Iris Deng

Iris Deng is a Hong Kong-based technology reporter at the Post. Prior to joining the Post in 2018, she worked for China Daily in Hong Kong after graduating from the Hong Kong Baptist University with a master's in communication.
Iris Deng
Iris Deng is a Hong Kong-based technology reporter at the Post. Prior to joining the Post in 2018, she worked for China Daily in Hong Kong after graduating from the Hong Kong Baptist University with a master's in communication.

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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.

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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
Tencent posts better-than-expected US$3.4 billion second-quarter profit on payments, games

Revenue from games and social media businesses rose 14 per cent to 48 billion yuan in the second quarter.

14 Aug 2019 - 10:59PM

Revenue from games and social media businesses rose 14 per cent to 48 billion yuan in the second quarter.

Tencent posts better-than-expected US$3.4 billion second-quarter profit on payments, games
Robots to become extended family members amid advances in AI, 5G, other tech: Huawei

Living with robots is a megatrend that is expected to help make people’s lives better, while turning into a multibillion-dollar segment of the global information and communications industry.

13 Aug 2019 - 8:21AM

Living with robots is a megatrend that is expected to help make people’s lives better, while turning into a multibillion-dollar segment of the global information and communications industry.

Robots to become extended family members amid advances in AI, 5G, other tech: Huawei
Why China’s next crop of ‘techpreneurs’ are skipping home and eyeing a fresh gold rush in new markets

China’s tech entrepreneurs are finding that affordable innovation appeals in developing markets, and many Chinese companies are finding new avenues of growth.

10 Aug 2019 - 12:10PM

China’s tech entrepreneurs are finding that affordable innovation appeals in developing markets, and many Chinese companies are finding new avenues of growth.

Why China’s next crop of ‘techpreneurs’ are skipping home and eyeing a fresh gold rush in new markets
This tiny ‘cockroach robot’ could be the future of search and rescue when disasters strike

Chinese and US researchers take inspiration from the hardy insect to design a robot that moves fast and is hard to squash.

9 Aug 2019 - 9:24PM

Chinese and US researchers take inspiration from the hardy insect to design a robot that moves fast and is hard to squash.

This tiny ‘cockroach robot’ could be the future of search and rescue when disasters strike
Tencent in talks to buy stake in Universal Music, label behind Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Bruce Springsteen

Vivendi, Universal Music’s parent, has been looking to sell up to 50 per cent of the business. The Tencent deal will value the label at US$33.6 billion.

6 Aug 2019 - 10:53PM

Vivendi, Universal Music’s parent, has been looking to sell up to 50 per cent of the business. The Tencent deal will value the label at US$33.6 billion.

Tencent in talks to buy stake in Universal Music, label behind Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Bruce Springsteen
Hong Kong start-up Wildfaces uses AI to spot potential suicide attempts and fights in prisons

More than 40 cameras with the AI system were installed at Pik Uk Prison – in Hong Kong’s Sai Kung district – in February, as the government pushes smart city infrastructure

3 Aug 2019 - 7:46AM

More than 40 cameras with the AI system were installed at Pik Uk Prison – in Hong Kong’s Sai Kung district – in February, as the government pushes smart city infrastructure

Hong Kong start-up Wildfaces uses AI to spot potential suicide attempts and fights in prisons
China’s Tencent to work with Qualcomm on gaming and 5G amid tech tensions with US

The collaboration with Qualcomm comes amid Tencent’s efforts to explore new growth in gaming, its biggest revenue contributor

30 Jul 2019 - 10:48PM

The collaboration with Qualcomm comes amid Tencent’s efforts to explore new growth in gaming, its biggest revenue contributor

China’s Tencent to work with Qualcomm on gaming and 5G amid tech tensions with US
Chinese gadget recycling start-up Huishoubao cannot wait for 5G to come soon enough

5G is expected to spur a wave of trade-ins and upgrades of handsets that will benefit second-hand-trading platforms like Huishoubao.

24 Jul 2019 - 11:47AM

5G is expected to spur a wave of trade-ins and upgrades of handsets that will benefit second-hand-trading platforms like Huishoubao.

Chinese gadget recycling start-up Huishoubao cannot wait for 5G to come soon enough
Hong Kong start-up behind protest crowd-counting using AI to estimate subway wait times, detect gas leaks

City University of Hong Kong deploys the AI system to count the number of students and teachers on campus to provide insights into crowd flow at major entrances and exits.

23 Jul 2019 - 3:02AM

City University of Hong Kong deploys the AI system to count the number of students and teachers on campus to provide insights into crowd flow at major entrances and exits.

Hong Kong start-up behind protest crowd-counting using AI to estimate subway wait times, detect gas leaks
Explainer | How facial recognition works: how good is the tech at identifying people under different conditions?

The latest surveillance techniques combine facial recognition with methods to identify partially exposed faces, gait patterns and various distinguishing body features.

21 Jul 2019 - 11:02PM

The latest surveillance techniques combine facial recognition with methods to identify partially exposed faces, gait patterns and various distinguishing body features.

How facial recognition works: how good is the tech at identifying people under different conditions?
Nearly 70 per cent of companies in Asia-Pacific don’t trust blockchain technology, survey says

About 68 per cent of companies in the region cited the lack of understanding and education as their reason for not adopting the technology, according to an Ernst & Young poll.

18 Jul 2019 - 2:39PM

About 68 per cent of companies in the region cited the lack of understanding and education as their reason for not adopting the technology, according to an Ernst & Young poll.

Nearly 70 per cent of companies in Asia-Pacific don’t trust blockchain technology, survey says
Chinese electric scooter maker Niu pushes forward into US despite imposed tariffs

Chinese electric scooter manufacturer Niu’s two-wheelers can be found in Brooklyn as part of scooter-sharing service Revel’s fleet. The company is planning to expand and go into retail next, its chief executive said.

17 Jul 2019 - 1:31PM

Chinese electric scooter manufacturer Niu’s two-wheelers can be found in Brooklyn as part of scooter-sharing service Revel’s fleet. The company is planning to expand and go into retail next, its chief executive said.

Chinese electric scooter maker Niu pushes forward into US despite imposed tariffs
Tencent steps up expansion in India with investment in fintech start-up NiYO

Chinese venture capital and companies have been pouring into India, attracted by the promise of a surge in number of mobile internet users and online spending

15 Jul 2019 - 6:16PM

Chinese venture capital and companies have been pouring into India, attracted by the promise of a surge in number of mobile internet users and online spending

Tencent steps up expansion in India with investment in fintech start-up NiYO
NBA invests in Jeremy Lin-backed basketball AI app

Other new investors in NEX Team, developer of the HomeCourt app, include the Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund, Hong Kong-based Blue Pool Capital and US actor Will Smith’s Dreamers Fund.

12 Jul 2019 - 9:32AM

Other new investors in NEX Team, developer of the HomeCourt app, include the Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund, Hong Kong-based Blue Pool Capital and US actor Will Smith’s Dreamers Fund.

NBA invests in Jeremy Lin-backed basketball AI app
Chinese-made DJI drones widely adopted by US safety agencies even as Trump administration voices data security concerns

The rapid adoption of drones in safety agencies illustrates DJI’s strategy of sharpening its focus on its industrial business with new products to offset slowing growth in the broader consumer market

11 Jul 2019 - 1:29PM

The rapid adoption of drones in safety agencies illustrates DJI’s strategy of sharpening its focus on its industrial business with new products to offset slowing growth in the broader consumer market

Chinese-made DJI drones widely adopted by US safety agencies even as Trump administration voices data security concerns
Diversity more important than ever in attracting talent in changing tech landscape, say industry leaders

Business leaders face a new reality as they compete for a younger generation of talent to innovate in the fast changing market

10 Jul 2019 - 7:00AM

Business leaders face a new reality as they compete for a younger generation of talent to innovate in the fast changing market

Diversity more important than ever in attracting talent in changing tech landscape, say industry leaders
Hong Kong Science Park on track to attract top-notch research institutes as part of tech push, CEO says

The city is competing for talent, capital and start-ups with other hi-tech hubs like Singapore, Israel and Silicon Valley.

10 Jul 2019 - 6:45AM

The city is competing for talent, capital and start-ups with other hi-tech hubs like Singapore, Israel and Silicon Valley.

Hong Kong Science Park on track to attract top-notch research institutes as part of tech push, CEO says
Spotify launches a trimmed-down music streaming app for emerging markets

The Swedish music streaming service, which has 217 million users, is stepping up its efforts in emerging markets such as India and the Middle East

10 Jul 2019 - 5:43AM

The Swedish music streaming service, which has 217 million users, is stepping up its efforts in emerging markets such as India and the Middle East

Spotify launches a trimmed-down music streaming app for emerging markets
ByteDance’s hit video app TikTok faces UK investigation into children’s data privacy, in latest regulatory hurdle

TikTok has become a global hit but its success has brought with it a host of regulatory problems for parent ByteDance

5 Jul 2019 - 5:12PM

TikTok has become a global hit but its success has brought with it a host of regulatory problems for parent ByteDance

ByteDance’s hit video app TikTok faces UK investigation into children’s data privacy, in latest regulatory hurdle
Can Chinese internet pioneer Sohu finally pull off a comeback after missing the mobile era?

Sohu is set for a comeback says its founder, but the company’s first social media product hasn’t impressed and is up against the dominant WeChat platform

5 Jul 2019 - 6:00AM

Sohu is set for a comeback says its founder, but the company’s first social media product hasn’t impressed and is up against the dominant WeChat platform

Can Chinese internet pioneer Sohu finally pull off a comeback after missing the mobile era?
Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo urge removal of tariffs on gaming consoles in rare show of unity

Console game consumers would pay US$840 million more as a result of the US government's proposed tariffs, the companies said in a statement

27 Jun 2019 - 10:49PM

Console game consumers would pay US$840 million more as a result of the US government's proposed tariffs, the companies said in a statement

Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo urge removal of tariffs on gaming consoles in rare show of unity
Digitisation will bring fundamental economic change and China can set an example, says Alibaba’s CEO

Scholars and entrepreneurs from around the world debate future of digital economy at an event hosted by Luohan Academy think tank

27 Jun 2019 - 6:16AM

Scholars and entrepreneurs from around the world debate future of digital economy at an event hosted by Luohan Academy think tank

Digitisation will bring fundamental economic change and China can set an example, says Alibaba’s CEO
Gaming company Razer to expand payments network to 54 million merchants via tie-up with Visa

The partnership is mainly aimed at tapping into the under-banked, tech-savvy population in Southeast Asia that is undergoing a shift to digital payments.

24 Jun 2019 - 9:36PM

The partnership is mainly aimed at tapping into the under-banked, tech-savvy population in Southeast Asia that is undergoing a shift to digital payments.

Gaming company Razer to expand payments network to 54 million merchants via tie-up with Visa
Tencent set for a rebound in 2019 as hit game Peacekeeper Elite expected to rake in US$1 billion

Peacekeeper Elite estimated to have generated US$150 million in gross revenues in its first month and could potentially bring in US$1 billion by the end of the year

20 Jun 2019 - 10:56PM

Peacekeeper Elite estimated to have generated US$150 million in gross revenues in its first month and could potentially bring in US$1 billion by the end of the year

Tencent set for a rebound in 2019 as hit game Peacekeeper Elite expected to rake in US$1 billion
China to lose its crown as the world’s biggest gaming market to the US due to impact of approvals freeze

China forecast to take back top spot in 2020 as it fully recovers from impact of approvals freeze last year.

19 Jun 2019 - 12:35PM

China forecast to take back top spot in 2020 as it fully recovers from impact of approvals freeze last year.

China to lose its crown as the world’s biggest gaming market to the US due to impact of approvals freeze
Does top-down, state-led innovation work? Just ask Silicon Valley

For China, the need to foster innovation comes at a critical time. The country is caught in an escalating trade and tech war with the US.

15 Jun 2019 - 9:09AM

For China, the need to foster innovation comes at a critical time. The country is caught in an escalating trade and tech war with the US.

Does top-down, state-led innovation work? Just ask Silicon Valley
How US-China tech war is rippling through the global supply chain

At the CES Asia 2019 trade show in Shanghai, hi-tech suppliers break down the adjustments they are making to cope with the uncertainty caused by the dispute between the world’s two largest economies.

14 Jun 2019 - 6:28AM

At the CES Asia 2019 trade show in Shanghai, hi-tech suppliers break down the adjustments they are making to cope with the uncertainty caused by the dispute between the world’s two largest economies.

How US-China tech war is rippling through the global supply chain
Tencent’s patriotic PUBG replacement Game for Peace pays off with US$70 million revenue in May

Patriotic Game for Peace and original PUBG mobile title generated an estimated US$146 million in revenue in May

7 Jun 2019 - 10:11PM

Patriotic Game for Peace and original PUBG mobile title generated an estimated US$146 million in revenue in May

Tencent’s patriotic PUBG replacement Game for Peace pays off with US$70 million revenue in May
Tencent steps up overseas expansion with mobile Call of Duty to offset slower games growth in home market

Chinese gaming giant plans to expand its overseas marketing team by hiring more developers abroad

5 Jun 2019 - 12:42PM

Chinese gaming giant plans to expand its overseas marketing team by hiring more developers abroad

Tencent steps up overseas expansion with mobile Call of Duty to offset slower games growth in home market