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Human-Computer Interaction

A good week for ...

Mohamed bin Hammam

Sunday, 22 July, 2012, 12:00am

Yahoo is still HK's top search engine

In most markets it was long ago surpassed by Google as the most popular search engine, but Yahoo still rules the roost in Hong Kong.That makes the city a unique and important market for Yahoo's first woman CEO.

22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

'Facebook' the most googled word last year

Hongkongers' insatiable appetite for current affairs, social media, gossip and technology remains unbowed - if the top Google search terms for last year are any guide.

The search engine has released its Zeitgeist lists for a range of categories, including the most-searched-for brands, travel, entertainment and people.

1 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Google triples investment in HK data centre

Google has tripled to US$300 million its investment in a data centre in Hong Kong, one of three the company plans to establish in East Asia as part of an aggressive expansion programme in support of its growing business.

9 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

City Digest

HK ranked 12th least corrupt place out of 183

2 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Google finds other ways to reach China's market

Google's stop-start journey to the mainland has found another route - two, in fact. While the company has been affected by its response to the mainland's censorship policies, it has found two other ways to navigate the market and both have little to do with its web search traffic, says Daniel Alegre, Google's president for Asia-Pacific operations.

5 May 2011 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

The report, 'Xinhua and China Mobile join search engine fight', on page A4 yesterday, said, incorrectly, that Google.com 'closed its mainland-based search engine in March and moved to Hong Kong after refusing to continue to compromise over censorship'. It should have said Google redirected users from the mainland to its uncensored Hong Kong search engine.

24 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Banking on young executives

While other employers continue to speculate on how the attitudes and expectations of Generations X and Y will change the workplace, HSBC decided to find out by asking its executives.

17 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Calling soccer fans to explore their creativity

Here's your chance to design a special logo for Google. The search engine is looking for ideas to pep up its website in the run-up to the World Cup finals.

27 Apr 2010 - 12:00am


It's a no-win situation

The row between the central government and Google, the most popular and powerful online search engine in the world, remains unresolved.

No one is going to benefit if the stalemate continues.

7 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Google's principled stand deserves credit

A company willing to stand up to Beijing and refuse to abide by mainland laws might be thought foolhardy given the business opportunities China has to offer.

24 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Hands-on approach

The relationship between designers and their target audience has traditionally been one of distance and command. We see what we like, we buy it and then we do as the designers want us to with their product. Now that's all changing. A new breed of designers are creating objects that ask us to interact with their creations.

12 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

A loss for Google and the Chinese people

Imagine a world without Google. The company, after all, is synonymous with the internet and the revolution in the way information and ideas flow freely through much of the planet.

14 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

The internet

At the beginning

We take it granted these days, but just 20 years ago, very few people even knew about the internet. A project called Arpanet was started by the United States Defence Department in 1969. The goal of Arpanet was to connect computers together so that they could share information.

24 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

An answer to a search

Daughter of toy inventor finds perfect position with Google thanks to her strong IT, media and telecoms track record

As a child, in a house filled with toys and dominated by a toy inventor for a father, Rebecca Kuei had every opportunity to let her imagination soar. It was a perfect environment for stimulating the mind and nurturing originality.

13 Oct 2007 - 12:00am