Date
23 January 2019

Tech

  • Facebook says it wants to allow news content to display more quickly for mobile users. Photo: Facebook

    Facebook seeks to host content from news sites

    Mar 24, 2015 9:47am
    Facebook has been quietly holding talks with at least half a dozen media companies about hosting their content on its website rather than making users tap a link to go to an external site, The New...
  • Hong Kong's print media has a bigger slice of the advertising market than digital media. Photo: Bloomberg

    How print media can leverage digitalization

    - Mar 23, 2015 6:49pm
    Print media is at a critical stage when its business models need to be re-examined and adjusted amid the rise of digital media, evolving advertising models and changing reader behavior. One needs to ponder if print...
  • South China Morning Post may stop running the highly popular Lai See column when writer Howard Winn retires next month. Photo: HKEJ

    No more Lai See for SCMP

    - Mar 23, 2015 12:08pm
    Lai See, the longest-running column of Hong Kong’s largest English newspaper, may soon have its last run.   South China Morning Post’s highly popular business gossip column will end when Howard Winn, who has occupied the space since August...
  • New digital technologies and initiatives can help revitalize Europe's economy and boost employment in the region. Photo: Bloomberg

    Digital transformation key to revive Europe’s economy

    Mar 23, 2015 10:32am
    Europe is on the cusp of an unprecedented technological transformation. I call it the Internet of Everything: the penetration of the World Wide Web into the everyday aspects of our lives. Wearable technology will tell us...
  • Ma ''Pony'' Huateng, chairman and CEO of Tencent, speaks to reporters in Hong Kong following the firm’s 2014 results announcement on March 18. Photo: Bloomberg

    Tencent can capture more ad revenues, mobile payments

    - Mar 20, 2015 4:28pm
    Tencent Holdings (00700.HK), China’s biggest social network and online media firm, saw its shares soar 6.7 percent and hit new high on Thursday following a strong earnings report. Around HK$9 billion worth of shares changed hands,...
  • Facebook's payment feature will first roll out in the United States before it is taken to other places in the world. Photo: Facebook

    What Facebook can gain from its P2P payment service

    - Mar 20, 2015 12:37pm
    Social networking giant Facebook announced this week that it will add a new feature to its messaging app that will enable users to send and receive money via the platform. People who add their Visa or...
  • Jean-Claude Biver, head of LVMH’s watches division, said the smartwatch is likely to hit the market in November. Photo: Bloomberg

    TAG Heuer ties up with Google, Intel to develop smartwatch

    Mar 20, 2015 9:16am
    TAG Heuer has linked up with Google and Intel to develop a smartwatch in an apparent bid to take on Apple which is set to roll out its Apple Watch. The Swiss watchmaker, owned by Paris-based...
  • IBM and its partners are targeting Intel Corp.’s near-total lock on the market for chips used for cloud-based functions by major Web companies. Photo: Internet

    Chinese chipmakers embrace IBM technology

    Mar 20, 2015 9:01am
    Chinese chipmakers have been adopting IBM technology since the United States giant opened it to other companies. Among the latest to take the offer is China’s Suzhou PowerCore Technology Co. which said it will have its own...
  • A prototype of the Prime Air drone sits in an Amazon facility. A certificate of airworthiness from the FAA comes with restrictions. Photo: Forbes

    Amazon drone deliveries a step closer

    Mar 20, 2015 8:42am
    Amazon.com Inc. has won approval to test a delivery drone outdoors, moving it a step closer to speeding packages to customers through the air. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued an experimental airworthiness certificate to an...
  • Backed by its success in language software, Gowell decided to go overseas and started its international education business in China. Photo: Gowell

    HK education firm lures US$1 million venture capital

    - Mar 19, 2015 3:43pm
    Gowell, a Hong Kong-based education company, has raised US$1 million in the first round of its fundraising from a group of venture-capital funds including Fresco Capital and Nest Investments. Gowell will use the proceeds to strengthen...
  • Tencent management, including chairman Pony Ma (third from left) and president Martin Lau, pledged to allot more resources to boost the company's music and games businesses in overseas markets. Photo: HKEJ

    Tencent may consider spinning off literature service unit

    - Mar 19, 2015 11:39am
    Tencent Holdings (00700.HK) is not ruling out a spin-off of its literature service unit, company president Martin Lau said. Called Yuewen Group, the online publishing and eBook service is a joint venture between Tencent Literature and Cloudary...
  • Tencent's revenue from online games rose 41 percent to 11.96 billion yuan in the fourth quarter. Photo: Bloomberg

    Tencent posts 50% profit growth on games business

    Mar 19, 2015 9:57am
    Tencent Holdings Ltd. reported a 50 percent earnings growth in the fourth quarter on the back of its strong online games revenue. The Shenzhen-based company said net profit for the three months to December rose to 5.86...
  • Register.com manages more than 1.4 million website addresses for businesses around the world. Photo: register.com

    FBI probes possible Chinese military involvement in cyber attack

    Mar 19, 2015 9:55am
    Federal investigators are looking into possible Chinese military involvement in a cyber hack at Register.com which manages more than 1.4 million website addresses for businesses around the world. Hackers are suspected of stealing passwords after breaking into...
  • Internet Explorer (left) has been eclipsed by more modern browsers like Mozilla's Firefox. Photo: Bloomberg

    Internet Explorer joins Netscape on internet scrapheap

    Mar 19, 2015 9:53am
    Microsoft is finally dumping Internet Explorer. The much maligned web browser that won the battle with Netscape for online supremacy was consigned to history this week, USA Today reported. Explorer will be replaced by a flashier,...
  • Yahoo has been cutting staff worldwide. Photo: siliconbeat.com

    Yahoo closing China operations

    Mar 19, 2015 9:34am
    Yahoo Inc. is shutting down its remaining operations in China, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing an unnamed source. The US web pioneer will lay off between 200 and 300 employees, whom it said it informed Wednesday. The...
  • The Apple Watch works only with an iPhone. Photo: Reuters

    2 in 5 iPhone owners interested in buying Apple Watch: poll

    Mar 19, 2015 7:35am
    Two in five adult Apple iPhone owners in the United States are interested in buying the company’s new Apple Watch, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll shows. The high-tech smartwatch, which will range in price from US$350 to...
  • Microsoft is offering free upgrades to Windows 10 for all Windows users, regardless of whether they are running genuine copies of the software. Photo: AFP

    Microsoft offers free Windows 10 upgrade to fight China piracy

    Mar 18, 2015 2:41pm
    Microsoft Corp. is offering free upgrades to Windows 10 for all Windows users, regardless of whether they are running genuine copies of the software. The move is an unprecedented attempt by the software giant to tackle piracy in...
  • PCCW, a dominant player in the Hong Kong telecommunications market, is looking to diversify its business with acquisitions abroad. Photo: Bloomberg

    PCCW eyes acquisitions in India, Europe, US

    Mar 18, 2015 10:06am
    PCCW Ltd. (00008.HK) is looking for acquisition opportunities in India, Europe and the United States to grow its overseas business, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reported Wednesday. BG Srinivas, who was appointed managing director in July last year, said...
  • Alibaba employees cheer during the stock's New York listing last year. It's up 24 percent on its IPO price but down 29 percent from its November peak. Photo: Reuters

    End of Alibaba lock-up sparks guarded optimism

    Mar 18, 2015 8:58am
    Alibaba shares are ending a mandatory lock-up period Wednesday after the stock’s September 2014 listing and investors are hoping things will begin to turn around. The shares are down more than 29 percent from their November...
  • Facebook cash transfers will be available in the next few months in the US through computers or mobile devices running Android and Apple Inc.'s iOS operating systems. Photo: Internet

    Coming in your next Facebook chat: cash

    Mar 18, 2015 8:17am
    Facebook Inc. is adding a new feature to its messaging app that allows friends to send and receive money. The service is linked to a Visa or MasterCard debit card issued by a bank in the...

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