Date
17 October 2018

SC Yeung

EJ Insight writer
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    Why TOM is eyeing electric vehicle business in rural China

    - Oct 16, 2018 2:00pm
    TOM Group (02383.HK) has been transforming its business model from a media company to an investment platform focusing on emerging technologies and applications. WeLab could be one of its most successful investments. The Hong Kong-based financial...
  • Google is taking renewed aim at the smartphone market with its Pixel 3 devices, but achieving significant scale won’t be easy in an industry segment that is showing signs of stagnation. Photo: Bloomberg

    Can Google Pixel 3 take on other Android flagships?

    - Oct 11, 2018 12:33pm
    Google has been trying to challenge Apple and Samsung in the smartphone market but never really succeeded in taking the business to a scale sufficient enough to make it a significant player in the segment. But the...
  • New devices for your living room: (clockwise, from left) Facebook's Portal, Google's Home Hub and Amazon's Echo Show. Photo: Reuters/AFP/Amazon

    Tech giants in three-cornered fight to conquer your home

    - Oct 10, 2018 1:01pm
    Facebook has launched a smart speaker that facilitates video calls at home, but it seems it has chosen the wrong time to bring such a product to the market. Following the Cambridge Analytica scandal early this...
  • As Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam prepares to deliver her annual policy address, there are expectations that the Smart City plan will get a prominent mention in her speech apart from land supply and housing issues. Photo: Bloomberg

    Carrie Lam needs to push the Smart City plan further

    - Oct 9, 2018 1:34pm
    Hong Kong has been seeking to transform itself from a traditional economy into a digital city, with the government introducing various initiatives, such as huge investment in digital infrastructure and new policies to draw in talents...
  • Tencent Music Entertainment Group has filed for an initial public offering in the United States that seeks to value the company at about US$25 billion. Photo: Reuters

    Is Tencent Music’s business model sustainable?

    - Oct 5, 2018 8:31am
    Tencent Holdings (00700.HK) is implementing a corporate restructuring plan that aims to turn the internet giant into an enterprise-focused service provider. While doing so, the company is spinning off some of its valuable assets. In its latest...
  • As a partner of Alibaba Group, Jack Ma can continue to exercise his control over the company even if he has no official title. Photo: Bloomberg

    Will Jack Ma lose control of Alibaba after he steps down?

    - Oct 3, 2018 1:02pm
    There may be some virtue in quitting while you’re ahead, but Jack Ma’s announcement that he will step down as chairman of Alibaba Group in September next year still caught many by surprise, and has triggered...
  • Tencent has announced a series of corporate restructuring moves, including shifting its focus to cloud computing business. Photo: HKEJ

    Tencent aims to become enterprise-focused service provider

    - Oct 2, 2018 2:18pm
    Tencent Holdings is facing a tough environment this year as its core online games business suffers from regulatory uncertainties. Chinese authorities have frozen approval of new games in a bid to curb youngsters’ addiction to online...
  • An AmazonBasics Microwave sits on display during an unveiling event in Seattle on September 20. Amazon has outlined its ambitions for the smart-homes market by announcing a slew of new Alexa-enabled products. Photo: Bloomberg

    Amazon aims high in smart-home market

    - Sep 28, 2018 2:24pm
    Amazon’s business plans have one basic underlying theme: integration of technology into people’s everyday life. After helping bring about a dramatic change in the way we shop, the Seattle-based tech giant now wants to prod us...
  • CK Hutchison co-managing director Canning Fok kin-ning (left) and WeLab founder and CEO Simon Loong announce their companies' collaboration in consumer lending services. Photo: WeLab

    How WeLab incorporates fintech into retail business

    - Sep 27, 2018 1:54pm
    Despite its reputation as a financial center and focus on technology and innovation, Hong Kong has been criticized for its slow adoption of financial technology. The city, however, is working hard to catch up in this field....
  • Following the departure of its founders, photo-sharing platform Instagram could see enhanced monetization efforts from its corporate parent. Photo: Bloomberg

    What lies in store for Instagram after exit of the founders?

    - Sep 26, 2018 1:48pm
    Six years after selling their startup to Facebook, Instagram’s founders have announced their departures from the company, setting off speculation in the tech world as to what might have prompted the exits and what could now...
  • Alibaba aims to develop customized chips and processors to support the group's push into the fast-growing cloud and Internet of Things businesses. Photo: AFP

    Why Alibaba wants to develop its own chips

    - Sep 20, 2018 12:02pm
    Alibaba chairman Jack Ma last week signaled that the group is about to enter the next stage of its development when he announced that he is stepping down as chairman next year and passing the mantle of...
  • Hong Kong has taken a significant step as part of a drive to transition to a new era of smart banking. Photo: Bloomberg

    Why HKMA’s new faster payment system is a big deal

    - Sep 19, 2018 2:07pm
    Facing criticism that it is lagging China and some other jurisdictions in Asia in adoption of mobile payments and financial technology development, Hong Kong has been seeking to enhance its financial services market. In keeping with...
  • Philip Schiller, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Marketing of Apple, speaks about the new iPhone XR at Apple’s product launch event in Cupertino, California, on September 12. Photo: Reuters

    Why XR may fare better than Apple’s other new iPhones

    - Sep 18, 2018 2:45pm
    With Apple unveiling its latest smartphones at its annual product event last week, we can now pose this question: of the three new iPhones, which will emerge as the bigger winner in the marketplace? Before we...
  • Jack Ma announced his decision to step down next year after the legislature passed China's first e-commerce law. Photo: Bloomberg

    Is there a political factor in Jack Ma’s decision to step down?

    - Sep 13, 2018 1:05pm
    Alibaba Group chairman Jack Ma has announced that he is stepping down next year, but many people are not convinced that he is retiring because he wants to focus on philanthropy and education as has been...
  • Apart from the new product lineup, Apple's Wednesday event will be watched for comments on potential tariff issues amid a US-China trade war. Photo: Reuters

    What to expect from the Apple event

    - Sep 12, 2018 2:32pm
    After months of waiting, one of the most-anticipated events in the consumer tech industry is finally here. No prizes for guessing; we are, of course, talking about Apple’s new product curtain-raiser. On Wednesday, top Apple executives...
  • Can Daniel Zhang (right) fill in the big shoes to be left Alibaba chairman Jack Ma? Photo: Bloomberg/Reuters

    What will happen to Alibaba without Jack Ma?

    - Sep 11, 2018 1:07pm
    Over the past two decades, Jack Ma has been the personification of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. – in fact, of China’s e-commerce. So his announcement on Monday that he will step down as chairman of the...
  • Samsung is packing its lower-priced smartphones with more new features to attract millennials. Photo: Bloomberg

    Why Samsung is changing its smartphone strategy

    - Sep 6, 2018 12:58pm
    While many gadget fans are eagerly awaiting the special event to be hosted by Apple on Sept. 12, when three new iPhone models are expected to be launched, Samsung Electronics is planning to unveil a foldable...
  • Chinese authorities are believed to have frozen approvals of new video game licenses as they seek to curb online game addiction among the youth. Photo: Reuters

    Tighter rules to spur consolidation in China online game market

    - Sep 5, 2018 2:34pm
    China is stepping up efforts to rein in the online gaming industry as concerns grow over video-game addiction among the youth and the potential consequences on children’s health. With industry development outpacing the government rules, authorities...
  • The deal will allow i-Cable and China Mobile Hong Kong to leverage on each other's network resources and explore more business opportunities. Photo: HKEJ/Bloomberg

    What’s the deal with i-Cable and China Mobile Hong Kong?

    - Sep 4, 2018 12:41pm
    Struggling Hong Kong pay-television operator i-Cable Communications (01097.HK) saw its stock surge after announcing a partnership with China Mobile Hong Kong, a unit of mainland mobile giant China Mobile (00941.HK). The deal will allow the two companies...
  • In the 5G spectrum allocation plan, China Mobile is most likely to be given 300 MHz on the 2.6GHz and 4.9GHz frequency bands. Photo: Bloomberg

    China Mobile to be given special task in 5G deployment

    - Aug 30, 2018 12:42pm
    China is leading the race to deploy 5G, the next generation of mobile technology, with the government planning to launch a trial service by the end of this year. Market watchers expect Beijing to announce soon...

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