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TECH 31 Mar 2016 | 2:30 AM

Football: Qatar looks to Airbnb to house fans in 2022

Qatar World Cup organisers say they are considering using Airbnb to house some of the visiting football fans during the World Cup finals in 2022.

TECH 05 Feb 2016 | 2:18 AM

IBM tries to bolster cloud growth with developer tools

IBM's efforts to bolster its cloud offerings could get a boost from new developer tools it is unveiling.

TECH 28 Jan 2016 | 12:30 AM

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan' announced

A new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles title has been revealed for a Northern Summer release on PlayStation 4, PS3, Xbox One, 360 and Windows PC, with a specialist, action-oriented studio behind it.

TECH 16 Jan 2016 | 1:00 AM

Most popular alternative dream accommodation on Airbnb? Treehouses

A charming treehouse hideaway in Atlanta, Georgia has emerged the most popular bucket-list retreat on Airbnb, garnering the most votes on the site’s “Wish List,” a feature that allows users to bookmark their favourite properties.

TECH 14 Jan 2016 | 2:30 AM

Both immigrants and IT startups suffer in Swedish housing shortage

Despite its robust economic growth, Sweden is facing a housing shortage that affects rich and poor alike; immigrants are sometimes living five to a room and employees in the booming tech sector have also struggled to find suitable accommodation.

TECH 18 Dec 2015 | 2:00 AM

Google, Facebook and Spotify are crazy about Star Wars

With Star Wars: The Force Awakens hitting cinemas, there's no shortage of websites flying the flag for the famous saga.

TECH 15 Dec 2015 | 9:00 PM

‘Internet economy’ is six percent of US GDP: study

The Internet’s economic impact has doubled since 2007 and now fuels at least six percent of the overall US economy, a study showed.

TECH 16 Nov 2015 | 10:45 AM

Amid chaos, Parisians offer refuge to strangers via Twitter

People in Paris took to social media to find and offer refuge on Friday night, as the city was gripped by chaos following a string of attacks that left dozens dead.

TECH 14 Nov 2015 | 11:00 AM

France remains Airbnb's largest market with 3.9 million guests

France is being presented as a shining example of an Airbnb success story, with new figures cementing the country's status as the biggest market for the short-term vacation rental service – and proving Airbnb a formidable player in the country's tourism industry.

TECH 06 Nov 2015 | 6:30 AM

Airbnb teams up with American Express on new membership system

Airbnb has teamed up with American Express to enable US Card Members to quickly and seamlessly reserve accommodation at almost 2 million listings around the globe.