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  1. Mobile social networking growing

    Posted Nov 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez Mobile-telephone use is poised to overtake computers as the favoured device to access online social networks across the Asia-Pacific, especially on the mainland, according ... the popularity of mobile social network site access,' said Debbie Swee, an Asia-Pacific emerging technologies analyst. The survey results were released ahead of today's opening of the two-day ...

  2. Mobile phone app to help youngsters beat drugs

    Posted Mar 16th 2011, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee A mobile phone application is being developed in which social workers will pose as virtual characters to encourage youngsters to open up and talk about drugs. The innovative Diamond project, funded with HK$2 million from the government's Beat Drugs Fund, is being developed by the Wireless Technology Industry Association and the Productivity Council. The Hong Kong ...

  3. Downwardly mobile

    Posted Mar 14th 2011, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... else's for that matter- will never match the absurd leaps in Hong Kong's rents. I will forever be sliding down the upward mobility ladder- paying more and more of my income for tinier ...

  4. China Mobile, BlackBerry in Net deal

    Posted Dec 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez China Mobile's Beijing unit has partnered with BlackBerry maker Research In Motion to launch a dedicated internet service for small companies and professionals using the popular smartphone. The new BlackBerry Internet Service offers monthly plans ranging from 98 yuan to 108 yuan, in line with the carrier's efforts to boost smartphone adoption and data usage ...

  5. Worker mobility brings pension problems

    Posted Dec 13th 2010, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Chris Davis When the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) was established a decade ago, the main purpose was to provide Hong Kong residents with basic retirement protection. However, the international composition of the workforce and the transient environment i ...

  6. Foundation's mobile classrooms help children ward off threat of sexual abuse

    Posted Nov 27th 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... in a large truck that has been turned into a mobile classroom, one of two owned by the End Child Sexual Abuse Foundation, a non-governmental organisation. A member of the group told the children: ... reach 14,000 Primary Five and Six pupils from 80 schools in a year through its mobile classrooms programme. These facilities have provided sexual abuse education to about 275,000 pupils since ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's poor need equal opportunities

    Posted Oct 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Kenny Hodgart

    ... Kenny Hodgart Kenny Hodgart says the government needs to safeguard social mobility HK must not shut the door of opportunity on its poor One hears a lot about "the grass roots" ... be a mistake to unhesitatingly conflate, as many do, these two problems: stalled social mobility (the thwarted seedbeds) and a yawning gap between rich and poor. To seriously confront the latter would ...

  8. Octopus card, mobile led police to suspect

    Posted Feb 06th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo and Phyllis Tsang Man photographed using stolen card in convenience store An Octopus card and a mobile phone stolen from a Thai prostitute murdered in To Kwa Wan at the weekend ... 38-year-old prostitute Amy was found dead in her brothel. 'The shop's surveillance camera captured the image of the suspect,' the source said. Officers traced Amy's missing mobile ...

  9. Charity gets mobile for its flag day

    Posted Jan 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun, Colleen Lee

    ... Celine Sun and Colleen Lee Collectors to use wireless Octopus readers A charity hopes to collect more donations by going 'wireless' on its flag collection day today, with mobile Octopus readers giving volunteers, most of them physically challenged, the freedom to move among the crowd as they solicit donations via a swipe of your card. The Hong Kong Society ...

  10. letters

    Posted Apr 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sheung-yin, King Ling College Public suffers from no-phone phobia What would you do if you left home without your mobile phone? Most people would go back to pick it up. Our mobiles are part of our ... was the reason most people gave for not leaving home without a mobile. And 55 per cent said they worried if they couldn't contact other people. Nearly everyone has at least one mobile today. ...




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