Screenshot of 56.com home page
|Headquarters||Guangzhou, Guangdong, China|
|Founder(s)||Zhou Juan (周娟), Liang Sheng (梁升), Tan Yi (谭毅)|
|Services||Social network service, Online movie and book database|
|Alexa rank||2,764 (February 2015[update])|
|Type of site||Video sharing|
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|Available in||Simplified Chinese|
Access to the Chinese online video provider 56.com was suspended since 18:00 on June 3, 2008. 56.com made an explanation at 10:00 on June 4, 16 hours after the website's access was stopped, and said that the website had experienced a server failure and was being repaired, but it did not give a clear time for when the site's services would be fully resumed. Some media, such as Hexun.com and Sina.com, reported that as 56.com had frequently violated relevant government rules with its video content, it had therefore been issued a warning by the government and might be closed for a few days. However, this was denied by 56.com. By July 11, 2008, 56.com was back and operational.
On December 31 2014, Sohu had reached a deal with compatriot social networking site operator Renren to acquire the 56.com. According to a source familiar with the deal, Sohu paid USD 25 million for 56.com.
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- "Contact us". Official website of 56.com (in Chinese). Retrieved 5 May 2015.
- "Chinese YouTube 56.com Returns To Living", Silicon Alley Insider, July 11, 2008.
- "搜狐正式宣布收购56网_科技_腾讯网". tech.qq.com. Retrieved 2015-10-16.
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