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  1. Octopus goes after other fish in the ocean

    Posted Aug 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Joseph Lo The debit card company hopes to lure tourists with new $70 souvenir lines that don't require a deposit Octopus Card will target tourists and collectors this month when ... are non-redeemable and will cost $70 before credits are added. Octopus hopes tourists will buy the cards for their souvenir value. Existing cards can be returned for the $50 deposit. The first line of cards ...

  2. Cashless cabbies

    Posted Dec 31st 2003, 12:00am by Tony Camaropolous

    ... this trend has crossed over into the realm of transport, and is manifest in the form of an all-purpose debit card that can be used to pay for getting around town. Guangzhou's Yangcheng cards, similar to Hong Kong's Octopus cards, were introduced in 2001. The plastic cards are a godsend to many commuters: They can be used for subway rides, buses, ferries and even meals at some ...

  3. Second Octopus executive quits after scandal

    Posted Oct 20th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... development director, said he was retiring and would leave the company at the end of the year. When Prudence Chan Bik-wah resigned as Octopus Cards' chief executive in August, Leong said he would ... Leong's departure was necessary because Octopus Cards during his tenure had lost its way and deviated from its core business goals. The Hong Kong Monetary Authority said Octopus Card's data ...

  4. Taken for a ride with station check-in service

    Posted Aug 01st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Beee-bop went our Octopus card as we went through the barriers and $100 zipped off to MTRC coffers. Yesterday morning we again visited the in-town check-in, to check-in, when our Octopus went doo ... on your card. This means that if you use your Octopus more than 10 times (minibus, 7-Eleven, McDonald's, etc) from the first time you enter the in-town check-in, the barrier ...

  5. Economist thrives despite, or thanks to, crisis

    Posted Jun 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... biggest mobile operator, is linking up in a loyalty programme with Octopus Card, the city's biggest payment system. CSL's one2free customers who join the new oneRewards loyalty programme can register their Octopus card for the Octopus Rewards programme and gain extra Octopus reward points for any one2free purchase or usage fee payment. Every HK$200 spent will convert into one ...

  6. Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini

    Posted Jun 06th 2010, 12:00am by Gadget Geezer

    ... in a package that is about the size of your Octopus card. Obviously, the Xperia X10 Mini is a little thicker than the MTR card; in fact, it is pretty thick at 16mm. However, the extra space does mean ... Android OS in a package the size of an Octopus card, exchangeable back covers Cons: smaller screen, thicker than most phones ...

  7. Samsung to use Philips' data transfer technology

    Posted Aug 30th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Logan

    ... cities, and Sony's FeliCa, the basis for Octopus in Hong Kong. Hong Kong passengers would be able to use their mobile phones instead of their Octopus cards. Philips hopes China, ...

  8. Privacy complaint spurs Autotoll probe

    Posted Aug 26th 2010, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... stations as well as some highways in Guangdong province. 'We worry that clients' personal data can be leaked to third parties outside Hong Kong as the company's Autotoll-Unitoll Card ... that the commission aimed to finish the Octopus investigation in the middle of next month. A spokeswoman for Autotoll said they did not have enough information about the complaint, but added ...

  9. In Brief

    Posted Jul 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... DAB queries why MTR charges widely differing fares Why does the MTR charge Octopus Card users HK$2.40 more to travel from Tai Po Market to Tin Hau than it does from Tai Wo to Causeway Bay, ... to HK$4.40 using Octopus cards, and could be as high as HK$5 using single-fare tickets. Sha Tin district councillor Yeung Cheung-li said he believed the discrepancies arose from the merger of the MTR ...

  10. MTR link to Shenzhen to grow

    Posted Mar 19th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... closer connection with Hong Kong,' he said. The MTR Corp is also working on arrangements to enable passengers to commute with the Octopus card and a Shenzhen equivalent system in both ...




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