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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Tencent seeks new growth in year of transition as consumer businesses mature

Tencent investors will be looking for more details on the huge potential of the firm’s move into the industrial internet, where it will provide greater connectivity to businesses.

21 Mar 2019 - 5:44AM

Tencent investors will be looking for more details on the huge potential of the firm’s move into the industrial internet, where it will provide greater connectivity to businesses.

Tencent seeks new growth in year of transition as consumer businesses mature
Tencent said to fire or demote around 10 pct of middle managers amid company-wide revamp

Tencent has pledged to promote young talent in a bid to refresh its managerial ranks and maintain dynamism within the social media-to-gaming giant.

20 Mar 2019 - 1:13AM

Tencent has pledged to promote young talent in a bid to refresh its managerial ranks and maintain dynamism within the social media-to-gaming giant.

Tencent said to fire or demote around 10 pct of middle managers amid company-wide revamp
Here’s what you need to know about Wuhan Guide Infrared – China’s biggest thermal imager

While one of Guide’s biggest clients is the Chinese army, it is now exploring wider civilian uses for its equipment.

19 Mar 2019 - 6:00AM

While one of Guide’s biggest clients is the Chinese army, it is now exploring wider civilian uses for its equipment.

Here’s what you need to know about Wuhan Guide Infrared – China’s biggest thermal imager
Meituan willing to sacrifice profitability for growth as business model shifts from subsidies to investments

Explosive growth in China’s food delivery business will slow as companies like Meituan focus on user experience and operational efficiency instead of subsidies to gain share

12 Mar 2019 - 7:00PM

Explosive growth in China’s food delivery business will slow as companies like Meituan focus on user experience and operational efficiency instead of subsidies to gain share

Meituan willing to sacrifice profitability for growth as business model shifts from subsidies to investments
Mark Zuckerberg says he should have listened to earlier advice about learning from WeChat

The future of Facebook resembles the reality of WeChat, the ubiquitous Chinese super-app with over 1 billion users developed by Tencent Holdings

11 Mar 2019 - 4:27PM

The future of Facebook resembles the reality of WeChat, the ubiquitous Chinese super-app with over 1 billion users developed by Tencent Holdings

Mark Zuckerberg says he should have listened to earlier advice about learning from WeChat
Smartisan-backed Chinese messaging app that aimed to dethrone WeChat bites the bullet

Once seen as an aggressive new player in China’s social media market, Liaotianbao faced a ‘David and Goliath’ style battle with Tencent’s WeChat

6 Mar 2019 - 10:44PM

Once seen as an aggressive new player in China’s social media market, Liaotianbao faced a ‘David and Goliath’ style battle with Tencent’s WeChat

Smartisan-backed Chinese messaging app that aimed to dethrone WeChat bites the bullet
Outbound travel market may be best bet for Visa, Mastercard should they finally gain access to China

Visa and Mastercard may target key segments such as outbound tourism if they are granted access to China, where mobile payments are already king.

5 Mar 2019 - 11:58AM

Visa and Mastercard may target key segments such as outbound tourism if they are granted access to China, where mobile payments are already king.

Outbound travel market may be best bet for Visa, Mastercard should they finally gain access to China
US ban on Huawei’s 5G technology could be a blessing in disguise for the Chinese brand, say PR experts

Charm offensive by Chinese telecoms firm comes amid US-led pushback against its 5G equipment over national security concerns.

26 Feb 2019 - 12:42PM

Charm offensive by Chinese telecoms firm comes amid US-led pushback against its 5G equipment over national security concerns.

US ban on Huawei’s 5G technology could be a blessing in disguise for the Chinese brand, say PR experts
Alibaba-backed start-up Efinix sees big opportunities in China for its programmable AI chips
Tencent defends investment spree as core strategy amid venture ‘capital winter’ concerns
Explaining the role of UK cybersecurity watchdog, which says risks from Huawei 5G gear can be limited

Cybersecurity watchdog has been advising the general public and private sector in the UK, including telecoms operators, about cybersecurity vulnerabilities.

20 Feb 2019 - 10:08AM

Cybersecurity watchdog has been advising the general public and private sector in the UK, including telecoms operators, about cybersecurity vulnerabilities.

Explaining the role of UK cybersecurity watchdog, which says risks from Huawei 5G gear can be limited
UK approval of Huawei equipment could sway more European states against US, analysts say

Huawei invested more than 2 billion pounds in the British economy between 2013 and 2017.

19 Feb 2019 - 4:29AM

Huawei invested more than 2 billion pounds in the British economy between 2013 and 2017.

UK approval of Huawei equipment could sway more European states against US, analysts say
Kick back with a nice Kindle? Some still prefer a good old paperback

In China, the world’s biggest smartphone market, there is still healthy demand for Amazon’s Kindle e-readers.

8 Feb 2019 - 5:41PM

In China, the world’s biggest smartphone market, there is still healthy demand for Amazon’s Kindle e-readers.

Kick back with a nice Kindle? Some still prefer a good old paperback
Here’s what you need to know about Hikvision, the camera maker behind China’s mass surveillance system

Hikvision has been a supplier to hundreds of government-led surveillance projects in major cities including Shanghai, Hangzhou and Urumqi.

7 Feb 2019 - 6:31AM

Hikvision has been a supplier to hundreds of government-led surveillance projects in major cities including Shanghai, Hangzhou and Urumqi.

Here’s what you need to know about Hikvision, the camera maker behind China’s mass surveillance system
Tencent works with Hong Kong’s science park to spur local fintech development

Tencent will nurture promising start-ups through its Finance Academy initiative.

29 Jan 2019 - 10:52PM

Tencent will nurture promising start-ups through its Finance Academy initiative.

Tencent works with Hong Kong’s science park to spur local fintech development
Can WeChat defend its social media predominance by blocking its competitors?

The Tencent-owned super app turned eight years old this month amid criticism about its monopolistic behaviour

29 Jan 2019 - 6:35AM

The Tencent-owned super app turned eight years old this month amid criticism about its monopolistic behaviour

Can WeChat defend its social media predominance by blocking its competitors?
Tencent, NetEase get new video game licences after nine-month freeze, clearing cloud of uncertainty

The State Administration of Press and Publications has now approved a total of 352 new game titles since March last year

24 Jan 2019 - 7:38PM

The State Administration of Press and Publications has now approved a total of 352 new game titles since March last year

Tencent, NetEase get new video game licences after nine-month freeze, clearing cloud of uncertainty
Tencent’s fake news debunkers reached nearly 300 million WeChat users last year

A claim that onions can kill the flu virus was shared over 400,000 times on the social media app.

22 Jan 2019 - 1:27PM

A claim that onions can kill the flu virus was shared over 400,000 times on the social media app.

Tencent’s fake news debunkers reached nearly 300 million WeChat users last year
Tencent says criticism of its dominance in social media is ‘groundless’ after its WeChat app blocks three rivals
Huawei’s founder Ren Zhengfei breaks years of silence amid continued US attacks on Chinese tech giant

The emergence of the reclusive Ren, who last spoke with foreign media in 2015, underscores the depth of recent attacks on Huawei

16 Jan 2019 - 9:55AM

The emergence of the reclusive Ren, who last spoke with foreign media in 2015, underscores the depth of recent attacks on Huawei

Huawei’s founder Ren Zhengfei breaks years of silence amid continued US attacks on Chinese tech giant
Huawei’s 5G gear seen as a bargain in many European capitals even though Polish arrest lifts security stakes
Hong Kong’s first new residential property launch of 2019 gets off to a good start after developer cut prices by up to a third
WeChat head Allen Zhang enjoys rock star fandom but all eyes are on next act for China’s everyday app

WeChat is at a significant crossroads as Tencent seeks to move focus to industrial internet.

11 Jan 2019 - 5:11PM

WeChat is at a significant crossroads as Tencent seeks to move focus to industrial internet.

WeChat head Allen Zhang enjoys rock star fandom but all eyes are on next act for China’s everyday app
Tencent takes big step to free WeChat from smartphones as battle shifts to business customers and self-driving cars

Tencent introduces Siri-like voice assistant called Xiaowei at WeChat conference in Guangzhou.

9 Jan 2019 - 11:05PM

Tencent introduces Siri-like voice assistant called Xiaowei at WeChat conference in Guangzhou.

Tencent takes big step to free WeChat from smartphones as battle shifts to business customers and self-driving cars
From toothpaste to short video: a snapshot of how the world’s top companies have changed over 20 years

Tech companies now lead the way despite a swoon towards the end of 2018 on valuation concerns – and Microsoft is on top.

8 Jan 2019 - 3:07PM

Tech companies now lead the way despite a swoon towards the end of 2018 on valuation concerns – and Microsoft is on top.

From toothpaste to short video: a snapshot of how the world’s top companies have changed over 20 years
2019 China tech look ahead: trade war likely to cast a shadow as AI, e-commerce, smartphone progress continues

China and the US remain on a collision course over global leadership in hi-tech innovation.

7 Jan 2019 - 3:45PM

China and the US remain on a collision course over global leadership in hi-tech innovation.

2019 China tech look ahead: trade war likely to cast a shadow as AI, e-commerce, smartphone progress continues
Short-video platform Tik Tok tests longer-form content as rivalry with Tencent-backed apps heats up

Operated by ByteDance, Tik Tok has enabled the creation of lengthier video clips through an upgrade that is available to Android smartphone users in China

24 Dec 2018 - 1:27PM

Operated by ByteDance, Tik Tok has enabled the creation of lengthier video clips through an upgrade that is available to Android smartphone users in China

Short-video platform Tik Tok tests longer-form content as rivalry with Tencent-backed apps heats up
Hong Kong needs cultural change if it’s to catch up with regional tech peers, start-up survey finds

Hong Kong ranked last in availability of private funding, talent and pilot testing among 10 regional peers

17 Dec 2018 - 11:01PM

Hong Kong ranked last in availability of private funding, talent and pilot testing among 10 regional peers

Hong Kong needs cultural change if it’s to catch up with regional tech peers, start-up survey finds
Home robotics maker Trifo joins wave of Chinese Silicon Valley start-ups returning home to fulfil AI dreams

Shenzhen’s supply chain, logistics support and speed are some of the reasons Chinese entrepreneur Zhe Zhang is choosing to bring his tech dream home.

14 Dec 2018 - 5:51AM

Shenzhen’s supply chain, logistics support and speed are some of the reasons Chinese entrepreneur Zhe Zhang is choosing to bring his tech dream home.

Home robotics maker Trifo joins wave of Chinese Silicon Valley start-ups returning home to fulfil AI dreams
Tencent CEO Pony Ma tells staff that ‘responsibility’ was the main lesson learned from a tough year
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