日本推廣電子支付挑戰大 – 信報財經新聞, StartUpBeat

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日本推廣電子支付挑戰大

 

上文提到,東京奧委會預期超過50萬中國遊客會蜂擁至明年7月舉辦的日本東京奧運。這就會引起另一個難題:面對大量習慣電子支付的中國遊客,現金當道的日本如何應對?

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Hong Kong’s financial secretary is misguided if he thinks money can buy happiness – South China Morning Post

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Hong Kong’s financial secretary is misguided if he thinks money can buy happiness

 

Governments around the world tend to believe that the richer the country, the happier the people will be. Policies are often based on this belief. Recently, Hong Kong’s financial secretary announced a new package of measures to support businesses and employment, following the relief measures proposed in August and October. However, is this policy solidly grounded?

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初創有法 如何花40秒吸引投資者? – 香港經濟日報

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初創有法 如何花40秒吸引投資者?

 

10月初在美國三藩市一個活動上,導演李安和演員韋史密夫本來要跟觀眾討論他們的新片《雙子任務:疊影危機》,但臨場史密夫說想投資初創企業,因此大會主持臨時改變當日的主題,邀請了四個初創的創辦人上台極速推銷自己的産品,即「投售」(pitch),每人只有40秒時間。

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【創科新機會】創新科技帶來隱憂還是機遇?要好好掌握兼及早裝備 – 經濟通etnet

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【創科新機會】創新科技帶來隱憂還是機遇?要好好掌握兼及早裝備

 

科技可解決問題,讓人類生活變得舒適方便,但同時卻產生了隱憂。

 

美國一個以電腦程式員為主的社交網站上,有一位帖主表達了自己矛盾的心情。他受僱從事數據輸入的工作,6個月前他利用程式悄悄地把工作自動化,讓原本需要整個月時間完成的任務,頓成10分鐘內完成,而且幾乎沒有錯漏。由於他在家工作,僱主對此無從知曉,他有感自己隱瞞事情,對僱主有違道德之嫌,向網民尋求意見。他的做法是否正確,難以言喻,但自動化有助提升工作效率,便是不爭的事實。

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Coping with a crisis – ejinsight

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Coping with a crisis

 

Earlier this month, Hong Kong almost ground to a standstill due to widespread transport disruptions amid the anti-government protests. People living in the New Territories had to spend six hours commuting to work, while those living along the MTR lines in Kowloon had to spend two to three times extra hours to reach Central. Traffic was paralyzed, schools had to suspend classes, emergency services were affected, and the working class whose pay is based on hourly or daily rate suffered a lot. Amid such situations, we cannot emphasize enough the importance of having accurate and updated information on various aspects concerning people’s daily lives.

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Blockchain may be a solution for two problems of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – Harbour Times

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Blockchain may be a solution for two problems of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

 

The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 are expected to be a place for showcasing many new technologies. Beyond showcasing tech for just showing off, one promising technology could actually provide a solution for two major problems facing Olympic organisers.

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「斑馬」初創 穩中求勝 – 信報財經新聞, StartUpBeat

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「斑馬」初創 穩中求勝

 

今年8月在美國《國家科學院院刊》(PNAS)上,刊登了史丹福大學和一個私募基金合作的研究,指出全球有69.1萬億美元(約539萬億港元)包括避險基金、房地產、私募股權投資等的金融資產,其中只有不足1.3%由女性或非白種男性負責管理,因此產生許多不平等現象。無怪乎近年有一個稱為「斑馬運動」的興起,它由女性和非白人高科技企業家號召。「斑馬」初創是指這些公司既黑且白,即兼具兩個目標:一要有盈利,二要解決社會問題,而不是如「獨角獸」(估值至少10億美元或78億港元)般,以顛覆舊經濟為目標。

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