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Data Collection

Laying ground for China's big data transformation

When the Obama administration announced its US$200 million Big Data Research and Development Initiative just over a year ago, it opened up myriad business possibilities for American businessmen.

Sunday, 7 April, 2013, 7:06am

Hole in Hong Kong's population figures revealed

Pressure over Hong Kong's population policies increased yesterday after the government admitted it had no idea how many foreigners and mainlanders lived in the city.

1 Feb 2013 - 11:09am 26 comments

'Fake census' officers may be criminally liable

Frontline census officers accused of faking answers in an apparent bid to speed up their work could be criminally liable, and the commissioner says she will lead a task force investigating the case.

But lawmakers said the Census and Statistics Department probe was not enough and called for an independent inquiry.

9 Jan 2013 - 5:17am

US internet rules will restrict data collection on young users

Unbeknown to the lucky children who unwrapped tablets or smartphones this holiday season, new rules issued by Washington to protect their privacy on those devices could have profound implications for the future of the internet and mobile apps.

30 Dec 2012 - 6:46am

Leung tries to placate angry parents

The chief executive yesterday sought to reassure the thousands of people who demonstrated against national education on Sunday, as a survey showed that the issue has damaged many Hongkongers' view of their new government.

31 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

So what?

'Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.'

Thomas Edison (1847-1931), inventor

'What' is one of the most frequently used words in the English language.

Guess what?

When would you say ...

1 What brings you here?

27 Jun 2012 - 12:00am


Look up the website of the company where you are applying for a job. Make sure you are familiar with them before the interview. Dress smartly, but don't overdress. You're going to an interview, not out for the evening.

Think about some likely questions a potential employer might ask, and go through in your mind how you would respond. Be punctual and be prepared.

4 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Dream of being on stage?

If you have a passion for performing and are below the age of 25, sign up for 'The Stage of Dreams' to show off your talent in music. Download an application form at www.summermusic.hk/yp/stage/ and submit it to info@summermusic.hk with 'The Stage of Dreams' in the subject line.

29 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Lying - an integral part of job interviews

A good friend of mine recently applied for his company's general counsel position. The position had recently been vacated and was up for grabs. He had been there for several years and saw this as his chance to finally step up to the big time. So he applied.

29 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

First impressions

Here are some suggestions for those who are searching for an opening at their favourite university or college.

You should allocate some time to prepare for your interview - often it is the interview that determines the outcome. Conduct yourself well and you'll find the doors to your dreams are opening.

The power of questions

8 Jun 2009 - 12:00am