Iris Deng

Hong Kong

Iris Deng

Reporter, Technology

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

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Tencent said to invest US$2 billion in short-video app Kuaishou as competition heats up with ByteDance

Chinese social media giant Tencent reported to be investing US$2 billion in short-video app Kuaishou as competition heats up with TikTok operator ByteDance

12 Dec 2019 - 10:17PM

Chinese social media giant Tencent reported to be investing US$2 billion in short-video app Kuaishou as competition heats up with TikTok operator ByteDance

Tencent said to invest US$2 billion in short-video app Kuaishou as competition heats up with ByteDance
Tencent eyes new apps to fend off rivals and offset slower growth in flagships WeChat and QQ

Tencent rolled out several new apps last month as it continues to try new ideas to fend off threats from rivals and cope with slower growth in its own super app WeChat

13 Dec 2019 - 6:01PM

Tencent rolled out several new apps last month as it continues to try new ideas to fend off threats from rivals and cope with slower growth in its own super app WeChat

Tencent eyes new apps to fend off rivals and offset slower growth in flagships WeChat and QQ
Didi Chuxing boss Jean Liu says car-pooling controversy was bigger ‘blow’ than her own fight against cancer

Didi president Jean Liu says passenger deaths and subsequent safety scandal dealt a bigger personal blow than her struggle with breast cancer in 2015

28 Nov 2019 - 6:18AM

Didi president Jean Liu says passenger deaths and subsequent safety scandal dealt a bigger personal blow than her struggle with breast cancer in 2015

Didi Chuxing boss Jean Liu says car-pooling controversy was bigger ‘blow’ than her own fight against cancer
Iran shuts down internet access across the country as protests escalate over gas hikes

Connectivity in Iran was only 5 per cent of normal levels on Tuesday in a “near-total national internet shutdown” that started Friday, according to NetBlocks.org.

19 Nov 2019 - 1:40PM

Connectivity in Iran was only 5 per cent of normal levels on Tuesday in a “near-total national internet shutdown” that started Friday, according to NetBlocks.org.

Iran shuts down internet access across the country as protests escalate over gas hikes
This magnetic skin can allow you to open a door with the blink of an eye, researchers say

Researchers are exploring wider applications of the magnetic skin, such as helping people with paralysis and nervous disorders.

14 Nov 2019 - 2:37PM

Researchers are exploring wider applications of the magnetic skin, such as helping people with paralysis and nervous disorders.

This magnetic skin can allow you to open a door with the blink of an eye, researchers say
US remains as a top international research partner with China despite rising trade and tech tensions

The close collaborative relationship in scientific fields between China and the US comes amid an ongoing trade stand-off that has seen some institutions cut ties with Huawei

14 Nov 2019 - 9:27AM

The close collaborative relationship in scientific fields between China and the US comes amid an ongoing trade stand-off that has seen some institutions cut ties with Huawei

US remains as a top international research partner with China despite rising trade and tech tensions
Tencent to step up global games expansion after posting 13 per cent decline in quarterly profit

Third-quarter revenue increased 21 per cent to 97.2 billion yuan, but it was still below analysts’ estimate of 99 billion yuan.

14 Nov 2019 - 7:31AM

Third-quarter revenue increased 21 per cent to 97.2 billion yuan, but it was still below analysts’ estimate of 99 billion yuan.

Tencent to step up global games expansion after posting 13 per cent decline in quarterly profit
Streaming video operator Bilibili at a crossroads with focus on increasing users

Founded in 2009, Bilibili has become the biggest video-comics-and-gaming entertainment platform for China’s Generation Z consumer market segment.

12 Nov 2019 - 6:49PM

Founded in 2009, Bilibili has become the biggest video-comics-and-gaming entertainment platform for China’s Generation Z consumer market segment.

Streaming video operator Bilibili at a crossroads with focus on increasing users
Tencent joins hands with major international credit cards to allow more foreigners to use WeChat Pay

Payments access comes as China continues to open its growing cashless society to visitors.

7 Nov 2019 - 1:15PM

Payments access comes as China continues to open its growing cashless society to visitors.

Tencent joins hands with major international credit cards to allow more foreigners to use WeChat Pay
Goldman-backed chat app Symphony unlocks access to WeChat users through partnership with Tencent

The partnership with WeChat will help Symphony expand the reach of its clients in China.

6 Nov 2019 - 2:04PM

The partnership with WeChat will help Symphony expand the reach of its clients in China.

Goldman-backed chat app Symphony unlocks access to WeChat users through partnership with Tencent
How Hong Kong is quietly contributing to China’s mighty tech rise – with a higher education push

Apart from its reputation as a global financial hub, Hong Kong has also become an unlikely incubator of tech talent, helping China make bridges with rest of the world.

4 Nov 2019 - 10:53PM

Apart from its reputation as a global financial hub, Hong Kong has also become an unlikely incubator of tech talent, helping China make bridges with rest of the world.

How Hong Kong is quietly contributing to China’s mighty tech rise – with a higher education push
Chinese researchers hail Google’s quantum computing breakthrough, call for more funds to catch up to US

While Google and Chinese scientists celebrated the breakthrough, American rivals including IBM and Intel cast doubt over the claims.

29 Oct 2019 - 8:37PM

While Google and Chinese scientists celebrated the breakthrough, American rivals including IBM and Intel cast doubt over the claims.

Chinese researchers hail Google’s quantum computing breakthrough, call for more funds to catch up to US
Hyundai and Chinese start-up Pony.ai join forces on driverless robotaxi service in California

BotRide will start operations on November 4 with an initial fleet of 10 autonomous sport utility vehicles, providing free rides in the city of Irvine through January.

26 Oct 2019 - 10:11AM

BotRide will start operations on November 4 with an initial fleet of 10 autonomous sport utility vehicles, providing free rides in the city of Irvine through January.

Hyundai and Chinese start-up Pony.ai join forces on driverless robotaxi service in California
Facebook’s digital currency Libra poses a threat to WeChat Pay and Alipay, says Tencent whitepaper

Libra could reset the global payments and financial landscape by bringing innovations in user experience, technology and business models, says paper

25 Oct 2019 - 11:01PM

Libra could reset the global payments and financial landscape by bringing innovations in user experience, technology and business models, says paper

Facebook’s digital currency Libra poses a threat to WeChat Pay and Alipay, says Tencent whitepaper
Almost 90 per cent of Chinese workers trust a robot more than their human managers, survey finds

Survey respondents believe AI has an advantage over humans in terms of work scheduling, offering unbiased information, and problem solving.

16 Oct 2019 - 1:12PM

Survey respondents believe AI has an advantage over humans in terms of work scheduling, offering unbiased information, and problem solving.

Almost 90 per cent of Chinese workers trust a robot more than their human managers, survey finds
Shenzhen takes on new role as basic research centre after earning reputation for rapid product development

Often called China’s Silicon Valley, the city of 12 million has been named as the location of the country’s fourth major national science centre.

15 Oct 2019 - 8:46AM

Often called China’s Silicon Valley, the city of 12 million has been named as the location of the country’s fourth major national science centre.

Shenzhen takes on new role as basic research centre after earning reputation for rapid product development
In an about-face, Apple removes Hong Kong protest map app following China backlash

Apple removed the HKmap.live app after finding it had been used in ways that ‘endanger law enforcement and residents’.

11 Oct 2019 - 3:34PM

Apple removed the HKmap.live app after finding it had been used in ways that ‘endanger law enforcement and residents’.

In an about-face, Apple removes Hong Kong protest map app following China backlash
Apple allows Hong Kong protest map app that can track police and protester locations

HKmap.live has become the most downloaded app under the travel category in Apple’s App Store for Hong Kong.

8 Oct 2019 - 7:49PM

HKmap.live has become the most downloaded app under the travel category in Apple’s App Store for Hong Kong.

Apple allows Hong Kong protest map app that can track police and protester locations
How FreightAmigo is shaking up the sleepy world of logistics to bring it online Expedia-style

Logistics in this part of the world is in many ways the ‘Land That Time Forgot’, according to Hong Kong entrepreneur Ivy Tse.

8 Oct 2019 - 9:07AM

Logistics in this part of the world is in many ways the ‘Land That Time Forgot’, according to Hong Kong entrepreneur Ivy Tse.

How FreightAmigo is shaking up the sleepy world of logistics to bring it online Expedia-style
The co-founder of China’s bike sharing pioneer Mobike applies the same business model to his Langogo AI translators

Test bed for the new sharing model will be Japan, already the biggest market for the one-year-old start-up with 10,000 translator devices shipped since its launch there in January.

3 Oct 2019 - 10:11AM

Test bed for the new sharing model will be Japan, already the biggest market for the one-year-old start-up with 10,000 translator devices shipped since its launch there in January.

The co-founder of China’s bike sharing pioneer Mobike applies the same business model to his Langogo AI translators
Patriotic Chinese overwhelm Tencent servers in response to national flag social media campaign ahead of PRC anniversary

The national flag campaign went viral on social media, attracting more than 200 million users within half a day.

26 Sep 2019 - 12:38PM

The national flag campaign went viral on social media, attracting more than 200 million users within half a day.

Patriotic Chinese overwhelm Tencent servers in response to national flag social media campaign ahead of PRC anniversary
Trump adviser asked Microsoft why it wouldn’t spy for the US, company president reveals in new book

The inquiry showed that the US continues to have its own issues with surveillance and cybersecurity, despite Washington’s accusations that Huawei products can be used to spy for Beijing.

12 Sep 2019 - 9:57PM

The inquiry showed that the US continues to have its own issues with surveillance and cybersecurity, despite Washington’s accusations that Huawei products can be used to spy for Beijing.

Trump adviser asked Microsoft why it wouldn’t spy for the US, company president reveals in new book
Trump’s blacklisting of Huawei is unfair and un-American, Microsoft president says

Microsoft’s Brad Smith warns Washington’s trade restrictions could expand beyond Huawei, threatening the US firm’s global competitiveness.

13 Sep 2019 - 2:42PM

Microsoft’s Brad Smith warns Washington’s trade restrictions could expand beyond Huawei, threatening the US firm’s global competitiveness.

Trump’s blacklisting of Huawei is unfair and un-American, Microsoft president says
A ‘ghost market’ hangs on in the shadow of Shenzhen’s hi-tech ambitions

A “ghost market” featuring mostly second-hand electronics of uncertain provenance draws late-night shoppers to Huaqiangbei, the world’s biggest electronics wholesale district

8 Sep 2019 - 11:04PM

A “ghost market” featuring mostly second-hand electronics of uncertain provenance draws late-night shoppers to Huaqiangbei, the world’s biggest electronics wholesale district

A ‘ghost market’ hangs on in the shadow of Shenzhen’s hi-tech ambitions
Hong Kong needs a risk-taking culture to foster innovation, tech leaders urge

Efforts to establish that culture have taken on more significance amid increased competition for talent, capital and start-ups with other hi-tech hubs.

6 Sep 2019 - 9:00AM

Efforts to establish that culture have taken on more significance amid increased competition for talent, capital and start-ups with other hi-tech hubs.

Hong Kong needs a risk-taking culture to foster innovation, tech leaders urge
China’s social media may hold lessons for Facebook in reducing pressure to chase ‘likes’

The country’s giant platforms are rethinking their efforts on driving user stickiness, while checking the potential damaging effect of excessive social media interaction.

5 Sep 2019 - 10:13PM

The country’s giant platforms are rethinking their efforts on driving user stickiness, while checking the potential damaging effect of excessive social media interaction.

China’s social media may hold lessons for Facebook in reducing pressure to chase ‘likes’
Demand for Hong Kong-designed semiconductors seen increasing with rise of the Greater Bay Area

ASTRI, the largest government-funded R&D centre in Hong Kong, is one of the research institutes covered by the government’s drive to build up hi-tech R&D

2 Sep 2019 - 7:11AM

ASTRI, the largest government-funded R&D centre in Hong Kong, is one of the research institutes covered by the government’s drive to build up hi-tech R&D

Demand for Hong Kong-designed semiconductors seen increasing with rise of the Greater Bay Area
BIGO Technology – the Singaporean company selling content moderation services, starting with Indonesia

BIGO sees an opportunity to meet increased demand for technology that helps to combat online lies, propaganda and conspiracy theories.

27 Aug 2019 - 1:14PM

BIGO sees an opportunity to meet increased demand for technology that helps to combat online lies, propaganda and conspiracy theories.

BIGO Technology – the Singaporean company selling content moderation services, starting with Indonesia
Tencent unveils voice-operated WeChat with Chinese carmaker Changan as battle for smart vehicles intensify

The car is one of the last frontiers to be free from infotainment because drivers have to keep their eyes on the road. But driverless cars and voice assistants are extending Big Tech’s reach.

26 Aug 2019 - 10:12PM

The car is one of the last frontiers to be free from infotainment because drivers have to keep their eyes on the road. But driverless cars and voice assistants are extending Big Tech’s reach.

Tencent unveils voice-operated WeChat with Chinese carmaker Changan as battle for smart vehicles intensify
Shenzhen needs to attract overseas talent to fuel Greater Bay Area’s hi-tech ambitions

A new government plan will have Shenzhen pursue a range of hi-tech development initiatives, including flexible policies to attract and retain highly skilled talent from overseas.

21 Aug 2019 - 2:41PM

A new government plan will have Shenzhen pursue a range of hi-tech development initiatives, including flexible policies to attract and retain highly skilled talent from overseas.

Shenzhen needs to attract overseas talent to fuel Greater Bay Area’s hi-tech ambitions