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TECH 12 Jan 2016 | 12:00 AM

Uber drives into China tourism industry with HNA Group tie-up

Uber Technologies Inc said on Jan 11 that its China unit will get an undisclosed amount of investment from Chinese firm HNA Group as part of a partnership of the US ride-hailing firm with the aviation and shipping conglomerate.

TECH 18 Jan 2016 | 9:49 AM

Dalian Wanda chairman says plans IPO for Internet finance unit

Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group plans an initial public offering for its Internet finance business, betting on booming growth as it leverages the millions of customers packing its shopping malls, Chairman Wang Jianlin said on Jan 18.

TECH 19 Jan 2016 | 3:00 AM

Why 2016 is being called 'The Year of the American Traveller'

The year 2016 has been declared "The Year of the American Traveller," thanks to the strength of the US dollar, plummeting oil prices, relaxed visa rules and Cuba.

TECH 17 Feb 2016 | 6:30 AM

Buffett to webcast Berkshire annual meeting on Yahoo

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc plans to webcast its annual meeting for the first time, allowing the largest US shareholder gathering to reach a global audience through Yahoo Inc's finance page.

TECH 06 Mar 2016 | 11:30 PM

Gotta cache 'em all

ON Feb 29, a group of geocachers came together for a two-hour meet-and-greet that saw everyone joining the search for the official 2016 Leap Day Cache, followed by a multi-stage cache hunt.

TECH 11 Mar 2016 | 3:41 AM

Robots welcome visitors to Berlin travel fair

Chihira Kanae is greeting visitors to the world's biggest travel fair in Berlin this week, answering questions and guiding people in the right direction. But one passerby's attempt to ask her out for dinner is met with silence – because Chihira Kanae is a robot.

TECH 15 Mar 2016 | 2:00 AM

Coming to a hotel near you: the robot humanoid receptionist

In a hotel not in a galaxy far, far away, a robot bids you welcome as you pull into the driveway. Another hands out the keycard to your room, and a third gives you the password to the WiFi network.

TECH 17 Mar 2016 | 1:00 AM

European travel agents defy Internet threat

The doomsayers were 100% certain that the Internet would be the death of travel agents.

TECH 02 Apr 2016 | 12:00 AM

Paris renames metro station #Tweet and London to build 'Bigger Ben' clock tower

Have you heard? London has announced plans to build the world's largest clock tower that will be named “Bigger Ben.”

TECH 05 Apr 2016 | 9:01 AM

Wikimedia art database breaks copyright law: Swedish court

Sweden’s highest court found Wikimedia Sweden guilty of violating copyright laws by providing free access to its database of artwork photographs without the artists’ consent.