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  1. News - Hong Kong - RETAIL

    Donation not clients' cash, says Octopus

    Posted May 18th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Donation not clients' cash, says Octopus Octopus Cards said yesterday that the company had not donated money from incomplete customer transactions ... donate the same amount to charity. He said that removing an Octopus card too quickly from a reader could lead to an incomplete transaction. "The money will still be debited from their [the ...

  2. Single smart card to cover HK and Shenzhen purchases later this year

    Posted Jan 27th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Gary Cheung

    ... in the two cities starting later this year. A card with two chips- integrating the Octopus card and the Shenzhen Tong smart card- will be introduced, Hong Kong Monetary Authority chief executive ... Kong and the Delta region, Chan said a 'two-in-one card', with chips for the Octopus card and Shenzhen Tong, was technically simple. 'But there is a need to issue new cards ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong could eliminate cab complaints with Octopus

    Posted May 24th 2013, 12:00am

    ... discounting that encourages drivers to speed to earn more money. Octopus and credit cards would protect both drivers and passengers. Ironically, many drivers are reluctant to adopt them because ... SCMP Editorial Halt cab gripes with Octopus Cheating cabbies are a hazard of big cities, preying on tourists and people without local knowledge. They may be a minority but they do nothing ...

  4. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Octopus to widen reach with phones

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com The company hopes to soon launch SIM cards to let smartphones be used as payment device Octopus to widen reach with phones This year, in addition to the many roles your smartphone can play, you may be able to add credit card and Octopus card. Octopus Cards said it hoped to launch within the next few months a SIM card (which identifies a subscriber ...

  5. Trial of taxi payment by Octopus card

    Posted Dec 08th 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Taxi passengers can pay their fares with Octopus cards in a pilot programme that started yesterday. The electronic payment company Octopus Cards said 30 participating taxis had been fitted with Octopus card readers that were integrated with the taxi meters and could display fare amounts automatically. The company said it would study the test findings in preparation ...

  6. Octopus on watch

    Posted Dec 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... With 1.1 million cardholders, the operator of Octopus cards plans to monitor people's spending habits, even children as young as three. Should the Octopus operator track the spending behaviour of children? Write to us ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Hospital stay for Octopus card thief

    Posted Jun 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com Former technician who stole HK$400,000 is diagnosed with mental illness Hospital stay for Octopus card thief A former Octopus card technician with what a judge called a "horrible disease" was given a nine-month hospital order instead of jail yesterday for using a home-made machine to add more than HK$400,000 in value to Octopus cards ...

  8. Former Octopus Cards chief dies at 59

    Posted May 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang The former chief executive of Octopus Cards and deputy executive director of the Trade Development Council, Eric Tai, 59, died on Wednesday. He was born in Hong Kong and served in the banking industry and then in the Octopus role from 2002-06. He is survived by his wife and daughter. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong

    Octopus scammer pleads guilty to adding HK$434,350 to cards

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 03:19pm by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com A former Octopus card technician who added HK$434,350 of value to Octopus cards using a home-made machine built from stolen parts pleaded guilty to theft ... and fraudulently added HK$434,350 to 61 Octopus cards between October 2011 and March 2012. The cards then were used to buy goods, mainly milk powder, which was then resold online. Police began ...

  10. MTR Corp says sorry over sale of Octopus data

    Posted Jul 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang and Ng Kang-chung The MTR Corporation, the biggest shareholder of Octopus Cards, apologised last night for 'widespread consternation' caused by Octopus selling ... which the card issuer made HK$44 million in four and a half years. The future of Octopus Holdings chief executive Prudence Chan Bik-wah- under fire for misleading the public- has yet ...




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