A sign at Twitter headquarters is shown in San Francisco, Dec. 8, 2022.  Photo: AP
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Twitter to introduce new controls for ad placements

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Twitter has told advertisers it will roll out new controls as soon as next week to let companies prevent their ads from appearing above or below tweets containing certain keywords.

A sign at Twitter headquarters is shown in San Francisco, Dec. 8, 2022.  Photo: AP

Twitter to introduce new controls for ad placements

Twitter has told advertisers it will roll out new controls as soon as next week to let companies prevent their ads from appearing above or below tweets containing certain keywords.

2 hours ago

Rumours plague crypto firm Amber Group as cut China staff await compensation

Former employees of Amber Group in Shenzhen say they were blocked by HR and the CEO after requesting money they are owed.

3 hours ago

Amazon is launching TikTok-style feed in bet on social commerce

Amazon.com, the world’s largest e-commerce company, has launched a TikTok-style service that will let shoppers buy merchandise from a curated feed of photos and video.

3 hours ago
The founding team of Amber Group. Photo: Handout

Rumours plague crypto firm Amber Group as cut China staff await compensation

Former employees of Amber Group in Shenzhen say they were blocked by HR and the CEO after requesting money they are owed.

3 hours ago
Amazon

Amazon is launching TikTok-style feed in bet on social commerce

Amazon.com, the world’s largest e-commerce company, has launched a TikTok-style service that will let shoppers buy merchandise from a curated feed of photos and video.

Amazon.com, the world’s largest e-commerce company, has launched a TikTok-style service that will let shoppers buy merchandise from a curated feed of photos and video.

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Huawei

Huawei inks patent licensing deal with smartphone rival Oppo

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei told the company’s IP team earlier this year to step up efforts to turn its vast pool of patents into revenue.

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei told the company’s IP team earlier this year to step up efforts to turn its vast pool of patents into revenue.

5 hours ago

Canada police suspend controversial contract with China-linked firm

One opposition politician described the arrangement as something out of a book, except ‘characters in spy novels would never be that incompetent’.

9 Dec 2022 - 5:42AM
Canada police suspend controversial contract with China-linked firm

Alibaba builds an army of 200,000 new influencers to sell to its shoppers

Alibaba and its competitors are fighting for a shrinking pool of consumer spending amid a sputtering Chinese economy.

8 Dec 2022 - 11:29PM
Alibaba builds an army of 200,000 new influencers to sell to its shoppers

Huawei inks patent licensing deal with smartphone rival Oppo

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei told the company’s IP team earlier this year to step up efforts to turn its vast pool of patents into revenue.

5 hours ago

Canada police suspend controversial contract with China-linked firm

One opposition politician described the arrangement as something out of a book, except ‘characters in spy novels would never be that incompetent’.

9 Dec 2022 - 5:42AM

Alibaba builds an army of 200,000 new influencers to sell to its shoppers

Alibaba and its competitors are fighting for a shrinking pool of consumer spending amid a sputtering Chinese economy.

8 Dec 2022 - 11:29PM
The fiasco at Foxconn Technology Group's Zhengzhou facility, Apple’s main assembler of iPhones, has shown that China’s manufacturing miracle is quickly being undone by three years of draconian Covid-19 controls.

China’s Covid-19 regime is undermining the world’s largest iPhone factory

The fiasco at Foxconn's Zhengzhou facility, Apple’s main assembler of iPhones, has shown that China’s manufacturing miracle is quickly being undone by three years of draconian Covid-19 controls.

27 Nov 2022 - 2:35PM

Apple supplier Foxconn maintains ‘closed-loop’ production at Zhengzhou facility

Foxconn has implored workers at the world’s largest iPhone factory to ‘have more understanding and support’ for its closed-loop system, as the Apple supplier remains under pressure to meet holiday orders.

Foxconn has implored workers at the world’s largest iPhone factory to ‘have more understanding and support’ for its closed-loop system, as the Apple supplier remains under pressure to meet holiday orders.

5 Dec 2022 - 8:47PM

As ‘iPhone City’ stumbles, Foxconn pumps money into another China plant

Foxconn Technology Group said it has made 1 billion yuan (US$142 million) in new investment towards its facilities in the northern Chinese city of Taiyuan.

Foxconn Technology Group said it has made 1 billion yuan (US$142 million) in new investment towards its facilities in the northern Chinese city of Taiyuan.

3 Dec 2022 - 6:00PM

Why China’s support for Foxconn in Zhengzhou descended into violent protests

The latest disruption to Apple’s supply chain could accelerate the pace of shifting more electronics production outside mainland China to countries like Vietnam and India.

The latest disruption to Apple’s supply chain could accelerate the pace of shifting more electronics production outside mainland China to countries like Vietnam and India.

25 Nov 2022 - 9:41AM
The fiasco at Foxconn Technology Group's Zhengzhou facility, Apple’s main assembler of iPhones, has shown that China’s manufacturing miracle is quickly being undone by three years of draconian Covid-19 controls.

China’s Covid-19 regime is undermining the world’s largest iPhone factory

The fiasco at Foxconn's Zhengzhou facility, Apple’s main assembler of iPhones, has shown that China’s manufacturing miracle is quickly being undone by three years of draconian Covid-19 controls.

27 Nov 2022 - 2:35PM

Apple supplier Foxconn maintains ‘closed-loop’ production at Zhengzhou facility

Foxconn has implored workers at the world’s largest iPhone factory to ‘have more understanding and support’ for its closed-loop system, as the Apple supplier remains under pressure to meet holiday orders.

Foxconn has implored workers at the world’s largest iPhone factory to ‘have more understanding and support’ for its closed-loop system, as the Apple supplier remains under pressure to meet holiday orders.

5 Dec 2022 - 8:47PM

As ‘iPhone City’ stumbles, Foxconn pumps money into another China plant

Foxconn Technology Group said it has made 1 billion yuan (US$142 million) in new investment towards its facilities in the northern Chinese city of Taiyuan.

Foxconn Technology Group said it has made 1 billion yuan (US$142 million) in new investment towards its facilities in the northern Chinese city of Taiyuan.

3 Dec 2022 - 6:00PM

Why China’s support for Foxconn in Zhengzhou descended into violent protests

The latest disruption to Apple’s supply chain could accelerate the pace of shifting more electronics production outside mainland China to countries like Vietnam and India.

The latest disruption to Apple’s supply chain could accelerate the pace of shifting more electronics production outside mainland China to countries like Vietnam and India.

25 Nov 2022 - 9:41AM
Tech | OPINION
When Twitter was set up, its founders considered a few names before settling on a word popularised in English by the poet Chaucer and meaning a short, inconsequential burst of information like that birds transmit in a chirp. Photo: AFP

Language Matters | From Chaucer via Jitter and Twitch, how Twitter got its name

Twitter’s founders considered calling the service Jitter and Twitch before settling on its current name – but deciding what to call posts on the platform was trickier.

29 Nov 2022 - 7:45AM

Opinion | One small step for Hong Kong, one giant leap for the economy?

That China’s space programme will launch a recruitment drive in Hong Kong can inspire society, including its academic, business and technology elites, to prioritise STEM education. With government support, Hong Kong can carve out a space in the trillion-dollar global space economy.

That China’s space programme will launch a recruitment drive in Hong Kong can inspire society, including its academic, business and technology elites, to prioritise STEM education. With government support, Hong Kong can carve out a space in the trillion-dollar global space economy.

6 Oct 2022 - 3:30AM
One small step for Hong Kong, one giant leap for the economy?

Opinion | Reimagine Hong Kong’s approach to win over global tech talent

Hong Kong is already trailing the likes of Shenzhen and Singapore, so it needs to go all out to become competitive again. Apart from offering subsidies and allowances, the city could also roll out a mentorship programme, widen internship opportunities and provide more versatile training

Hong Kong is already trailing the likes of Shenzhen and Singapore, so it needs to go all out to become competitive again. Apart from offering subsidies and allowances, the city could also roll out a mentorship programme, widen internship opportunities and provide more versatile training

5 Oct 2022 - 8:30AM
Reimagine Hong Kong’s approach to win over global tech talent

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