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  1. Business - Economy

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

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

    ... not necessarily damage the electoral prospects of governments. Inflexible labour markets can do more than technology and innovation to keep unemployment high and job opportunities for new labour market ... productivity as do the richest countries. Spurning productivity growth in order to protect jobs is a sure recipe for slower growth, reduced opportunity and, for some, decline. Patrick Low ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1431062/trade-between-productivity-gains-and-job-losses-isnt-so-simple
  2. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Hong Kong courtrooms now permit tweeting, texting

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

    ... to “flight mode”, disconnecting them from 3G and 4G telecommunications networks, so they do not interfere with court recording systems. Instead, WiFi networks will slowly be rolled out in courts, ... according to HKU legal scholar Professor Simon Young Ngai-man. “You can do the drawing in another room so it’s not the fact of the picture itself that’s problematic,” Young says. “Then what ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1416506/hong-kong-courtrooms-now-permit-tweeting-texting
  3. Time to triumph

    Posted Mar 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Compiled by Chris Lau 1 Baking creme brulee Creme brulee is delicious. I like to make a lot of them and just... gobble. Wong Kai-to 2 Clay sculpture Imagine if we could all sip or nibble from the cup or bowl that we made. As if that is not cool enough, we ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/994248/time-triumph
  4. Business - Companies - Google

    Google shares soar past US$1,000 on strong earnings

    Posted Oct 19th 2013, 03:25pm by Agence France-Presse in New York

    ... third-quarter net profit to US$2.97 billion, or US$8.75 a share. Revenues also beat forecasts with a 12 per cent jump year-on-year. Analysts said it was doing well in all areas of business, and had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1335218/google-shares-soar-past-us1000-strong-earnings
  5. Business - Companies

    Lenovo bid for BlackBerry could collapse under pressure

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 03:45pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... to bid, Lenovo would have to do better than the current offer of US$9 per share, and overcome more obstacles. The foundering BlackBerry has three main assets: Patents, which Lenovo might want; ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1334501/lenovo-bid-blackberry-could-collapse-under-pressure
  6. Lifestyle - Technology - AUTOMATION

    Robots are set to do more of China's dirtiest jobs

    Posted Nov 18th 2012, 12:00am by GUARDIAN

    ... Jonathan Kaiman in Beijing China is expected to become the world's No 1 customer for industrial robots. They'll do the tasks that a shrinking workforce won't touch ... the Noodle-bot, a 14,800 yuan (HK$18,300) robot that can slice noodles out of blocks of dough. "Young people aren't willing to do such dirty, tiring work," the Hebei inventor Cui Runguan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1084901/robots-are-set-do-more-chinas-dirtiest-jobs
  7. Lifestyle - Technology - DIGITAL LIFESTYLE

    Digital Lifestyle: Do you own your content?

    Posted Oct 19th 2012, 12:00am by Jamie Carter

    ... foundation, but the questions it brought up refuse to go away: in the digital era, what do we own, what can we sell, and does it matter? Most of us idly tick the box before reading the terms and conditions every time we join an online music or movie download service, but we do so at our peril because the hoards of MP3s, downloaded movies and even e-books we've "purchased" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1064081/digital-lifestyle-do-you-own-your-content
  8. Palladium pesticide triggers poison pens

    Posted Sep 30th 2003, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... Unleashed in August, that SOB - the SoBig virus - continues to ricochet through cyberspace. Assuming that you are: a) organised, b) sane and c) wedded to the Windows operating system, you will have updated any antivirus software to catch, quarantine and d ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/429535/palladium-pesticide-triggers-poison-pens
  9. Business - Companies

    BlackBerry investors to turn up the heat on management

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 12:00pm by Reuters

    ... and national security reasons. Government officials have often said they want BlackBerry to succeed as a Canadian company, but concede they do not know how things will play out. Given the uncertainty ... of reluctance to do a deal. “It is the board’s job to deal with this objectively, and we hope they would be objective enough to do the best thing for the shareholders,” said Don Yacktman of Yacktman ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1277829/blackberry-investors-turn-heat-management
  10. Winning robot to help fight pollution

    Posted Aug 28th 2006, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... worsening sea water quality, and frequent reports of food poisoning made me want to do something about the problem. 'I hope that my design can help scientists learn more about pollution ... and propelled by four powerful engines. It can move against even the strongest underwater currents. The vehicle detects poisonous substances in sea water through a semi-permeable membrane. Justin ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/561894/winning-robot-help-fight-pollution

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