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.
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.
A newly published speech that Ren Zhenfei gave in June reveals the Huawei CEO’s thinking on strategies for surviving US sanctions.
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.
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.
Open-source artificial intelligence tools, such as Baidu’s PaddleGAN, enabled independent developer Hu Wengu recreate the faces of China’s ancient rulers.
The Kaola shopping platform is China’s first to host deaf live-streamers, but real-time machine translation of sign language remains a challenge.
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.
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.
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.
In a social manifesto, NetEase Yanxuan declares that it opposes ‘complicated discount gimmicks’ that some shoppers say they find difficult to follow during overwhelming numbers of deals on the planet’s biggest shopping day.
Hong Kong-based startup Catalyst makes waterproof and drop-proof cases for AirPods, iPhones, iPads and Apple Watches
Video streaming platform iQiyi is trying to connect with younger users by letting virtual avatars compete in front of human judges on the show Dimension Nova.
China’s elderly population is quickly moving online, where older people are being cajoled into buying products from celebrity impersonators.
TikTok owner ByteDance is engaging Chinese consumers longer every day through popular apps Toutiao and Douyin, compared with rival Tencent’s ubiquitous WeChat.
A new OnZoom platform for selling access to events and mini programs called Zapps are bid to keep users on Zoom longer as the company fights competition from the likes of Google and Microsoft.
Online service providers have to use a combination of labour and automated technology to keep content within acceptable boundaries or risk fines and other punishments.
Tencent and NetEase already use facial recognition in popular games, while it comes with benefits, the technology’s wide use makes it ripe for abuse.
The iPhone 12 series phones will not include wired EarPods or a wall charger in the box, sparking online outrage on Chinese social media.