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Hong Kong slow to go cashless? Blame success of Octopus card, minister says

Hong Kong is lagging behind mainland China in becoming a cashless society because the city’s first such payment option, the contactless Octopus card, was so successful that the city stopped exploring more options, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Edward Yau Tang-wah says.

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Amazon hasn’t cracked China’s cloud market. This blockchain startup thinks it can.

For foreign cloud providers, entering China’s market is often more trouble than it’s worth. Not only are overseas firms required to form joint ventures with local companies, but they’re also prohibited from owning or operating certain types of cloud tech and hardware.

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Germany bans sale of child-snooping smartwatches

Certain smartwatches for children can no longer be sold in Germany as some of these models are equipped with a “wiretapping” function, a regulator said on Friday Germany’s Federal Network Agency, or Bundesnetzagentur, announced the ban saying that these watches can be classed as “unauthorized trans

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YouTube terminates exploitive ‘kids’ channel ToyFreaks, among broader tightening of its endangerment policies

Following consumer outrage over YouTube’s handling of disturbing videos aimed at children on its network, the company has now banned one of the more controversial kid channels it hosted, Toy Freaks. The channel, the 68th largest on YouTube with over 8.

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Uber能否疏導交通擠塞? – 尹思哲 – Medium

Uber能否疏導交通擠塞?佢三藩市50%車程接駁公交系統而台北都有25% 唔算差香港又有幾多? 好似唔夠數據但我由屯門返港島次次都係巴士轉Uber!!!$50試搭 bit.

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Singapore startup Hmlet raises US$1.5M to match expats with rental homes

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Singapore’s central bank announces US$20M AI grant, regional cyber threat centre and blockchain prototypes

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Facebook launches collaborative Stories for Groups and Events

Facebook is combining its Snapchat Stories clone with features Snapchat can’t match in a bid to boost usage. Starting today, users of Facebook Groups and Events will be able to contribute to a Facebook Story visible to the rest of the members and moderated by the admins.

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A Self-Driving Truck Might Deliver Your Next Refrigerator

If you live in Southern California and you’ve ordered one of those fancy new smart refrigerators in the past few weeks, it may have hitched a ride to you on a robotruck.

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What SoftBank’s $10b investment in Uber means for its battle with Ola in India

Scandal-ridden Uber has confirmed a deal to sell a chunk of its stakes to SoftBank. The Japanese giant could invest US$10 billion over the next month to acquire 14 percent or more of Uber’s shares, both in fresh and existing stock.

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Hong Kong Surpasses Dot-Com Boom With Record Technology IPO Haul

Fundraising from tech-related initial public offerings in the city, led by ZhongAn Online P&C Insurance Co., has hit a record $4.2 billion this year, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. That’s more than five times the amount raised in Hong Kong during the global dot-com boom in 2000.

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Competition Is For Losers – Says Billionaire Peter Thiel

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AI is set to kill digital marketing, thus marketers need to evolve

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Task Type Choice: Habit, Daily, or To-Do

This is a featured article! This page was featured as part of the Wiki Wednesday series. Once a month, Habitica staff highlight a helpful post from the Wiki with tips about productivity, wellness, and optimizing your use of Habitica! To-Do – Any tasks that are one-time actions.

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The Keep:Ideas for Tracking Sleep and Bedtimes

Since all your Dailies have to be done before cron each day, you could set your cron to be whatever time you’ve selected as “bedtime”. Many players create a Daily to indicate that they got to bed on time, or that they got enough sleep the previous night (usually eight hours).

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Habitica and Task Management


話說在廿世紀時代,國際間原本由美蜀國、中吳國和俄國三國鼎立。皆因俄國現君主,其擁有空手道黑帶八段身手,加上其出身超級特務,因此其最終夢想和目標是要征服全球,並不希罕其【三國鼎立】現況, 他認為現時之炮

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Rob Reid is an author of speculative fiction based in New York City. His new novel, After On (release date: August 1, 2017), concerns a diabolical social network (Phluttr) with the means and (perhaps?) the inclination to take full control of human society.

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