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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

    ... Patrick Low While some have blamed recent job losses on productivity gains, spurning innovation is a recipe for slower growth and even decline High cost of job protection A popular view these days is that robots and labour-saving technologies are destroying jobs and creating a growing group of disillusioned people who harbour a deepening sense of alienation from society. If true, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1431062/trade-between-productivity-gains-and-job-losses-isnt-so-simple
  2. New website to upgrade traffic warnings for harbour tunnels

    Posted Aug 11th 2005, 12:00am by Winnie Yeung

    ... of East Kowloon traffic chaos in May. The site, at www.td.gov.hk, uses colours to show density of traffic on the main roads leading into the three cross-harbour tunnels. A global positioning ... with electronic displays that were installed in 2003 on the same roads to advise of approximate cross-harbour driving times. That information was carried online but only during peak hours on weekdays. Mr ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/511639/new-website-upgrade-traffic-warnings-harbour-tunnels
  3. China giant Tencent lifts instant messaging service abroad

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

    ... and consultancy firm RedTech Advisors in Shanghai. 'In more established Western markets, Tencent's QQ instant messaging service lacks first-mover advantage and the so-called network effect ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/733669/china-giant-tencent-lifts-instant-messaging-service-abroad
  4. News - Asia - HYGIENE

    Japanese high-tech toilets hope to bowl over Western washrooms

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse After native success, firm plans to bowl over Europe with high-tech loos boasting jet sprays Japanese toilets on a roll They are found in more than 70 per cent of Japanese households, and visitors to the country marvel at their heated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1086347/japanese-high-tech-toilets-hope-bowl-over-western-washrooms
  5. Department's live online route-finding guide has its limits

    Posted Apr 28th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... to the Central ferry pier from Kowloon Tong MTR station, to go via Waterloo Road and the Western Harbour Tunnel, a trip it estimated at 14 minutes. But it took 22 minutes, more than the supposedly slower option through the Cross-Harbour Tunnel, which the system expected to take 15 minutes but which actually took 20. The website also recommends routes based on distance and tolls. Transport ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/712736/departments-live-online-route-finding-guide-has-its-limits
  6. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Dell looks beyond the big Chinese cities for PC push

    Posted Jun 07th 2013, 12:00am by Ralph Jennings

    ... people and just half an hour by train from Beijing, Anhui province west of Shanghai and the western mega-city of Chongqing. Government plans to spend about 40 trillion yuan (HK$50.25 trillion) ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1255169/dell-looks-beyond-big-chinese-cities-pc-push
  7. China Mobile to launch cross-border 4G service

    Posted Apr 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com Roaming charges are expected to fall after China Mobile Hong Kong launches a cross-border data sharing service next week, which will make it cheaper to access services locked behind Beijing's internet firewall. China Mobile, the second operator to offer 4G services after CSL, will intensify competition among next generation mobile-phone ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/998732/china-mobile-launch-cross-border-4g-service
  8. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    The tragic tale of the telephone's real inventor, Antonio Meucci

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by Angelo Paratico

    ... the telephone, for a total of US$6 to buy medications. Not yet resigned to his bad luck, Meucci took his notebooks with all his experiments and a new prototype of telephone to Western Union telegraph ... a company with Western Union. Meucci sued, and the court case drew considerable public sympathy for the poor Italian immigrant who could barely speak English. But the judge ruled in favour of Bell, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1240794/tragic-tale-telephones-real-inventor-antonio-meucci
  9. Lifestyle - Technology - TECHNOLOGY

    The tech that will trend in 2013

    Posted Jan 04th 2013, 12:00am by Jamie Carter

    ... are going to get smarter than Optimus Prime as motoring companies implement the latest gadgetry from tech giants such as Apple and Intel," says Billington. "Cross-harbour tunnel traffic ... way round Harbour City."   Smart cities Get ready for everything from smart connected cars to smart dustbins and even smart pets with trackable collars. "The concept of the smart ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1119067/tech-will-trend-2013
  10. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    4G seen to widen Asian SMEs' reach

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 12:00am by Sophie Yu

    ... businesses were the real engines of growth in Asia. "Asia is overwhelmingly a small-business region," he said. "There are more businesses in Asia that are small than in Western ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1217034/4g-seen-widen-asian-smes-reach

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