It’s known to all that Tencent build its entire empire on top of QQ IM service, and we noticed many times that Sina is also trying to leverage the popularity of its Weibo service to expand it tentacles – through the introduction of Qing weibo (Tumblr-like), real-time search engine, WebIM, 3rd apps center and so on.

Not bad moves, but, all of service are still PC-based, in a time when the mobile internet is about to explode.

With the launch of Weixin and iterative improvements, Tencent has successfully established its forefront in mobile era again, this might be the last thing Sina which missed out on the IM, online gaming waves and now relies heavily on online news business want to see.

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Ben Jiang

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