Date
23 January 2019

SC Yeung

EJ Insight writer
  • Commercial Radio owns the building that houses its headquarters. It could be worth hundreds of millions of dollars, according to sources. Photo: HKEJ

    Radio daze: Ho passing clouds station’s future

    - Jun 5, 2014 4:25pm
    What now Commercial Radio? Hong Kong’s most outspoken radio station could face an uncertain future with the death of its founder. George Ho, who died Wednesday aged 95 after battling cancer, founded Commercial Radio in 1959 and kept...
  • Next Media founder Jimmy Lai (left) and former Commercial Radio journalist Lee Wai-ling take to the online airwaves. Photo: nextmedia.com

    Next Media debut a bet on a digital future

    - Jun 4, 2014 3:28pm
    It’s an anniversary for many and a new start for sacked Commercial Radio journalist Lee Wai-ling and Next Media boss Jimmy Lai. June 4 marks 25 years since the Tiananmen Square crackdown and the day that Lee...
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook sets a remote control down while exiting the stage after delivering a keynote address during the Apple World Wide Developers Conference in San Francisco on June 2. Photo: Bloomberg

    Apple wants users to stay in the Mac world

    - Jun 3, 2014 2:10pm
    Apple Inc. has unveiled new versions of its operating systems for Mac computers and iOS mobile devices, further integrating the interactivity between the two platforms, in a bid to encourage its hundreds of millions of iPhone...
  • The next Chinese Dream Factory team? Director Wong Kar-wai (left) has signed agreements with ChinaVision Media, a listed company tipped to soon to become part of Jack Ma's Alibaba Group. Photos: HKEJ

    Happy together? Ma, Wong set for action adventure

    - May 30, 2014 3:04pm
    This could be Jack Ma’s day of being wild. Listed firm ChinaVision Media, which is expected to soon become Alibaba’s movie-making arm, has announced that it has reached a meeting of creative minds with acclaimed filmmaker Wong Kar-wai....
  • Alibaba aims to create an international e-commerce logistics network to expand its business. Photo: Reuters

    Alibaba seals another partnership as it chases a global dream

    - May 29, 2014 4:49pm
    After dominating China’s e-commerce industry over the past decade, Alibaba Group is now signaling its ambitions to extend its competitive edge beyond its home base, aiming to take on global players such as Amazon and eBay...
  • This smartphone allows its user to communicate with a home appliance via text message. But this is only a small part of a smart home envisioned by Apple and Google. Photo: AFP

    How Apple and Google will come calling

    - May 28, 2014 3:17pm
    Next time you answer the door, it might be Apple or Google calling. The world’s two biggest’s technology companies are taking their battle for consumers’ hearts and minds into their homes. The target: a smart home...
  • HKTV chairman Ricky Wong is proposing a marriage of e-commerce and television programming. Photo: HKEJ

    HKTV Episode 3: Online shopping

    - May 27, 2014 5:30pm
    As if there wasn’t enough drama around Ricky Wong and Hong Kong Television Network. Now the network and its chairman are planning to pair TV programming with e-commerce, offering high-spending shoppers at a new online mall...
  • Alibaba is marketing farmland as an investment product in a new venture. Photo: Bloomberg

    Alibaba targets farming and football for next shake-up

    - May 26, 2014 4:16pm
    Alibaba, China’s biggest e-commerce firm, has never shied away from flagging its ambition to shake up traditional businesses by leveraging the power of the Internet. After changing the rules of game in many sectors, the company...
  • China Mobile is offering an Apple package that is 64 percent cheaper than those in the market. Photo: Bloomberg

    China Mobile cuts prices to win hearts and minds of HK consumers

    - May 23, 2014 3:16pm
    State-owned China Mobile (00941.HK), one of the world’s largest wireless telecom operators, is trying to lower a psychological barrier that may be preventing it from gaining a bigger share of Hong Kong’s crowded mobile market. Amid consumer concerns...
  • Samung has outlined its aim to take a bite of the content market on mobile devices. Photo: Bloomberg

    Content the next battlefield for Apple and Samsung

    - May 22, 2014 2:29pm
    After flagging off a music streaming service called Milk Music in March, Samsung Electronics is now launching a video-on-demand streaming app, setting the stage for a new battle with US rival Apple Inc. in content offerings....
  • Apple is a global company but it needs to localize its approach to China. Photo: Bloomberg

    Ahrendts and Apple’s next big thing: China

    - May 21, 2014 2:42pm
    Angela Ahrendts has the future of the world’s most valuable company on her shoulders. The new retail head of Apple Inc. has been charged with steering the gradual transformation of the company’s retail business as rivals...
  • Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg wants his social networking site to remain relevant to youngsters. Photo: Bloomberg

    Why young users think Facebook is so yesterday

    - May 20, 2014 3:07pm
    At 30, Mark Zuckerberg may feel he’s getting old. He’s still one of the world’s youngest billionaires, and his company, Facebook, holds the undisputed title of the world’s largest social networking site. But Facebook is losing...
  • Student leader Joshua Wong says his life is an open book. Photo: HKEJ

    Student leader Joshua Wong stalked during Taiwan visit

    - May 19, 2014 1:38pm
    Mainland authorities are apparently very concerned about the Occupy Central movement, which is pushing for public nomination of the candidates to Hong Kong’s chief executive election in 2017. And Joshua Wong Chi-fung, of the student group...
  • Breaking through the glass barrier? Samsung's Glass Gear. Picture: tomsguide.com

    Samsung vs Google: The new glass war

    - May 16, 2014 3:12pm
    The future could be right before your eyes if “smart glass” really takes off as wearable tech. Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics is reportedly planning to launch Gear Glass, its first smart glass product, as early...
  • Taiwanese singer Bobby Chen is weighing in on the cross-strait trade spat. Photo: Facebook

    How Bobby Chen hit a sour note with China

    - May 15, 2014 5:18pm
    There is one curious way Taiwanese pop star Bobby Chen is regarded in China — his singing is mild and gentle but his views are extreme. That is no comfort to his hordes of fans in...
  • Hong Kong artist Chapman To has been a vocal critic of mainland behavior. Picture: Facebook

    The hollow sound of online moral victory

    - May 14, 2014 4:02pm
    Lu Xun’s stories of country bumpkin Ah Q may have been written almost a century ago but the character’s spirit is alive and kicking in some of the mainland’s keyboard patriots, according to state media. Ah...
  • Reliable power supplies bolster Hong Kong's reputation as a business center. Photo: Bloomberg

    Do power imports signal lights out for reliability?

    - May 13, 2014 4:26pm
    Hong Kong’s government once again finds itself at odds with public opinion — this time over plans to meet future power needs. The government is pushing to increase the share of electricity imported from the mainland...
  • Paid newspapers are not as prevalent as they used to be, thanks to falling circulation. Photo: Flickr

    Is there room for another newspaper in Hong Kong?

    - May 12, 2014 3:49pm
    Hong Kong’s newspaper market is already awash in ink. More than two million free copies are given out each weekday, more than making up for a fall in paid circulation. If you count the hordes of...
  • Pop stars such as Psy and a host of popular TV dramas have contributed to growing interest in Korean culture in many parts of the world. Photo: Bloomberg

    Turning soft power into hard cash

    - May 9, 2014 2:57pm
    South Korea has been gaining more “soft power” in recent years, thanks to the popularity of K-pop and Korean television drama series in several overseas markets. The cultural influence has led to growing interest in all...
  • Picture: Bloomberg

    Time to rewind shopping strategy?

    - May 8, 2014 1:48pm
    Footage of a toddler urinating in Mong Kok was all it took to fan the flames of Hong Kong-mainland tensions. Now a few figures from the Immigration Department could be enough to douse some concern about...

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