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WHAT'S HOT? New Weibo Games Stats Reveal How Sina Cracked Social Gaming
New stats reveal the astonishing and meteoric rise of Sina’s Weibo service from a simple, Twitter-like microblogging platform, to being a Facebook-rivaling online gaming powerhouse. Since Sina Weibo has launched its gaming portal in July this year – along with a virtual currency called the weibi – it now claims to have nearly 10 percent of its total amount of users (now up to 250 million) as active social gamers. Some facts: 22 million Weibo Games active users, 1 million new users in 7 days with
greatest Weibo game, highest game revenue in one single day: 500,000 RMB (US$78,800).China Overtakes America To Become Largest Smartphone Market
There has been a lot of predictions about when China will become the world’s biggest economy, some say it will achieve this within a short five years. But already today, China has become the largest smartphone market in the world by volume. Deliveries of smart phones to operators and retailers in China grew 58% in the third quarter from the previous quarter to 24 million units. That surpassed 23 million units delivered to the U.S. market, down 7% from the previous quarter, according to the report.
Why China’s Coolest Blogger Doesn’t Use Microblogs
Han Han might be China’s biggest celebrity blogger which is a pretty impressive title for an infrequently-updated traditional blog to have in the microblog age. It helps, of course, that Han is young, handsome, drives a race car, and has cultivated a rebellious political image while so far managing to keep himself out of jail. In a recent post on his blog, Han Han also addressed why he hasn’t jumped into microblogging despite his domination of traditional blogging and his millions of followers. What’s keeping him off the Weibo wave?