Hong Kong coffee shop tops Asia hotspots

Nov 10, 2005

Hong Kong's Pacific Coffee Company ranks as Asia's top wireless hot spot, according to a new survey from Intel.

While the quality of the coffee may be a draw in itself, business travelers say the shop at Hong Kong Peak -- the city's leading tourist attraction -- is also tops in terms of Web surfing.

"A magnificent harbor view together with a cup of coffee and wireless Internet access proved to be the winning combination," Intel said in a release Thursday.

The Starbucks at Sydney's Circular Quay next to the famous Opera House ranked second followed by Suntec Convention Center in Singapore.

The 1,996 participants in the poll also favored Taiwan's National History Museum and the Great Wall of China for a combination of ambiance and access.

The best airport hotspots were in Singapore and Beijing.

Copyright 2005 by United Press International

Explore further: Pilot sites in energy from coffee waste show good results

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

TED brings innovation talk to Intel

Mar 29, 2013

Intel researcher Jennifer Healey stepped onto a stage decorated with a mad scientist's lab in mind and made her case for gossiping cars.

Four gadgets that defined Vegas electronics show

Jan 13, 2013

The world's largest gadget show wrapped up on Friday, and the organizers said it was the biggest ever, beating last year's record in terms of the floor space companies purchased to display their wares.

Rethinking networking

Feb 12, 2010

Today, data traveling over the Internet are much like crates of oranges traveling the interstates in the back of a truck. The data are loaded in at one end, unloaded at the other, and nothing much happens ...

Recommended for you

China's Alibaba plans IPO for week of September 8

13 hours ago

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba plans to hold its initial public offering on the US stock market the week of September 8, the Wall Street Journal reported Saturday, citing a person familiar with the matter.

Tablet sales slow as PCs find footing

13 hours ago

Tablets won't eclipse personal computers as fast as once thought, according to studies by market tracker International Data Corporation (IDC).

Startups offer banking for smartphone users

13 hours ago

The latest banks are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. Startups, such as Moven and Simple, offer banking that's designed specifically for smartphones, enabling users to track their spending on the go. Some things ...

FIXD tells car drivers via smartphone what is wrong

Aug 29, 2014

A key source of anxiety while driving solo, when even a bothersome back-seat driver's comments would have made you listen: the "check engine" light is on but you do not feel, smell or see anything wrong. ...

User comments : 0