NEW YORK, April 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced that trading of Weibo Corporation (Nasdaq:WB), a leading social media platform in China that allows users to create, distribute and discover Chinese-language content, commenced on The NASDAQ Global Select Market on April 17, 2014.
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Since 2009, Weibo has amassed a large user base in China and in Chinese communities in more than 190 countries. As a microcosm of Chinese society, Weibo has attracted a wide range of users, including ordinary people, celebrities and other public figures, as well as organizations such as media outlets, businesses, government agencies and charities.
"Weibo is pioneering a new online experience in China by enabling users with the means of real-time public expression on a powerful platform for social interaction and content aggregation and distribution," said Bob Greifeld, CEO of NASDAQ OMX. "NASDAQ is proud to welcome Weibo to our family of listed-companies; Weibo embodies the innovative and progressive nature inherent at The NASDAQ Stock Market."
Since its founding 43 years ago, NASDAQ has been the exchange of choice for the some of the world's largest and most revolutionary companies. NASDAQ is home to over 70 percent of technology companies listed on U.S. exchanges.
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