Posts Tagged ‘censorship’

Chinese Government Demands Weibo Cease Streaming Video Services

The Chinese adage that the tall blade of grass gets cut first is definitely true this week, as China’s top …


Tencent May Have Just Defeated Baidu At Its Own Game In China

Baidu is a poorly-executed search engine. But with both government regulations handcuffing its development and lack of competition in China, …


NetEase Will Close Its Online Forums Next Month

Netease closureChinese Internet portal NetEase says that due to media business development needs, the company’s online forums will stop providing services …


No News Is Good News For Netease In China

netease-news“Panem et Circenses” (bread and circuses) was used in ancient Rome to curtail revolts and appease the citizenry. In today’s …


Censorship To Blame For VC-Backed Chinese Website Outage?

Fenda appWhen a website goes offline, it’s often the result of a DDoS attack, forgotten domain name purchase, or bad programming. …


Online News In China Gets Wakeup Call

Communist China soldierNews media in China ostensibly operate to reinforce and promote the edicts and values of the government. And the government …


Who’s To Blame For Apple’s China Closure?

blameApple’s iTunes and iBook users in China the past few days have been unable to access their accounts and data …


Global Users Will Soon Trust Baidu Maps Around The World

lostChinese search engine Baidu.com, which censors its nuanced and oft-irrelevant search results, is now hoping its global maps will be …


Twitter’s Appointment Of New China Chief Won’t Mean Much

Twitter in ChinaJace Dorsey, chief executive officer of Twitter, announced via a tweet that the company has appointed Kathy Chen as Twitter’s …


LinkedIn Expands Headhunting Reach Into China

linkedinLinkedIn, the U.S.-based social network for working professionals, announced that the company has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Chinese …