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Quotes of the week

Welcome to Twitter. I've left you a Happy New Year message on my voicemail

British politician John Prescott's tweet to Rupert Murdoch, whose newspapers are in the midst of a row over hacking of voicemail

Sunday, 8 January, 2012, 12:00am

There's little to stop phone-hacking in HK

The phone-hacking exploits of Rupert Murdoch's News of the World have caused global outrage, but in Hong Kong the practice falls into a legal grey area.

In the past month, the 168-year-old British tabloid has been shut, its former editors arrested and owner Murdoch dragged in front of a parliamentary committee for questioning.

31 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Taking and leaving messages

This week Learn to be polite when you are taking or leaving messages

Taking messages over the phone can seem quite daunting. Those 'While You Were Out' message pads are very useful. They can help to take clear messages for people. Let's look at the following examples.

While You Were Out ...

23 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Movius expects sales in Asia to reach 30pc

Movius Interactive Corp, a provider of messaging, collaboration and mobile media services, expects rising mainland sales to boost its Asia-Pacific revenue to about 30 per cent of total sales within two years from the current 10 per cent.

4 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Take Action!

The column for anyone fed up with bureaucracy, frustrated with delays or furious with poor service. Tell us your complaint and we'll try to fix it ...

Christine Pang of Ho Man Tin complained about poor PCCW mobile service and bad customer service.

4 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Mr X says he didn't tamper with lover's 'blackmail' messages

A senior government official told a court yesterday that he had not tampered with recordings of voice messages his lover allegedly left on his mobile phone to blackmail him after he ended their affair.

Mr X - who has been giving evidence behind a screen to conceal his identity from the public - was testifying at the trial of karaoke hostess Hui Wing, 36.

7 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

go for broke

Bankruptcy has its attractions. For instance, it might mean you don't need a burglar alarm or home insurance. So why not consider declaring e-mail bankruptcy?

10 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Leash of life

'Searching ...' a message on my mobile phone screen assures me. After an eternity my mobile lamely gives up, proving the proverb 'Seek and ye shall find' doesn't necessarily apply. 'No network found,' it says.

21 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Clearing the decks

NOBLE GROUP IS a Hong Kong trading company that provides an integrated global supply chain for commodities, ranging from coal to cocoa beans. The group has 70 offices in 35 countries. It also operates a global ship management business and supports the logistics necessary for end-to-end delivery.

31 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Clear the air

Had enough of Hong Kong's foul air? What measures should we take to clear it? Call our podcast forum on 8175 0270 to speak your mind. Leave a message on our voicemail today and tomorrow, and hear the show on Thursday at podcasting.scmp.com

26 Jun 2006 - 12:00am