Tracy Qu

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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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TikTok rivals like Triller battle for influencers as US ban looms, but some say no other platform compares

Competitors such as Triller are already taking advantage of TikTok’s impending shutdown to entice its users and creators to switch platforms, the ByteDance-owned app’s lawyers say.

20 Oct 2020 - 3:36PM

Competitors such as Triller are already taking advantage of TikTok’s impending shutdown to entice its users and creators to switch platforms, the ByteDance-owned app’s lawyers say.

TikTok rivals like Triller battle for influencers as US ban looms, but some say no other platform compares
US-China tech war: Beijing counters restrictions with new law to curb sensitive exports

Observers believe the new measures will make it harder for American and Chinese tech firms to operate in the other country.

19 Oct 2020 - 10:31AM

Observers believe the new measures will make it harder for American and Chinese tech firms to operate in the other country.

US-China tech war: Beijing counters restrictions with new law to curb sensitive exports
Why tougher US visa rules for highly-skilled foreign workers could be America’s loss and China’s gain

Trump’s new visa rules for foreign workers have seen denial rates rise and the technology sector squeezed when it comes to hiring overseas talent.

15 Oct 2020 - 7:00AM

Trump’s new visa rules for foreign workers have seen denial rates rise and the technology sector squeezed when it comes to hiring overseas talent.

Why tougher US visa rules for highly-skilled foreign workers could be America’s loss and China’s gain
Instagram expands shopping to IGTV and Reels in move that mimics China’s popular social commerce model

Facebook’s Instagram to let users shop while watching video app IGTV in a move that takes it closer to embracing China’s popular social commerce model

6 Oct 2020 - 12:31PM

Facebook’s Instagram to let users shop while watching video app IGTV in a move that takes it closer to embracing China’s popular social commerce model

Instagram expands shopping to IGTV and Reels in move that mimics China’s popular social commerce model
TikTok and Chinese version Douyin maintain top spot for revenue among non-gaming apps in third quarter – Sensor Tower

ByteDance’s short video hit TikTok continues to reel in money as political headwinds swirl.

15 Oct 2020 - 2:55PM

ByteDance’s short video hit TikTok continues to reel in money as political headwinds swirl.

TikTok and Chinese version Douyin maintain top spot for revenue among non-gaming apps in third quarter – Sensor Tower
TikTok launches in-app guide to US 2020 elections as part of its fight against misinformation

TikTok says its election guide has been built with user privacy in mind.

30 Sep 2020 - 10:30PM

TikTok says its election guide has been built with user privacy in mind.

TikTok launches in-app guide to US 2020 elections as part of its fight against misinformation
China’s state-owned media pour vitriol on ByteDance-Oracle deal, indicating Beijing approval could be a pipe dream

The deal between ByteDance and Oracle for TikTok faces hurdles in obtaining approval from both the White House and Beijing.

28 Sep 2020 - 9:10AM

The deal between ByteDance and Oracle for TikTok faces hurdles in obtaining approval from both the White House and Beijing.

China’s state-owned media pour vitriol on ByteDance-Oracle deal, indicating Beijing approval could be a pipe dream
TikTok sale: ByteDance applies for China tech export licence amid uncertainty over Oracle-Walmart deal

ByteDance has applied for a Chinese technology export licence amid rising uncertainty over its proposed TikTok deal with Oracle and Walmart.

24 Sep 2020 - 11:14PM

ByteDance has applied for a Chinese technology export licence amid rising uncertainty over its proposed TikTok deal with Oracle and Walmart.

TikTok sale: ByteDance applies for China tech export licence amid uncertainty over Oracle-Walmart deal
Trump and Beijing face off again: Both don’t like ByteDance’s Oracle deal but for different reasons

ByteDance says it will still hold an 80 per cent stake in TikTok Global, the new company to be formed as part of the deal.

22 Sep 2020 - 11:04PM

ByteDance says it will still hold an 80 per cent stake in TikTok Global, the new company to be formed as part of the deal.

Trump and Beijing face off again: Both don’t like ByteDance’s Oracle deal but for different reasons
After criticism in China for ‘kneeling down’ to the US, ByteDance affirms its control over TikTok Global

TikTok’s Chinese owner ByteDance, which has been criticised in its home market for “kneeling down” too fast to the US government, emphasised that it will retain control over the new US-based entity it plans to form with Oracle and Walmart.

15 Oct 2020 - 2:55PM

TikTok’s Chinese owner ByteDance, which has been criticised in its home market for “kneeling down” too fast to the US government, emphasised that it will retain control over the new US-based entity it plans to form with Oracle and Walmart.

After criticism in China for ‘kneeling down’ to the US, ByteDance affirms its control over TikTok Global
Trump steps back from the brink as he approves TikTok’s sale, while WeChat wins an 11th hour reprieve from outright curbs

Oracle and Walmart to each purchase a stake in the new global TikTok company in a deal approved ‘in concept’ by US President Donald Trump

15 Oct 2020 - 2:55PM

Oracle and Walmart to each purchase a stake in the new global TikTok company in a deal approved ‘in concept’ by US President Donald Trump

Trump steps back from the brink as he approves TikTok’s sale, while WeChat wins an 11th hour reprieve from outright curbs
US adds further restrictions on WeChat and TikTok ahead of deadline for ByteDance to complete Oracle deal

Even if the Trump administration clears the proposed deal between Oracle and TikTok-owner ByteDance, Chinese authorities will still have to approve it and experts say several regulatory bodies could have a say.

15 Oct 2020 - 4:09PM

Even if the Trump administration clears the proposed deal between Oracle and TikTok-owner ByteDance, Chinese authorities will still have to approve it and experts say several regulatory bodies could have a say.

US adds further restrictions on WeChat and TikTok ahead of deadline for ByteDance to complete Oracle deal
ByteDance says Beijing will have to approve TikTok’s US deal

The process is expected to further complicate efforts by ByteDance to keep its short video-sharing app TikTok from getting banned by the Trump administration.

15 Oct 2020 - 4:09PM

The process is expected to further complicate efforts by ByteDance to keep its short video-sharing app TikTok from getting banned by the Trump administration.

ByteDance says Beijing will have to approve TikTok’s US deal
Trump’s anti-China ‘posturing’ puts TikTok-Oracle deal in limbo, analysts say

The stakes are high for the Trump administration because of the potential impact TikTok’s mostly young user base could have on the US presidential election in November.

15 Oct 2020 - 4:09PM

The stakes are high for the Trump administration because of the potential impact TikTok’s mostly young user base could have on the US presidential election in November.

Trump’s anti-China ‘posturing’ puts TikTok-Oracle deal in limbo, analysts say
TikTok becomes a case study for Chinese companies planning global expansion

ByteDance’s chances of global success with TikTok received a major setback after Donald Trump threatened to ban the viral short video app. While a solution might be in the works, what lessons can be learned for other Chinese firms?

15 Oct 2020 - 4:09PM

ByteDance’s chances of global success with TikTok received a major setback after Donald Trump threatened to ban the viral short video app. While a solution might be in the works, what lessons can be learned for other Chinese firms?

TikTok becomes a case study for Chinese companies planning global expansion
TikTok’s Oracle deal go-ahead likely to be a ‘close call’ ahead of Trump deadline, say analysts

The fate of viral video app TikTok has been complicated by demands from Washington and Beijing, as well as the global ambitions of its Chinese owner ByteDance

15 Oct 2020 - 4:09PM

The fate of viral video app TikTok has been complicated by demands from Washington and Beijing, as well as the global ambitions of its Chinese owner ByteDance

TikTok’s Oracle deal go-ahead likely to be a ‘close call’ ahead of Trump deadline, say analysts
Douyin, China’s TikTok, grows daily active users to 600 million in home country amid global headwinds

ByteDance-owned Chinese short video app Douyin has surpassed 600 million daily active users in August, showing growing popularity in its home market while its international version TikTok grapples with challenges in India and US.

15 Oct 2020 - 4:10PM

ByteDance-owned Chinese short video app Douyin has surpassed 600 million daily active users in August, showing growing popularity in its home market while its international version TikTok grapples with challenges in India and US.

Douyin, China’s TikTok, grows daily active users to 600 million in home country amid global headwinds
ByteDance kicks ball into Trump’s court by rejecting Microsoft and picking Oracle to partner with TikTok in the US

The group led by Oracle, and backed by existing investors of ByteDance, has been chosen as a partner to shape the future of TikTok in the US.

15 Oct 2020 - 4:10PM

The group led by Oracle, and backed by existing investors of ByteDance, has been chosen as a partner to shape the future of TikTok in the US.

ByteDance kicks ball into Trump’s court by rejecting Microsoft and picking Oracle to partner with TikTok in the US
Oracle wins bid to buy US TikTok assets, edging out Microsoft, reports say
Could TikTok-owner ByteDance’s new payment licence be its ticket to e-commerce success?

With its flagship product TikTok facing headwinds internationally, ByteDance’s recent acquisition of a company with an online payment licence could boost its push into e-commerce, analysts say.

14 Sep 2020 - 6:00AM

With its flagship product TikTok facing headwinds internationally, ByteDance’s recent acquisition of a company with an online payment licence could boost its push into e-commerce, analysts say.

Could TikTok-owner ByteDance’s new payment licence be its ticket to e-commerce success?
TikTok’s algorithm not for sale, ByteDance tells US: source

Chinese tech company decides not to sell or transfer code behind the popular video-sharing app, source says.

15 Oct 2020 - 4:10PM

Chinese tech company decides not to sell or transfer code behind the popular video-sharing app, source says.

TikTok’s algorithm not for sale, ByteDance tells US: source
Why the secret AI sauce behind TikTok is such a vital ingredient in luring potential buyers

The recent Chinese policy change on exports may mean that a quick deal to sell TikTok’s US operations is now in doubt.

15 Oct 2020 - 4:10PM

The recent Chinese policy change on exports may mean that a quick deal to sell TikTok’s US operations is now in doubt.

Why the secret AI sauce behind TikTok is such a vital ingredient in luring potential buyers
China reiterates right to review tech export deals amid confused TikTok US sale

China’s Ministry of Commerce on Thursday confirmed its authority to review cross-border deals that would transfer local technology overseas.

15 Oct 2020 - 4:10PM

China’s Ministry of Commerce on Thursday confirmed its authority to review cross-border deals that would transfer local technology overseas.

China reiterates right to review tech export deals amid confused TikTok US sale
China’s new tech export restrictions further cloud US TikTok sale and raise the risk of protectionism

Experts say the new rules raise the risk of technology protectionism across a range of areas.

31 Aug 2020 - 10:59PM

Experts say the new rules raise the risk of technology protectionism across a range of areas.

China’s new tech export restrictions further cloud US TikTok sale and raise the risk of protectionism
More swiping, less meeting: how online dating has gone more virtual amid the coronavirus pandemic

Online dating apps are more popular than before, but users are becoming more selective about meeting up in person amid social distancing measures due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

26 Aug 2020 - 6:15AM

Online dating apps are more popular than before, but users are becoming more selective about meeting up in person amid social distancing measures due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

More swiping, less meeting: how online dating has gone more virtual amid the coronavirus pandemic
China’s ByteDance receives mixed reaction at home for suing the US government over its TikTok order

The mixed public opinion over ByteDance’s fight with Washington is in stark contrast to the strong support received in China by US-blacklisted firm Huawei.

25 Aug 2020 - 7:45PM

The mixed public opinion over ByteDance’s fight with Washington is in stark contrast to the strong support received in China by US-blacklisted firm Huawei.

China’s ByteDance receives mixed reaction at home for suing the US government over its TikTok order
China boasts the two biggest tech unicorns, led by TikTok owner ByteDance, report says

TikTok owner ByteDance leads the unicorn ranks with a US$140 billion valuation, followed by ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing at US$56 billion, according to a report by CB Insights

24 Aug 2020 - 10:54PM

TikTok owner ByteDance leads the unicorn ranks with a US$140 billion valuation, followed by ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing at US$56 billion, according to a report by CB Insights

China boasts the two biggest tech unicorns, led by TikTok owner ByteDance, report says
TikTok faces ‘uphill struggle’ in court challenge to Donald Trump’s ban

The popular Chinese-owned video sharing platform has confirmed it will sue over the executive order to wind down its US operations.

23 Aug 2020 - 11:31PM

The popular Chinese-owned video sharing platform has confirmed it will sue over the executive order to wind down its US operations.

TikTok faces ‘uphill struggle’ in court challenge to Donald Trump’s ban
Oracle enters the competition to purchase TikTok’s US business, says FT report

Oracle has held preliminary talks with TikTok owner ByteDance to discuss purchasing the app’s business in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, the FT reported

18 Aug 2020 - 2:33PM

Oracle has held preliminary talks with TikTok owner ByteDance to discuss purchasing the app’s business in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, the FT reported

Oracle enters the competition to purchase TikTok’s US business, says FT report
Chinese tech giants face mounting pressure from the US government – will Baidu, Alibaba be next to get hit?

China’s tech giants, starting with Huawei and now TikTok and Tencent, are facing mounting pressure from the Trump Administration over their US operations amid national security and data privacy concerns. Who will be next?

20 Oct 2020 - 2:14PM

China’s tech giants, starting with Huawei and now TikTok and Tencent, are facing mounting pressure from the Trump Administration over their US operations amid national security and data privacy concerns. Who will be next?

Chinese tech giants face mounting pressure from the US government – will Baidu, Alibaba be next to get hit?