Tech

Investors zero in on bitcoin, health tech as inflation gathers pace

Sustainable investing, health tech and cryptocurrencies can offer protection against inflation, banking and finance experts tell the Post’s China Conference.

17 Jun 2021 - 7:29AM
China’s online retailers race to slash plastics, packages to shrink carbon footprint

China’s online retail industry, the world’s largest, is one of the key sectors identified by regulators to be subjected to a timetable to come up with more sustainable packaging solutions.

19 May 2021 - 12:39PM
Smart helmet firm Livall targets food delivery firms amid safety push

Smart helmet maker Shenzhen Qianhai Livall loT Technology is in talks with China’s leading food delivery firms about intelligent helmets that will improve the safety of their riders.

26 Apr 2021 - 8:30AM
Binance Tesla security token raises questions about Hong Kong licence

Binance, the largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume globally, is marketing its first security token backed by Tesla stocks trading on the Nasdaq exchange to investors – including those in Hong Kong.

22 Apr 2021 - 6:05PM
Apple accelerates green energy push in China, brings 2GW online

Apple is working on its global manufacturing supply chain by significantly increasing the number of suppliers that are transitioning to renewable energy.

19 May 2021 - 2:10PM
Samsung warns of severe chip crunch while delaying key phone

The world’s largest smartphone maker is seeing a ‘serious imbalance’ in global semiconductors, suggesting that shortages may spread beyond cars.

18 Mar 2021 - 9:34AM
A new app lets people gamble on Fortnite and Call of Duty matches

The founders said the Covid-19 pandemic pushed them to create their idea for a betting app.

17 Mar 2021 - 10:24AM
In China, Huawei’s smartphone star power dims as US sanctions bite

US restrictions have vastly reduced Huawei’s ability to supply new smartphones, forcing retailers to shut franchise stores or switch to selling other domestic brands.

8 Mar 2021 - 10:00AM
After the Clubhouse block, can audio-only chat apps go mainstream in China?

As Clubhouse fades in China after being blocked, several Chinese social audio apps are in the spotlight as potential replacements, but questions remain whether they can go mainstream.

11 Feb 2021 - 3:49PM
Will Chinese video app in massive Hong Kong IPO be a good investment?

Short video app has offered a place to shine online for millions of underdogs but investors have to gauge if it can turn this appeal into sustainable profits.

26 Jan 2021 - 11:39AM
Huawei founder sees decentralised control as a way to beat US sanctions

A newly published speech that Ren Zhenfei gave in June reveals the Huawei CEO’s thinking on strategies for surviving US sanctions.

24 Feb 2021 - 4:43PM
China Telecom launches quantum encrypted phone calls for smartphones

With a special SIM card and app, some China Telecom smartphone users in Anhui province can make phone calls protected by quantum encryption, which could tip people off to potential eavesdroppers.

7 Jan 2021 - 9:50AM
Eight holiday gift ideas for tech lovers at any budget

From laptops and keyboards to video games and wireless chargers, the SCMP Tech team wraps up our top gift ideas for 2020 at any budget.

22 Dec 2020 - 3:45PM
Chinese netizens mock ‘insane’ price tag of Apple’s AirPods Max

‘Do these headphones cure deafness or what?’ says one comment on microblogging site Weibo, where AirPods Max are currently trending.

9 Dec 2020 - 9:00PM
AI enables developer to recreate faces of China’s ancient emperors

Open-source artificial intelligence tools, such as Baidu’s PaddleGAN, enabled independent developer Hu Wengu recreate the faces of China’s ancient rulers.

8 Dec 2020 - 8:32AM
Deaf live-streamers join China’s online shopping craze

The Kaola shopping platform is China’s first to host deaf live-streamers, but real-time machine translation of sign language remains a challenge.

5 Dec 2020 - 8:00AM
ByteDance wants web novels to be free, but readers aren’t so sure

TikTok owner ByteDance hopes free content on Tomato Novel will help it take on Tencent’s China Literature, its dominant competitor that continues to attract top talent.

2 Dec 2020 - 6:00AM
Palo Alto researchers said Baidu apps could have tracked users ‘over their lifetime’

Google removed Baidu’s search and map apps after researchers found the apps were collecting sensitive data, including numbers used in SIM cards that can track users across devices.

26 Nov 2020 - 12:25PM
Millions of shoppers are raising virtual cats for Singles’ Day deals

E-commerce platforms in China are gamifying the world’s largest shopping festival to capture more of shoppers’ attention in a world flooded with online entertainment options.

10 Nov 2020 - 2:17PM