Date
15 July 2018

SC Yeung

EJ Insight writer
  • JD.com is using augmented reality and 3D technologies to create multiple interactive experiences for shoppers to find the right products online. Photo: Bloomberg

    How JD.com is using AR to boost sales

    - May 24, 2018 11:39am
    JD.com, one of the leading e-commerce platforms in China, is leveraging on augmented reality (AR) technology to integrate online and offline shopping experience. It will introduce three AR-powered products: a makeup mirror, a dressing mirror, and...
  • HTC is betting on the blockchain technology to boost its image as an innovative smartphone maker. Photo: Bloomberg

    Can a blockchain smartphone save HTC?

    - May 23, 2018 12:08pm
    For Taiwan smartphone maker HTC, this year is crucial for its business development as it needs to demonstrate its capability as a stand-alone smartphone maker after it sold its ODM business to Google for US$1.1 billion....
  • Taiwan e-commerce companies are looking overseas as more new players enter the market. Photo: Bloomberg

    Why Taiwan e-commerce firms are eyeing overseas expansion

    - May 17, 2018 1:36pm
    E-commerce is gaining strong momentum around the world. Amazon.com has become one of the world’s most valuable companies. In China, Alibaba’s Taobao and Tmall platforms are towering leviathans in their field. And in Taiwan, the market is dominated...
  • Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun is reportedly setting up an in-house division to oversee research and development on phone cameras. Photo: Bloomberg

    Why Xiaomi is focusing on camera development

    - May 16, 2018 12:23pm
    The camera has become a key selling point for smartphones as people now use their phones, instead of the traditional camera, to take pictures of every aspect of their daily lives. As such, the quality of a...
  • Hong Kong needs 5G to boost its network capacity as more users are using their smartphones for work and entertainment. Photo: AFP

    Is Hong Kong lagging behind in 5G development?

    - May 15, 2018 12:19pm
    Hong Kong has always been among the earliest to adopt the latest mobile technology in view of its sophisticated, if saturated, market. Mobile users in the city demand the fastest and highest quality of service, embracing state-of-the-art devices...
  • Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks during the firm’s I/O Developers Conference in Mountain View, California, on May 8. Photo: Bloomberg

    Google addresses a key issue as it unveils Android P

    - May 10, 2018 1:22pm
    Smartphones have made our lives easier, helping us stay connected always and also enabling all sorts of transactional activities and fulfilling our entertainment needs. But they have also brought on a serious problem: device addiction. Psychologists...
  • Tencent chairman Ma Huateng said the company would like to be a digital assistant across multiple industries to drive their digital transformation. Photo: Bloomberg

    Has Tencent lost its way?

    - May 9, 2018 12:11pm
    Tencent Holdings, one of the biggest internet companies in China, appears to be drifting out of favor among investors. Its share price has fallen around 20 percent from its peak in January, a signal that the...
  • Lenovo needs to reinvest itself by steeping up focus on enterprise business and initiatives such as Ai and data analytics. Photo: Bloomberg

    Can Lenovo regain its blue-chip status?

    - May 8, 2018 12:32pm
    It’s not surprising that Lenovo Group is being dropped from Hong Kong’s benchmark stock index, given the Chinese firm’s vastly reduced market capitalization over the past three years. The tech firm, which is currently the world’s...
  • Apple said revenue from all iPhone models was up 14 percent year on year at US$38 billion in the three months to March. Photo: AFP

    What’s the truth behind Apple’s iPhone shipment figures?

    - May 3, 2018 2:40pm
    By and large, Apple’s latest results were good news for investors. They not only showed that the tech giant was doing well amid a perceived slowdown in smartphone demand worldwide but also surpassed earnings forecasts. The...
  • China's leading mobile transport platform Didi Chuxing recently introduced an in-app payment function that allows users to pay the taxi fare with a credit card linked to their Didi account. Photo: Bloomberg

    HK taxi industry should adopt reliable digital payment system

    - May 2, 2018 3:34pm
    Hong Kong’s taxi industry is under growing pressure to accept digital payments, but many cabbies are reluctant to adopt the new technology. Though many of them are now using real-time traffic navigation apps to find the most convenient...
  • Amazon's bid to nurture an entire ecosystem around its e-commerce platform is paying rich dividends, offering a lesson to other online retailers. Photo: Reuters

    What HKTV can learn from Amazon

    - Apr 30, 2018 1:57pm
    Amazon.com which reported last week yet another forecast-beating quarter, has proved that it is now much more than just a transaction platform for buyers and sellers. Demonstrating its strengths beyond the core business of online retail, the...
  • Google CEO Sundar Pichai (seen here in a file picture) said on Monday that the firm’s hardware unit, which is involved in smartphones and speakers, is two to three years from ‘the scale that we want to see’. Photo: Bloomberg

    Google parent in search for next growth engine

    - Apr 26, 2018 1:22pm
    Alphabet Inc, the corporate parent of Google, saw its shares suffer steep losses on Tuesday despite announcing forecast-topping profit and revenue for the first quarter. The reason for the selloff: a sharp rise in costs and...
  • The high-priced iPhone X is said to be encountering poor market response, a development that may drag on iPhone shipments throughout the year. Photo: AFP

    Is the iPhone past its glory days?

    - Apr 25, 2018 10:57am
    Apple is scheduled to announce its quarterly results next week. Investors are eager to learn about the company’s latest guidance on iPhone shipments as external sources have said sales were significantly down in the first three months of...
  • ZTE has no one to blame but itself for the US export ban that is now threatening to wreak havoc on its supply chain. Photo: Reuters

    ZTE owes its investors an apology

    - Apr 24, 2018 11:31am
    ZTE Corp. could be going through an existential crisis at the moment after the US Commerce Department barred American companies from selling technologies and components to the Shenzhen-based telecommunications equipment maker for seven years. The export...
  • ZTE and its fellow Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei have been facing the brunt of US sanctions on Chinese firms. Photo: Bloomberg

    What can ZTE and Huawei do amid US sanctions?

    - Apr 19, 2018 2:37pm
    With Sino-US trade frictions escalating and the Trump administration seemingly bent on reining in China’s technology companies, telecom equipment players ZTE and Huawei are facing mounting challenges.  Targeted on the grounds that they pose a risk...
  • HomePod has seen sluggish sales since its launch in January at the price of US$349. Photo: AFP

    Why Apple’s HomePod has failed to make waves in tech market

    - Apr 18, 2018 12:45pm
    Apple is a market leader when it comes to smartphones, tablets and wearables, generating tremendous market response from consumers. However, HomePod, the smart speaker it launched early this year, has so failed to make waves in...
  • Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group, launches the P20 Series in Paris on March 27. Photo: Reuters

    Why Huawei is opening a retail store in Hong Kong

    - Apr 17, 2018 1:38pm
    Huawei Technologies, China’s biggest smartphone maker, will open its first retail store in Hong Kong by the end of July as part of its bid to narrow the gap with market leaders Apple and Samsung Electronics...
  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is under pressure to rethink his company's business model that relies of advertising revenue in exchange for the personal data of users of the social network. Photo: AFP/Reuters

    Can we not just pay to protect the privacy of our data?

    - Apr 12, 2018 1:12pm
    Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg is said to have passed satisfactorily two days of intense grilling by US lawmakers, who invited him to shed light on the data privacy scandal that has beset his global social network....
  • China's censors have ordered four popular new providers, including Toutiao, to remove their mobile apps from smartphone stores in a bid to tighten its control over the internet. Photo: Reuters/Xinhua

    Why China is cracking down on popular news apps

    - Apr 11, 2018 12:47pm
    In his speech at the annual Boao Forum in Hainan province on Tuesday, President Xi Jinping reiterated his pledge to further open up China’s economy. But just a day before, his censors ordered four popular new...
  • Facebook's co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is set to face grilling from US lawmakers this week over the firm's data and advertising practices. Photo: Reuters

    Would you boycott Facebook platforms for 24 hours?

    - Apr 10, 2018 2:00pm
    As Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg prepares for testimony before US lawmakers on the firm’s data privacy scandal, a group calling itself Faceblock has called on netizens to send a strong message to the CEO that it can’t...

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