Use of big data analysis can help reduce city coronavirus panic and point way forward – South China Morning Post

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During the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, information technology can play a major role not only in reducing public panic but also in forecasting trends in the epidemic through big data analysis.

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How information technology helps in the time of epidemic – China Daily

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Through sharing more information with greater transparency, health authorities around the world can assure the public that the situation is under control.

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為下一場疫情未雨綢繆 – 信報財經新聞, StartUpBeat

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新型冠狀病毒肺炎全球新增確診病例由2月5日的高峰,近日似乎稍有回落的趨勢。與過往疫情發展明顯不同的是,今次資訊透明度相當高,這有賴多個政府和國際組織以互動地圖儀表板(Interactive Map Dashboard),把最新疫情上載。例如香港政府的「新型冠狀病毒感染──香港最新情況」,除了重要的數字外,其他如確診病例、家居檢疫大廈的名單也一一列出,還有疫情趨勢圖等,方便大眾了解形勢。 繼續閱讀

The key to startup success – ejinsight

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Unicorns are rare. American research firm CB Insights tracked more than 1,100 technology startups which raised their first seed funds from 2008 to 2010, and found that less than half could secure a second round of financing, and that the startup numbers continued to decline with each round. Only 15 percent of the firms could get the fourth round of financing. Meanwhile, there were only 12 companies that could become unicorns, names such as Uber and Airbnb.

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地圖看疫情 – 信報財經新聞, StartUpBeat

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今年1月下旬,源自湖北武漢的新型冠狀病毒肺炎(又稱武漢肺炎)病例急增,情況日趨嚴峻。而港人對17年前的沙士(SARS)疫情仍然心有餘悸。記得當年筆者和同事不眠不休,創製了全球首個「沙士地圖」,後來獲港府和世界衞生組織相繼採用。今天,隨着大眾對傳染病的認知增加,網上出現了不同的新型肺炎地圖,各有千秋。 繼續閱讀

【商機無限】日本積極發展電子支付 ,誓成全球之最! – 經濟通etnet

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【商機無限】日本積極發展電子支付 ,誓成全球之最!

 

今年7月,日本東京奧運會正式開鑼,可謂萬眾期待,相信有大批海外旅客前去參與,感受一下這個大型體壇盛事的熱熾氣氛,尤其是中國遊客,東京奧委會預期將有超過50萬中國遊客會蜂擁而來,帶來無限商機。面對習慣使用電子支付的中國遊客,崇尚現金交易的日本將如何應對?

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改變命運不能單靠知識 – 信報財經新聞

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改變命運不能單靠知識

 

近年,很多中港家長都致力投資在子女的教育上。內地針對中產家庭的調查顯示,年收入在人民幣12.5至100萬之間的家庭,六成將子女教育作為首要支出。有跨國銀行的調查也發現,香港的家長會為子女的教育花上百萬港元,是全球之冠,遠遠拋離第二位阿聯酋的77萬元,更幾乎是新加坡的一倍。有分析指出,這是受焦慮情緒驅動,尤其中產階級力爭上游,希望子女不會淪落向下流所致。

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Airbnb takes in some lessons from WeWork debacle – ejinsight

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Airbnb takes in some lessons from WeWork debacle

 

Last week, I mentioned two startups — Tink Labs and WeWork — that either crashed or suffered major setbacks last year. Let us now take a look at Airbnb, the home-sharing rental startup that plans to go public this year. The firm’s co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky told an audience at a New York Times forum recently that there are two lessons learnt from the WeWork debacle, which saw the shared workspace provider pulling a planned IPO.

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