Why chief of restaurant review site OpenRice has a lot on his plate

Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen

Some of them may just share their pictures with friends on Facebook, but others will upload the shots, complete with comments, on OpenRice, the online restaurant guide that now covers 41,486 places to eat in Hong Kong and which gets 92.8 million page views a month - the equivalent of every Hongkonger taking nearly 14 looks.

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Extra help on the way from OpenRice in exploring city's 21,000 eateries

Extra help on the way from OpenRice in exploring city's 21,000 eateries

Founded in 1999, the website enables restaurant-goers to find, rate and leave comments about the city's 21,000 food outlets. It is now ready to upgrade its services and expand coverage to Taiwan, taking the total number of restaurants covered by the guide to 500,000.

3 May 2013 - 5:40am

Computer anti-plagiarism champion accused of stealing

Photo: AP

By the age of 27, computer whiz Wang Lei had made more than ten million yuan from a plagiarism detection website he developed while still at school. But the Jiangsu man is no Chinese Mark Zuckerberg – he was arrested for stealing. 

1 Mar 2013 - 2:36pm

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25 Feb 2013 - 2:27am

Yanhuang Chunqiu website closed down after editorial on constitution

The site carried a cartoon policeman holding up a badge and a message saying it had been shut down "for not registering".

Authorities yesterday closed down the website of the mainland's most outspoken political magazine, Yanhuang Chunqiu, sparking fears that its call for political reform and constitutional governance has touched a raw nerve.

5 Jan 2013 - 4:40am

Smart Money: Best outlook sites for investing in 2013

Kiplinger is a popular personal finance site that produces a comprehensive preview and forecast of each year's investment outlooks.

Even with the fiscal cliff looming, some major banks expect higher equity markets while others are much more cautious. Kiplinger is a popular personal finance site that produces a comprehensive preview and forecast of each year's investment outlooks. The site includes stock buy and sell recommendations. Children are even taught how to deal with next year's family budgets.

24 Dec 2012 - 4:07am

Maoists print newspaper to spread views after Utopia website shut

A front page of China Maozedong Paper. Photo: SCMP

Faced with the shutdown of leading leftist websites earlier this year, supporters of the late Mao Zedong are spreading their views the old-fashioned way: printing a newspaper.

15 Nov 2012 - 4:49am

Macau casino 'crime watchdog' is shut down

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A US-based website which pledged to lift the lid on organised crime in Macau's casinos has been shut down after just seven months. said it would expose "dangerously weak" regulatory curbs on the influence of triad gangs in the city's gaming industry. But it has closed amid allegations of political dirty tricks and legal threats from top gaming industry figures.

16 Sep 2012 - 10:20am

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17 Sep 2012 - 4:59am

India must have an open debate on internet curbs

Most of the time, India behaves like a reasonably mature democracy. Sometimes, however, it behaves like a prickly, uptight juvenile. One such moment has been the recent court order issued to 21 websites, including Google and Facebook, to remove 'objectionable' online content.

27 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

41pc of mainland websites close in just one year

The number of websites on the mainland almost halved last year, an official think tank says - but it denies a clampdown by the authorities is mainly to blame.

The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences' Annual Report on the Development of New Media said there were 1.91 million websites at the end of last year, down 41 per cent from 3.23 million at the end of 2009.

13 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Netizens could be forced to reveal names

Internet users in Hangzhou city will have to watch what they say online after the city government enacted a law requiring people to reveal their real identities when using chat rooms.

2 May 2009 - 12:00am

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Before, during or after you launch your company, an effective website to go with it is vital to success

WEBSITES ARE NEEDED for virtually all types of businesses in today's increasingly wired world. The only exceptions might be professionals or tradesmen offering standard services with nothing to distinguish them from the competition.

10 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Reputation management can help preserve your modesty

The Web can come across like a glorified data mine-cum-pornography network. But it has another, grander purpose as a gargantuan rumour generator hot with hearsay and innuendo.

5 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Websites foster sense of community

Sites set up by residents to provide information about their districts are helping to forge social solidarity, say academics

Websites dedicated to Hong Kong districts are proving increasingly popular and helping to foster a greater sense of community spirit, according to information technology academics.

7 Jul 2003 - 12:00am