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  1. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Hong Kong comic book industry struggles against rising tide of digital piracy

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 04:58am by ALAN YU

    ... publishing industry in Hong Kong," Tang says. Major publishers such as Jonesky and Jade Dynasty now try to generate additional revenue from collectibles (models of weapons and the like) ... merchandise sales spike during Ani-Com but are largely quiet for the rest of the year. In 2000, a record year for Ani-Com, the industry sold more than HK$6 million of merchandise during the five-day ...

  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Seismic shifts ahead in Japan's anime industry

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 12:27pm by MARK SCHILLING

    ... film, it is now clear Japan's animation industry has entered not just a post-Miyazaki but a post-Ghibli age in the eyes of many. At the same time, however, industry insiders are quick ... industry as a whole, us included, is not affected," is how Shuzo John Shiota, president and CEO of Polygon Pictures, a digital animation house with a three-decade history, puts it. One reason: ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - ECONOMICS

    Book review: Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy, by Saskia Sassen

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 11:07am by David Wilson

    ... called "cyanide heap leaching", and hydraulic fracturing or "fracking". Industrial abuse has made parts of the planet from Norilsk in Russia to Times Beach, Missouri, ... one of the top 100 global thinkers by Foreign Policy. In her view, the cause is over-sophistication. The expertise that spawned slippery financial instruments including credit default swaps ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology - FINANCE

    Financial platform Thinknum encourages communal approach

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 08:23am by Pavan Shamdasani

    ... Pavan Shamdasani life@scmp.com Web tool aims for safety in numbers If the 2008 global economic crisis proved anything, it's that the fate of the financial world is often based on logical guesswork- financial valuations and projections based on assumptions of how well a company will perform. In the industry, they're known as "financial models"- sometimes ...

  5. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Microsoft postpones release of Xbox One in mainland China

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:29am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... "hands-on gameplay, entertainment and Xbox One giveaways". An industry insider said the initial number of Xbox One consoles to be released "was not even close to a million units". ... One, alongside popular titles from its games portfolio. Microsoft is being investigated by the State Administration for Industry and Commerce for alleged anti-monopoly practices. It has been ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology - MOTORING

    Drivers set to take a back seat as the driverless car comes of age

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 03:29am by Reuters

    ... the industry expects the first self-driving cars to be easing onto roads. There are other risks and issues including reliability, cybersecurity and legal liability. "What happens if a self-driving ... driver assistance and accident avoidance, is a common thread of many technical discussions within the car industry. Carmakers are starting to put more of the new technologies on the road "to ...

  7. Lifestyle - ETIQUETTE

    Stop being so rude! Etiquette coaching on the rise in Asia

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 05:42pm by Mark Sharp

    ... in the eye, or look awkward." With Hong Kong's economy reliant on financial services and the tourism and hospitality industries, minding your employees' manners also makes good business ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Taipei Biennial sounds a warning about our treatment of the world

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 11:07am by David Frazier

    ... in a factory catastrophe. Titled The Blind Leading the Blind, they are spooky monuments to a weird beauty in industrial decay. Roger Hiorns, a British artist, used a chemical process to pulverise ... at the beach that look for all the world like rocks, but are actually plastics or industrial byproducts that blur the boundary between natural and artificial. The objects remind the viewer ...

  9. Lifestyle

    New manager hopes to grow the HK literary festival

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 11:07am by Kate Whitehead

    ... four months doing an intensive Cantonese course. It was a chance encounter with the Financial Times ' Angela Mackay, who is on the festival's board, that led her to volunteer for last ...

  10. News - World - SCIENCE

    The science of slipping on a banana skin, and other Ig Nobel Prize winners

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 11:43pm by AFP

    ... financial transactions between willing participants, organisers said. India and the United States shared the medicine prize for treating "uncontrollable" nosebleeds with strips of cured ...




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