203: Weibo is not Twitter of China with Matthew Brennan - Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong
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Matthew Brennan from China Channel & host of China Tech Talk podcast joined us on a discussion on Sina Weibo and why it is not the “Twitter” of China. We discussed the origins, the products, revenue & business models in Weibo, and how it was spun off from its parent company, Sina. Matthew also explained why Weibo has been far more successful than Twitter and where it stands against the other Chinese social platforms for example, Wechat. Here are the interesting show notes and links to the discussion (with time-stamps included): Matthew Brennan, Co-founder of China Channel dot co (chinachannel.co, @MattyBGooner , Linkedin, Wechat:Yowdy-CQ) [0:38] Since our last conversation, what have you been up to? [1:16] CHina CHat 2017 in Sep 2017. You can order the tickets via Event Bank in China (in China and pay via Yuan/RMB) and Eventbrite (USD$) [1:51] Recently, Apple banned all VPNs apps on their app store, so how does it impact the expats there? [3:40] Weibo (Wikipedia, Bloomberg) [4:41] Introduction: Sina Weibo,…