Iris Deng

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6 Jun 2019 | 6:29 PM

Tencent steps up overseas expansion with mobile Call of Duty to offset slower games growth in home market

Tencent’s overall video games business slipped 1 per cent year on year to US$4.1 billion in the first quarter of 2019
The company cites fewer new titles being released as a reason for the decline

28 May 2019 | 2:30 PM

IBM works on AI to detect chronic diseases like Parkinson's, diabetes

Precise detection will need the help of AI to interpret patient data gathered from sensors on connected devices.

Some of the chronic diseases being investigated by IBM include diabetes, Alzheimer’s, dementia and Parkinson’s. — SCMP
28 May 2019 | 12:00 PM

Ancient Yunnan embraces facial recognition, social media to boost tourism industry

The Yunnan tourism app has attracted more than 23 million users.

The Yunnan government has made “digitisation” a key goal in upgrading the local tourism industry. — SCMP
23 May 2019 | 2:49 PM

Huawei will use its own phone chips amid report UK design firm ARM has cut business ties, says analyst

If ARM cuts ties with Huawei, the Chinese telecoms giant will accelerate use of its own in-house chips, Jefferies says

13 May 2019 | 12:30 PM

Chinese social apps Momo, Tantan and DingTalk suspend user posts amid government crackdown

Tantan is China’s biggest dating platform, with 90 million registered users and six million daily active users.

Tantan, a popular Tinder-like dating app in China, closed its social posting section on the same day to “implement content safety measures and create a healthy and positive social environment”, according to a notice on the Tantan app. — SCMP
22 Apr 2019 | 4:04 PM

China’s national library to archive 200 billion Weibo posts in project to preserve country’s digital heritage

Sina, which had 462 million active users on Weibo at the end of 2018, was chosen as first partner for the initiative because of its enormous trove of data.

Sina, which had 462 million active users on Weibo at the end of 2018, was chosen as first partner for the initiative because of its enormous trove of data. — Reuters
18 Apr 2019 | 1:57 PM

China kills nine messaging apps for peddling pornography as internet crackdown gathers pace

The move is part of an ongoing internet crackdown by Beijing to clean up its cyberspace, with recent efforts focusing more on apps and live-streaming content

22 Mar 2019 | 2:00 PM

Tencent plays catch-up in Cloud computing services as videogaming business slows

Tencent's Cloud business aims to customise services for various industries, including retail and financial services.

Tencent was affected last year by a government reshuffle that led to a nine-month halt in videogame licence approvals. — SCMP
6 Mar 2019 | 4:24 PM

Smartisan-backed Chinese messaging app that aimed to dethrone WeChat bites the bullet

While the app enjoyed a meteoric rise in its early days, Liaotianbao has struggled to keep users on its platform.

Bullet Message bites the dust. — SCMP
29 Jan 2019 | 2:00 PM

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.

Criticism about WeChat’s anti-competitive stand snowballed earlier this month after it blocked links to three new social media apps. — SCMP