Iris Deng

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Iris Deng

Reporter, Technology

Iris is a Hong Kong-based technology reporter at the Post.

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Guangdong authority orders Tencent, Xpeng, other tech firms to amend apps over cybersecurity concerns

The Guangdong Communications Administration ordered 201 apps to be rectified for infringing user rights, while shutting down eight others for illegal services.

14 Jan 2021 - 7:45PM

The Guangdong Communications Administration ordered 201 apps to be rectified for infringing user rights, while shutting down eight others for illegal services.

Guangdong authority orders Tencent, Xpeng, other tech firms to amend apps over cybersecurity concerns
IPO-prospect Kuaishou has a big issue – how to bag a profit from the 300 million who use its short video app

Kuaishou’s model has been criticised by some analysts for an over-reliance on celebrity influencers and a costly user acquisition strategy.

14 Jan 2021 - 1:13PM

Kuaishou’s model has been criticised by some analysts for an over-reliance on celebrity influencers and a costly user acquisition strategy.

IPO-prospect Kuaishou has a big issue – how to bag a profit from the 300 million who use its short video app
Beijing updates internet regulation to include a wide swathe of services, fake news and fraud

A comprehensive update to China’s internet regulation details the types of services covered and banned activities, even if conducted from overseas servers.

9 Jan 2021 - 12:04AM

A comprehensive update to China’s internet regulation details the types of services covered and banned activities, even if conducted from overseas servers.

Beijing updates internet regulation to include a wide swathe of services, fake news and fraud
ByteDance accuses Tencent of blocking its work-from-home tool Feishu on WeChat

ByteDance says Tencent is not approving a WeChat mini program for its cloud office software Feishu, known as Lark overseas, marking another battle over users.

8 Jan 2021 - 10:01PM

ByteDance says Tencent is not approving a WeChat mini program for its cloud office software Feishu, known as Lark overseas, marking another battle over users.

ByteDance accuses Tencent of blocking its work-from-home tool Feishu on WeChat
Huawei spin-off Honor working with Qualcomm on 5G smartphones, report says

The former flagship consumer brand run by Huawei is expected to launch smartphones with Qualcomm 5G chipsets around the middle of this year, Chinese media reported.

7 Jan 2021 - 10:57PM

The former flagship consumer brand run by Huawei is expected to launch smartphones with Qualcomm 5G chipsets around the middle of this year, Chinese media reported.

Huawei spin-off Honor working with Qualcomm on 5G smartphones, report says
Elderly influencers are trending in China’s youth-led social media but will fashionable grandmas live on?

In China there is a growing audience, and pool of talent, for content that caters for the country’s elderly generation.

11 Jan 2021 - 10:43AM

In China there is a growing audience, and pool of talent, for content that caters for the country’s elderly generation.

Elderly influencers are trending in China’s youth-led social media but will fashionable grandmas live on?
Chinese netizens mock Apple’s new AirPods Max headphones for ‘insane’ price tag

‘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

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

Chinese netizens mock Apple’s new AirPods Max headphones for ‘insane’ price tag
Video game developer uses AI to recreate faces of ancient Chinese 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

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

Video game developer uses AI to recreate faces of ancient Chinese emperors
China sets limits on personal data collection by live-streaming, short video-sharing services

The Cyberspace Administration of China has drafted new rules to narrow the scope of personal data collected by apps in the world’s largest internet market.

2 Dec 2020 - 4:59PM

The Cyberspace Administration of China has drafted new rules to narrow the scope of personal data collected by apps in the world’s largest internet market.

China sets limits on personal data collection by live-streaming, short video-sharing services
Meituan’s third-quarter sales rise as antitrust clouds gather over China’s internet giants

Beijing-based Meituan reported a 28.8 per cent increase in third-quarter revenue on the back of a rebound in food delivery transactions nationwide.

30 Nov 2020 - 10:56PM

Beijing-based Meituan reported a 28.8 per cent increase in third-quarter revenue on the back of a rebound in food delivery transactions nationwide.

Meituan’s third-quarter sales rise as antitrust clouds gather over China’s internet giants
China’s live-streamers use fake traffic and virtual gifts to draw real eyeballs

It is an ‘open secret’ that viewer counts and virtual gifts on live streams are often generated by fake accounts, experts say.

29 Nov 2020 - 7:00AM

It is an ‘open secret’ that viewer counts and virtual gifts on live streams are often generated by fake accounts, experts say.

China’s live-streamers use fake traffic and virtual gifts to draw real eyeballs
China’s top KOL agency Ruhnn to delist from Nasdaq amid tougher social media market at home

Founders of the first Chinese influencer company to go public want to take the firm private amid fierce competition and tighter regulations in the domestic social media market

26 Nov 2020 - 10:00PM

Founders of the first Chinese influencer company to go public want to take the firm private amid fierce competition and tighter regulations in the domestic social media market

China’s top KOL agency Ruhnn to delist from Nasdaq amid tougher social media market at home
Chinese social media Joyy refutes Muddy Waters’ fraud claim, saying its metrics are ‘commonly used’ by live-streaming industry

Muddy Waters’ report showed ‘lack of a basic understanding’ of live-streaming industry, says social media firm Joyy in a rebuttal to charges of fraud made by the short seller

20 Nov 2020 - 4:15PM

Muddy Waters’ report showed ‘lack of a basic understanding’ of live-streaming industry, says social media firm Joyy in a rebuttal to charges of fraud made by the short seller

Chinese social media Joyy refutes Muddy Waters’ fraud claim, saying its metrics are ‘commonly used’ by live-streaming industry
Muddy Waters calls Chinese social media company Joyy ‘multi-billion dollar fraud’ right after Baidu deal

Muddy Waters’ claim that up to 90 per cent of YY Live’s live-streaming revenue is fraudulent triggered a sell off in shares of listed Chinese social media company Joyy

20 Nov 2020 - 12:33PM

Muddy Waters’ claim that up to 90 per cent of YY Live’s live-streaming revenue is fraudulent triggered a sell off in shares of listed Chinese social media company Joyy

Muddy Waters calls Chinese social media company Joyy ‘multi-billion dollar fraud’ right after Baidu deal
Explainer | Huawei sells Honor to ensure budget smartphone brand’s survival amid US sanctions

The Chinese telecoms giant will not hold any shares or be involved in Honor’s future business management or decision-making activities after its sale to Shenzhen Zhixin New Information Technology, it says.

17 Nov 2020 - 9:43PM

The Chinese telecoms giant will not hold any shares or be involved in Honor’s future business management or decision-making activities after its sale to Shenzhen Zhixin New Information Technology, it says.

Huawei sells Honor to ensure budget smartphone brand’s survival amid US sanctions
Online exhibitions bet on AI and big data to aid beleaguered industry as Hong Kong seeks return to normalcy

Early online experiments with AI and machine learning have been praised by exhibitors and buyers, but many remain eager to return to physical trade shows.

12 Nov 2020 - 10:40PM

Early online experiments with AI and machine learning have been praised by exhibitors and buyers, but many remain eager to return to physical trade shows.

Online exhibitions bet on AI and big data to aid beleaguered industry as Hong Kong seeks return to normalcy
Tencent games not a focus of antitrust initiative, president says, as firm posts 89 per cent rise in quarterly profit

Gaming giant Tencent reported strong quarterly earnings, as China’s major internet platform operators face Beijing’s new antitrust initiative.

12 Nov 2020 - 11:50PM

Gaming giant Tencent reported strong quarterly earnings, as China’s major internet platform operators face Beijing’s new antitrust initiative.

Tencent games not a focus of antitrust initiative, president says, as firm posts 89 per cent rise in quarterly profit
China says it has built 700,000 5G base stations, more than rest of world combined

China’s industry and information ministry says it is 40 per cent ahead of its annual target for 5G base stations, with nearly 700,000 installed since June last year.

1 Dec 2020 - 3:02PM

China’s industry and information ministry says it is 40 per cent ahead of its annual target for 5G base stations, with nearly 700,000 installed since June last year.

China says it has built 700,000 5G base stations, more than rest of world combined
Tencent insists it is a collaborator, not a disrupter, of China’s financial markets

Tencent President Martin Lau presents Tencent as a collaborator in finance in a fintech webinar made public this week, saying China’s regulators encourage innovation from “trusted operators” if it is beneficial to society.

6 Nov 2020 - 11:28PM

Tencent President Martin Lau presents Tencent as a collaborator in finance in a fintech webinar made public this week, saying China’s regulators encourage innovation from “trusted operators” if it is beneficial to society.

Tencent insists it is a collaborator, not a disrupter, of China’s financial markets
5G has been heralded as a tech game changer but consumers in China are underwhelmed by spotty coverage and hard sell

Mobile operators are facing blowback from consumers, unsatisfied with network coverage, expensive handsets and hard sell tactics.

6 Nov 2020 - 6:29AM

Mobile operators are facing blowback from consumers, unsatisfied with network coverage, expensive handsets and hard sell tactics.

5G has been heralded as a tech game changer but consumers in China are underwhelmed by spotty coverage and hard sell
Live streaming may be booming in China in a post-pandemic world but only a few make it to the big leagues

While many live streamers enter the market in China with dreams of hitting it rich, only a few make it to the big leagues.

4 Nov 2020 - 11:48AM

While many live streamers enter the market in China with dreams of hitting it rich, only a few make it to the big leagues.

Live streaming may be booming in China in a post-pandemic world but only a few make it to the big leagues
Huawei marks first drop in China shipments since 2014 amid US sanctions, sees market share shrink

The latest round of US sanctions against Huawei in August shrank the Shenzhen-based smartphone maker’s share in its home market, according to research firm Canalys.

30 Oct 2020 - 11:00PM

The latest round of US sanctions against Huawei in August shrank the Shenzhen-based smartphone maker’s share in its home market, according to research firm Canalys.

Huawei marks first drop in China shipments since 2014 amid US sanctions, sees market share shrink
Jio’s smartphone push not as big a threat as geopolitics to Chinese brands in India, say analysts

Jio Platforms, the Indian wireless operator and handset maker, is working with US chip maker Qualcomm to develop 5G solutions and accelerate the network roll-out

24 Oct 2020 - 9:00AM

Jio Platforms, the Indian wireless operator and handset maker, is working with US chip maker Qualcomm to develop 5G solutions and accelerate the network roll-out

Jio’s smartphone push not as big a threat as geopolitics to Chinese brands in India, say analysts
ByteDance-owned Smartisan launches new 5G smartphone, eyes education devices and software

ByteDance-owned Smartisan is eyeing up education market for growth, moving beyond smartphones.

21 Oct 2020 - 5:00PM

ByteDance-owned Smartisan is eyeing up education market for growth, moving beyond smartphones.

ByteDance-owned Smartisan launches new 5G smartphone, eyes education devices and software
China’s demand for 5G iPhone 12 Pro strong as Huawei faces chip supply issues, analyst Kuo Ming-chi says

China is estimated to account for up to 45 per cent of the global demand for Apple’s 5G iPhone 12 Pro, TF Securities International analyst Kuo Ming-chi says.

9 Dec 2020 - 5:28PM

China is estimated to account for up to 45 per cent of the global demand for Apple’s 5G iPhone 12 Pro, TF Securities International analyst Kuo Ming-chi says.

China’s demand for 5G iPhone 12 Pro strong as Huawei faces chip supply issues, analyst Kuo Ming-chi says
Apple’s 5G iPhone 12 may have drawn derision on China’s social media but millions are still signing up for it

China has been an important market for Apple in recent years and the company saw 225 per cent quarterly growth in iPhone sales in the second quarter.

16 Oct 2020 - 11:26PM

China has been an important market for Apple in recent years and the company saw 225 per cent quarterly growth in iPhone sales in the second quarter.

Apple’s 5G iPhone 12 may have drawn derision on China’s social media but millions are still signing up for it
Shenzhen’s tech hub status turbocharged by Beijing’s plan to introduce digital yuan, big data protections

Beijing’s plan doubles down on hopes that Shenzhen will become a global leader in technology and finance and a showcase for Xi’s vision of an ideal Chinese society

21 Oct 2020 - 10:21AM

Beijing’s plan doubles down on hopes that Shenzhen will become a global leader in technology and finance and a showcase for Xi’s vision of an ideal Chinese society

Shenzhen’s tech hub status turbocharged by Beijing’s plan to introduce digital yuan, big data protections
Live-streaming e-commerce is the fastest-growing area of China’s internet, but buyer’s remorse is common

E-commerce live-streams and short videos will be the main drivers of future growth for China’s online video and audio industry, a new report says.

13 Oct 2020 - 9:34PM

E-commerce live-streams and short videos will be the main drivers of future growth for China’s online video and audio industry, a new report says.

Live-streaming e-commerce is the fastest-growing area of China’s internet, but buyer’s remorse is common
Channels, WeChat’s answer to short video app Douyin, tests live-streaming function

Tencent’s do-everything app WeChat has a huge user base in China, but it is a relatively late entrant to short video and live-streaming e-commerce compared with Douyin and Kuaishou.

12 Oct 2020 - 7:00PM

Tencent’s do-everything app WeChat has a huge user base in China, but it is a relatively late entrant to short video and live-streaming e-commerce compared with Douyin and Kuaishou.

Channels, WeChat’s answer to short video app Douyin, tests live-streaming function
Should Huawei consider selling smartphone brand Honor to survive US sanctions?

Budget smartphone brand Honor has lived up to its name as the unsung hero that has helped Huawei overtake Apple and Samsung in sales at home and abroad.

9 Oct 2020 - 4:00PM

Budget smartphone brand Honor has lived up to its name as the unsung hero that has helped Huawei overtake Apple and Samsung in sales at home and abroad.

Should Huawei consider selling smartphone brand Honor to survive US sanctions?