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Apple 19 Sep 2013 | 10:22 AM Premium

'Gold rush' for new iPhones in Hong Kong and China

Apple's first gold-colour iPhone sold out immediately in Hong Kong and mainland China, according to reports and online buyers desperate to snap up the new status symbol.

TECH 11 Jun 2018 | 11:04 AM Premium

Standard Chartered to apply for virtual banking licence in Hong Kong

Standard Chartered plans to apply for “virtual banking” licence in Hong Kong, the emerging market-focused lender said on June 11, amid a rush by global banks to boost their digital presence to attract more young customers.

TECH 05 Mar 2014 | 9:30 AM Premium

Hong Kong metro seats may be scrapped for smartphone space

Hong Kong is pondering whether to rip out some seats from overcrowded metro trains to give the city's smartphone-addicted population more room to interact with their devices.

TECH 20 Jul 2018 | 3:47 AM Premium

With crackdowns on Uber and Airbnb, does the sharing economy have a future in Hong Kong?

Drivers have been fined and home rentals face stricter laws, and while businesses and users remain hopeful, analysts say the hardline approach will continue to protect the vested interests of established competitors

TECH 31 Dec 2016 | 3:00 AM Premium

Hong Kong uses 3D archive to preserve kung fu heritage

Kung fu master Wong Yiu-Kau stands in a Hong Kong studio and waits as his black suit is covered head to toe in reflective markers to capture his every motion.

TECH 30 Sep 2014 | 12:39 PM Premium

China censors try to blunt Hong Kong protests, don't always succeed

Chinese censors and opponents of the protests sweeping Hong Kong are engaging in a cat-and-mouse game with demonstrators and commentators in a bid to stop news of the unrest spreading online and, in particular, reaching the mainland.

TECH 07 Feb 2019 | 10:00 PM Premium

It’s not a cashless society yet in Hong Kong where banknotes still rule

Going cashless may be all the rage in mainland China and places chasing “smart nation” targets, but for now at least, hard cash still rules in Hong Kong.

TECH 16 Aug 2018 | 8:17 AM Premium

Digital payment firms fight for Hong Kong market

Hong Kong's shopping districts are well known for their fierce competition. Now, a new battleground is forming as digital payments firms fight for retailers and shoppers.

TECH 25 May 2018 | 6:30 AM Premium

Alipay’s push into Western banks’ turf kicks off in Hong Kong

Alipay’s azure blue logos began appearing two years ago in Hong Kong’s airport, greeting travellers from China who rely on the popular payments app back home.

Technology 15 Feb 2017 | 5:14 AM Premium

Hong Kong police struggle to stop brokerage hacking spree

Hong Kong police are struggling to deal with digital pump-and-dump schemes targeting brokerages – a little-known type of computer-generated fraud that surged in the Chinese territory last year.