17 November 2017

Francis Fong

Hong Kong Information Technology Federation honorary chairman
  • An information booklet of China Literature, the online reading unit of Tencent. Its IPO locked in investor capital of more than HK$520 billion, making it the 10th hottest IPO in Hong Kong. Photo: Bloomberg

    Market bubble may burst soon

    - Nov 16, 2017 11:34am
    The biggest news in the technology space lately was the US$103 billion bid by Broadcom to acquire Qualcomm. If it succeeds, that would mark the biggest ever deal in the technology industry since Dell paid US$65...
  • Razer IPO will not only raise fresh funds to support its research and expansion, but also raise the  profile for the gaming equipment maker. Photo: Razer

    Will Razer Phone be as popular as the gaming play’s HK IPO?

    - Nov 9, 2017 9:37am
    Last week I was asked by friends whether I would bid for Razer’s (01337.HK) hugely oversubscribed initial public offering. The US gaming equipment maker, backed by Intel Corp. and Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing, intends to...
  • Alipay has partnered with CK Hutchison and some wet markets in promoting its e-payment service in Hong Kong. Photo:

    Octopus card or Alipay?

    - Oct 31, 2017 10:28am
    As some wet markets in Hong Kong prepare to accept Alipay for their daily transactions, there has been a heated debate in online forums as to which is a better choice for the merchants — Alipay...
  • To avoid being hacked, phone users should cut off Wi-Fi connection and switch back to a 4G network when they handle sensitive information. Photo: Bloomberg

    Wi-Fi vulnerability can be fixed

    - Oct 25, 2017 11:05am
    WiFi Protected Access 2 (WAP2), the current industry standard that encrypts traffic on Wi-Fi networks, is vulnerable to hackers using a technique called KRACK (Key Reinstallation Attacks) due to a flaw in the cryptographic protocols, according...
  • Sharing economy firms like Uber have introduced  many disruptive innovations, which may fall into gray areas legally. Photo: Reuters

    HK should embrace opportunities thrown up by sharing economy

    - Oct 23, 2017 10:05am
    InvestHK, the government vehicle designed to attract foreign investment, introduced car-hailing app Uber into Hong Kong in 2014. But Uber’s expansion in the city has been stalled after police raids on the company’s offices and arrest...
  • To foster FinTech development, the HKMA will step up collaboration efforts with entities like the Hong Kong Science Park. Photo: HKSTP

    How HK aims to catch up in FinTech development

    - Oct 9, 2017 4:52pm
    Hong Kong has been lagging far behind in technology development. This has prompted authorities to unveil various measures to help the territory catch up. Among the raft of initiatives are seven measures from the Hong Kong...
  • If properly regulated, car-sharing and bike-sharing industries can add to Hong Kong’s economic strength. 

    HK govt should be more open to new technologies

    - Oct 3, 2017 4:33pm
    Legislator Charles Mok, who represents the IT sector, has arranged a meeting between technology industry players and Secretary for Transport and Housing Frank Chan Fan. Automobile manufacturers, car and bike sharing operators, e-payment firms, scholars and...

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