19 April 2019

Mickey Fong

HKEJ writer
  • Jason Leung (inset, left), chief executive of Blockchain Solutions, said that after crossing the US$10,000 mark, the current bitcoin market is bubbly, Photo: Bloomberg/HKEJ

    Bitcoin investing: The ABCs and the risks you need to know

    - Dec 12, 2017 1:13pm
    The Chinese government has banned all fundraising activities through initial coin offerings as well as ordered a shutdown of bitcoin exchanges, leading to a sharp drop in bitcoin prices at one point. Yet, bitcoin prices recovered soon...
  • Deliveroo is a technology firm with a food delivery platform, explains general manager Brian Lo. Photo: HKEJ

    Deliveroo adds local flavor to gain edge in food delivery race

    - Nov 10, 2017 3:39pm
    The battle for market share among food delivery services has heated up in Hong Kong. Major players such as Foodpanda, Deliveroo and UberEats are in a race to partner with the most ubiquitous eateries. Deliveroo general manager...
  • StartUpBeat of the Hong Kong Economic Journal met Herbert Chia, a venture partner at Sequoia Capital China, to discuss issues on smart city-related policies. Photo: HKEJ

    How data sharing stimulates possibilities for smart city

    - Nov 6, 2017 10:05am
    In this year’s policy address, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor identified some key themes in the city’s innovation and technology development, with HK$700 million allocated to start turning Hong Kong into a smart city. To...
  • Hong Kong needs to enhance data collection and sharing if it is to achieve its goal of becoming a 'smart city'. Photo: Reuters

    Data sharing key to realizing smart-city dream: Herbert Chia

    - Nov 3, 2017 4:41pm
    In her policy address last month, Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor identified some key themes in relation to promoting innovation and technology development in the city. During the speech, Lam announced that the government...
  • Simon Lee (inset, left), convenor of  the Sharing Economy Alliance, said Airbnb has gradually evolved from a short-term rental platform to a tourism platform.  Photos: Reuters/HKEJ

    How will amending the law affect Airbnb operations in Hong Kong?

    - Oct 31, 2017 4:15pm
    According to media reports, the government is studying possible amendments to the Hotel and Guesthouse Accommodation Ordinance, which may have a huge impact on the local business of short-term lodging rental platform Airbnb. Simon Lee Chao-fu, convenor of...
  • Wireless charging is becoming popular, especially now that Apple has added it to its new iPhones, but there are issues and risks that users need to be concerned about. Photo: Bloomberg/HKEJ

    Wireless charging: What are the risks?

    - Oct 16, 2017 10:12am
    Wireless charging is becoming a popular buzzword in the market, especially now that Apple has added it to its new iPhones, but what is it? To discuss issues related to this technology and the impact of...
  • Business environment in mainland China is a lot different now compared to the past, says Kenny Chien (inset, left), vice president for China of Cherrypicks. Photos: Xinhua, HKEJ

    Navigating the startup scene in China

    - Oct 6, 2017 10:19am
    Startups have been blossoming in mainland China in recent years. Among the various realms of startup businesses, those pertaining to shared economy and artificial intelligence have seen the fastest growth. Mobile payments, meanwhile, is one area...
  • Startup founders need to pass on the baton when necessary to help their companies grow to the next level, says Herbert Chia. Photo: HKEJ

    China tech sector: Do HK startups have a chance?

    - Sep 11, 2017 3:12pm
    500 Startups, one of the world’s most active investors in tech startups, recently released a report on China’s internet sector. The company suggested in the report that China is leading the world in several key internet...
  • Hong Kong Information Technology Federation’s honorary chairman Francis Fong (inset, right) talks with StartUpBeat about GoGoVan's merger with 58 Suyun and other developments in the sector. Photo: GoGoVan/HKEJ

    Why GoGoVan and 58 Suyun are meant for each other

    - Sep 4, 2017 12:52pm
    GoGoVan, a Hong Kong app-based transport service for freight and goods, is merging with mainland-based 58 Suyun, the freight business unit of multi-category services platform 58 Home. The transaction has drawn much attention in startup circles. In...
  • Blockchain not only lifts transaction efficiency but also improves security and transparency in applications such as finance. Image credit:

    HK lags China, Singapore on blockchain technology: Paul Fung

    - Sep 1, 2017 8:38am
    In recent years, several companies have begun stepping up investments in blockchain technology. Meanwhile, governments are also getting into the act. China, for instance, is reported to be mulling the adoption of blockchain in public services....
  • Ketch’Up Bike has launched operations in Hong Kong, introducing a new business model for the bike-sharing industry. Photo: Ketch’Up Bike

    A new business model for bike-sharing service

    - Aug 28, 2017 11:36am
    It has been a bumpy ride for the bike-sharing startups in Hong Kong. Not long after Gobee Bike, the city’s first bike-sharing service launched in April, several of its bikes were found damaged, with some being thrown...
  • A customer tries the Siri voice assistant function on an iPhone. As an application to simulate conversation with a computer, chatbots are an increasingly trendy model for software developers. Photo: Bloomberg

    Why AI-powered chatbots will be all the rage

    - Aug 24, 2017 8:00am
    The recent advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) technology is showing great promise in areas such as voice recognition, language translation, image recognition, etc. Alex Hung, president of the Hong Kong New Emerging Technology Education Association, discusses...
  • Hong Kong should follow the initiatives of Singapore and UK in FinTech development, says Ian Wood (center). Photo: HKEJ

    Hong Kong lagging behind Singapore in FinTech, expert says

    - May 9, 2016 9:44am
    Hong Kong is lagging behind Singapore in financial technology (FinTech) development due to the lack of a proper regulatory framework for the sector, an expert said.  Though authorities have begun to step up focus on the...

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