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Sina plans New York IPO for Weibo microblog

HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese internet company Sina Corp. plans to spin off its Twitter-like microblog service, Weibo, in a...
Read more Feb 25 2014, 12:31am CST
 

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IPO Gives Us a Look Inside Sina Weibo, a Company Struggling With Censorship

Source: Miller-McCune

Weibo And Sabre Beginning Trading On NASDAQ
Starting last Thursday, investors can purchase shares of Weibo, sometimes called “China’s Twitter,” on NASDAQ. The company’s regulatory filing with the SEC reveals details not previously known about Weibo’s censorship apparatus, which we wrote about last year. Weibo, like all Internet publishers and providers in China, is prohibited from letting their users display content that is obscene, fraudulent, defamatory, or otherwise illegal under Chinese laws. The content prohibitions ...
Full article at: Miller-McCune 1 day ago, 4:00pm CDT
 

With Yahoo On The Ropes, Mayer can still Lead A Big Turnaround!

With Yahoo On The Ropes, Mayer can still Lead A Big Turnaround!
Yahoo! (YHOO) is very much on the ropes and its shares have suffered a shellacking after the Internet giant posted...
Read more Jan 31 2014, 2:15am CST
 

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Rage Against the Machine, or Work Within It?

Source: China Digital Times

Reviewing Emily Parker’s Now I Know Who My Comrades Are: Voices from the Internet Underground at the Los Angeles Review of Books, Jason Q. Ng focuses on Parker’s comparison between two prominent online figures and their opposing approaches to Internet activism in China: In what was no doubt many parts tenacious networking and one part good fortune, she connects with two “rightist” bloggers who in some ...
Full article at: China Digital Times 1 day ago, 3:17pm CDT
 

How Big Is Weibo’s Censorship Discount?

Source: China Digital Times

Leonid Bershidsky argues at Bloomberg View that the value of Weibo’s “less-than-stellar” lower end public offering ($3.46 billion compared to Twitter’s $25.2 billion) “provides a unique opportunity to quantify the elusive effect of freedom, or lack thereof, on the value of social networks”: Weibo’s IPO prospectus says this in the risks section: “Regulation and censorship of information disseminated over the internet in China may adv ...
Full article at: China Digital Times 4 days ago, 11:21pm CDT
 

Huge Internet Attack in China Leads to Investigation

Huge Internet Blunder in China Leads to Investigation
A huge blunder that occurred in the Internet facility in China led to investigation into the matter. The Great Firewall system is being inspected by the authorities as all the sites went berserk among a particularly grave breakdown.
Read more Jan 23 2014, 12:44pm CST
 

Weibo IPO Reveals a Company Struggling With Censorship

Source: ProPublica

Weibo And Sabre Beginning Trading On NASDAQ
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Full article at: ProPublica 4 days ago, 2:25pm CDT
 

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Yahoo Beats on First-Quarter Earnings and General Motors Creates Global Product Integrity Group

Source: Cision Wire

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Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO) reported first-quarter earnings that surpassed Wall Street estimates. The company earned 38 cents a share on $1.087 billion in revenue, which excluded traffic acquisition costs (TAC) for the first quarter. Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters were looking for Yahoo! to earn 37 cents a share on $1.08 billion in revenue for the first quarter. Chinese internet company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, in which it holds a 24 percent stake, also reported a surge in quarterly reve ...
Full article at: Cision Wire 6 days ago, 1:28pm CDT
 

What's left of Yahoo without Alibaba

Source: Market Place

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Everyone who knows anything about Yahoo knows the company is doing well mainly because it owns a big chunk of another company, Alibaba. The Chinese internet giant is expected to go public by the end of the year. The word is, it'll be valued anywhere between $100 billion and $150 billion dollars. And Yahoo owns 24 percent of Alibaba.   Yahoo! released earnings Tuesday. Sameet Sinha, an analyst at B. Riley, says Alibaba is the reason Yahoo’s stock has doubled since CEO M ...
Full article at: Market Place Apr 15 2014, 4:00pm CDT
 

China's Internet Went Down by Largest Denial-of-Service Attack

China's Internet Went Down by Largest Denial-of-Service Attack
China has been hit by a large scale DDOS attack on early Sunday morning that has paralyzed the parts of Internet service in the nation. It has come under siege due to this act of sabotage. Many .cn websites went offline fully or partially for many hours inculding Amazon.cn, Sina Weibo and Bank of China.
Read more Aug 26 2013, 6:32am CDT
 


 

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