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15-09-2017
Innovation and Technology Venture Fund

The Government has launched the Innovation and Technology Venture Fund on 15-09-2017. It is now open for application by venture capital funds to become co-investment partners (Deadline: 15-01-2018). A briefing session will be held on 03-10-2017 at the Hong Kong Science Park. Interested venture capital funds are welcome to attend.

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16-10-2019
9 ways to use Windows 7 (safely) when support ends

With Microsoft's support ending in January, our Windows 7 Survival Guide for 2020 offers ways to protect your older machines that can't or won't be upgraded.

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15-10-2019
DiversyFund makes real estate investment accessible to everyone

Few investment opportunities are as lucrative as real estate. By buying low, renovating, and selling when the time is right, investors have the potential to make millions of dollars in profit. Unfortunately, this practice is typically reserved for the ultra-wealthy since buying a single property let alone building a real estate portfolio requires more than most of us have lying around. The good news for the 99% is that financial tech company, DiversyFund, is on a mission to change that. With DiversyFund, anyone can participate in building a diversified real estate portfolio, and all you need is $500 to get started. To read this article in full, please click here

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15-10-2019
Apple will be the catalyst for North America’s 5G adoption

Repeat after me: You’re only late to a party if you arrive after everyone else, but if you get there before the event is set-up you’ll be in the way. 5G adoption across the next 12-24-months is going to be a little like that.The 5G party hasn’t started A motley collection of devices and a small number of 5G mast deployments in a limited number of locations does not a universally available service make.Adoption of new standards – no matter how exciting takes time. It also takes services.This is why the most recent GSMA report predicts it will be 2025 before 5G accounts for 46% of global connections, up from a paltry 1% this year and a tiny 4% in 2020.To read this article in full, please click here

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15-10-2019
Windows 10: It's complicated

It was a far, far simpler time. There was just the one iPad. Iron Man was only up to 2. And Windows 7 scratched its way onto about a quarter of all Windows PCs.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)

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15-10-2019
Master of disguise

It’s about 20 years ago, and this pilot fish travels around the U.S. demonstrating his company’s network computer at trade shows.“The device,” says fish, “was basically a dumb terminal connected to a PC server instead of a mainframe, and therefore capable of serving up Windows and web applications. Since the product was small and easy to miss, I would always attach an impressive 17-inch LCD flat-screen monitor that retailed for $2,000.”In 1998, most people have never seen a flat-screen monitor, so conference attendees regularly flock to fish’s booth at the exhibit hall. After answering a few basic questions about the display, fish would shift customers’ attention to the network computer beside it and go into his spiel. The approach works every time, until fish works a government industry conference in Washington, D.C.To read this article in full, please click here

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14-10-2019
You probably won’t be buying a Mac Pro this year

Apple’s end-to-end vision product vision extends from content consumption all the way out to content creation and distribution, and the mass market isn’t to be found at the Mac Pro end of this spectrum.Apple’s best ever Mac Apple has designed the Mac Pro to go the places no other Mac has ever reached.With a $5,999 starting price it is a highly sophisticated super-computer that’s going to sell in thousands at the highest end of the industry (and to the world’s wealthiest Apple fans).The people who will purchase these Macs will be high-end professionals, and these aren’t always at the cutting-edge of hardware or software upgrades.To read this article in full, please click here

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14-10-2019
You probably won’t be buying a Mac Pro this year

Apple’s end-to-end product vision extends from content consumption all the way to content creation and distribution, and its hardware line-up ranges from entry-level laptops to the pricey Mac Pro.Apple has designed the Mac Pro to go places no other Mac has ever reached – but one place it won't go is into the mass market.Apple’s best ever Mac With a $5,999 starting price, the Mac Pro is a highly sophisticated supercomputer that’s going to sell in the thousands at the highest end of the industry (and to the world’s wealthiest Apple fans).The people who purchase these Macs will be high-end professionals, users who aren’t always at the cutting edge of hardware or software upgrades. These are the kind of people who like to maximize the value they get out of their existing kit. Many may be avoiding upgrading to macOS Catalina because they still rely on 32-bit plug-ins. Some may use pre-subscription versions of key creative apps because they want to make money, not spend it.To read this article in full, please click here

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14-10-2019
IDG Contributor Network: What is 5G today and what the future holds

If you ask the average person what they know about 5G technology, the first thing that will pop into their head will likely be something to do with cellphone technology. And if you consider the 2019 rollout of 5G thus far, perhaps that wouldn’t be too far off the mark. The average Jane or Joe would also likely recall that 5G is a faster follow-on technology to 4G LTE, and that wouldn’t be all that inaccurate either.However, what 5G offers today, how it’s deployed and what the 5G landscape is going to look like in the next 2–3 years, will be vastly different. In fact, at the risk of using clichés, indeed 5G NR (New Radio) technology is poised to be “disruptive.” However, this next generation of wireless network technology will also be an enabler across a myriad of industries and applications, and in all likelihood spur all-new use cases as well.To read this article in full, please click here

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14-10-2019
Microsoft preps service pack-esque Windows 10 1909 for release

Microsoft now says the year's second Windows 10 feature upgrade would be released shortly and has given it the guileless name of "Windows 10 November 2019 Update.""We believe that Build 18363.418 is the final build," Brandon LeBlanc, a senior program manager on the Windows Insider team, wrote in a Friday post to a company blog.Build 18363.418 was released on Oct. 8.[ Related: Windows 10 May 2019 Update: Key enterprise features ] Also known as 1909 in Microsoft's four-digit yymm notation, this upgrade is notable for what it is not: It is not a feature upgrade as Microsoft has defined the term in the past. Instead, 1909 will be little more than a rerun of the spring's 1903, including all the fixes Microsoft has made to that version since its May debut, and a very small number of new features. (How small? Check out the list here.)To read this article in full, please click here

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14-10-2019
Very interesting

One day, back in the ’80s, all the ATMs at the bank where pilot fish works suddenly refuse to dispense cash. Customers get a cryptic message about the system not being able to process requests.When fish and his colleagues investigate, they find that the nightly batch job that prepares the files needed by the ATM software had expected to find a specific file on the mainframe that was not there. What happened to it? Ask … the mortgage department?It seems that, some time ago, the mortgage department had requested a change in the name and format of a file containing interest rates for different types of mortgage loans. Although that change had been in effect for a while, the old, outdated file had never been deleted until someone quite recently did some system maintenance.To read this article in full, please click here

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12-10-2019
Have you heard? Audio is the new everything

How to prepare yourself and your organization for a world where podcasts, audio books, YouTube’s audio mode, smart speakers and ‘hearables’ rule.

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11-10-2019
Patch Tuesday problems persist: Start stops, Edge crumbles, Outlook and VMware shake

I reported two days ago that Microsoft seems to have fixed the printing bugs it introduced in the first CVE-2019-1367 Internet Explorer zero-day patch — and apparently reintroduced with the two additional CVE-2019-1367 patches. That’s the good news.Now I have some bad news. Old bugs are back again, and some new ones seem to be crawling out of the primordial Windows ooze. Let’s take them from the most prevalent (or at least, the ones that generated the most screams of pain) to the ones that appear to infect infrequently.To read this article in full, please click here

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11-10-2019
Decoding Apple’s Touch Bar philosophy

Apple has made the Touch Bar introduced in 2016 with the MacBook Pro part of every Mac user’s experience this year, making it available to anyone using an iPad and Mac combination in Sidecar mode.Why a Touch Bar? While there are lots of ways the Touch Bar on Macs can benefit users, the strongest use cases tend to be highly focused: media playback; video scrubbing; whizzing through track time lines; and creating and exercising Automator scripts.To read this article in full, please click here

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11-10-2019
IDG Contributor Network: Is xCloud – the Xbox game streaming service – a glimpse at the future of the desktop?

 [Disclosure: The companies mentioned are clients of the author.]We are in the early stages of moving local processing to the cloud and transitioning from the modern PC to something far closer to a terminal. This week, for example, HP launched their new Chromebox Chromebooks and added them to their DaaS (Device as a Service) plan. Chrome-based products initially anticipated a cloud future at a time when Microsoft didn’t seem that interested in the cloud.Man, have things changed: the Windows Virtual Desktop is now the lead contender for this eventual migration.To read this article in full, please click here

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11-10-2019
Microsoft prods customers with Windows 10 retirement dates

Microsoft is reminding customers that one version of Windows 10 received its final security update this week and that another will fall off the support list around this time next month.The concluding update for Windows 10 Enterprise 1703 and Windows 10 Education 1703 was handed out Tuesday, John Wilcox, a Windows-as-a-Service (WaaS) evangelist, said in a post to a Microsoft blog. Windows 10 1703, which also carried the descriptive name of "Creator's Update," launched in April 2017.To read this article in full, please click here

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CyberLink Vol.132 Sep 2019

Save the Date - Cyberport Venture Capital Forum 2019 returns this November

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CyberLink Vol.131 Aug 2019

Blockchain Gamer Connects 2019 shows off best potentials of blockchain in games

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CyberLink Vol.130 Jul 2019

Digital Entertainment Leadership Forum unveils the new esports venue to power up the ecosystem

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