Date
23 August 2019

SC Yeung

EJ Insight writer
  • Unicom says a 'co-build, co-share' strategy can help Chinese mobile network operators as they roll out 5G. Photo: Bloomberg

    Why China Unicom has called for 5G network sharing

    - Aug 22, 2019 12:37pm
    As China seeks speedy rollout of 5G mobile networks, state-owned telecom operators are faced with the challenge of meeting the government targets while also ensuring that the additional expenditure does not throw the firms’ balance sheets...
  • Nike is striving to build closer connection with customers through digital and other initiatives. Photo: Bloomberg

    Nike steps up direct-to-consumer push

    - Aug 21, 2019 12:59pm
    Amid a paradigm shift in retail management, companies have been under growing pressure to pursue digital transformation and adopt Big Data-related business models. Among the consumer-driven firms that have embraced such path early on is global...
  • Oppo is expected to officially launch in Hong Kong in October at the earliest. Photo: CNSA

    Oppo eyes HK market after overtaking Apple in global shipment

    - Aug 20, 2019 12:25pm
    Oppo, one of the leading Chinese smartphone brands, is reportedly entering the already congested Hong Kong market, hoping its catchy designs and outstanding camera features will win new fans in the city. This comes as Oppo...
  • Samsung's new phablet will appeal to people who need to use pen to jot down or to draw something on the go on a big screen. Photo: Reuters

    Should you buy Samsung’s new Galaxy flagship?

    - Aug 15, 2019 1:42pm
    Samsung is preparing to kick off sales of its new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note 10, in the market after unveiling the product in New York last week. As part of the launch plans, the tech...
  • Next Digital aims to boost revenue with its new subscription business model. Photo: Reuters/Internet

    Next Digital looks to subscription as major revenue source

    - Aug 14, 2019 12:31pm
    After a two-month beta testing of its paid subscription business model, Next Digital has announced the official pricing for its Apple Daily online editions in Hong Kong and Taiwan. The new subscription model, which will start on...
  • Huawei plans to deploy its Harmony operating system across multiple devices in the coming years, helping the firm establish itself in the IoT era. Photo: Reuters

    Huawei readies for connected device era with Harmony OS

    - Aug 13, 2019 1:34pm
    Ending months of speculation, Chinese telecoms equipment giant Huawei Technologies has unveiled a self-developed operating system for smartphones and other devices, claiming that it can now defend itself even in the worst-case sanctions scenario amid the...
  • Apple is implementing changes to its mobile operating system to restrict a feature that messaging apps use to make voice calls over the internet. Photo: AFP

    Why Apple is curbing Facebook messaging apps

    - Aug 8, 2019 12:50pm
    Last month, it was reported that Apple had allowed contractors to listen to the responses of its virtual assistant Siri to users’ questions and commands for the purpose of improving the service. As to be expected,...
  • Strengthened partnership with Universal Music Group will put Tencent in a stronger position to expand its music business overseas through the JOOX brand. Photo: Bloomberg

    How Tencent is upping its music business

    - Aug 7, 2019 2:01pm
    Internet giant Tencent Holdings, which operates the WeChat super-app among various online offerings, has signaled its aim to further consolidate its position in China’s music-streaming market and fend off rivals. The tech behemoth, which took its Tencent Music...
  • Google Photos is the latest app from the technology giant that has at least a billion users. Photo: AFP

    Why Google’s photo storage app is a winner

    - Aug 6, 2019 12:48pm
    It’s hard to imagine how life would be in the digital era without Google. We use Google to search for information on the internet and the Chrome browser to access it. Most mobile phones run on Google’s...
  • Apple's wearables and services did well in the quarter, offsetting the decline in iPhone sales. Photo: AFP

    Has the iPhone become a burden for Apple?

    - Aug 1, 2019 12:14pm
    Apple’s shares rose more than 4 percent in early trading on Wednesday as investors accepted the fact that iPhone is no longer the technology giant’s crown jewel and that the company appears to have shifted its...
  • Pixel 4 features a new technology that allows the phone to recognize the owner's face and sense their motion. Photo: Google

    Google may leapfrog rivals with innovative sensor

    - Jul 31, 2019 1:02pm
    Smartphone fans are awaiting the latest offerings from Apple, Samsung Electronics and Huawei Technologies, which will come out in the next two months, but they may also have to consider what Google has to offer. Google...
  • Apple is expected to roll out 5G phones in 2020 as it seeks to fend off new-generation Android devices from rivals such as Samsung and Huawei. Photo: Reuters

    How Apple is joining the 5G battle

    - Jul 30, 2019 1:57pm
    Apple will on Tuesday release its results for the three months ended June, possibly revealing another quarterly decline in revenues amid slowing iPhone sales. The prospects for the full fiscal year, which ends in September, don’t...
  • Starbucks wants to speed up the process of digitization in its more than 30,000 shops worldwide. Photo: Bloomberg

    Why Starbucks wants to export its digital technology

    - Jul 25, 2019 1:12pm
    Global coffee chain Starbucks, already one of the most digitized in the food and beverage industry, plans to export its successful operating system to other restaurants as part of efforts to diversify its income streams. Earlier...
  • Instagram says it wants users focus on the photos and videos they share, rather than fret about the number of likes their posts are getting. Photo: Bloomberg

    Why Instagram is seeking to hide the ‘likes’ count

    - Jul 24, 2019 2:26pm
    Instagram has stepped up efforts to hide the “likes” number on posts on its image-sharing platform as part of efforts to alleviate the social media pressure on its users. Expanding on a change introduced in Canada...
  • One or both of Apple’s upgraded versions of the iPhone XS and XS Max will feature a triple-lens camera system at the back, according to market talk. Photo: Reuters

    What to expect from Apple’s 2019 iPhones

    - Jul 23, 2019 2:12pm
    With about eight weeks to go for Apple’s 2019 fall event, going by the firm’s previous timing for annual flagship product announcements, speculation is mounting as to what the iPhone maker will offer consumers this year....
  • China has begun certification for 5G handsets as phone makers and telecom operators gear up for commercial launch of new-generation mobile services. Photo: Bloomberg

    China 5G battle set to begin in earnest

    - Jul 18, 2019 12:58pm
    China has been stepping up efforts on the 5G front as it seeks to be among the first in the world in rollout of the next-generation mobile services that could open up many new applications. A...
  • Huawei Pay, which was launched in Hong Kong on Monday, allows users to settle bills in more than 40,000 retail spots accepting the UnionPay contactless card payment. Photo: AFP

    Huawei rolling out new products to enhance user stickiness

    - Jul 17, 2019 12:54pm
    Despite the potentially debilitating impact of the US embargo on its operations, Huawei Technologies has continued to develop new products as part of efforts to maintain its growth momentum globally. The Chinese telecoms equipment maker has...
  • Having become an insignificant player in India, Apple is realizing that it needs to step up its game in the world’s second-biggest smartphone market. Photo: Bloomberg

    Why Apple is boosting iPhone production in India

    - Jul 16, 2019 1:41pm
    As the US-China trade war drags on, Apple is tweaking its iPhone manufacturing strategy, aiming to reduce the firm’s over-reliance on production at Chinese factories. To cut the potential risks, the firm has begun to focus...
  • Xiaomi has realized the crucial importance of enhancing its supply chain management. Photo: CNSA

    Xiaomi acts to overcome supply chain woes

    - Jul 11, 2019 12:43pm
    Xiaomi Corp. (01810.HK), which celebrated its first anniversary as a Hong Kong-listed company on Tuesday, has announced the inauguration of its Scientific and Technological Park in Beijing. The campus is part of the company’s efforts to...
  • Protesters are urging those opposed to the extradition bill  to boycott companies that advertise in "biased" pro-establishment outlets. Photo: Reuters

    Protesters turn anger against pro-establishment media

    - Jul 10, 2019 3:46pm
    The fissures in society brought about by the extradition bill saga have now extended to the local media industry. While Apple Daily and several other independent online media outlets have seen a surge in patronage, some...

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