Posts Tagged ‘censorship’

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, …


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 …


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 …