July 11th, 2011
04:04 PM GMT
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July 11th, 2011
02:33 PM GMT
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(CNN) – Charles Chao is the man who has helped to get China micro-blogging with Sina Weibo – the country’s answer to Twitter. Around one in five of China’s half a billion internet uses are said to have a Sina Weibo account, making it a huge player in the country’s social media scene.

Chao, who graduated from Oklahoma University with a masters degree in journalism became CEO of Sina in 2006, and says that despite having around 100 million users, now is not the time to start monetizing the platform. He talked to CNN about the rise and rise of social media in China.

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July 11th, 2011
05:51 AM GMT
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(CNN) – The conditions of their surrender were clear: “no libels or any hidden mocking messages of the chief executive” Rebekah Brooks, in the final edition.

But these are News of the World employees we are talking about.

With the last rendition of the paper, “Thank You & Goodbye,” sitting on the copy desk, Brooks – the current chief executive of News International and former News of the World editor – recognized that the final issue of the 168-year-old British tabloid institution could be used as prime real estate for a proper lambasting.

“She brought in two very senior Sun journalists to go though every line on every page with a fine toothcomb,” a News of the World employee told the Daily Mail. “But they failed and we’ve had the last laugh.”

It took until the 47th page of the edition, but the roughly 200 journalists now out of a job as a result of the scandal did have the last laugh, splicing some “less than obvious” jibes in the paper’s crossword section.

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