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Inside Apple’s Rise to $2 Trillion
Apple reached a staggering $2 trillion market valuation in August, despite years of doubt from critics over whether the tech giant could continue to succeed after the death of Steve Jobs. Here’s a look at Apple’s rise to the very top.
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A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.
Hong Kong equality watchdog steps up for sacked Filipino domestic worker
Baby Jane Allas, a domestic worker from the Philippines, lost her job after being diagnosed with cervical cancer and accused her employer of discrimination
Volkswagen and Audi are starting to challenge Tesla
The world's largest carmaker is starting to gain ground on Tesla.
Former lawmaker Ted Hui rejects HSBC explanation on why it froze his accounts
Hui says he can ‘hardly accept the nearly laughable U-turn explanation’ HSBC chief executive Noel Quinn gave him in an email last week.
Say No Mo by Balbek Bureau: 2020 Best of Year Winner for Beauty
Asked to design a beauty salon, Balbek Bureau, a local architecture firm, did its due diligence, researching salons and taking note of recurring colors, materials, and decorativ...
Strong sales at Hong Kong’s first new homes launch of 2021 bode well
Hundreds queued on Sunday hoping to buy one of the 145 new flats on sale at Wheelock’s Monaco project in Kai Tak, a promising start to the new year for the city’s beleaguered pr...
Why China is investing heavily in blockchain
Last year was a big year for blockchain projects in China after President Xi Jinping called for further development of the technology at the end of 2019, but the country continu...
Generation gap: stop talking down to Hong Kong’s disengaged young, expert says
Young Hongkongers feel marginalised and ignored, says academic who led six-month trust study.
Capitol riot seen in new shocking footage like never before
Shocking footage released on Sunday offers a new glimpse inside the deadly US Capitol riot, — following the invaders as they search for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other lawm...
Covid-19 rebound fears as Hong Kong logs 55 cases, over 80 await confirmation
Health official says the spike in daily caseloads is a ‘concern’, but explains it may be down to strengthened testing in virus-hit district.
Selena Gomez: Big Tech 'cashing in from evil’
In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press, Gomez said she’s frustrated by what she views as the companies’ lackluster response and that they have to “stop doing the ba...
Elderly home resident won't be inoculated in one go, Lam Ching-choi said
Authorities won't vaccinate all elderly home residents in one go as it wants more time to observe the jabs' side effects, Elderly Commission chairman Lam Ching-choi said.
Apple CEO responds to Big Tech criticism: No 'intersection' between free speech, incitement of violence
Apple CEO Tim Cook stood by his company's decision to remove alternative social media platform Parler from the App Store, as Big Tech companies face criticism over censorship af...
HSBC "had no choice" but to freeze his accounts: Ted Hui
HSBC group chief executive Noel Quinn told exiled former lawmaker Ted Hui Chi-fung the bank had no choice but to freeze his and his family's bank accounts.
"Can Be Done": Top US Scientist On Biden's 100 Million Doses In 100 Days Goal
While US health authorities succeeded in testing and confirming the safety and effectiveness of two new vaccines in record time, an ambitious effort to quickly inoculate million...
From Trumpism to lockdown, people believe in the craziest things
Following his disgruntled supporters’ rampage through the Capitol, Donald Trump’s fate hangs in the balance.
Apple Chief Tim Cook Says Parler Could Return To App Store With "Reforms"
Apple suspended all downloads of the Parler app following the attack on the US Capitol on January 6, citing postings on the platform that could incite further violence. Google a...
What is Signal, and is it really safer than WhatsApp?
The encrypted messaging app Signal has seen an explosion in take-up recently. Recommended by Edward Snowden and Elon Musk, It reported a whopping five-fold growth in its Android...
See Virgil Abloh's New Louis Vuitton 2054 Collection
Fusing luxury fashion and activewear together, Virgil Abloh's second collection for Louis Vuitton 2054 takes functionality to new heights.
Parler attracted senior members of the UK government before it shut down, according to reports
More than a dozen politicians from the UK's right-wing ruling Conservative party had joined Parler before the social network went offline, according to The Observer.
Meet The Model Pushing For Opportunities For Creative People With Disabilities
"If your whole team looks like you, that’s a problem. The world is so diverse, and that should be celebrated. "
Branson's Virgin Orbit reaches space with key mid-air rocket launch
Billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit reached space for the first time on Sunday with a successful test of its air-launched rocket, delivering ten NASA satellites to orbit ...
Biden to replace Trump may encourage investors to sell Microsoft shares and buy Amazon shares instead
The Trump administration skyrocketed the value of Microsoft's shares, transferring to them the web hosting services of government servers that had hitherto been served exclusive...
‘Do You Need Help?' Central Florida Waitress Credited With Helping Boy After Noticing Bruises
The boy’s 34-year-old stepfather was arrested on charges of child abuse and neglect on the night the waitress called police
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