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TECH 03 Nov 2015 | 10:36 AM

Mobile technology and targeted marketing during holidays

Thumbing through guide books for restaurant and shopping tips while on holiday could soon be a thing of the past, thanks to mobile travel technology that knows where you are and what you like and can ping you personalised recommendations.

TECH 28 Sep 2015 | 12:22 PM

While EU governments demur, refugees find a welcome on the Web

With one million people expected to seek asylum in Europe this year and governments arguing over how to cope, thousands of volunteers are taking to the Internet to offer refugees shelter free of charge.

TECH 23 Sep 2015 | 12:15 PM

Dutch team launches free ‘Airbnb’ site for refugees

Three young Dutch start-up entrepreneurs have launched a website to find temporary accommodation for refugees fleeing to Europe, modelled on the popular Airbnb home rental site.

TECH 14 Sep 2015 | 3:21 PM

High-flying start-ups come crashing down

At the end of July, Homejoy, a start-up company that used the Web to offer house cleaning, hung up its mops, leaving customers in the lurch and Google Ventures and other top-tier private equity backers out the more than US$35mil (RM150.4mil) they had sunk into the company.

TECH 14 Sep 2015 | 2:30 PM

Airbnb acquires travel planning tool Vamo

Airbnb, the peer-to-peer accommodation platform, has acquired the trip-planning tool Vamo for an undisclosed amount.

TECH 03 Sep 2015 | 10:04 AM

Brazil's president says Uber costs jobs, needs regulation

Brazils president Dilma Rousseff criticised ride-sharing software Uber for increasing unemployment, adding to a chorus of labour concerns about the world's most valuable venture-backed start-up.

TECH 01 Sep 2015 | 2:00 PM

To regulate or not to regulate? EU to launch study on Uber

The European Commission will launch a study in September of the ride-hailing app Uber in an effort to settle legal disputes that have pitched the US start-up against conventional taxis across Europe, three people familiar with the matter said.

TECH 27 Aug 2015 | 2:30 PM

Barcelona mayor's tourism crackdown puts Airbnb in firing line

Barcelona's new mayor is picking a fight with home rental websites as she tries to crack down on uncontrolled tourism that she fears could drive out poor residents and spoil the Catalan capital's charm.

Technology 10 Aug 2015 | 11:39 AM

Airbnb gives Paris luxury hoteliers a fright

Nowhere in the world has more accommodation available on Airbnb than Paris. Now the home-sharing website that has transformed budget travel to the French capital is giving its super-deluxe hotels a fright too.

TECH 14 Jul 2015 | 6:00 AM

Online reviews shine light on life behind bars

The Rappahannock Regional Jail in Virginia needs a facelift. The “decor was quite dated and it was in desperate need of a refreshing paint job,” said Shane S following his recent incarceration.