Date
25 August 2019

startup

  • Smart money or dumb money?

    - Sep 27, 2017 5:31pm
    What is “Smart Money”? By definition, it refers to sophisticated investors who have a comprehensive observation and understanding of the financial markets, those who often spot and foresee trends before others could, those who act with...
  • Jia Yueting said to be selling stake in LeSports to repay debt

    - Sep 21, 2017 4:21pm
    Struggling to tackle mounting debt, Jia Yueting, founder of the Chinese tech group LeEco, is selling most of his stake in the group’s LeSports unit to a new consortium, as Tencent Finance reports. Jia current holds...
  • How a co-working space firm supports female entrepreneurs

    - Sep 19, 2017 11:16am
    Co-working spaces are becoming increasingly popular in many parts of the world, including Asia. In Hong Kong, the co-working market has taken off in a significant way, with experts enthused about the industry’s prospects.  Among the...
  • Alibaba’s Hema supermarket offers ‘New Retail’ experience

    - Sep 18, 2017 3:28pm
    Ever wanted to buy fresh food from the supermarket and have it delivered to your home using an app? Customers of e-commerce giant Alibaba’s Hema supermarket can do so and have live seafood and fresh vegetables...
  • MTR accused of stealing tech startup’s ideas

    - Sep 15, 2017 2:09pm
    MTR Corp. has been accused of copying an idea from a small tech startup and using it in its smartphone app, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports. MTR Mobile, the train operator’s app, has recently added...
  • Tissue-sharing startup ZHO secures 5 mln yuan in funding

    - Sep 14, 2017 5:01pm
    China has embraced the shared economy and flooded sharing startups with venture capital. A vivid example is ZHO. In a country where free tissue and toilet paper are uncommon in public areas, the startup provides users a...
  • How a design studio built its future through AR wedding cards

    - Sep 14, 2017 11:03am
    Add a dash of Augmented Reality (AR) tech to craft super-cool wedding cards! Roy Lo and Coby Or, co-founders of the Hong Kong startup Creote Studio, came up with this interesting idea when preparing their wedding dinner...
  • iPhone X: Can Apple regain its mojo?

    - Sep 13, 2017 10:48am
    Apple will unveil the much-anticipated 10th installment in the iPhone franchise on Wednesday. Expectations are high for the 10th-anniversary edition of the iconic smartphone, which is believed to have a nearly all-screen front with no home...
  • Michelin-listed chef eyes robots in kitchen of the future

    - Sep 12, 2017 10:55am
    Lai Wai-hung, founder of Hung’s Delicacies, has been gearing up to extend his group of Chinese eateries beyond the Michelin-anointed brand. Hung’s Hong Kong-style fast food restaurant named Master Hung opened its first outlet in Kwun...
  • 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...
  • Cashierless stores: A new gold rush in data

    - Sep 6, 2017 12:35pm
    Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is rumored to be building its first offline shopping center called More Mall in Hangzhou. It is expected to officially open to the public in 2018. It is said that More Mall...
  • Promises and pitfalls of blockchain tokens

    - Sep 1, 2017 11:28am
    Raising capital is a painful experience. Whether you are raising early-stage seed funding or preparing for an IPO, nobody enjoys asking (begging) others for money to finance their business, with the numerous pitches, prospectuses and shareholder...
  • TNG Wallet now available at all 7-Eleven HK stores

    - Aug 31, 2017 4:06pm
    TNG Wallet, one of Hong Kong’s top five digital wallets, announced a partnership with convenience chain 7-Eleven, making payment and cash withdrawal services available around the clock at more than 900 locations in Hong Kong. The...
  • US top 10 favorite apps: Facebook and Google keep winning big

    - Aug 30, 2017 11:55am
    The biggest winners tend to stay the biggest winners. According to ComScore’s 2017 annual US mobile apps report, more than half of all users don’t download any new applications per month. The big winners, Facebook and...
  • Hong Kong product Surfwheel rides big movie debut

    - Aug 29, 2017 12:43pm
    In the Hong Kong film Love Off the Cuff released in April, which is the third installment of the Love In a Puff series, Shawn Yue Man-lok has so much fun running on Surfwheel that he...
  • Why this HK startup co-founder declined Amazon’s offer

    - Aug 29, 2017 10:55am
    For most IT fanatics, getting a job at tech giants like Google, Facebook or Amazon, would be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Not for Michelle Chan, 23, who declined a job offer from Amazon and started her own...
  • 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...
  • Meet China’s first AI unicorn

    - Aug 24, 2017 4:31pm
    Cambricon Technologies, a Beijing-based artificial intelligence (AI) chip developer, has raised US$100 million from government-backed State Development and Investment, Lenovo Capital and Incubator Group (LCIG), and an investment unit owned by Alibaba Group. It’s the nation’s...
  • 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...
  • China expected to be a key AI player in five years: UBS

    - Aug 23, 2017 8:00am
    China is considered a laggard by the western world when it comes to artificial intelligence-based innovation. But actually the Chinese internet giants are “clearly ahead of their Asian counterparts and narrowing the gap with US counterparts...

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