In perhaps the clearest sign yet that enterprise social media management tool HootSuite has major global ambitions, the company announced this morning that it is adding support for managing China’s most popular microblogging platform, Tencent Weibo, and Russia’s most popular social media network, VK.com.
What does a massive social network following and criticizing China’s government from within get you? For Kai-fu Lee, the former head of Google in China, it was a three-day ban social networking.
Huge Chinese Internet portal Sina denied today that it has plans to launch an IPO for its popular Weibo microblogging service. Rumors have been circulating about a potential IPO and about how valuable such a move could be for Sina. However, Sina CEO Charles Chao said on stage at the GMIC (Global Mobile Internet Conference) in Beijing today that an IPO was not the best route to take with Weibo.