Posts Tagged ‘social networking site’

While Blocked In Mainland China, Facebook Heads To Taiwan

Taiwanese government officials revealed that Facebook plans to build a data center in Changhua, Taichung. Commenting on the news, Facebook confirmed that they did find a suitable location in Taiwan to build a new data center; however, they have not yet made the final decision. The government officials from Changhua said that Facebook hired a […]


Facebook’s Rumored Chinese Sales Office Faces Potential Problems

Facebook reportedly plans to establish a sales office in China to serve local advertisers in the country. Vaughan Smith, Facebook’s enterprise development vice president, said in a statement that Chinese companies have gradually become a major advertiser group for Facebook. Therefore, the company continues to explore new methods to support local services in China and […]


Chinese Government Issues Strict Social Media Draft Regulations

China’s State Council Information Office today issued updated draft guidelines for further strengthening government oversight of the Internet. In today’s “Measures for the Administration of Internet Information Services”, the SCIO expands the need for company’s to register under a new regime to those websites offering microblogs, forums, and and other social media services. The rules […]


Baihe.com Begins Real-name Registrations In China

Baihe.com, a marriage social networking website in China, has started compulsory real-name registrations for new users, and the registrations will be checked via an authentication system. For old users, Baihe.com will provide a three-month transitional period and only users passing the authentication can continue to use its services after that period. This is in accordance […]


Heightened Chinese Inflation Pushes Renren.com To Offer Employee Loans

Chinese social networking website Renren.com has announced that it will launch an interest-free housing scheme, and employees can apply for loans of between CNY200,000 and CNY400,000. Chen Yizhou, chief executive officer of Renren.com, told local media that the rapid development of Renren.com is attributed to the efforts and commitment of employees. Renren.com will not only […]


Qihoo 360, Renren.com Form Internet Browser Security Partnership

Chinese Internet security software provider Qihoo 360 and social networking site Renren.com have jointly announced that the two parties have formed a strategic partnership for Internet security and open platform cooperation in China. Through the cooperation, Qihoo 360 and Renren.com will gradually consolidate their user accounts and Renren.com’s WebApp applications will be added to the […]


Renren.com’s Pre-IPO Problems May Not Move China Investors To Run Run

In China all media is social, so Chinese Internet social media and social networking website Renren.com’s initial public offering planned in a few hours should be smooth sailing. However, the departure of a company director over the weekend and recent inconsistencies in its statistics have caused concern for investors. Derek Palaschuk, chief financial officer of […]


Court Asks Oak Pacific Interactive To Stop Using The Social Media Name "Kaixin"

Beijing Second Intermediate People’s Court has announced its decision for Kaixin001.com’s lawsuit against Oak Pacific Interactive, which previously launched a similar social networking site as that of Kaixin001.com, asking the latter to stop using the Chinese name of “Kai Xin Wang” and pay compensation of CNY400,000 to the complainant. According to local media reports, in […]


The End Of Social Networking Sites In China?

A new report issued by a Chinese government-funded research organization states Facebook and Western social networking sites pose spy risks, and these problems should make social media mavens worry about possible clampdowns on social networking sites in China. According to local media, the “Blue Book of New Media” published by the Chinese Academy of Social […]


China’s 360 To Open Hosting Source Code

Chinese Internet security solutions provider 360 has published a commitment for user privacy protection and announced at the same time that it will submit its source code to China Information Technology Security Evaluation Center for hosting and testing.
Qi Xiangdong, president for 360, said that problems like online recruitment website’s illegally resale of the resumes of […]