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Ultra-Rich Save Millions Exploiting Hong Kong Home Loophole

When Pan Sutong, the billionaire chairman of Hong Kong investment conglomerate Goldin Group, splashed out a reported HK$2.5 billion ($318 million) …

Hong Kong

Bill Gates Noticed a Global Economy Trend That No One Is Paying Enough Attention To

Forty years ago, Bill Gates co-founded Microsoft and kick-started a new era where software and the internet overpower machines. Thanks to the …

Bill Gates

Air India was once the company that inspired Singapore Airlines and Cathay Pacific

In the early 1970s, the government of Singapore, led by prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, had a great idea. In order to attract investment into the little island nation, it thought of starting an international airline that would act as a kind of flying advertisement for Singapore and its world-class …

India

The Future of Porn Is Only Getting Worse

We interviewed award-winning feminist adult film maker Erika Lust about the impact of FOSTA/SESTA on porn, the problem with age verification checks and the value of education over regulation.<p>When we're all reading books aloud to each other for entertainment again, it's possible that 2018 will be …

Internet

5 Emerging Technologies That 5G Will Positively Disrupt

Disruption is the name of the game in the world of tech. We’re constantly on the cusp of some new innovation—interactive technologies, for example, are changing how consumers shop and how brands set out to improve the ever-important customer experience. The next big tech innovation—5G—stands to …

Emerging Technology

'Mum, I was tricked': my daughter, the Kim Jong-nam murder suspect

In the beginning, there were a few times that Benah pretended not to know her daughter, Siti Aisyah. She just couldn’t face the questions.<p>One day while Benah was visiting the doctor in town the receptionist recognised the name of her sleepy Javanese village, Rancasumur – a name popularised by the …

North Korea

Tokyo’s New Digital Art Museum Is Designed to Blow Your Mind

When the <b>Mori Building Digital Art Museum</b> opened in Tokyo in June, it became the world’s first museum dedicated solely to digital art—which is …

Digital Art

Ground-Up Initiative founder Tay Lai Hock dies

SINGAPORE: The founder of non-profit group Ground-Up Initiative (GUI), Mr Tay Lai Hock, died on Tuesday (Aug 14) morning.<p>GUI announced Mr Tay's …

Nonprofits

Rosé payola: The dirty industry secret behind your favorite restaurant’s crappy wine

We’re in the dog days of summer when there’s nothing better than a chilled glass of pink-ish wine. And for the last few years, rosé has been the go-to summer drink for many an alcohol imbiber. However, the choices offered by many popular restaurants are just plain bad, and it turns out the reason …

Rosé

Japan activated an elite marine unit for the first time since World War II to counter China — and it's getting ready for its first naval exercise

Just a few months after activating its elite Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade for the first time since World War II, Japan plans to send the crisis-response force modeled off the US Marine Corps on its first naval exercise before the end of the year.<p>Japan disbanded its military after World War …

Military

A 'cat and mouse game': Unlicensed massage parlours feel the heat from new laws

SINGAPORE: She came from China 18 years ago, eagerly looking forward to the bliss of married life, and could not be more excited when awarded her …

Massage Therapy

What an egg breakfast looks like in 10 places around the world

1/<p>Enjoy a Full English in the United Kingdom.<p>camaforbusiness/Shutterstock<p>Also known as a "fry-up," the traditional English breakfast includes fried …

Breakfast

Police Suspect a Shipwreck Filled With Tons of Gold Was a Cryptocurrency Scam

All traces of Shinil Group are vanishing from the internet.<p>Last month, a South Korean company known as the Shinil Group announced it had discovered the wreckage of a 100-year old Russian warship, which the company said held 200 tons of gold bullion worth roughly $130 billion USD. Now, South Korean …

Cryptocurrency

Open and shut case: why the package holiday is back

Our research has shown that an Instagrammable hotel is more and more important Peter Fankhauser, CEO, Thomas Cook<p>The last time I went on a package holiday France had just won the World Cup. It was 1998, the peak of the package’s popularity, and my mates and I celebrated the end of our exams with a …

Thomas Cook

How to be more Cook and less Zuckerberg: five ways to build trust through global e-commerce

A recent privacy survey in the U.S found that Apple ranks among the world’s most trusted technology companies. That’s good news for CEO Tim Cook, …

eCommerce

Focus: Japan's Don Quijote rides high on rule-breaking reputation

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese discount retailer Don Quijote Holdings Co Ltd was once the industry's enfant terrible, overturning standard retail practices with its cluttered and chaotic stores that sell everything from faux leopard-skin rugs to designer watches.<p>These days, however, Donki - as it …

eCommerce

The Ultra-Wealthy World of Crazy Rich Asians Is a Real Thing. Here's Why

“I can tell you one thing—these people are richer than God,” exclaims one character in Kevin Kwan’s novel <i>Crazy Rich Asians</i>. Featuring an all-Asian …

Asia

How to turn off Google's location tracking

When you turn off “location history” Google still tracks your location when you use several of its key services including Maps, search and the weather. Here’s how to really turn all of it off.<p>A report from the Associated Press has highlighted that the feature called location history is just one of …

Maps

To fend off Netflix, movie theaters try 3-screen immersion

Sit at the back of the movie theater, and it's possible to see the appeal of ScreenX, the latest attempt to drag film lovers off the sofa and away …

Sofa

See striking and bizarre images of cancer cells

The Art of Science, an exhibition in Melbourne, Australia, has taken on the interesting challenge of blending art and a healthy dose of science education.<p>The free exhibition, held at the Federation Square in the city, features images and videos taken from medical research, and the pictures of …

Cancer Cells

Fukushima nuclear statue ignites online furore

TOKYO: A giant statue of a child wearing a radiation suit in the Japanese city of Fukushima has touched off a storm of criticism online as the …

Fukushima

Chinese engineer sued for stealing trade secrets from San Jose tech firm Lumileds

Chinese engineer Chen Gangyi will need to cough up about $66 million in damages.<p>That's after a Silicon Valley jury found that he had stolen trade secrets from Lumileds, an LED light making company, before he left to join Chinese firm Elec-Tech International. He had apparently smuggled out thousands …

Silicon Valley

A $40 Billion Plan to Cash Out Of Bitcoin

The 1980s cyberpunk novels that predicted today’s internet failed to conceive of anything as outlandish or contradictory as Bitcoin: A digital currency that’s spent nowhere, a commodity that’s used for nothing, and a libertarian dream that’s effectively run by elites.<p>Now, after its 66-percent price …

Cryptocurrency

GST refund shortfall more than we thought: Malaysia finance minister

KUALA LUMPUR: The shortfall in Goods and Services Tax (GST) refunds totalled RM19.2 billion (US$4.7 billion) as at May 31 this year and not the …

Kuala Lumpur

Saudi Arabia Buying Out Tesla: How Much Can We Trust Elon Musk?

Ever since Elon Musk announced on Twitter last Tuesday that he had “secured” the “funding” to take Tesla private in what would be a $72 billion deal, …

Tesla

The Meg's giant shark is an AI-powered marvel

The worldwide box office was dominated by a 75-foot-long shark over the weekend. The Meg, a Warner Bros. film, managed to rake in over $140 million amid the global feeding frenzy. And everyone wants to know how the filmmakers managed to make the monster look so real. The answer, of course, is …

Artificial Intelligence

The reasons why food tastes better in a bowl than on a plate

There were only three uses for the blue and white Pfaltzgraf bowls that filled my family’s kitchen cabinets when I was growing up—soup, breakfast cereal, and ice cream. Okay, maybe the occasional chili night. Everything else—pasta, casseroles, roast chicken—we ate off of large dinner plates, offset …

Food

Google records your location even when you tell it not to

Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to.<p>An Associated Press investigation found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you've used a privacy setting that says it will prevent …

AdWords

The Reason to Worry When Public Companies Disappear

Public corporations are an odd hybrid institution. They’re not really public in the sense of the government having a stake in them -- they’re privately owned companies that follow government standards for financial reporting. In theory, this transparency makes them suitable for the public to invest …

Apple's $1 trillion value doesn't mean it's the 'biggest' company

On Aug. 2, Apple became the first U.S. public corporation to achieve a US$1 trillion valuation, making it the largest company in the world – by one …

Stock Markets