scITech | Internet: Groupon founder takes a detour with new audio tour app

Two years ago, Andrew Mason faced an unexpected detour when he was ousted as CEO from the online discount site he founded, Groupon. Now the tech executive’s back on the

The Buzz | Not just Monopoly money: Game in France will have real thing

You can pass go, get out of jail free and collect real money. The French version of Monopoly is celebrating its 80th year by slipping cash into 80 boxes of the

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CHINA Ten people, including four children, were killed in an accident involving a minibus in southern China yesterday, also the first day for the peak travel season centered on the

ART | MGM announces Joana Vasconcelos exhibition in town

According to a press release issued by MGM, “the aesthetic installation is inspired by the venue décor of MGM Macau, Vasconcelos also draws with the marine and the maritime in

Gaming | Sheldon Adelson: High rollers ‘below the radar’ until corruption ‘witch-hunt’ levels off

VIP and premium players are staying “below the radar” until the Chinese government levels off its current crackdown on corruption, according to Sheldon Adelson, chairman and CEO of Las Vegas

Promotions at Sands based on ‘talent and ability to manage’

Chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corp., Sheldon Adelson, promises that his company, through subsidiary Sands China Ltd., remains committed to hiring locals for their Macau properties. At a

MSAR plays role in rebuilding school in the Philippines

In a design workshop, concluded at the Center for Architecture and Urbanism this week, the diplomat listened to the presentation of different designs,  jointly proposed by local architects and students,

Exclusive interview in tomorrow’s MDT | Take the risk, says Adelson

The challenge, Adelson says, is for the other concessionaires to follow his lead and invest more into the diversification of the economy. “We originated non-gaming development,” he says in the

US judge rules evidence tainted by FBI ruse in Vegas case

Federal investigators already knew about a wealthy Malaysian businessman when his USD48 million Gulfstream jet touched down in neon-lit Las Vegas last June, days after his arrest and release in

Wynn Macau falls on earnings, delayed opening of Cotai resort

Wynn Macau Ltd. dropped in Hong Kong trading yesterday after the company’s earnings missed estimates and said its new casino resort in the city would be delayed. The Macau casino operator

Sai Van cobblestone road to be repaired

Macau prison | Unknown schedule for new prison’s completion

The new facility, located in Ka Ho – which will expand the current prison’s capacity of 1,500 inmates up to over 2,700 – started construction in August 2010, and was

Environment | Residents told power station emission levels meet guidelines

People living in the neighborhood have been rasing concerns about the black smoke being discharged by CEM’s Coloane A Power Station. The residents worry about the effect of the pollutants

Firefighters rescue illegal immigrant from Canal dos Patos

A man who allegedly attempted an illegal crossing from Zhuhai into Macau on Tuesday night has been rescued by firefighters from  the Canal dos Patos (the Duck Canal). Information from the

Chinese tycoon in deal to buy Waldorf says ‘ni hao’ at Harvard

Little known before last year’s deal for the landmark property, Anbang Insurance Group Co. has transactions pending in Europe, Asia, Oceania and Africa, Chairman and Chief Executive Wu said in

Toyota agrees to pay USD200m to China dealers, group says

The payments to dealers for FAW-Toyota will be made in three installments, according to Song Tao, a deputy secretary general of the China Automobile Dealers Association. The payout represents about

Corporate Bits | CEM invites media to visit Coloane power station regarding recent smoke appearance

In response to recent media enquiries on the appearance of black smoke at the Coloane A Power Station (CCA), CEM invited the media to visit the Power Station yesterday and

IMF questions sustainability of Portuguese public debt

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) questioned the sustainability of Portuguese public debt, in the face of economic weakening and relaxation of the deficit in the first post-program monitoring report, issued

Angola | Urban renewal process in two Luanda neighborhoods starts

The government of Angola will start a special program for the conversion and urban renewal of the neighbourhoods of Sambizanga and Operário in the center of Luanda, which will require

Beijing tightens rules on Internet use, online comments 

  China announced yesterday that users of blogs and chat rooms will be required to register their names with operators and promise in writing to avoid challenging the communist political system, further

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