Stories by Stephen Lawson

Hong Kong Goliaths Form E-Commerce Venture

Two of Hong Kong's largest holding companies will join a pair of the territory's leading banks to form an e-commerce venture with investment of more than HK$3 billion (US$386 million), the companies announced yesterday.

Survey: China Internet Use Soaring

There are 8.9 million Internet users in mainland China today, and nearly 10 percent of them have used the Internet to make purchases or payments, according to a survey released last week by China's official Net research group.

HK Says Mobile Carriers Violated Competition

The Hong Kong government today announced it found that mobile phone operators in the territory violated competition when they simultaneously modified rates earlier this month.

Update: HK Grants Broadband Licenses

Hong Kong yesterday opened up its broadband Internet service market, issuing six licenses for carriers to offer high-speed data services in competition with incumbent Cable & Wireless HKT, the government announced in a statement.

Hong Kong Awards Six Broadband Licenses

Hong Kong yesterday opened up its broadband Internet service market, issuing six licenses for carriers to offer high-speed data services in competition with incumbent Cable & Wireless HKT, the government announced in a statement.

Hong Kong Tech Executives Eye WTO Fallout

Hong Kong's high-tech sectors can reap the benefits of China's anticipated admission to the World Trade Organization (WTO) by leveraging the territory's entrepreneurial spirit and business sophistication, executives said today as they unveiled a report on the possible impact of such a deal.

Exec: HK Telco Reorganized for Agility

An executive of Cable & Wireless HKT today confirmed that the company will be reorganized in order to better respond to rapid changes in the communications industry.

Linux Guru Weighs in on Gates' New Role

Speaking at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo here today, Jon "Maddog" Hall, executive director of the nonprofit vendor group Linux International, gave his reaction to yesterday's news that Bill Gates is stepping down as chief executive officer of Microsoft and taking on the new title of chief software architect.

Hope, Caution Coexist at Hong Kong LinuxWorld

Vendors and users here at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo Hong Kong 2000 this week said the free, open-source operating system might be just what Asia's enterprises and software industries need -- while at the same time cautioning that it may still be too early to bet big.
The conference, running here this week Thursday through Saturday at the Hong Kong Conference and Exhibition Centre, on its first day drew big crowds that were still checking out vendor booths after the official closing time of 5 p.m.

Sybase Opens HK Solutions Center

Sybase Inc. today teamed up with a Hong Kong industry group in unveiling a pair of development centers for solutions the U.S. database company will create with local software providers.

HK Engineers to Set Up Linux Resource Centre

The Hong Kong Institute of Engineers plans to set up a Linux resource centre to promote the development of Linux applications in the Special Administrative Region, a professor involved with the group said today.

HK Engineers to Set Up Linux Resource Center

The Hong Kong Institute of Engineers plans to set up a Linux resource center to promote the development of Linux applications in the Special Administrative Region, a professor involved with the group said today.

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