Browsing: Archive for March, 2018

Beijing’s overture to tech firms triggers a tug of war between mainland and Hong Kong bourses

The scramble by mainland China’s two stock markets to lure foreign-funded technology firms is firmly back on track, as its financial regulators revisit their plan to create a fast track mechanism for share offerings by what


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Meal delivery is shaping up to be the next battlefront for China’s tech giants 

Thomas Chen, a resident of the southern coastal city of Shenzhen, said he cannot remember the last time he left his flat to buy a takeaway meal. Like many other consumers in the densely packed Chinese


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Sogou launches Chinese language translator as it goes head to head with Google

Chinese travellers may have one more essential gadget to pack for overseas trips after Sogou, China’s second largest search engine after Baidu, launched an AI-powered language translator, with more than 3,000 pre-sold within the first 24


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Chinese app developers eye Southeast Asia for growth as home market matures

China’s app developers are increasingly shifting their focus overseas for new sources of traffic growth, with Southeast Asia as a key target given the high growth rates in the economies across this region and their tech-savvy


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The Post launches Abacus, a news site that focuses on telling the story of China’s tech industry

Abacus, a news brand that covers the latest trends in China’s technology industry, launched today in New York City, where the occasion was marked by the ringing of Friday’s opening bell at the New York Stock


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Ant Financial to issue China’s first security backed by loans to online retailers

Ant Financial Services Group, operator of online payments service Alipay, has received regulatory approval to launch China’s first traded security backed by loans to online retailers, opening up a new financing channel for the e-commerce industry.


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Alibaba puts top executive in charge of Lazada in Southeast Asia push 

Alibaba Group Holding put one of its top executives in charge of Lazada Group, the leading online commerce operator in Southeast Asia, as the Chinese tech giant accelerates its expansion into a region with more than


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Biometric payments are attractive for Singaporeans who just want to forget PINs and passwords

By Jessica Lin When it comes to ensuring secure transactions, Singaporeans are keen on using biometric identification methods, a new survey has found. In a study conducted by Visa, 97 per cent of 500 Singapore consumers


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Condoms, pregnancy test kits and lubricant top sales charts for Alibaba’s new 30-minute express delivery

Alibaba Group Holding, which operates the Hema chain of supermarkets, introduced an adult channel on the grocer’s delivery app this week, promising to deliver everything from condoms to dildos to consumers within 30 minutes after the


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For hacking the terrorist’s iPhone, the FBI used the services of a hacker

The story of the busting of the suicide bomber from San Bernardino, which was initiated by the FBI, is gathering new interesting details. Now the iPhone manufacturer – Apple has appealed to the FBI with a request to share


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