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Yingzhi Yang

yingzhi.yang@scmp.com

Recent and archived articles by Yingzhi Yang

21 Jun 2019 | 1:41 PM

TikTok owner Bytedance gathers 1 billion monthly active users across its apps

The Beijing-based new media giant counts deep-pocketed investors such as SoftBank among its backers.

Total installations of TikTok are estimated to be 1.2 billion worldwide, according to industry researcher Sensor Tower. — SCMP
18 Jun 2019 | 4:30 PM

ByteDance poaches from Facebook to power short video app TikTok’s global expansion

Former Facebook executive Blake Chandlee has been named the head of strategic partnerships at TikTok.

Chandlee wrote in a post on his Facebook account that he joined TikTok to help the ByteDance team “scale the business outside of the domestic market in China”. — SCMP
24 May 2019 | 12:41 PM

Chinese drone maker DJI monitors US blacklist as it develops own tech

A US warning on the security risks of Chinese-made drones has raised the spectre of DJI being placed under a trade ban.

A US warning on the security risks of Chinese-made drones has raised the spectre of DJI being placed under a trade ban. — SCMP
30 Apr 2019 | 1:00 PM

Xiaomi sets up technical committee as it pushes into artificial intelligence

Xiaomi is seeking to capitalise on coming era of artificial intelligence and Internet of Things.

Lei also said that Xiaomi plans to set up two research and development centers in Nanjing and Wuhan in China. — SCMP
17 Apr 2019 | 6:51 PM

TikTok extends reach in global markets, sees in-app purchases surge more than 200%

In-app purchases were up 222% year on year, hitting US$18.9mil globally.

TikTok is the first Chinese app to make significant headway outside its home market. — AFP
12 Apr 2019 | 2:30 PM

TikTok owner Bytedance said to be planning Spotify-like music streaming app for overseas market

The Chinese company is currently the world’s most valuable unicorn with a valuation of US$76bil.

Bytedance is working on a Spotify-like music streaming app for overseas markets, according to sources. — SCMP
10 Apr 2019 | 3:30 PM

Xiaomi founder Lei Jun earned almost as much as the company last year

Xiaomi’s annual adjusted net profit for 2018 was 8.6bil yuan (RM5.24bil).

The founder and CEO of Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi received almost as much in compensation last year as the company made in profit. — SCMP
19 Mar 2019 | 6:58 PM

TikTok operator Bytedance buys gaming startup in move likely to sharpen rivalry with Tencent

Bytedance operates the popular short video app Douyin, known as TikTok outside China, which competes with Tencent-backed Kuaishou and others.

Bytedance operates the popular short video app Douyin, known as TikTok outside China. — SCMP
28 Feb 2019 | 4:08 PM

Xiaomi sets up artificial intelligence and big data departments to sharpen focus in tech race

Tech firm trying to transform itself from a smartphone maker to an internet services firm. New departments will focus on AI, big data and cloud computing.

On top of new AI-related departments, Lei (pic) also announced the set up of new big data and cloud computing departments, according to a letter provided by the company. — SCMP
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