At noon on June 28, Chinese online media provider and game operator Shanda Interactive (Nasdaq: SNDA) opened its new rich microblogging service Tuita to the public. According to a spokesperson for Tuita, the service received more than 100,000 new user registrations within its first 24 hours. Tuita is preparing to complete its first round of funding.
Editor's Note: Users can log into the service with their Shanda Passport credentials and begin using the service after selecting a user name and domain prefix for their Tuita account. Users can post short updates of up to 300 characters or longer blog-style posts with no character limit, as well as photos, embedded videos from Chinese online video site Youku (NYSE: YOKU), Qiyi, QQ Video, Tudou, Ku6, and 56.com, music from Xiami.com, and links to content on Shanda's online literature platforms. An Android mobile client is currently available for download, with iOS and Symbian versions to be released in the future.