SoftBank's US$150 billion Alibaba war chest in spotlight

China’s Alibaba is the Japanese firm’s biggest asset and CEO Masayoshi Son’s most successful tech bet to date, but prominent activist investor Elliott Management is pushing for change, including big buy-backs.

13 Feb 2020 - 12:48PM
US start-up in talks to help China fight coronavirus with iPad-sized device

Silicon Valley-based GenapSys is in early talks with Chinese health authorities to help fight the coronavirus epidemic with its gene-sequencing technology, it says.

Silicon Valley-based GenapSys is in early talks with Chinese health authorities to help fight the coronavirus epidemic with its gene-sequencing technology, it says.

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US start-up in talks to help China fight coronavirus with iPad-sized device
Huawei sues Verizon for patent infringement in new lawsuit

Huawei alleges that its patented technology is being used in Verizon’s technologies and services, including infrastructure that facilitates communications through Verizon’s networks.

Huawei alleges that its patented technology is being used in Verizon’s technologies and services, including infrastructure that facilitates communications through Verizon’s networks.

14 Feb 2020 - 5:47PM
Huawei sues Verizon for patent infringement in new lawsuit
Alphabet shares fall as Google misses on revenue expectations

Google’s parent company, Alphabet, had its worst fourth-quarter revenue growth since 2015, sending shares down nearly 5 per cent on Monday.

Google’s parent company, Alphabet, had its worst fourth-quarter revenue growth since 2015, sending shares down nearly 5 per cent on Monday.

14 Feb 2020 - 6:09PM
Alphabet shares fall as Google misses on revenue expectations
TikTok hires tech trade group chief to lead policy shop

Michael Beckerman, the current president of the Internet Association, will lead government relations for popular music-video app TikTok.

Michael Beckerman, the current president of the Internet Association, will lead government relations for popular music-video app TikTok.

14 Feb 2020 - 6:19PM
TikTok hires tech trade group chief to lead policy shop

Opinion

Inside Asia Tech | From cult to mainstream: Razer CEO on the growing popularity of gaming

Razer is looking to capture the youth audience for gaming and translate in into dollars as they mature and need other services

23 Aug 2019 - 2:19PM
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Inside Asia Tech | From cult to mainstream: Razer CEO on the growing popularity of gaming

Razer is looking to capture the youth audience for gaming and translate in into dollars as they mature and need other services

23 Aug 2019 - 2:19PM
Opinion | Brave New World? A perfect digital storm threatens our autonomy
10 Feb 2019 - 10:44PM
Opinion | AI has far-reaching consequences for emerging markets
18 Sep 2018 - 6:23AM
Coronavirus forces delay of start-ups festival in Hong Kong

Some 17,000 delegates, 300 speakers and 400 exhibitors from across the globe were supposed to attend the ‘StartmeupHK Festival’ this month

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Facebook’s growth is slowing, despite record revenue

The world’s biggest social-media company reported record fourth-quarter revenue of US$21.1 billion, but its slowing growth caused shares to fall about 7 per cent in extended trading.

The world’s biggest social-media company reported record fourth-quarter revenue of US$21.1 billion, but its slowing growth caused shares to fall about 7 per cent in extended trading.

15 Feb 2020 - 6:26PM
Facebook’s growth is slowing, despite record revenue
For Carousell’s Quek Siu Rui, starting up hasn’t been a walk in the park

The Post’s Zen Soo took a hike with Quek Siu Rui, co-founder of Singapore-based start-up Carousell, as part of a series where our journalists interact with tech CEOs over an activity of their choice.

The Post’s Zen Soo took a hike with Quek Siu Rui, co-founder of Singapore-based start-up Carousell, as part of a series where our journalists interact with tech CEOs over an activity of their choice.

16 Feb 2020 - 4:59PM
For Carousell’s Quek Siu Rui, starting up hasn’t been a walk in the park
Apple, Google clash over web browser privacy

Google engineers said the Intelligent Tracking Prevention feature on Apple’s Safari web browser is fundamentally flawed and creates more problems than it solves.

Google engineers said the Intelligent Tracking Prevention feature on Apple’s Safari web browser is fundamentally flawed and creates more problems than it solves.

16 Feb 2020 - 5:09PM
Apple, Google clash over web browser privacy
ByteDance said to be seeking new US-based TikTok CEO

The Chinese internet giant has interviewed candidates in recent months for a new CEO role based in the US, whose role in relation to current TikTok chief Alex Zhu is still unclear.

The Chinese internet giant has interviewed candidates in recent months for a new CEO role based in the US, whose role in relation to current TikTok chief Alex Zhu is still unclear.

16 Feb 2020 - 5:07PM
ByteDance said to be seeking new US-based TikTok CEO
Samsung Electronics appoints youngest president as new mobile chief

President Roh Tae-moon, the youngest president at Samsung at 51, is said to have championed Samsung’s strategic shift to outsource more phones to Chinese and other companies to cut costs and better compete with cheaper Chinese rivals like Huawei.

President Roh Tae-moon, the youngest president at Samsung at 51, is said to have championed Samsung’s strategic shift to outsource more phones to Chinese and other companies to cut costs and better compete with cheaper Chinese rivals like Huawei.

16 Feb 2020 - 6:07PM
Samsung Electronics appoints youngest president as new mobile chief
Amazon names new cloud sales chief amid rivalry with Microsoft, Google

Matt Garman, a long-time Amazon Web Services engineering executive who is also on Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos’ strategy-setting S-team, will now oversee the cloud unit’s sales and marketing teams.

Matt Garman, a long-time Amazon Web Services engineering executive who is also on Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos’ strategy-setting S-team, will now oversee the cloud unit’s sales and marketing teams.

16 Feb 2020 - 6:38PM
Amazon names new cloud sales chief amid rivalry with Microsoft, Google
Fintech milestone as half of Hongkongers sign up for Faster Payment System

Half the population of the city has now registered for the HKMA service, which enables the free transfer of money between bank accounts via mobile phone

Half the population of the city has now registered for the HKMA service, which enables the free transfer of money between bank accounts via mobile phone

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Fintech milestone as half of Hongkongers sign up for Faster Payment System
Dyson to boost Singapore R&D team in line with head office move

Singapore R&D operation of UK appliance giant Dyson will be upgraded in line with its plan to move global headquarters to the island nation in 2021

Singapore R&D operation of UK appliance giant Dyson will be upgraded in line with its plan to move global headquarters to the island nation in 2021

16 Feb 2020 - 6:57PM
Dyson to boost Singapore R&D team in line with head office move
Facebook tweaks ad policy but does not ban political lies

Facebook said it and its photo-sharing app Instagram will soon have a tool enabling individual users to choose to see fewer political and social issue ads, but did not follow the lead of other platforms such as Twitter and TikTok in banning political ads.

Facebook said it and its photo-sharing app Instagram will soon have a tool enabling individual users to choose to see fewer political and social issue ads, but did not follow the lead of other platforms such as Twitter and TikTok in banning political ads.

16 Feb 2020 - 7:02PM
Facebook tweaks ad policy but does not ban political lies
China’s tech hub Shenzhen set to hit 2019 growth target

Shenzhen’s gross domestic product (GDP) is estimated to reach over 2.6 trillion yuan (US$374 billion) in 2019, a growth rate of 7 per cent.

Shenzhen’s gross domestic product (GDP) is estimated to reach over 2.6 trillion yuan (US$374 billion) in 2019, a growth rate of 7 per cent.

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China’s tech hub Shenzhen set to hit 2019 growth target
Tesla’s market value eclipses that of GM and Ford – combined

The Silicon Valley electric car maker’s stock jumped nearly 5 per cent on Wednesday, elevating its market capitalisation to almost US$89 billion, or US$2 billion larger than the sum of General Motors’ and Ford’s respective market caps.

The Silicon Valley electric car maker’s stock jumped nearly 5 per cent on Wednesday, elevating its market capitalisation to almost US$89 billion, or US$2 billion larger than the sum of General Motors’ and Ford’s respective market caps.

16 Feb 2020 - 9:30PM
Tesla’s market value eclipses that of GM and Ford – combined
‘NSFW’: Dad dancing Elon Musk launches Tesla SUV programme in China

Tesla’s billionaire CEO Elon Musk launched the Model Y electric sports utility vehicle programme in its new Shanghai factory with an enthusiastic dance that he labelled “not safe for work” in a tweet.

Tesla’s billionaire CEO Elon Musk launched the Model Y electric sports utility vehicle programme in its new Shanghai factory with an enthusiastic dance that he labelled “not safe for work” in a tweet.

16 Feb 2020 - 9:58PM
‘NSFW’: Dad dancing Elon Musk launches Tesla SUV programme in China
Uber, Hyundai unveil flying car model for future air taxi service

Hyundai is the first carmaker to buy into Uber’s dream for a network of air taxis, and at the CES technology conference on Monday it showed off a design for an electric aerial taxi that can take off and land vertically, accommodate four passengers and cruise at up to 322kmh.

Hyundai is the first carmaker to buy into Uber’s dream for a network of air taxis, and at the CES technology conference on Monday it showed off a design for an electric aerial taxi that can take off and land vertically, accommodate four passengers and cruise at up to 322kmh.

16 Feb 2020 - 10:05PM
Uber, Hyundai unveil flying car model for future air taxi service
Elon Musk heads to Shanghai for debut of first made-in-China Teslas

Tesla’s first deliveries of its Model 3 sedans from its Shanghai plant to the general public come amid a challenging time for China’s auto market.

Tesla’s first deliveries of its Model 3 sedans from its Shanghai plant to the general public come amid a challenging time for China’s auto market.

16 Feb 2020 - 10:14PM
Elon Musk heads to Shanghai for debut of first made-in-China Teslas