Managing the Internet of Things
Researchers in Hong Kong have developed a software platform designed to manage and control devices for "Internet of Things" (IoT) systems. The platform can be tailored for everything from city management ...
Enhancing the productivity of yarn makers
Researchers in Hong Kong have developed a new yarn manufacturing technology that can increase productivity with less energy consumption.
Glu Mobile lands big China deal that could signal expansion
A $126 million investment from a Chinese gaming company sent shares of Glu Mobile soaring almost 20 percent Thursday.
Climate change a 'fundamental threat' to development: World Bank
Global governments must dig deep to combat climate change, the World Bank chief said Thursday, describing it as a "fundamental threat" to development.
Fish detection system for toxins wins Chinese company invention award
A method for detecting toxins through the reactions of fish embryos has won Chinese company Vitargent International a top prize for inventions, organisers said Friday.
Dailymotion should stay in European hands, France says
France opposes exclusive talks between Orange and Hong Kong's PCCW group for a 49 percent stake in Dailymotion, preferring a European partner for the French video-sharing platform, the finance ministry indicated ...
Yelp expands Asian presence with Taiwan launch
Yelp launched Wednesday in Taiwan, in an expansion of the Asian presence of the popular consumer business review service.
Telefonica to sell UK phone operator O2 to Hutchison Whampoa
European cell phone operator Telefonica SA said Tuesday it has reached an agreement to sell its British business, O2, to Hong Kong conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa Ltd. for 10.25 billion pounds ($15.24 billion).
Pakistan customs bag record haul of illegal turtle meat
Pakistani authorities are investigating after nearly two tonnes of freshwater turtle meat—a record haul taken from more than 4,000 animals—was seized from smugglers at Karachi port, officials said Friday.
Chance as a motivator? Uncertainty can make people work harder
Can uncertainty motivate people to work harder? According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, people will often put in more effort to obtain uncertain rewards.
Alleged Bitcoin scam leaves millions missing
Investors in a Hong Kong-based Bitcoin trading company fear they have fallen victim to a scam after it closed down, a lawmaker said Monday, adding losses could total HK$3 billion ($387 million).
Jack Ma defends Alibaba amid fakes row
Alibaba founder Jack Ma has defended his company's reputation after authorities accused it of allowing "illegal" actions on its multi-billion-dollar online shopping platform, saying he does not want it to ...
The new Candy Crush? Chinese language apps make learning a game
Philipp Mattheis knew his gaming app was addictive when he realised he kept checking his phone—hooked by the brightly-coloured reminders telling him to play again or risk falling from the triple-figure ...
'Blackhat' brings cyber security to big screen
American director Michael Mann is making a grand return to theaters with "Blackhat", a timely cyber-terrorism action flick starring Chris Hemsworth.