games

    On the Chinese Internet, “harmony” is a euphemism for censorship. Mafia games were “harmonized” over the Summer, for example, as they “embody antisocial behavior like killing, beating, looting and raping” and “gravely threaten and distort the social order and moral standards, easily putting young people under harmful influence” according to… Read More

  • Chinese Social Networks 'Virtually' Out-Earn Facebook And MySpace: A Market Analysis

    Despite China’s massively growing internet market, international giants like Google and Facebook are having trouble making gains with the 300 million Chinese online users. China’s netizens are on average very young – 66.7 % of them are younger than 29 years old and 35.2 % of them are teenagers—with social networking and entertainment applications being the most… Read More