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Online Service Providers

Joint venture in doubt after website sold

A joint venture between AOL and Legend Group faces an uncertain future after the domain name for its co-managed website was sold to a Xiamen-based portal.

Wednesday, 31 December, 2003, 12:00am

AOL unit inks deal

AOL Time Warner's Chinese flagship channel has secured more than 300 hours of programmes from a mainland production house. China Entertainment TV will expand its partnership with Hairun to include production, boosting the hours of original programming to over 700.

27 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Legend to install AOL Web software

Mainland computer giant Legend Holdings has completed transactions that will lay the groundwork for the introduction of personal computers installed with software that carries America Online content and services.

22 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

AOL service pledge

Internet service provider AOL said no major changes should result after it takes over its Hong Kong service from its partner Chinadotcom, following the termination of Chinadotcom's licence to run the operation.

6 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

Time will tell if AOL lives up to reputation of quality

I would like to know more about America Online in Hong Kong as its site does not provide much information. I subscribe to Netvigator with its 'standard plan', and have a 56K modem. Do you think it is worth changing to AOL? Also, do you know any companies in Hong Kong that offer LAN connections to the Net for use at my home, are cheap and reliable, and provide a good service?

12 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Big boys on the Net out of touch with their clients

It seems like America Online - once the favourite alternative to CompuServe in the days before the explosion of interest in the Internet - has been having a really bad year.

29 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Global access a winner

CompuServe's on-line service reminds me a little of the mainframe: everyone thinks it died a long time ago, but somehow it manages to stay on.

CompuServe began long before the wide accessibility of the Internet. It was a time when e-mail and on-line information were terribly expensive and so aimed at those who could afford them.

29 Apr 1997 - 12:00am


MICROSOFT'S E-MAIL Is it possible to be just too popular for your own good? After making Bill Gates the richest man in America and flooding the world with Windows and spawning a new corporate culture, Microsoft has hit an unexpected barrier, caused by its own success.

20 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Hard work staying on-line on the move

Q: I am a fairly new Internet user, but in the short time I have been on-line I can safely say this technology has changed the way I communicate. E-mail has been a god-send for me and I often wonder how I lived without it. However, I have a feeling I am still not getting the most out of the Internet.

16 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Global network lands in 'libel' row

ONE of the largest computer networks has apologised to a Hong Kong subscriber after a system operator posted an allegedly defamatory message to a potentially worldwide audience of millions.

28 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

New bosses axe Apple's troubled eWorld service

APPLE'S seven-month-old on-line service, eWorld, will cease at the end of this month - an event that has been expected for some time.

12 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Cyberporn a threat to freedom of expression

WHEN CompuServe temporarily blocked subscribers worldwide from accessing sexually-themed newsgroups on the Internet three weeks ago, one irate Hong Kong user posted a message on the popular newsgroup soc. culture.hongkong declaring he would cancel his membership with CompuServe.

23 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

Irresistible force v. immovable object

THE question of pornography on the Internet is one that will be with us for a long time, and it will always be in the form of an irresistible force meeting an immovable object.

CompuServe's recent problems with the German authorities is only one skirmish in a never-ending battle.

23 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

Internet firm eases sex ban

HONG KONG users of Compuserve will be able to gain access to sexually explicit sites on the Internet after a change of policy by the world's largest online service provider.

The German Government had complained such sites were accessible to children and therefore were contravening German law.

8 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

Taking a fresh look at on-line religion

THE approaching Christmas holiday season often turns the occidental mind towards religion.

The subject of religion and the computer is something I occasionally like to look at because I feel it has certain incongruities that are often dealt with in unusual ways.

5 Dec 1995 - 12:00am