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As Chinese censorship intensifies, gays are back while teenage mothers and tattoos are out

Following the passage of a new cybersecurity law and the removal of term limits from Chinese president Xi Jinping, China’s government is conducting a comprehensive crackdown on online discussions an

China’s web censors go into overdrive as President Xi Jinping consolidates power

A week that begins with the repeal of regulation that prevents dictatorship in China is likely to be a busy one for the country’s censorship people, and so it has proven to be. China’s we

Momo buys Tantan, China’s Tinder, for over $600M as Chinese social networks consolidate

WeChat is far and away the biggest messaging platform in China at the moment, and that is helping to drive a push among the smaller players to get together for better scale. Today, Momo, the Chinese l

Chinese social media giant Weibo is raising $700M to fund acquisitions

Weibo, the Twitter-like Chinese social network that is profitable unlike Twitter, is raising $700 million as it looks for acquisitions to continue the rocket ship growth its business has seen in 2017.

Weibo users given one-week warning to provide real names

The 340 million users of Sina Weibo, China's popular microblogging service, have been given one week to link their accounts to a real name. The crackdown is being conducted in order to comply with new

China’s top social networks face investigation for hosting porn and illicit content

China continues to crack down on online media after the government announced that it is investigating three of the country’s most influential social networks for hosting illicit content. The Off

LeEco delays payroll until August due to ‘financial constraints’

Some LeEco employees in China will not get paid until August. According to an official statement provided to TechCrunch, Leshi Holdings, LeEco’s holding company has decided to postpone July&#821

China clamps down on live-streaming services

The Chinese government has cracked down on three of the country’s top live-streaming services over their apparent broadcast of unsuitable political content. Weibo, the Nasdaq-listed microbloggin

China’s Weibo restricts overseas users on Tiananmen anniversary

This weekend marked the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre in China in 1989, one of the most infamous dates in the country’s modern history. The government has never acknowledged nor

Lost in translation: Streaming in China

The rapid growth of streaming is taking the globe by storm, but no country seems to have the market potential for OTT video streaming quite like China. While the United States OTT market is beginning

When will AI and NLP actually turn Siri into your best friend? 

The discussion around robots has only increased in the past few years. But beyond the physical capabilities of robots, the bigger question is what robots’ minds will be capable of in the future. How

Chinese Video App Developer Yixia Tech Raises $200M Series D At $1B Valuation

Yixia Tech, the Beijing developer behind Chinese video blogging app Miao Pai, has raised $200 million in Series D funding from microblogging platform Weibo, Sequoia Capital, YG Entertainment, and othe

Microblogging Site Weibo Invests $142M In China’s Top Taxi-Hailing Firm Didi Kuaidi

Weibo, the NYSE-listed microblogging company in China, is an unlikely investor in China's soon-to-merge taxi-hailing apps Didi Dache and Kuaidi Dache.

Apple CEO Tim Cook Joins Weibo, China’s Twitter-Like Social Network

Earlier on Monday, Apple CEO Tim Cook joined Sina Corp.'s Weibo, a Chinese microblogging service similar to Twitter. The move, which is indicative of the importance of the Chinese smartphone market to

Weibo Drops 5% After Reporting In-Line Q1 Revenues Of $67.5M, Better-Than-Expected $0.03 Loss Per Share

This afternoon Weibo reported the financial results of its first quarter, including revenue of $67.5 and non-GAAP earnings per share of -$0.03. The market had expected the company to lose 5 cents per

Sina.com Punished For Pornographic Content By China’s Government

The Chinese government has fined Sina.com and made arrests in connection with an investigation that alleges the site facilitated the distribution of pornographic content. Though China has a well-estab

Weibo Spikes 19.06% In Its Debut

This morning Weibo went public, offering fewer shares than previously expected, though the bloc was priced at $17, in line with yesterday's reporting.

Weibo’s IPO May Underwhelm, But Don’t Discount Other Chinese Tech Stocks

Weibo, the influential microblogging service owned by Sina, has reportedly raised just $285.6 million in its initial public offering, according to Bloomberg. The service's underwhelming IPO, however,

Alibaba Bans Messaging App WeChat, Pushes Weibo Instead

A fleeting affair between two of China's biggest tech successes has ended acrimoniously after e-commerce giant Alibaba banned sellers from using Tencent's popular messaging app, WeChat.

Cooliris Continues Push Into China and Russia, Shaking Hands With Tencent and Yandex

Photo-sharing startup Cooliris is continuing its push into two of the world’s biggest Internet markets, China and Russia. The Kleiner Perkins-backed company has just partnered with Tencent in C
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