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  1. Business - Companies - Google

    Google shares soar past US$1,000 on strong earnings

    Posted Oct 19th 2013, 03:25pm by Agence France-Presse in New York

    ... and intuitive experience regardless of your device.” Google chief Larry Page The shares soared beyond the US$1,000 barrier in early trade on Friday, topping US$1,015 before settling at the close ...

  2. Peak residents put stop to road barrier

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joanna Chiu joanna.chiu@scmp.com The construction of a concrete barrier on Old Peak Road has been halted because of objections from the public, in the latest stand-off over protective structures on public roads and pathways. On June 5, Melanie Moore, a British corporate lawyer, noticed the barrier being built outside her home near 23 Old Peak Road. She wondered why a barrier ...

  3. Great Firewall blocks slideshow-sharing site

    Posted Jul 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... three criteria would be blocked by the central government's 'Great Firewall'. The websites at risk were 'those that allow users to freely upload content without censorship, ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology - DIGITAL LIFE

    Tech firms lead the assault on batteries

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 12:00am by Jamie Carter

    ... Jamie Carter life@scmp.com Tech companies are coming up with innovative ideas to extend the battery life of our gadgets Power struggle How many of us get more than 24 hours from our smartphone before it runs out of juice? The biggest barrier to mobile computing has been short battery life. The problem with power is portability. So if we're to use ever more mobile computing ...

  5. Great Wall expects to drive up sales 20pc

    Posted Mar 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com Great Wall Motor said it expects sales to rise 20 per cent this year, building on a 27.3 per cent gain last year to 462,679 vehicles and outstripping the 5.5 ... and other emerging markets such as South Africa, Chile and Brazil were going well, Wei said, adding Great Wall has no further plan to acquire any facilities outside China. It acquired stakes ...

  6. Bending the barriers

    Posted Jun 17th 2009, 12:00am by Sunny Tse

    ... Sunny Tse If some people accuse video games of causing social ineptitude, sexism, consumerism and teenage violence, others argue that the 'mindless entertainment' can improve players' spatial sense, problem-solving skills, and general intel ...

  7. Lifestyle - Technology

    Hirohito Totsune lights up the ICC

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 12:00am by Kylie Knott

    ... the city's great energy," he says. He was so impressed that he set up his first overseas office here and visits every month. "I love Hong Kong. It's a unique city."   And like any ... hieroglyphics. The books are crammed with detailed diagrams, images of constellations, comets and other solar displays. The great Italian astronomer Galileo would be impressed. "Nature is my biggest ...

  8. Lifestyle - Technology

    Smartphone's evolution continues with a raft of new innovations

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 12:00am by Jamie Carter

    ... and Windows, has been unveiled this year as both a smartphone and tablet interface, although the first wave of devices aren't expected until much later this year. The biggest barrier has been ... with an electronic paper display on the other side. Calling it a "mini revolution", Curran thinks this battery-saving idea is destined to spread to all mobile devices. "The biggest barrier has ...

  9. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    No limit to the length and breadth of phishing attacks on dissident writers

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN THOMPSON

    ... Peace laureate, currently serving an 11-year sentence for subversion. Zhao suffered during Mao Zedong's Great Famine, surviving by eating the leaves and bark of trees, and other unpalatable ...

  10. The Great e-Mall of China

    Posted Dec 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com Overseas retailers breaking into China are likely to invest more in internet shopping platforms rather than physical stores as consumers in the world's fastest-growing retail market increasingly spend online. Sales from o ...




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