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  1. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Turning junk into gold: Business booms for Hong Kong vintage goods collectors

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 09:44am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau elaine.yau@scmp.com Local collectors are turning their passion for vintage goods and curios into thriving businesses For old time's sake Decked out with old cinema seats, ... a way around the obstacle. "We paid tea money to security guards to let us in. We also talked to the construction companies. They saw that by letting us walk off with the old furniture ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1559167/collectors-turn-their-passion-vintage-goods-thriving
  2. Magazines - Style - FRONT ROW

    Fashion heirs who inherit family businesses have big shoes to fill

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 10:33pm by Kavita Daswani

    ... story Kavita Daswani Generations who inherit the family business have to keep the brand legacy alive while bringing additional strengths, writes Kavita Daswani Fresh heirs A couple ... edition of Universia Business Review, the European business publication, Italian management academics posed the question: "Why are luxury firms often family firms?" The article surmises ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/style/article/1562758/fashion-heirs-who-inherit-family-businesses-have-big-shoes-fill
  3. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Guide to the city's online food courier services

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:59pm by Nan-Hie In

    ... to the test. The byte club Digital food couriers have become big business in recent years. Foodpanda, for example, German company Rocket Internet's global restaurant aggregator, recently attracted US$60 million in growth funding from new and existing investors. The service, which expanded recently to include Hong Kong, enables diners to order takeaway through its mobile app. The arrival ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/food-wine/article/1578481/our-guide-internet-food-courier-services-hong-kong
  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Parody guru Al Yankovic is laughing at the top of the US music charts

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 12:34pm by MCT

    ... Andy Greene Here's one track Al Yankovic can't parody: his climb to the top of the US charts with his latest album, writes Andy Greene Weird to be so wonderful Weird Al" ... album, Mandatory Fun, is about to enter the American charts at No1. It's an amazing feat: no comedy LP has topped the US charts since the last months of the Kennedy administration (when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1569179/parody-guru-al-yankovic-laughing-top-us-music-charts
  5. Lifestyle - Technology

    Word of mouth: Language-recognition software takes off

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 01:32am by Jamie Carter

    ... messaging services such as SnapChat and WeChat rely on the written word, so many of us spend much of our day typing. Productivity may still be about words, but there's now no reason why they must be typed out letter by letter on either a keyboard or a touch screen. New developments in speech recognition and natural language processing are already revolutionising how business ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1578454/word-mouth-language-recognition-software-takes
  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Gwen Kao: a guiding light on Alzheimer's

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 05:29pm by Linda Yeung

    ... anger," she says. "None of us knew how the condition would progress. We didn't understand that forgetfulness also meant forgetting skills and awareness in the later stages." ... I thought it was senility; we didn't know it was a disease." When her husband's tenure ended at Chinese University in the mid-1990s, the couple moved back to the US ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1578473/gwen-kao-guiding-light-alzheimers
  7. Lifestyle - Technology - MEDIA

    House News closed last month, but other independent sites still exist

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 06:17pm by Elaine Yau

    ... and analysis, modelling itself on US sites such as Business Insider. The demise of House News spurred Simon Lee Chao-fu to bring forward the launch of Citizens' Media, says the founder, who also ... not have an exclusive relationship with a single news portal. Overseas portals like Huffington Post and Business Insider have their own unique style. The philanthropic model is difficult to do ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1576116/house-news-closed-last-month-other-independent-sites-still
  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    How the law is changing divorce in Hong Kong- the 'graveyard of marriages'

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 09:47pm by Charley Lanyon

    ... encourage their clients to enter into prenuptial agreements, she says. Well-publicised cases in the US show the bizarre side the marital contracts. In Britain and Hong Kong, however, they are rarely as lurid. "In the US, you'll come across clauses like who should be walking the dog during the marriage. The difference is that in certain states in the US you'll have prenups that go ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1574206/court-ruling-changes-nature-prenup-settlements-hong-kong
  9. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Sneaker reboot: Hong Kong brands Clot, Gram and Cipher push luxury trend

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 09:47pm by Jing Zhang

    ... market. But several interesting independent labels here, although different in business models, price points and aesthetics, have carved out a tidy position. Hong Kong-based designer Alexis Holm ... Through his company, which is celebrating its 10th year, Poon has almost completely cornered the Hong Kong collaborations market with the biggest global names in the sports shoe business ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/fashion-watches/article/1574297/sneaker-reboot-hong-kong-brands-clot-gram-and-cipher-push
  10. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Recycled clothes shaping up as the next fashion trend

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 09:47pm by GDN

    ... is enormous," says Henrik Norlin, business development manager at Re:newcell, which made the material. "The technology allows us to recycle all materials that contain cellulose." This is how ... "It will be able to process 2,000 tonnes per year, allowing us to show the scalability of the process," says Norlin. Re:newcell will then add factories in other European countries ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/fashion-watches/article/1574296/recycled-clothes-shaping-next-fashion-trend

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