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  1. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Cathay Pacific eyes hi-tech 'self-boarding' gates in Hong Kong

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... hi-tech 'self-boarding' gates in HK Cathay Pacific Airways is considering installing "self-boarding" gates at the airport, which would speed up boarding procedures and improve its on-time performance. The automatic boarding gate, an advanced version of the gates used at MTR stations, will allow passengers to board without having to undergo a manual document check ...

  2. Obama town hall Twitter plan looks to skirt mainland censors

    Posted Nov 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... First it was the town hall speech and now it's Twitter. US President Barack Obama plans to bring his election-winning recipe for public engagement to China - but he'll have ... on the mainland, on Thursday to provide live feeds from Obama's town hall meeting with young mainlanders in Shanghai on Monday. An official familiar with the arrangement said yesterday ...

  3. News - Asia - AIRPORT SECURITY

    Hitachi unveils airport boarding gate that can detect bombs in seconds

    Posted Oct 04th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... passengers could soon be scanned for bombs as they swipe their boarding pass, a Japanese company said, unveiling the world's first explosive-detecting departure gate. Yesterday engineers from ... stringent … This boarding gate should serve as an important tool to scan particles on all passengers," Sakairi said. Explosive materials are highly adhesive and can stay for some time on anyone ...

  4. Business - Money - AVIATION

    Time to rewrite Hong Kong's on-board rules on tablets?

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... of the year, and more are planning to jump on the bandwagon. On-board Wi-fi connections let passengers to connect to the internet or download in-flight entertainment through live-streaming ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com American aviation authorities are taking another look at on-board use of electronic devices, a lead that Hong Kong might follow Time to rewrite HK's ...

  5. There's a new pad in town: leaner, meaner and smarter

    Posted Apr 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Wi-fi + 3G 16GB- HK$4,888 32GB- HK$5,688 64GB- HK$6,488 iPad smart cover- HK$298 (polyurethane), HK$548 (leather) iPad dock- HK$228 iPad digital AV adapter- HK$298 Carriers with iPad plans ...

  6. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Ex-Apple CEO Sculley mulling BlackBerry bid

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 12:02pm by Reuters in Toronto

    ... experienced people who have run this type of business, and without a strategic plan, it would be really challenging.” Sculley could not immediately be reached to comment on the report or confirm the quotes. A BlackBerry spokeswoman said in an email the company did not plan to comment on its strategic review until it approves a specific deal or otherwise concludes the process. A group led ...

  7. Business - Companies

    Panasonic to halve chip business workforce: reports

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 12:36pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... workforce in half, axing thousands of jobs as the electronics giant overhauls its battered balance sheet following record losses, Japanese media reports said on Thursday. The plan to shrink ... to Israeli circuit-maker TowerJazz with a deal likely to be reached before early next year, the Nikkei said. Japan’s Jiji Press news agency ran a similar story, saying the plan was aimed at putting ...

  8. Circuit board maker in $200m spin-off

    Posted Nov 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Nichole Chan First International Computer plans to spin off its printed circuit board operation in the mainland through a listing on the Hong Kong main board early next year. 3Cems Group, ... concerns about overcapacity in the printed circuit board market due to broad overinvestment. Even manufacturers themselves are cautious about demand and most companies plan to improve their product ...

  9. Business - Money - TECHNOLOGY

    China's LCD maker BOE plans US$7.5b offering to expand production

    Posted Jul 25th 2013, 07:11pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Shanghai The world’s fifth-largest LCD panel maker, BOE Technology, said on Thursday it planned to raise 46 billion yuan (HK$356.84 billion) in the biggest Chinese equity ... on Thursday as its planned placement raised concerns the largest equity offering in a year could put pressure on tight liquidity conditions on the mainland. Similar to the company’s refinancing ...

  10. News - China

    China to invest 2 trillion yuan to expand broadband

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 08:40pm

    ... Reuters in Singapore Beijing plans to invest in improving and expanding internet networks on the mainland, vice-minister says China plans to invest 2 trillion yuan (US$323 billion) to improve its broadband infrastructure by 2020 with the aim of taking the nearly entire population online, a vice-minister said on Wednesday. The government is trying to improve fixed-line ...




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