• Renren: Big but not the Facebook of China

    The Financial Times yesterday reported on the upcoming IPO of Chinese social network Renren.com:  The 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

  • Kaixin001: China's Apple of Social Networks

    Kaixin001, the latest newcomer to the Facebook clone wars in China, is China’s fastest growing social network having amassed a staggering 7.5 million users in the first 5 months since it launched in May 2008. The site tripled Twitter’s traffic reach in the month of September alone and is currently the 250th most popular site on Alexa worldwide. Compared with rival incumbent… Read More