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  1. Smart way to entice Shanghai consumers

    Posted Jan 24th 2005, 12:00am by Sherman So

    ... and that includes the counter-top machines that read smart cards. Then, consumers must be persuaded to carry yet another piece of plastic in wallets already thick with ATM and credit cards. A better ploy ... for train and bus fares, consumers can collect loyalty points at places such as McDonald's or sporting goods retailer Quest Sport, and redeem them later for prizes. 'People don't want ...

  2. PCCW's King Canute tries to put savvy consumer tide on hold

    Posted Dec 29th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Logan

    ... Michael Logan TECHNOLOGY CONSUMERS in Hong Kong are a savvy bunch. They know their mega-pixel from their megabyte, so don't expect them to pay too much for either. It is always tourists and never locals who get ripped off by Tsim Sha Tsui camera shops. It comes as a surprise, then, that PCCW believes it can double-charge consumers for broadband internet access. ...

  3. Consumers will phone in ultimate decision on China 3G

    Posted Jan 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... technology decisions are allowed to become wholly commercial ones that still looks premature. One can force companies to build a network, but consumers- even in China- cannot be forced to buy ...

  4. Trading powerhouse consumes its profits

    Posted Dec 13th 2004, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... will be a mere US$5 billion, which shows the country is consuming as much as it is selling. The mainland model is turning out to be very different from its neighbours, whose formula was an export ... juggernaut consumed record amounts of crude oil, steel, cement and other raw materials. Foreign-invested companies account for 55 per cent of the country's imports and 60 per cent of its ...

  5. Seven stand trial on fraud charges

    Posted Dec 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bei Hu Suspects in ICAC investigations into two firms are accused of falsifying figures Court trials will begin today for seven people charged with fraud involving two listed companies. ... Wing-chan and former company clerk Chu Mei-yee face three counts of conspiracy to commit fraud amounting to $174 million between 1998 and 2002. One charge alleges that they conspired to defraud ...

  6. Why the ultimate TV image is out of sight

    Posted Nov 01st 2004, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... in a multi-megabuck system, check how much content is available. HDTV is a classic chicken-and-egg problem- neither TV companies nor consumers appear willing to commit to it first. HDTV evidently needs ...

  7. Security woes hit internet banking

    Posted Mar 11th 2005, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... of online consumers said e-mail fraud concerns had stopped them from applying for a financial product and 14 per cent said they had quit accessing accounts or paying bills online, Forrester ... on the internet barely changed from the previous 12 months. Phone banking grew its share of consumer transactions handled by HSBC (excluding its 62 per cent-owned unit Hang Seng Bank) to 20 per cent last ...

  8. On track

    Posted May 31st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Compiled by Bien Perez Sony's bid to close the gap with Apple Computer, the global market leader in hard drive-based digital music players, has led to the release of a Network Walkman that offers a staggering 40-hour playback on one battery charge. P ...

  9. HK Bank's online service develops insecurity complex

    Posted Mar 11th 2005, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... by Forrester Research. In a poll of about 5,600 households, 26 per cent of online consumers said e-mail fraud concerns had stopped them from applying for a financial product and 14 per cent said ... year, leaving the share of transactions done on the internet barely changed from the previous 12 months. Phone banking grew its share of consumer transactions handled by HSBC (excluding its 62 ...

  10. HP makes VHS archiving easier

    Posted Aug 19th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hewlett-Packard last week unveiled more than 100 consumer products designed to easily bring digital photos, music and video to our lives. The offering included revamped versions of HP's popular digital cameras, printers and notebook personal computers. Much of the attention has been generated by a product that the company claims is a first in the global consumer ...




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