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Online presence vital to luxury brands in China
Friday, 22 Aug, 2014 – 8:27 | No Comment

In order to effectively fight counterfeit products in China, global luxury brands should have an online presence there, according to Angie Au-Yeung, Senior e-commerce Manager of Swiss luxury goods company Richemont.

London museum to display world’s first smartphone
Friday, 22 Aug, 2014 – 8:25 | No Comment

IBM Simon, the first smartphone in the world, will be showcased in London’s Science Museum starting in October to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the device.

Startup wins big with app testing platform
Friday, 15 Aug, 2014 – 7:13 | No Comment

VM5 clinched the top prize at TechCrunch’s Beijing Startup competition for creating a platform that allows users to test an application without the need to install or even download it.

Google eyes building undersea cable between Asia and the US
Friday, 15 Aug, 2014 – 7:09 | No Comment

Google has formed a consortium with five Asia-based telecom companies to build a super-fast undersea cable that runs from the US to Asia.

No, Microsoft is not making a Google Glass killer
Tuesday, 15 Jul, 2014 – 1:01 | No Comment

Microsoft is working on a wearable headband that can communicate with a smart phone and other devices, but contrary to rumor, the Alice Band is not a “Google Glass killer.”
The device is, instead, an experiment …

In Hong Kong’s subway, your boss is a computer
Monday, 7 Jul, 2014 – 11:01 | No Comment

Every night, the Hong Kong subway system undergoes maintenance and engineering repairs, just as does every other subway system in the world. Unlike the others, though, the HK subway’s engineering team has a unique supervisor. …

Supreme Court says ‘no’ to Google Street View appeal
Monday, 30 Jun, 2014 – 16:54 | No Comment

Google attempted to appeal a lower court’s decision to allow a class-action lawsuit against Street View to go ahead, but the Supreme Court says it doesn’t need to look at the case and so it …

Chatbot passes Turing Test
Monday, 9 Jun, 2014 – 2:18 | No Comment

In what is both ground-breaking and unsettling news, a Russian chatterbot dubbed “Eugene Goostman” has become the first to pass the Turing Test. This intelligence assessment, started in 1950 by Alan Turing, the mathematician and …

Spotify adds Djay as it continues growing
Monday, 26 May, 2014 – 13:29 | No Comment

The hottest music streaming service right now? Hard to say, but with ten million paying subscribers, an extensive music collection, and apps for nearly every platform, it’d be hard to choose a service other than …

After failing to acquire Snapchat, Facebook reportedly building its own
Monday, 19 May, 2014 – 6:00 | No Comment

The current rumor is that Facebook is not happy that it failed to buy video and picture messaging app Snapchat last year, despite a $3 billion reported offer. Seeing the writing on the wall, it …

Can social media save UK retailers?
Friday, 21 Mar, 2014 – 4:54 | No Comment

Apart from drawing in more people, Facebook, Twitter and newcomer Phlok are boosting the sales of British shops, according to media reports.

Comcast provides low-cost internet to bridge “digital divide”
Monday, 10 Mar, 2014 – 5:19 | No Comment

Comcast announced on Tuesday that it will “indefinitely” continue its Internet Essentials programme, which provides affordable internet access to disadvantaged families, according to a PC World report.