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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Apple's new iPhone 5 arrives in Hong Kong on Tuesday

    Posted Sep 16th 2012, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Bloomberg

    ... have also helped the development of websites such as Facebook and Twitter. It is a far cry from the phones Lau Chi-kong first sold when he set up shop in Mong Kok's Sin Tat Plaza 16 years ago. The first generation phones were nicknamed "water bottle devices" due to their bulk and cost tens of thousands of dollars, Lau recalls. Nokia and Sony phones have won ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1037901/apples-new-iphone-5-arrives-hong-kong-tuesday
  2. 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

    ... said Lau Chi-kong, who runs G-World Mobile. It sells parallel imports of phones in Sin Tat Plaza. The lack of surprises in the device, coupled with an abundance of smartphone competitors, also hurt demand, Lau said. "I'm quite disappointed [in the iPhone 5], as there are no revolutionary changes. There are also too many models, such as those of Samsung, on the market." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1036159/interest-iphone-5-lower-usual-hong-kong-parallel-import-shops-say
  3. Parents feel more pain over textbooks

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Council disagreed, saying it expected prices to drop because of the publishers' pledge to unbundle all textbooks in three years. Connie Lau Yin-hing, the council's chief executive, said: ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007005/parents-feel-more-pain-over-textbooks
  4. Doubts raised over plans to develop school e-books

    Posted Jun 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com The government's HK$50 million subsidy to develop the e-textbook market in an attempt to cut the rising cost of school books drew criticism from industry representatives at a briefing session yesterday. The Education Bureau will today start accepting applications from companies or publishers who do not operate for profit to receive a grant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1005018/doubts-raised-over-plans-develop-school-e-books
  5. HK workers not too happy

    Posted May 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Hong Kong managers have been urged to engage their staff more in decision-making after a survey found many employees- especially professionals- are not very happy at work. The Happiness at Work Index survey, jointly conducted by the Productivity Council and Lingnan University, also indicated that people are marginally less happy at work than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1002455/hk-workers-not-too-happy
  6. Inventive criminals catch us out on web

    Posted Apr 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chris Lau The huge expansion of, and widespread access to, high-speed internet access has fuelled the rapid growth in personal communication over the past 30 years. From the early days of costly, power-hungry mobile phones that were as big and as heavy as a briefcase, we moved to now long-obsolete pagers. In the past decade, ever smaller, lighter phones have come on the market- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/998545/inventive-criminals-catch-us-out-web
  7. City's tech firms in push for cloud computing

    Posted Apr 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... are yet to be established,' said Stephen Lau Ka-men, president of the not-for-profit Hong Kong Computer Society (HKCS). The cloud alliance also includes the Communications Association of Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/998129/citys-tech-firms-push-cloud-computing
  8. Warm glow expanding rapidly across the globe

    Posted Apr 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... applications, end-users, even households, can easily replace traditional lamp sources with retrofitted LED lamps without sacrificing lighting performance,' says company representative Jason Lau ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/997552/warm-glow-expanding-rapidly-across-globe
  9. Improved productivity sees rise in profitability

    Posted Apr 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wilson Lau A drive to launch innovative high-performance, high-profit new products and a streamlined supply chain boosted total sales of Techtronic Industries (TTI) by 8.4 per cent to a record US$3.7 billion last year. Gross profit of the Hong Kong-based global power equipment and floor-care product manufacturer was 32.6 per cent, compared with 32.2 per cent the previous year. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/997263/improved-productivity-sees-rise-profitability
  10. Sunny future for HK's car-cooling invention

    Posted Apr 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... already and should be expecting more vehicle types to be [approved] this summer,' said Jacky Lau, the vice-president of Green Power, which is based in the Science Park in the New Territories. ... three hours of air conditioning, Lau says. 'If the battery runs out, the air-conditioning system will automatically switch to derive energy from the engine,' he said. It also has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/997152/sunny-future-hks-car-cooling-invention

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