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Nintendo 08 Jan 2014 | 3:27 PM

China lifts ban on foreign consoles, but will consumers bite?

Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony can now manufacture consoles for the Chinese market, but will consumers care when the PC scene currently runs on games that are available for free or next to nothing?

TECH 30 Apr 2019 | 7:30 AM

Sri Lanka lifts ban on social media, security remains tight

The Sri Lankan government has lifted a ban on social media platforms intended to stop the spread of rumours after the Easter Sunday bombing.

TECH 25 Apr 2019 | 8:57 AM

Bytedance gets reprieve as Indian court lifts ban on TikTok app

Bytedance Ltd, the world’s most valuable startup, has been allowed by a court in India to restore access of its popular TikTok video-sharing app to users in one of the Chinese company’s most promising markets.

TECH 25 Feb 2019 | 7:59 AM

Egypt’s top administrative court lifts ban on Uber, Careem services

Egypt's top administrative court on Saturday lifted a ban on operations by ride-hailing companies Uber and Careem, which have faced fierce opposition from traditional taxi drivers, a judicial source and lawyer said.

TECH 24 Jan 2019 | 3:44 AM

Boeing’s flying car lifts off in race to revolutionise urban travel

Boeing Co said on Jan 23 its flying car prototype hovered briefly in the air during an inaugural test flight, a small but significant step as the world's largest planemaker bids to revolutionise urban transportation and parcel delivery services.

TECH 22 Jan 2019 | 7:52 AM

Following accidents, Dutch Uber lifts minimum driver age

Ride hailing firm Uber is raising the minimum age of its drivers in the Netherlands and taking other measures to increase road safety after a series of fatal accidents involving Uber drivers.

TECH 28 Dec 2018 | 10:30 AM

Indonesia lifts ban on Tumblr following concession to block porn from its platform

Indonesians can once again access Tumblr, after Indonesia’s Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (Kominfo) banned it for nine months due to the pornographic content on its platform.

TECH 10 Aug 2018 | 6:30 AM

Germany lifts ban on Nazi symbols in computer, video games

Computer and video games can include swastikas and other Nazi symbols, a German industry body said, after a heated debate over the 'Wolfenstein' franchise in which gamers battle Third Reich forces.

TECH 30 Oct 2017 | 8:30 AM

Nintendo lifts annual profit outlook on strong Switch console sales

Japanese videogames maker Nintendo Co Ltd raised its full-year operating profit forecast as supply shortages on the Switch console began to ease.

TECH 04 Oct 2017 | 6:00 AM

Uber targets female drivers in Saudi Arabia after ban lifts

Ride-hailing app Uber Technologies Inc plans to sign up women drivers in Saudi Arabia to take advantage of the kingdom’s decision to overturn a ban on female drivers.