23 July 2018


  • The race is on for Sprint and T-Mobile to merge before the US government auctions off spectrum. Photo: Bloomberg

    Sprint, T-Mobile get cracking on high-stakes merger

    Jun 5, 2014 2:31pm
    Sprint Corp. and T-Mobile US Inc. have agreed on the general terms of a merger to unite the United States’ third- and fourth-largest wireless operators to take on market leaders Verizon Communications Inc. and AT&T Inc., the...
  • Mobile internet penetration in China is expected to reach 65 percent by 2018. Photo: Bloomberg

    China to overtake Japan in entertainment, media market in 2016

    Jun 5, 2014 8:01am
    Spending on entertainment and media will grow at 10.9 percent per year through to 2018 while advertising outlays will rise by 11.9 percent, Shanghai Daily reported Wednesday, citing projections by consultancy PricewaterhouseCoopers. PricewaterhouseCoopers said in its...
  • A pop-up store in Hysan Place sells LINE merchandise. Photo: Internet

    LINE listing appeal is all about minting money

    - Jun 4, 2014 4:31pm
    This has been a big year for internet firms. Many tech players such as and have gone public in the United States. E-commerce behemoth Alibaba is expected to make its US debut this summer....
  • IBM and Lenovo have resubmitted the sale of IBM's low-end server unit for review to a US national security panel. Photo: Bloomberg

    Lenovo, IBM ask for more time on server deal review

    Jun 4, 2014 9:49am
    Lenovo Group Ltd. and IBM Corp. are asking a US foreign investment panel for more time to review the Beijing-based company’s planned purchase of IBM’s low-end server unit, Bloomberg reported Wednesday, citing a person familiar with...
  • Tencent is putting its Weixin Store in direct competition with Alibaba's Taobao and Tmall platforms. Photo: Tencent

    What’s in store for Weixin Store?

    - Jun 3, 2014 5:01pm
    Tech giant Tencent (00700.HK) is bringing the fight for vendors to rival Alibaba with an online store embedded in its popular instant messaging service WeChat. Vendors can open their own online sales channel on the Weixin...
  • Many users in China have not been able to use Google services for several days, according to an advocacy group. Photo: AFP

    Google services out of reach ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

    Jun 3, 2014 4:53pm
    Google services are being disrupted in China ahead of this week’s 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown in Beijing, Reuters reported Monday, citing censorship watchdog GreatFire said in a blog post said that many...
  • 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...
  • LINE Corp is setting its sights on the China mobile messaging market. Photo: LINE Corp.

    LINE confident of taking market share from Weixin

    Jun 3, 2014 10:58am
    LINE Corp., a South Korean-owned firm that operates a popular mobile instant messaging app, plans to launch stickers proactively and enter into tie-ups in order to gain market share in China, taking on the Weixin services...
  • Over 100 Chinese financial institutions are said to have flocked to Alibaba Cloud Computing following a cyber-spying row between the US and China. Photo: Alibaba

    US-China spying row helps Alibaba cloud unit

    - Jun 3, 2014 10:29am
    With the US and Chinese authorities engaging in a fresh war of words over cyber-espionage, some mainland firms have begun to benefit as companies seek out local enterprises for data storage and other services. Among those...
  • 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....
  • Tong Wen-hsin says emerging markets will drive demand for smartphones in the next three years. Photo: HKEJ

    FIH Mobile wins large Xiaomi order

    - May 30, 2014 10:25am
    Contract manufacturer FIH Mobile Ltd. (02038.HK) has won more than half of the handsets outsourced by Xiaomi Technology Co. Ltd., the Hong Kong Economic Journal reported Friday, citing FIH chairman Tong Wen-hsin. Xiomi has more than doubled...
  • SF Express aims to have 4,000 neighborhood centers opened by the end of the year. Photo:

    SF Express plans rapid retail rollout

    - May 29, 2014 6:43pm
    Courier service SF Express Co. plans to expand its neighborhood service network from 518 outlets to 4,000 nationwide this year to help build a presence in the offline-to-online sector, Sina reported Thursday. The outlets will allow customers...
  • 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...
  • Xiaomi announced the launch of 4K MiTV 2 earlier this month. Some people have raised questions about the technology used in the product. Photo: Xiaomi Singapore

    Fake 4K TVs flood China market as prices begin to fall

    May 29, 2014 2:12pm
    With prices of 4K television sets beginning to fall in China, the market has seen a growing number of fake products that claim to be ultra-high definition offerings, the 21st Century Business Herald reported Wednesday, citing...
  • Annikki Arponen, Finnish Consul General in Hong Kong, says start-ups in her nation offer lot of attractive opportunities for overseas investors.

    Finnish delight: Hot ideas, cool start-ups

    - May 29, 2014 2:08pm
    Think of Finland, and a few things readily spring to mind: pristine lakes, deep woods and hot saunas. The Nordic nation sure has all these and many other charms, but what is less well-known, at least...
  • European telecom firms have warned that WhatsApp could give Facebook a dominant position in the instant messaging market in Europe. Photo: Bloomberg

    Facebook seeks EU antitrust review of WhatsApp deal: WSJ

    May 29, 2014 9:50am
    Facebook has asked European Union antitrust regulators to examine its US$19 billion acquisition of messaging service WhatsApp, in an attempt to avoid other antitrust reviews by individual countries, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday, citing people...
  • Beats gives Apple an important foothold in the streaming music market with the landmark deal, expected to close in September. Photo: Bloomberg

    Apple buys Beats for US$3 bln in landmark deal

    May 29, 2014 9:23am
    Apple has agreed to buy Beats Electronics, the United States-based maker of eponymous headphones and speakers, for US$3 billion in its biggest acquisition ever. The world’s largest technology company will pay US$2.6 billion in cash and US$400...
  • Alibaba Group is expanding its Asia-Pacific presence by buying into Singapore Post. Photo: Bloomberg

    Alibaba buys 10.35% stake in SingPost for S$312.5 mln

    - May 28, 2014 7:04pm
    Chinese internet giant Alibaba Group Holding said Wednesday the company has reached a deal to buy 10.35 percent of Singapore Post Ltd. (SingPost) for S$312.5 million (US$248.8 million) as it seeks to expand its Asia-Pacific presence. As part...
  • China Mobile’s self-branded smartphone M811 will be  launched next month. Photo:

    Second time’s the charm? China Mobile makes handset foray

    - May 28, 2014 5:23pm
    It has been five years since its disastrous foray into the handset business. China Mobile (00941.HK) is leaving the past behind and giving it another try. Next month, the network operator will launch a self-branded 4G...
  • 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...

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