Screenshot of 56.com home page
|Key people||Jay Chang|
|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.
- "Video Sharing Site 56.com Reportedly Receives $10 Million in Venture Funding", RedlineChina, June 15, 2007.
- "56.com - Site Information from Alexa", Alexa, June 24, 2008.
- "56.com aims to become YouTube of China, raises $20M", VentureBeat, July 12, 2007.
- "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.
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