Alhambra PD Use WeChat In Outreach Effort

  The Alhambra Police Department announced Tuesday it will become the first police department in the U.S. to use WeChat a mobile text and voice messaging app developed in China. What is WeChat? Since WeChat was officially launched by Tencent on January 21, 2011, after four years WeChat has empowered over 438 million monthly active users worldwide [...]

China’s Twitter-like service Weibo went IPO on Apr 17 in the US and its shares jumped 19%

New York (AFP) – Sina Weibo, China’s answer to Twitter, debuted on the Nasdaq exchange Thursday with a 19.1 percent jump despite an IPO that went out undersubscribed and lower priced than hoped. In a spate of buying that suggested that Wall Street’s waters are still welcoming to loss-making technology high flyers, and to Chinese [...]

China’s Xiaomi Plans to Give IPhone Cool at Half Price

Lei Jun, CEO of Beijing Xiaomi Technology Co., speaks at the Beijing International Convention Center in Beijing on Sept. 5, 2013. Photographer: Imaginechina via AP Photo As China’s Xiaomi Corp. began selling smartphones in Singapore this year, each batch sold out in just a few minutes. So when the company asked people on Facebook to [...]

Sina Weibo Rebranded Itself as Weibo

China’s largest microblog platform, Sina Weibo, which is preparing to launch an initial public offering in the US, has rebranded. The company posted its decision to drop the first part of its name on its own microblog (registration in Chinese). “Goodbye Sina Weibo. Hello Weibo!” the company wrote on March 28. By changing its name [...]

Sina Weibo files for $500 million U.S. IPO

(Reuters) – Twitter-like messaging service Weibo Corp filed on Friday to raise $500 million via a U.S. initial public offering, as Chinese companies flock to the American market in record numbers to take advantage of soaring valuations. Weibo, owned by Sina Corp, becomes the latest Chinese Internet giant to tap U.S. markets, following on the heels of [...]

US should revisit media policy on China in light of growing Chinese digital media industry

Chinese protectionism in the digital media sphere has created a major underdiscussed trade gap between China and the United States, and the U.S. government must place more pressure on the Chinese government to open up the nation’s media to foreign competition, according to a new paper from Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. The [...]

No longer just for chatting, WeChat will soon become a financial service platform

                WeChat has already met success in China as the country’s most popular mobile messaging app, but the Tencent-owned service will soon expand its reach beyond the realm of smartphone communication to become a financial service platform. A savings investment system will be implemented into WeChat in mid-December, Yicai reported. [...]

Glogou Announces “Across the Great Wall” China Marketing Technologies and Services That Break Down the Barriers to Reaching the Growing China Market

SANTA CLARA, CA, Aug 07, 2013 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — Glogou Inc, a Silicon Valley technology marketing company that specializes in digital marketing, today announced the availability of Across the Great Wall, a suite of turnkey digital marketing solutions that breaks down the barriers for marketing in China. By offering innovative technologies that overcome the [...]

Glogou helps US companies build brands in China

Iris Huang (second from right), director of global marketing at Glogou, with her team at the company’s Silicon Valley headquarters. Provided to China Daily Baidu is the dominant search engine in China. But for any non-Chinese business pining to capture a smidgeon of the Middle Kingdom market, there is a massive obstacle: The search giant’s [...]

With a Surge in China Outbound Tourism: How Can Businesses Cater to Chinese Travellers

Last fall, a former Chinese employee of mine who goes by the Western name Marc, suddenly called me after more than a decade hiatus in our correspondence. He told me that he was now running his own travel company in Shanghai, and was in New York City leading a group of mid-level Chinese business managers [...]