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Rumor: Xiaomi, Sina Partner on SNS Instant Messaging

DoNews, 12/14/12

An industry source revealed today that Beijing-based Android handset developer Xiaomi recently formed a strategic partnership with internet company Sina (Nasdaq: SINA), to be announced publicly next week. The source said that the partnership could link the companies' Meyou (Sina) and MiTalk (Xiaomi) messaging services as a move against rival Tencent's (0700.HK) Weixin (Wechat) mobile messaging application.

Editor's Note: For more background on this topic, please see "Xiaomi Launches Mobile IM Application" MD 1/05/11 issue and "Sina Debuts Path-Like "Close Friends" SNS Product" MD 7/10/12 issue.

Keywords: wireless Tencent mobile IM SNS Sina 0700.HK Xiaomi WeChat Meyou MiTalk

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