China diversified dot-coms avoid Facebook pitfalls

By Wei Gu
May 22, 2012

Fears that the advertising-led model is weak drove down shares in Renren, but other Chinese dot-coms are better positioned. Many have traditionally focused more on gaming, where revenues are still surging. Diversified players like Tencent are more recession proof.

China’s hot Facebook clone will cool down

April 18, 2011

Renren has reproduced Facebook's social networking model in China. It's leading the way in launching what may be the first big social network IPO anywhere.