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Gold Prices: Hong Kong To The Rescue?

Gold Prices: Hong Kong To The Rescue?

By Toni Matthews-El September 29, 2014

Much of the recent fluctuation in gold prices was blamed on the improving American economy. The changing economic landscape in the United States is considered key for determining the long-term market value of the precious metal As such, gold suffered …

Transformers Director Attacked On Set in Hong Kong Transformers Director Attacked On Set in Hong Kong

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Someone in Hong Kong must really want to prevent Transformers 4 from happening. A man believed to be under the influence of drugs attempted to smash director Michael Bay’s head in on Thursday using an air conditioner. The air conditioner …

Super Typhoon Usagi Heading for Hong Kong Super Typhoon Usagi Heading for Hong Kong

Super Typhoon Usagi, the most powerful storm on the planet so far in 2013, is still moving along in the Western Pacific, carrying winds as strong as 162 mph – which is equivalent to a category 5 hurricane. Usagi is …

Man Claims Galaxy S4 Burnt His Home Down Man Claims Galaxy S4 Burnt His Home Down

China has the worst luck with smartphones. One person is dead, and another seriously injured, after an iPhone delivered a deadly shock to both victims. Now a man’s apartment has burnt down thanks to his Galaxy S4. Xianguo reports that …

Average Global Internet Speeds Are Still Increasing Average Global Internet Speeds Are Still Increasing
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Most of us in the U.S. love to rag on our ISPs and blame them for what we perceive as painfully slow Internet speeds. Our ISPs certainly do deserve their fair share of criticism, but we should also celebrate when …

Somebody's Already Made A Movie About Edward Snowden Somebody's Already Made A Movie About Edward Snowden
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Well, that was fast. I humorously pondered earlier this week that a movie based on Edward Snowden’s life would be eventually made. Little did I know that a group of Hong Kong filmmakers would join forces to make a five …

‘Toilet Water’ Coffee Used by Hong Kong Starbucks ‘Toilet Water’ Coffee Used by Hong Kong Starbucks
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An investigative report has angered Hong Kong coffee drinkers this week after it was revealed that a local Starbucks was using water from a bathroom spout to brew its coffee. According to an HK Magazine translation of an Apple Daily …

Steve Jobs Wax Figure Unveiled in Hong Kong Steve Jobs Wax Figure Unveiled in Hong Kong

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The first anniversary of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs’ death is fast approaching (October 5th), and what better way to celebrate the life of a guy who meant a lot to many by unveiling a brand new wax replica of him. …

$65 Million To Marry Daughter, Plus Business Capital $65 Million To Marry Daughter, Plus Business Capital

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A Hong Kong shipping magnate has offered quite a bounty for a potential husband for his daughter after rumors began flying that she eloped with her lover in Paris earlier this year. Cecil Chao Sze-tsung told the BBC that his …

iPhone 5 Knockoff Already Announced For China iPhone 5 Knockoff Already Announced For China
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The iPhone 5 is going to be the must have device this year. Once it’s announced on September 12, there will be millions of pre-orders ahead of the phone’s September 21 launch. What happens if you can’t wait though? What …

You Are Still Paying Too Much For Internet You Are Still Paying Too Much For Internet

It’s a sad fact that Americans pay more for Internet than other developed nations. There are multiple reasons as to why we pay too much for Internet and we went into a few of those reasons over the weekend. A …

Locals Annoyed Over Hong Kong iTunes Store Locals Annoyed Over Hong Kong iTunes Store
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Last week we told you that Apple had launched the iTunes Store in twelve new regions, mostly in Asia and the Pacific. One of those was Hong Kong. While the launch appears to have gone smoothly from a technical standpoint, …

Google Lets China Users Know When Searches Will Fail Google Lets China Users Know When Searches Will Fail

Google announced today that it will now notify users in mainland China when they enter a keyword that may cause connection issues. Such issues are occurring, according to Google, when users search for a particular subset of queries. Google shared …

King George Tupou V of Tonga Dies in Hong Kong
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George Tupou V, the King of Tonga, died in a Hong Kong hospital on Sunday. He was 63. (image) Tupou V was best-known for introducing democracy to Tonga, after riots following his rise to the throne in 2006. He was …

Google Maps Adds More Locations For Live Traffic Google Maps Adds More Locations For Live Traffic

Since it began tracking live traffic conditions in 2008, Google Maps has continuously added more and more locations to the service so that travelers can plan accordingly around hairy gridlocks and untimely commuting routes. Via the Lat Long blog today, …

Panasonic GF5 Specs Leaked On Instagram Panasonic GF5 Specs Leaked On Instagram

The iOS-specific photo-sharing app Instagram is used for lots of things, but it’s not usually in the news for being the outlet for a product leak. It appears that’s just what has happened recently, however, as Hong Kong’s face of …

Facebook Establishes New Sales Office In Hong Kong
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Facebook’s ad sales in Asia should soon pick up by a significant amount.  The company’s opened a new office in Hong Kong, and it means to make sure local firms learn all about using social media to reach potential customers.

This undertaking might not be immediately successful.  The Hong Kong office is only Facebook’s second sales office in Asia (the other’s in Singapore), so companies could need a little while to perform tests and get used to Facebook’s way of doing things.