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  1. I cancelled my internet service but PCCW still charged me $6,500

    Posted Mar 12th 2006, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma A man has been left out of pocket by almost $6,500 because PCCW kept charging his credit card after terminating his internet connection service. PCCW has denied it had made a mistake when it continued to charge Tuen Mun resident James Medhurst $338 a month for 19 months for use of a 56K internet dial-up it was supposed to have disconnected when this was replaced ...

  2. Internet poised to gain added clout in Olympic advertising

    Posted Mar 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Frederick Yeung The Beijing Olympics will not only be a coming of age for China. The internet is also expected to take centre-stage as advertisers for the first time place it at the core ... than traditional media. 'The internet should benefit the most from the Olympics as more people will use to find scores and medal rankings,' Mr Young said. 'A lot of brands ...

  3. Internet dependence

    Posted Jan 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong's loss of internet services after the earthquake in Taiwan made us take notice of how much we have come to rely on the internet for our daily work and lives. Prepared ... and subsequent internet cable damage. Read the following excerpts and complete the missing words. A week after the Boxing Day quake__________submarine fibre optic________in the Taiwan Straits that carry ...

  4. Internet Everywhere

    Posted Sep 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... PCCW's netvigator everywhere service is self-explanatory: it promises connection to the Internet everywhere in Hong Kong. Based on a USB modem that plugs into any laptop computer, the service uses the mobile network as well as coverage from the operator's increasingly numerous Wi-Fi hotspots- the latest being payphone booths around town. The main advantage of having Wi-Fi ...

  5. Firms can profit with contingent internet services

    Posted Jan 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jeff Pao SMEs will need extra bandwidth after last week's disruptions Local telecommunications operators and internet service providers, which faced disruption last week due to the earthquake off Taiwan, have an opportunity to boost revenue by selling contingent services to small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) customers, according to an internet specialist. 'SMEs were ...

  6. Back to the '80s as internet crash forces us to talk again

    Posted Jan 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... bites', December 29). True, small and medium-sized businesses may have struggled without internet-based transactions and instant messaging, but by no means did it represent a return to the Stone ... orders by fax. While the earthquake did affect our take-it-for-granted approach to the internet, it by no means cut off communication. In fact, it did just the opposite. Colleagues, clients, ...

  7. Internet disruption may last for week or longer

    Posted Dec 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporters Taiwanese quake damages six of the seven major cables serving Hong Kong Internet users in Hong Kong could face up to a week or more of disruptions as efforts get under way ... emergency measures to divert internet traffic along other routes, and long-distance phone and roaming services to all destinations except Taiwan were back to normal. 'Operators gave priority ...

  8. Assessing the damage on the day the internet went offline

    Posted Dec 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporters Trading houses hit badly as clients demand answers Almost a day after earthquake damage to undersea cables caused widespread internet disruptions in Hong Kong, officials and regulators last night were still struggling to come to terms with the full extent of the damage, with stock traders besieging their brokerages with queries and internet service providers struggling ...

  9. $110,000 internet bills hark back to the 1970s

    Posted Sep 08th 2004, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo A group of Sony's internet broadband customers got a rude shock when they were each charged more than $110,000 in their latest monthly bills- which were backdated to 1970. The inflated bills were sent out on Sunday by So-net, an internet subsidiary of the Japanese electronics giant in Hong Kong. The error came one day before its broadband users were to be transferred ...

  10. Business - Companies - INSURANCE

    Richard Li appoints Ronald Arculli as chairman of insurer FWD

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 11:13am by Ray Chan

    ... Wood Mallesons, said the popularity of technology meant FWD could penetrate Asian markets with after-sales service over the internet. I am confident that Mr Arculli will provide great insight ...




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