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Zen Soo

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Recent and archived articles by Zen Soo

12 Jun 2019 | 1:00 PM

Internet connectivity is now more important than electricity was last century, says Alibaba’s Jack Ma

The Alibaba executive chairman’s comment follows the release of a comprehensive UN report on ‘digital interdependence’.

The Alibaba executive chairman’s comment follows the release of a comprehensive UN report on ‘digital interdependence’. — SCMP
10 Jun 2019 | 6:24 PM

Alipay and six European digital wallets join hands to increase adoption of mobile payments with QR code

The collaboration is expected to bring together over 5 million users in Europe and over 190,000 merchants.

The six wallets are working with the Chinese payments provider towards rolling out a QR code format provided by Alipay, so that users of any wallet will be able to make mobile payments at merchants across Europe that already accept payments for the other wallets. — SCMP
22 May 2019 | 1:02 PM

Apple’s China woes may worsen as Huawei ban nudges die-hard iPhone fans to switch sides


Last year Apple ranked fifth in China with a 9.1 per cent share, which fell to 7 per cent in the first quarter
Ongoing nationalist sentiment could play to Huawei’s favour and hurt Apple’s sales in China, analysts said

22 May 2019 | 7:27 AM

Rival phone brands Samsung, Xiaomi, Oppo to benefit from Google’s suspension of services to Huawei


In overseas markets, the removal of popular Google services from handsets means that consumers will think twice about buying Huawei devices in future
Analysts said the ban will also have a negative impact on the US internet giant

21 May 2019 | 11:13 AM

Here’s what you need to know about US restrictions on Huawei and the ‘Entity List’


The Entity List is over 270-pages long and lists companies and individuals from a range of countries including Russia, China, Ukraine, Iran and even the UK

21 May 2019 | 7:35 AM

Huawei set to find out if consumers will still buy its phones without Google services under US trade ban


The Chinese company is scheduled to launch new budget Honor smartphone in London on May 21
Google said to suspend some business with Huawei after US adds Chinese telecoms company to trade blacklist

20 May 2019 | 12:55 PM

Google confirms that its app store will continue to function for existing Huawei device users

Google’s statement follows a Reuters report that the US internet giant had halted business that involves transfer of hardware, software and tech services to Huawei.

25 Apr 2019 | 12:05 PM

Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad’s visit to Huawei in Beijing seen as sign of ‘endorsement’


Some of Malaysia’s major telecom operators, such as Maxis and Axiata, are already key customers for Huawei

7 Mar 2019 | 5:50 PM

Huawei accuses US agents of hacking into its servers as it launches lawsuit against federal ban on gear

Huawei ups the pressure on the US over espionage attacks by citing Snowden leaks about NSA activity as firm’s rotating chairman Guo Ping claims the US had stolen emails and source code.

Huawei ups the pressure on the US over espionage attacks by citing Snowden leaks about NSA activity as firm’s rotating chairman Guo Ping claims the US had stolen emails and source code. — AFP
5 Mar 2019 | 4:16 PM

Data leak exposes 364 million Chinese social media profiles tracked by police surveillance programme, security researcher says

Records include sensitive information like private chats, file transfers, real names, and ID numbers.

Gevers said the surveillance network tracks about 364 million online profiles on a daily basis and retrieves sensitive information including their private chats, file transfers, real names, and ID numbers. — Reuters