Tracy Qu

Tracy Qu

Tracy Qu is a Hong-Kong based technology reporter at the Post. She graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a master’s degree in journalism.

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Singapore start-up Zenyum promises straighter teeth at affordable prices with dental app

Invisalign has been the de facto treatment for straightening teeth without using braces, but now Singapore start-up Zenyum is offering a similar solution at one third the cost

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Invisalign has been the de facto treatment for straightening teeth without using braces, but now Singapore start-up Zenyum is offering a similar solution at one third the cost

Singapore start-up Zenyum promises straighter teeth at affordable prices with dental app
Beijing’s hopes for AI dominance may rest on how many US-educated Chinese want to return home

China’s goal of becoming a top player in AI may be hampered by the preference of its best students to do their higher education in the US and stay on for valuable work experience

6 Dec 2019 - 6:41AM

China’s goal of becoming a top player in AI may be hampered by the preference of its best students to do their higher education in the US and stay on for valuable work experience

Beijing’s hopes for AI dominance may rest on how many US-educated Chinese want to return home
This AI-based sensor will help save children and pets left inside vehicles, scientists say

The wireless, disc-shaped sensor prevents vehicle doors from locking and sounds an alarm when it detects a child or pet has been left inside a vehicle.

29 Nov 2019 - 8:57AM

The wireless, disc-shaped sensor prevents vehicle doors from locking and sounds an alarm when it detects a child or pet has been left inside a vehicle.

This AI-based sensor will help save children and pets left inside vehicles, scientists say
China narrows gap with US in scientific research activity amid trade war

Led by think tank the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the world’s largest research organisation, China leads the UK, Germany and France in national research initiatives.

27 Nov 2019 - 11:50PM

Led by think tank the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the world’s largest research organisation, China leads the UK, Germany and France in national research initiatives.

China narrows gap with US in scientific research activity amid trade war
As facial recognition tech races ahead of regulation, Chinese residents grow nervous about data privacy

Generally believed to be more accepting of trading privacy for security, Chinese residents are growing increasingly vocal about privacy concerns relating to facial recognition.

27 Nov 2019 - 11:01AM

Generally believed to be more accepting of trading privacy for security, Chinese residents are growing increasingly vocal about privacy concerns relating to facial recognition.

As facial recognition tech races ahead of regulation, Chinese residents grow nervous about data privacy
TikTok owner ByteDance becomes second-largest digital ad player in China behind only Alibaba

ByteDance’s short-video app TikTok is a rare example of a Chinese-owned app achieving overseas success, attracting the attention of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

20 Nov 2019 - 11:12PM

ByteDance’s short-video app TikTok is a rare example of a Chinese-owned app achieving overseas success, attracting the attention of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

TikTok owner ByteDance becomes second-largest digital ad player in China behind only Alibaba
China web browser Kuniao that offered access beyond Great Firewall disappears from domestic internet

The Kuniao app was launched in China in September and the company said it quickly reached 3,000 users, overloading its servers

18 Nov 2019 - 10:57PM

The Kuniao app was launched in China in September and the company said it quickly reached 3,000 users, overloading its servers

China web browser Kuniao that offered access beyond Great Firewall disappears from domestic internet
Spotify, Apple Music to face music streaming challenge from TikTok owner ByteDance: FT

Beijing-based ByteDance is set to launch its new music streaming service as soon as next month, according to the Financial Times.

18 Nov 2019 - 12:28PM

Beijing-based ByteDance is set to launch its new music streaming service as soon as next month, according to the Financial Times.

Spotify, Apple Music to face music streaming challenge from TikTok owner ByteDance: FT
Instagram takes on TikTok, Kwai in Brazil with new video-music remix feature

Instagram is testing a new feature, Reels, in Brazil with similarities to short-form video app TikTok.

14 Nov 2019 - 6:30AM

Instagram is testing a new feature, Reels, in Brazil with similarities to short-form video app TikTok.

Instagram takes on TikTok, Kwai in Brazil with new video-music remix feature
Alibaba’s Ant Financial testing enterprise blockchain network targeting small businesses

The Ant Blockchain Open Community, which targets small businesses and individual developers, aims to help small businesses and individual developers develop blockchain applications.

13 Nov 2019 - 6:18PM

The Ant Blockchain Open Community, which targets small businesses and individual developers, aims to help small businesses and individual developers develop blockchain applications.

Alibaba’s Ant Financial testing enterprise blockchain network targeting small businesses
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
Chinese state media warns that blockchain push is not a green light for speculation on cryptocurrencies

In 2016 Beijing established a research institute backed by the People’s Bank of China to study the possible launch of the country’s own digital currency

4 Nov 2019 - 7:00PM

In 2016 Beijing established a research institute backed by the People’s Bank of China to study the possible launch of the country’s own digital currency

Chinese state media warns that blockchain push is not a green light for speculation on cryptocurrencies
TikTok declined to testify at a US congressional hearing on risks to American consumers

The US has been increasingly scrutinising app developers over the safety of personal data they handle

4 Nov 2019 - 11:35PM

The US has been increasingly scrutinising app developers over the safety of personal data they handle

TikTok declined to testify at a US congressional hearing on risks to American consumers
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
We tested a 5G handset in Wuzhen and the speed lived up to the hype – now it’s a wait for wider coverage

Using the 5G network, we downloaded a 45-minute TV show from Chinese video platform Bilibili and it took less than 10 seconds.

29 Oct 2019 - 7:00AM

Using the 5G network, we downloaded a 45-minute TV show from Chinese video platform Bilibili and it took less than 10 seconds.

We tested a 5G handset in Wuzhen and the speed lived up to the hype – now it’s a wait for wider coverage
Hong Kong needs a mindset change for digital payments to become more accepted, experts say

SCMP panel debate suggests that trust and consumer acceptance are key to wider digital payments adoption in the city.

25 Oct 2019 - 6:15AM

SCMP panel debate suggests that trust and consumer acceptance are key to wider digital payments adoption in the city.

Hong Kong needs a mindset change for digital payments to become more accepted, experts say
Reading a book in this Shanghai toilet could be a bad idea if you don’t want to be disturbed

Each toilet stall has a human body sensor, using infrared rays and ultrasound to detect the person inside and how long they have been sitting there.

17 Oct 2019 - 8:00AM

Each toilet stall has a human body sensor, using infrared rays and ultrasound to detect the person inside and how long they have been sitting there.

Reading a book in this Shanghai toilet could be a bad idea if you don’t want to be disturbed
China’s social commerce platform Xiaohongshu back in Chinese Android app stores after two month absence

The app, whose 85 million monthly active users share their shopping experiences, was removed from Chinese Android app stores at the end of July

16 Oct 2019 - 7:30AM

The app, whose 85 million monthly active users share their shopping experiences, was removed from Chinese Android app stores at the end of July

China’s social commerce platform Xiaohongshu back in Chinese Android app stores after two month absence
TikTok owner ByteDance ratchets up hiring for video games business in challenge to Tencent

The latest initiative by ByteDance could sharpen its rivalry with internet giant Tencent Holdings, the world’s biggest mobile games publisher.

14 Oct 2019 - 10:36PM

The latest initiative by ByteDance could sharpen its rivalry with internet giant Tencent Holdings, the world’s biggest mobile games publisher.

TikTok owner ByteDance ratchets up hiring for video games business in challenge to Tencent
Chinese e-commerce platforms block Houston Rockets’ merchandise after backlash over GM’s tweet supporting Hong Kong protests

Online searches for Houston Rockets merchandise on the platforms turned up a message saying ‘items not found’.

9 Oct 2019 - 5:48AM

Online searches for Houston Rockets merchandise on the platforms turned up a message saying ‘items not found’.

Chinese e-commerce platforms block Houston Rockets’ merchandise after backlash over GM’s tweet supporting Hong Kong protests
This German start-up tackles the next challenge in self-driving cars: anticipating unpredictable human behaviour

While driverless cars have made great progress in avoiding accidents by using sensors and cameras they are still a long way from accurately anticipating unpredictable humans

6 Oct 2019 - 10:00AM

While driverless cars have made great progress in avoiding accidents by using sensors and cameras they are still a long way from accurately anticipating unpredictable humans

This German start-up tackles the next challenge in self-driving cars: anticipating unpredictable human behaviour
Robotics start-up Geek+ is leading China’s push into smart logistics to support e-commerce, manufacturing

Four-year-old Chinese start-up Geek+ Technology has deployed more than 7,000 logistics robots for a new generation of almost zero-labour, automated warehouses.

3 Oct 2019 - 6:27PM

Four-year-old Chinese start-up Geek+ Technology has deployed more than 7,000 logistics robots for a new generation of almost zero-labour, automated warehouses.

Robotics start-up Geek+ is leading China’s push into smart logistics to support e-commerce, manufacturing
ByteDance in talks to sell overseas news app Topbuzz, which has not proven as popular as TikTok, report says

It remains unclear whether the sale talks, which have been going on for at least three months, will result in a deal, according to The Information.

27 Sep 2019 - 1:20PM

It remains unclear whether the sale talks, which have been going on for at least three months, will result in a deal, according to The Information.

ByteDance in talks to sell overseas news app Topbuzz, which has not proven as popular as TikTok, report says
Smart robotic arms that can put butter on your toast? Shenzhen start-up Yuejiang Technology is working on it

Founder Liu Peichao wants to bring robotic arms into everyday life, to help with practical daily tasks.

27 Sep 2019 - 3:39PM

Founder Liu Peichao wants to bring robotic arms into everyday life, to help with practical daily tasks.

Smart robotic arms that can put butter on your toast? Shenzhen start-up Yuejiang Technology is working on it
China-based AllinMD Orthopaedics Hospital raises US$100 million in funding round to improve training

The six-year-old internet hospital has just completed a US$100 million round of Series B funding to improve the education and skills of its doctors.

21 Sep 2019 - 7:51AM

The six-year-old internet hospital has just completed a US$100 million round of Series B funding to improve the education and skills of its doctors.

China-based AllinMD Orthopaedics Hospital raises US$100 million in funding round to improve training
Singapore-based Advance.ai raises US$80 million in funding round to spur expansion across Asia

Advance.ai’s services are aimed at helping clients to reduce fraud risks, improve efficiency and to support next generation credit scoring systems.

20 Sep 2019 - 9:55AM

Advance.ai’s services are aimed at helping clients to reduce fraud risks, improve efficiency and to support next generation credit scoring systems.

Singapore-based Advance.ai raises US$80 million in funding round to spur expansion across Asia
Starbucks to your doorstep in 30 minutes is now possible in China

China has a burgeoning coffee market and cafe culture as newly affluent city dwellers develop a taste for the beverage

19 Sep 2019 - 9:03AM

China has a burgeoning coffee market and cafe culture as newly affluent city dwellers develop a taste for the beverage

Starbucks to your doorstep in 30 minutes is now possible in China
Alibaba maintains leads in China’s hot cloud computing market as Tencent and Baidu play catch-up

Demand for cloud services expected to expand in China amid move to industrial internet and introduction of 5G networks

18 Sep 2019 - 7:26AM

Demand for cloud services expected to expand in China amid move to industrial internet and introduction of 5G networks

Alibaba maintains leads in China’s hot cloud computing market as Tencent and Baidu play catch-up
Majority of Hong Kong residents do not perceive it as a smart city according to new Google report

In spite of improvements in digital adoption, the report finds that only 12 per cent of companies believe Hong Kong is strong in tech talent development

16 Sep 2019 - 10:29PM

In spite of improvements in digital adoption, the report finds that only 12 per cent of companies believe Hong Kong is strong in tech talent development

Majority of Hong Kong residents do not perceive it as a smart city according to new Google report
Can catering robots plug labour shortfall in China with ability to juggle hundreds of orders and not complain?

Being a waiter has never been a top career choice but it remains a big source of employment in China, where robots are being used more frequently

15 Sep 2019 - 10:34PM

Being a waiter has never been a top career choice but it remains a big source of employment in China, where robots are being used more frequently

Can catering robots plug labour shortfall in China with ability to juggle hundreds of orders and not complain?