Celia Chen

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20 Dec 2018 | 1:15 PM

WeChat Pay launches auto scan-and-pay for parking in China’s shopping malls

The artificial intelligence-based system has been rolled out across more than 1,000 car parks in China.

To be part of this system, car owners must register their plate numbers under their WeChat Pay accounts. — SCMP
4 Dec 2018 | 2:42 PM

Bitcoin mining rigs on fire sale as cryptocurrencies crash

Canaan Creative, the world’s second biggest maker of bitcoin mining machines, has cut prices on all of its models to as low as US$200 a rig
Vendors slack off their days at Shenzhen’s Huaqiangbei electronics market

14 Nov 2018 | 3:30 PM

Tencent seeks to kill silo culture that gave it WeChat as it expands into AI, big data

Tencent's management is out to promote more cooperation across different groups as part of a business restructuring, even though flagship messaging and social media app WeChat came about from internal rivalry.

The days of silos and ultra-competitive internal teams are over, say Tencent execs. — Reuters
13 Nov 2018 | 7:30 AM

DJI fixes security flaw that potentially could have given hackers access to user data

The vulnerability, if exploited, would have allowed hackers to steal drone users’ DJI account, allowing access to other online assets such as flight logs.

The vulnerable data would have included user profiles and flight logs, which indicate the exact location of a drone during its entire flight, as well as photos generated during those flights. — SCMP
12 Nov 2018 | 12:00 PM

Digital economy and AI key to China’s post-Internet future

Tencent will allocate US$140mil (RM 585mil) to establish an award for young researchers in fundamental science and cutting-edge core technologies.

The World Internet Conference, the brainchild of disgraced former Internet tsar Lu Wei, has been held annually since 2014 in the picturesque canal town of Wuzhen in northern Zhejiang province. — SCMP
8 Nov 2018 | 7:41 AM

JD billionaire founder Richard Liu a no-show at high-profile events in China as US rape accusation hangs

Liu was arrested and released by Minneapolis police in August on suspicion of rape founder did not attend World Internet Conference in Wuzhen and other industry events since arrest

5 Nov 2018 | 4:00 PM

Tencent to require all gamers to verify their identities with police database from next year

Tencent Holdings will require all players of its mobile and personal computer games to verify their identities against police databases from next year as part of its attempts to assuage government concern that excessive gaming is hurting the health of the country’s young.

Tencent is serious about complying with the Chinese government's rulings against videogame addiction among the young. — SCMP
15 Oct 2018 | 1:47 PM founder Liu and wife attend Princess Eugenie’s wedding amid US rape case

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14 Sep 2018 | 6:00 PM

Life after midnight in China without Didi: unlicensed taxis, police and pedal power

Across China, millions of people who use Didi to hail taxis, book private-car rides or arrange for shared trips have found themselves having to adjust their late-night routines because of the suspension.

As part of its safety upgrade, Didi is said to be considering sending automatic reminders and alerts when a driver deviates from a route. — SCMP
14 Sep 2018 | 5:00 PM

Tencent and Lego to restart China’s games market with new offering

Internet giant Tencent Holdings has teamed up with The Lego Group to launch a new video game next week.

China’s gaming market, however, is dominated by top players such as Tencent and NetEase. — SCMP