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  1. News - Hong Kong - TECHNOLOGY

    Interest in iPhone 5 lower than usual, Hong Kong parallel-import shops say

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... the iPhone 5, at parallel-import shops is anything to go by. Vendors said interest in the Apple device had been waning in the past two years. Samsung smartphones, on the other hand, had been gaining ... Lau's shop received 20 pre-orders for the iPhone 5, a far cry from the hundreds of inquiries it got before the iPhone 4 was launched in 2010, and about 100 calls for the iPhone 4S last year. ...

  2. News - China - E-COMMERCE

    62 million users duped by internet shopping cheats

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... users duped by internet shopping cheats Nearly one-third of online shoppers in the mainland were cheated an average of about 500 yuan in the past year, a Xinhua report said yesterday. Internet ... Xinhua said. Citing China Electronic Commerce Association figures, the report said that of the 194 million people who shopped online in the past year, nearly 62 million had been cheated. ...

  3. Shop cash-free by using phone app

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Hong Kong's first mobile wallet system is now operational, allowing shoppers with smartphones to spend without using physical cash at shops. In the near ... to their smartphones. They can then shop online and in real life, says ASAP Transaction Processing, the system's operator. For real-world shopping, a 'near field' communication tag attached ...

  4. Online shopping 'will triple to HK$2.8 trillion'

    Posted Apr 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing celine.sun@scmp.com Online retail sales in China will triple to more than US$360 billion (HK$2.8 trillion) by 2015, with nearly a quarter of the population shopping ... will switch its business focus from street shops to its shopping portal this year, extending the online product categories from home appliances to books, clothing, jewellery and groceries. 'To go ...

  5. Jobs await online-shopping fans

    Posted Feb 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Liana Cafolla Think of Hong Kong, and along with the bright lights and world-class cuisine, most people think of exciting shopping possibilities coupled with the latest in technology. Put these together and you might expect that traffic in online shopping would be giving its bricks-and-mortar counterparts a run for their money. But this is not the case. In fact, interest in internet ...

  6. Beware of Trojan shopping site links

    Posted Aug 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com A computer security watchdog warned consumers yesterday to be on alert for a large-scale malicious attack that compromised 2,000 online shopping ... Ko Wai-tak said he had not yet had a report of a loss from a victim, but the situation was worrying given the increasing number of compromised websites and popularity of online shopping ...

  7. HK wired for internet shopping

    Posted May 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam There are two things Hongkongers love, and both are fuelling the internet's growth as an inseparable part of the city's financial DNA: shopping and smartphones. In a report commissioned by Google, Hong Kong's internet-based economy was valued at 5.9 per cent of the city's gross domestic product or HK$96 billion in 2009. Online shopping was found ...

  8. Most supermarkets still refuse to conceal charcoal

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... such a policy may have helped cut the suicide rate in one area by more than half. In 2006, Wellcome, ParknShop and other stores agreed to only sell charcoal by request in their Tuen Mun stores. The area ...

  9. E-shopping has pros and cons

    Posted Apr 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shopping on the internet is becoming increasingly popular. People, especially girls, tend to look for clothes, gadgets, cosmetics, and so on, online. Online shopping is indeed convenient ... shop online alone at home, we cannot share the joy of shopping with friends. Also the quality of the products is not guaranteed, and we cannot have the product immediately, either. So, ...

  10. Hi-tech system lets customers track food from farm to shop

    Posted Aug 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to be available in DCH Food Mart Deluxe shops in about six months. 'We hope this service can soon be used for all packaged vegetables sold in the major supermarkets in Hong Kong,' he said. ...




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