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Bike-sharing service offering rental anywhere through mobile app rides into Hong Kong

Hong Kong is finally jumping on the bandwagon – or bicycle – of the bike-sharing trend which has taken the mainland by storm. Starting Thursday, cyclists can use more than 400 smart bicycles in the New Territories by simply scanning ...

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InterContinental Hotels says 1,200 hotels hit by malware

TORONTO: Global hotel chain InterContinental Hotels Group Plc said a third of its franchised properties in the United States were hit late last year by malware that can steal guests’ credit card information. Some 1,200 US-based franchised properties and one ...

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Oil drops to a 2-week low as US gasoline inventories and crude output climb

Oil fell to a two-week low on Wednesday, after a surprising build in US gasoline inventories and a rise in domestic crude output that is partially offsetting cutbacks by other countries trying to reduce a global glut. US crude futures ...

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Google launches ‘Style Ideas’, a new shopping tool

Google has just announced an update to its Image Search app which enables you to see what a fashion item you’re interested in would look like worn on a model or blogger. The new Style Ideas feature could seem quite ...

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The future of shopping is here, with app that gets online fashion purchases from store to your door in 90 minutes

Fashion tech firm Farfetch to roll out Store to Door in 10 cities, and trial second concept offering in-store login that lets you add clothes on the racks to a wish list, smart mirrors to view online selections and holographs ...

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KFC chicken chain to drop buying birds pumped full of antibiotics used by human beings

The parent company of KFC said it will stop buying chicken that is raised using antibiotics that are important to human medicine. The announcement by the giant chicken chain came after years of pressure from food safety and consumer advocacy ...

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‘Beauty and the Beast,’ ‘Power Rangers’ grab top spots at box office

LOS ANGELES – Not all reboots are created equal. This weekend at the box office, nostalgia-driven fare was everywhere, from “Beauty and the Beast” to “Power Rangers” and “CHIPS,” producing both successful and underwhelming results. On the high end, Disney’s ...

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Why a Ferrari is like an Hermes Birkin bag

Ferrari wants to forget it’s a car and pretend it’s a handbag. The maker of supercars wants to be seen as a luxury good – to the consternation of some autos industry analysts. So, as Gadfly’s luxury goods writer (who ...

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How emojis became the modern world’s status symbols – and how they’ve crossed from messaging apps to real life

Emojis are crucial in getting your meaning across in text messages, and now they’re everywhere, from stationery to pyjamas. The next advance? Personalised symbols and stickers that match local cultures and customs Emojis are an inescapable part of modern life. ...

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Jack Ma to launch Alibaba’s regional distribution hub in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Limited plans to set up a regional distribution hub in Malaysia to cater to its fast-growing business in the region, two sources aware of the discussions said. The hub would be sited ...

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