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TECH 01 Feb 2018 | 1:00 AM

Amazon’s ‘HQ2’ will bring strain as well as gain to winning city, say experts

As the 20 shortlisted cities vying to host Amazon.com’s second North American headquarters hone their bids to attract thousands of high-paid jobs, they should also plan for rising housing costs and strains on infrastructure, experts said.

TECH 09 Jan 2018 | 2:00 AM

Google loses up to 250 bikes a week, Oracle worker even helps herself to them: report

It's no secret that Google's colourful employee bicycles often go missing – but until now the scope of the problem was largely unknown outside the Mountain View tech giant.

TECH 02 Sep 2017 | 4:00 AM

Thanks to Amazon, Seattle is now America’s biggest company town

Amazon.com's extraordinary growth has turned Seattle into the biggest company town in America.

TECH 21 Jul 2017 | 3:30 AM

Can Google, planning big San Jose campus, prevent traffic, housing woes?

The potential downsides to Google's planned campus in the heart of downtown check all the boxes on the list of Bay Area horrors: escalating traffic, overburdened transit systems, skyrocketing housing costs, displacement of lower-income people.

TECH 16 Jun 2017 | 6:00 AM

Amazon CEO Bezos asks Twitter followers how to donate his money

Amazon.com Inc's billionaire founder Jeff Bezos turned to an unusual source of inspiration for how to donate part of his wealth: Twitter.

TECH 20 May 2017 | 4:00 AM

In cashless Sweden, even God now takes collection via an app

A growing number of Swedish parishes have started taking donations via mobile apps. Uppsala’s 13th-century cathedral also accepts credit cards.

TECH 18 Apr 2017 | 1:30 AM

Berlin startup offers a year with no money worries

Miko from Berlin may only be five, but he already has €1,000 (RM4,682) per month to live on – not from hard graft, but as part of an experiment into universal basic income.

TECH 26 Mar 2017 | 11:30 PM

After ‘Mass Effect: Andromeda': Five story-driven sci-fi games

If appetites are not quenched by most recent release, March 21's Mass Effect: Andromeda, consider these five fiction-heavy ventures: Cloud Chamber, Event, The Solus Project, Consortium and Opus: The Day We Left Earth.

TECH 13 Mar 2017 | 3:00 AM

In red-hot Portland, housing costs soar and income gap grows

Jordan Snider, 31, is a bit player in the kaleidoscope of Portland start-ups that have helped turn this city into one of the nation's hottest urban economies, with a job-growth rate second only to Miami from 2013 to 2015.

TECH 08 Mar 2017 | 4:56 AM

Facebook wins German lawsuit over refugee hate-speech posts

Facebook Inc won dismissal of a lawsuit involving a picture of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and a Syrian refugee that raised questions about the social network’s duty to remove racist comments by its users.