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  1. Tycoon silent on Facebook stake plan

    Posted Feb 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... is keeping silent about his plans for the much-anticipated listing. Tycoon Li Ka-shing (pictured) owns less than 1 per cent of Facebook through his charitable foundation. That stake, which ... service Spotify. It took part in Spotify's US$100 million round of financing last June. Other technology investments include SecondMarket, a US online market for buying and selling so-called ...

  2. Business - China Business - MR. SHANGKONG

    Greedy Shanghai taxi drivers show the 'evil' side of new technology

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 02:59am by George Chen

    ... that has already had a big impact on daily life on the mainland. Last week, Shanghai's municipal government issued an order forbidding taxi drivers from accepting reservations through ... but of course those marketing efforts will not last forever. As a result, those who don't use taxi-booking apps find it extremely difficult to hail a taxi on the street in Shanghai. It shows how ...

  3. Business - Economy

    Trade-off between productivity gains and job losses isn't so simple

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 02:06pm by PATRICK LOW

    ... are at play. Those who believe that the historical link between productivity growth and job growth has been broken base their case on the experience of the last decade and a half. They argue ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Hong Kong courtrooms now permit tweeting, texting

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 11:58am by Austin Chiu

    ... courtrooms, though filming of most cases remains banned. The country’s Supreme Court has streamed its proceedings live online since 2011, and last year began uploading video of its judges reading ...

  5. Web music service out to spot talent in HK

    Posted Nov 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to stream music live on the internet. Spotify is also known for its close ties with Facebook. Last year, it launched features that integrated the platform with Facebook and Twitter. The company, ... tycoon Li Ka-shing bought a minority stake in Spotify through the Li Ka Shing Foundation. He increased his stake during the company's recent US$100 million round of financing that ended ...

  6. At last, a European project triumphs

    Posted Jul 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Amid all the doom and gloom about the possible break-up of the euro zone, another grand European project which has time and again been threatened with failure has delivered. Many of the world's finest physicists at Cern have, ...

  7. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Ex-Apple CEO Sculley mulling BlackBerry bid

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 12:02pm by Reuters in Toronto

    ... by property and casualty insurer Fairfax Financial Holdings last month unveiled a US$9 a share tentative offer for BlackBerry, but Fairfax did not reveal the other members of the bidding consortium. ...

  8. 'Facebook' the most googled word last year

    Posted Jan 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Hongkongers' insatiable appetite for current affairs, social media, gossip and technology remains unbowed- if the top Google search terms for last year are any guide. The search engine has released its Zeitgeist lists for a range of categories, including the most-searched-for brands, travel, entertainment and people. Facebook ...

  9. Last tough battle in the war of words

    Posted Nov 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei I t was always going to be a challenge. But then, when you've reached the grand finals of Division Two of the 12th Nesta-SCMP Debating Competition, the speakers know it's not going to be easy. The subject was science and the issue o ...

  10. Last Exile: Fam, The Silver Wing

    Posted Oct 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... James Whittle This is a continuation of last week's interview with Hiroyuki Birukawa, the producer of Last Exile: Fam, The Silver Wing, which premiered earlier this month. How ... series. Then there are the popular Last Exile characters like Dio and Tatiana, who will make an appearance in the upcoming new series. In Last Exile- Fam, The Silver Wing, we wanted to capture ...




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