Products and Services
We operate our business through the following three business segments, SINA Portal, Weibo and other businesses. We generate the majority of our revenues from online advertising and marketing services and, to a lesser degree, from fee-based services. We offer both brand advertising services in display ad formats and performance-based online marketing solutions on SINA Portal and Weibo, such as promoted feeds. Non-advertising revenues include revenues from online payment service and online loan facilitation services, mobile value added services (“MVAS”), Weibo value-added services (“Weibo VAS”) which mainly includes Weibo games, VIP membership and data licensing services.
SINA Portal (SINA.com and SINA Mobile)
SINA Portal is an online media property which provides professional digital contents to users and offers online brand advertising and marketing solutions to customers.
SINA.com’s network consists of four destination websites dedicated to the Chinese communities across the globe: Mainland China (www.sina.com.cn), Taiwan (www.sina.com.tw), Hong Kong (www.sina.com.hk), and overseas Chinese in North America (www.sina.com). Each destination site consists of Chinese-language news and content organized into interest-based channels. The sites offer extensive community and communication services and sophisticated web navigation capability through website search and directory services.
We also provide news information and entertainment content customized for mobile users in in forms of mobile applications, such as SINA News, SINA Finance and SINA Sports as well as through our mobile portal, SINA.cn, to mobile browsers. The key vertical channels include:
SINA News. SINA News aggregates feeds from news providers, bringing together content from media companies, such as CCTV, Beijing TV Station (“BTV”), China News, Agence France-Presse (“AFP”), Associated Press, Reuters, Getty Images, Nanfang Daily Group, Beijing News, Xinhua Net and Xinhua News Agency. Through SINA News channel, users have an easy access to breaking news coverage from multiple sources and points of view.
SINA Finance. SINA Finance provides business news coverage and personal finance columns. SINA Finance also offers stock quotes from the major exchanges around the world, mainly including U.S., Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong stock exchanges, as well as breaking news from individual listed companies and market trend analysis.
SINA Sports. SINA Sports offers multimedia news and information on a wide range of sporting events from home and abroad. SINA Sports features domestic and international soccer matches, National Basketball Association (“NBA”) games, general sports as well as coverage of world-famous sports stars and teams.
SINA Entertainment. SINA Entertainment contains extensive coverage of local and international entertainment news and events, including movies, television programs, plays, operas, music and celebrities in related fields.
SINA Auto. SINA Auto offers the latest automobile-related news and service information to provide car buyers and automobile enthusiasts with current information on automotive pricing, reviews and featured guides.
SINA Technology. SINA Technology provides updates on recent activities of high-tech corporations as well as industry trends in China and worldwide.
Other Channels. In addition to the aforementioned vertical channels, SINA.com also includes SINA Education, SINA Digital, SINA Fashion, SINA Luxury, SINA Health, SINA Collectibles, SINA Travel and other interest-based channels. Each channel serves as an interactive platform which offers extensive, professional, real-time, interest-based information and targeted services in respective vertical areas to users.
Weibo is a leading social media platform for people to create, distribute and discover Chinese-language content. It provides an unprecedented and simple way for people and organizations to publicly express themselves in real time, interact with others on a massive global platform and stay connected with the world.
Weibo combines the means of public self-expression in real time with a powerful platform for social interaction, as well as content aggregation and distribution. Any user can create and post a feed and attach multimedia or long-form content. User relationships on Weibo may be asymmetric; any user can follow any other user and add comments to a feed while reposting. The simple, asymmetric and distributed nature of Weibo allows an original feed to become a live viral conversation stream.
Weibo serves a wide range of users including ordinary people, celebrities and other public figures, as well as media outlets, businesses, government agencies, charities and other organizations, making it a microcosm of Chinese society. For many people in China, Weibo allows them to be heard publicly and exposed to the rich ideas, cultures and experiences of the broader world.
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