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China's government takes on microblogs, blogs, online forums

With ever-increasing restrictions on online activity, Chinese authorities are trying to make Internet service providers act as Web police for the government.

By Jun. 7, 2012

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For biz microblogs, hosted services or installed software?

Yammer's hosted model is built for the future, but Presently's software can be downloaded today.

By Sep. 15, 2009

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China’s Weibo sets IPO share price low at $17 per share

The microblogging powerhouse sells nearly a quarter less shares than anticipated.

By Apr. 16, 2014

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Amid censorship, China requires real-name use for video uploads

In a move that appears designed to limit anonymous free speech, the government orders all people to use their real names when uploading videos to the Internet.

By Jan. 21, 2014

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Cybersecurity forces align as FireEye acquires Mandiant

The newly formed duo can now detect, prevent, and resolve breaches -- this could have ramifications for security firm competitors and governments accused of spying on their citizens and allies.

By Jan. 2, 2014

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Vietnam: Criticize government on social media and go to jail

The Southeast Asian nation is serving up harsh penalties, including fines and prison time, to people who post "propaganda against the state" on Facebook, Twitter, and other sites.

By Nov. 29, 2013

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For Chinese communists, only RedPad, not iPad, will do

But the party's Android-based RedPad Number One is definitely not intended for the proletariat--not with a $1,600 price tag.

By Jan. 19, 2012

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China Internet users top half a billion, many more to go

The number of Internet users in China is growing rapidly, according to the China Internet Network Information Center. However, the country's penetration rate is still at just 37.7 percent.

By Jan. 11, 2012

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China calls online rumors a 'social malady'

The country's state-run media outlet says microblogging services allow for rumors to crop up, creating a less-than-ideal Internet environment.

By Aug. 30, 2011

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Tumblr an online powerhouse, hits 15B monthly pageviews

The microblogging service is also currently servicing 120 million unique visitors each month, according to its founder and CEO David Karp.

By Jan. 23, 2012