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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

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

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

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

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

Happy Tumbler to score on rugby night at Valley

The David Hall-trained Happy Tumbler has finally come up with the right draw and that should see him break his local maiden status in the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union Cup (1,650m) at Happy Valley tonight.

The four-year-old showed some promise in his first few starts, the best of them being his fast-finishing second to Happy Seven over this course and distance last month.

17 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

Mansion's fittings put on Web auction site

The government says it will not buy parts detached from the historic Kin Ying Lei mansion by a contractor hired to deface the Stubbs Road building two years ago, who has put them up for sale for HK$5 million.

3 Jun 2009 - 12:00am