This article mainly discusses three movies set in the technology industry, namely "TETRIS," "Air," and "Blackberry." In "TETRIS," it narrates how Henk Rogers became infatuated with the game Tetris and went on an adventure to the Soviet Union, making it a popular electronic game. "Air" tells the origin story of the Air Jordan series of basketball shoes. "Blackberry" tells the rise and downfall of the world's first smartphone, Blackberry.
The article mentions that readers who are now in their 40s and 50s may still remember the early 2000s in Hong Kong, where Blackberry was a symbol of status. However, with the emergence of the iPhone, Blackberry disappeared in a short period of time. The movie "Blackberry" reminds us that in 2007, Blackberry controlled 45% of the mobile phone market, but now it's 0%.
The article mentions a scene from the movie "Blackberry" where the protagonist, Mike, used to dislike products made in China because he believed they were of poor quality. However, when Blackberry faced competition from the iPhone, Mike couldn't develop new products locally and had to seek manufacturing capabilities in China. The movie uses this to symbolize the decline of Blackberry, attributing it to the poor quality of Chinese manufacturers.
The article points out that Chinese manufacturing was crucial for the success of the iPhone, and after announcing distribution and production plans in China in 2007, RIM's stock price skyrocketed.
Lastly, the article mentions that during periods of tension between China and the United States, negative portrayals of China in Western media and movies may become more common, so readers need to maintain independent thinking.
In summary, this article revolves around the theme of the technology industry and introduces three related movies. It reminds readers that even in leading industries, if one cannot keep up with the latest technology and trends, it's easy to lose market leadership. Simultaneously, the article emphasizes the importance of independent thinking.
Entrepreneurship is a challenging and risky journey, and the movie stories mentioned in this article are also about entrepreneurship and market competition, providing inspiration and warnings for entrepreneurs.
A four-member student team from Wah Yan College in Kowloon had an unpleasant experience of riding a truck. They decided to develop "Smart Driving Advantage", a near-zero-cost cell phone application that is specialized in monitoring whether drivers are concentrating on driving. The development process was not smooth, but with the guidance of their teachers and brothers, they kept improving the application.
The first Young Scientists Summit will be held on 4 December this year at the Hong Kong Science Park. Many scientists from around the world will come to Hong Kong to participate in the Summit. The organizer believes that the Summit can showcase the scientific research strength and innovation capability of young scientists, and at the same time stimulate cross-regional scientific research collaboration.
The 6th Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund/HSBC JUMPSTARTER 2023 Global Entrepreneurship Finals will be held on November 16-17 at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Waterfront. The top 30 teams competing for a total of HK$1 million cash prizes. Tech by the Harbour events include "Water, Light and Shadow", "Robot Parade", "Museum of the Future", and "Innovation Forum - Leading the Way to the Future"
More than 80 industry representatives discussed the prospects and strategies of the venture capital market in the light of the rapid development of emerging technologies. Cyberport Community Startups had a strong year of fundraising. between October 2022 and September 2023, Cyberport Startups successfully raised more than $3 billion. Total cumulative funding raised by Cyberport enterprises amounted to $37.5 billion.
Standard Chartered Hong Kong was selected to participate in the HKMA's "Digital Hong Kong Dollar" Pilot Project. The project aims to test the application of analog digital Hong Kong dollars in different scenarios, especially in the absence of network or power supply. Standard Chartered said it is consolidating the data from the relevant tests and will announce the detailed results at a later date.
Web 3.0, the third generation of the Internet, has recently become the latest concept in future technology. What is the difference between this change, which is mainly advocated by the blockchain and cryptocurrency community, and the Web 1.0 era of the past, the Web 2.0 we are now living in, and even the Web 3. 0 that was predicted more than a decade ago? What changes do these promoters hope to bring about, and how will it work?
Researchers from three universities in the UK used a deep learning model to record keyboard typing sounds to identify the information entered into the computer. Results showed that the accuracy of identification using iPhone recordings was 95%. The recording accuracy using Zoom video software is 93%. The researchers trained the artificial intelligence model on the sound of pressing 36 keys on a MacBook Pro.
The Science Park Company held the "Ideation and Entrepreneurship Incubation Program Graduation Ceremony," with a total of 473 startups participating. Participants were able to access funding, training, mentoring, and promotion support through the program, preparing them for the development of their products. One of the startups successfully developed a portable fundus camera through the abundant resources provided by the program and hopes to popularize its use in the future. These initiatives demonstrate Hong Kong's strong efforts to promote the development of innovative technology companies.
Recently, Annalise has gained attention for attending a dinner organized by veteran actors such as Eric Tsang, Chapman To, Simon Yam, Louis Koo, and Michael Miu. Many netizens are curious about how Annalise became a part of this gathering. In an interview with "Hong Kong 01," she explained that she was able to attend because her uncle is a good friend of Eric Tsang from their days playing soccer together for over 20 years. Annalise's uncle knew about her career in the entertainment industry and introduced her to these veterans. Eric Tsang is highly respected and admired in the industry for his hosting skills and acting, making him one of the people worthy of learning from. During the dinner, he also introduced Annalise to more veterans and discussed the possibility of future collaborations.
Eric Zhu is a 15-year-old student who is also an internet expert and the owner of a successful company that raised $100 million in funding. Despite still being in school, he is incredibly busy. To juggle his classes, running his business, and attending meetings, he has to handle various tasks in the school restroom stalls.
The Hong Kong Animal Adoption Association (HKAAA) will be organizing the "HKAAA@Cyberport Mall: Celebrate Summer with Dogs" event on July 22. The event will include pet adoption, pet training, and handicraft workshops, among other activities. Whether or not you have a pet, everyone is welcome to participate and enjoy the event with their family. The event provides an opportunity to find a furry family member.
"Chill Bazaar 2023 - Youth Entrepreneurship Day" will be held in the atrium of Phase 1 of the Miramar Plaza in Tsim Sha Tsui today and tomorrow (4 and 5) Nearly 20 stalls with different characteristics will be present, including stalls selling wood crafts, party goods and original board games, etc. Event trainers also described this year's stalls as diversified and mostly mature.
The idea of setting up an alliance of Hong Kong youth innovation and entrepreneurship bases in the Greater Bay Area was proposed as early as in the 2019 Policy Address. The Secretary for Home and Youth Affairs, Ms Alice Mak, said in August last year that the Bureau would kick off the preparatory work for the alliance later.
Being prepared ahead of time is never too early. A pension plan is a financial solution for saving and investing, providing a stable income for the future. Manulife's "Prosperity-driven Pension Plan" offers various flexible options to meet different individuals' needs. Young "Slashers" can invest in the plan to provide a steady cash flow for future entrepreneurship or property ownership. Middle-aged office workers can use the pension plan to obtain passive income during retirement. The plan also offers protection options, including double benefits for cognitive impairment, death compensation, and accidental death compensation.
Sir Run Run Shaw was born in 1923 and grew up during turbulent times. He dedicated his youth to entrepreneurship and became the president of the Hong Kong Chinese Manufacturers' Association. He was actively involved in politics, sports, and education. During the war years, he generously funded national operations, and his ventures in real estate made him a pioneer in the field. He was also among the first businessmen to embrace China's reform and opening-up policy. With his selfless patriotism, Sir Run Run Shaw made significant contributions to China's development. He worked tirelessly to contribute to every brick and every tile laid in building China and propelled the country towards greater heights.
"The winners of the 'UST-Showa Million Dollar Entrepreneurship Competition 2023' have been announced. The champions, runners-up, and third-place winners are Allegrow, not only powder, and Fleming MedLab, respectively. They will receive cash prizes of 400,000, 200,000, and 100,000 dollars. Among them, the gold medalist Not Only Powder won the newly added 'Sustainable Development Impact Award' for their innovative idea of turning visually imperfect fruits into dried snacks."
Yang Guomin, a programmer born in the 1990s, decided to return to his hometown in Inner Mongolia to start a business due to the challenges caused by social anxiety disorder in his work. He began selling organic sheep manure fertilizer, as modern young people value a good quality of life and enjoy gardening and flower cultivation. Yang Guomin launched small packaging of sheep manure fertilizer, which attracted the attention of nearly 190,000 people. His business is able to sell 300 tons of fertilizer each month, and now, those who had previously mocked him have come back to collaborate with him.
This article introduces a savings method called the Envelope Budgeting System. A woman, who was unemployed and had a debt of nearly $70,000, decided to change her financial management approach. She used the Envelope Budgeting System, where she allocated money into different envelopes representing different expense categories. Through this method, she eventually succeeded in paying off her debts and became a successful entrepreneur with an annual income exceeding $1 million. This method may be worth considering, especially when we have the impulse to spend all our savings while repaying debts.
Shenzhen recently released favorable news that supports the employment and entrepreneurship of young people from Hong Kong and Macau. This policy covers three aspects: internship employment, entrepreneurial development, and living conditions, and specifies corresponding reward measures. The maximum reward can reach up to 1 million RMB.
The 10-year-old son of Liu Luangong, former chairman of China Trust (0127), and his wife Chen Kaiyun recently launched a self-created tabletop game called "Arctic Party". In addition to entrepreneurship, they also hope to raise people's awareness of environmental protection. The couple strongly supports their children's entrepreneurial ideas, but they must also be mindful of limited cost investment. Gan Bi acknowledges that in the business world, one has to make trade-offs between ideals and practicality. She also generously shares her parenting experience, stating that she is not afraid of her children's failures; what she fears most is that they won't dare to try. She believes that while success is important, failure is not a big deal. What matters is having the courage to try and not being afraid to grow through experimentation.
The students of Class One at the International Christian High School and Elementary School have formed a company called "Construini" as part of the Youth Entrepreneurship Experience Program. They have successfully created a cat-shaped decorative stand and a mobile app for managing personal schedules. In March, they secured an opportunity to make their app available for download on the mobile app market.
On August 16, 2023, the "2023 Bay Creation Camp – Youth Entrepreneurship Exchange Event in the Greater Bay Area" was officially launched in Nansha, Guangzhou. 35 young people from Hong Kong, Macau, and the mainland who have the intention to start their own businesses gathered together for a four-day, three-night training camp. They will visit well-known technology innovation companies, receive entrepreneurship-themed training, and receive one-on-one project incubation guidance from professional mentors. This event aims to promote communication and collaboration among young entrepreneurs in the Greater Bay Area of Guangdong, Hong Kong, and Macau.
The Youth Employment Start (Y.E.S.) of the Labour Department organizes the Youth Entrepreneurship Practical Day every year, providing training, consultation, and rent-free marketplace for young entrepreneurs. This year's "Chill-Level Marketplace 2023 - Youth Entrepreneurship Practical Day" is now open for application, with a deadline of September 2nd. Shortlisted candidates can set up their own booths and sell their products at the marketplace in the Miramar Plaza in Tsim Sha Tsui on November 4th and 5th. Those who are not shortlisted can also participate in the Self-Employment Retail Expert Toolkit Course. The activities include candle making, handmade leather goods, embroidery, and natural skincare products.