Yingzhi Yang

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1 Feb 2019 | 12:30 PM

Former Uber CEO said to plot China comeback with ‘shared kitchen’ business

Former Uber CEO Kalanick is partnering with Zhang Yanqi, former COO at bicycle-sharing firm Ofo, sources say.

Kalanick (pic) is partnering with Zhang Yanqi, the former chief operating officer at bicycle-sharing firm Ofo. — 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
23 Jan 2019 | 4:30 PM

ByteDance, the company behind TikTok video app, looks beyond entertainment with a move into education

The deal will see some Smartisan employees join ByteDance as part of the ‘normal flow of talent’.

The move is the company’s latest attempt to expand into the education sector amid Beijing’s tightened cyberspace controls that require short video app operators to more heavily censor their content. — SCMP
15 Jan 2019 | 3:03 PM

Chinese food-delivery giant Meituan prepares gaming foray despite government concerns about youth addiction

Meituan co-founder Wang Huiwen said in a WeChat posting that he’s ‘just giving it a try, don’t overthink about it’.

Meituan is making its foray into China's videogame industry. — SCMP
20 Dec 2018 | 2:30 PM

Nearly 12 million users are waiting for deposit refunds at China’s Ofo

Ofo said this week that people seeking deposit refunds at the company’s headquarters would join the queue of those who had applied online.

Ofo was a pioneer in China’s bike sharing market, attracting US$2.2bil (RM9.2bil) of funding from big-league domestic and overseas investors. — SCMP
12 Dec 2018 | 2:30 PM

Apple's China headache worsens as court bans iPhone sales

Greater China is currently Apple’s third largest market, accounting for about a fifth of revenues. Most recent models, which include the iPhone XR and iPhone XS, are not included in the ruling.

Apple’s most recent phone models, which include the iPhone XR and iPhone XS, are not included in the ruling. — SCMP
7 Dec 2018 | 9:00 AM

China’s Xiaomi tops Apple and Fitbit in smart tech wearables in Q3, analysts say

The tech giant now accounts for 20% of global market share, said analysts.

28 Nov 2018 | 9:30 AM

Popular Chinese news app Jinri Toutiao offers rewards to stories that quash rumours

The “100” project will reward 100 best stories at quashing rumours, according to Toutiao.

Jinri Toutiao, meaning 'today’s headlines', was launched in 2012 as China’s first news app that is based on AI algorithms to recommend different news stories to different readers. — 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 | 7:30 PM

US tops world in Internet development, with China in second place

China has become a big country in terms of Internet development but development still imbalanced, Chinese Academy of Cyberspace Studies says.

While the US leads the world in innovation, industry development and security, it took eighth place in Internet governance. — SCMP