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TECH 10 Jul 2019 | 4:44 AM

Appetising prospects: Uber founder takes aim at South Korea’s shared kitchen market

Chef Youm Jung-phil plans to close his restaurant in Seoul's affluent Gangnam district this month, worn down by the rising cost of labour and rent as well as declines in the number of customers eating in.

TECH 10 Jul 2019 | 2:00 AM

All that online grocery shopping is causing a cold storage shortage in the US

Deep in a Vernon warehouse, barrels of frozen mango puree from Mexico are stacked four stories high. Hams for Christmas are flash-frozen as June temperatures climb outside.

TECH 09 Jul 2019 | 7:30 AM

Grab invests in startups in farming to shared kitchens to grow its super-app

Grab is putting a second batch of 10 startups through a 16-week programme. The startups will be able to test whether there is a market for their services.

TECH 05 Jul 2019 | 3:30 AM

LA’s new Airbnb rules bar short-term rentals of second homes and some apartments

New restrictions on Airbnb and similar services in Los Angeles went into effect this week, driven by complaints that an explosion of short-term rentals has turned apartment buildings into hotels and pinched the city’s already tight housing supply.

TECH 04 Jul 2019 | 3:00 AM

Cash this cheque, and sign away your right to sue

The perennial issue in the gig economy is whether workers should be classified as employees. Uber Technologies Inc, Lyft Inc and other companies that rely on contract work have dealt with this question in a number of ways: staging PR campaigns, hiring lobbyists and arguing in court that they’re software platforms, not employers.

TECH 03 Jul 2019 | 2:30 AM

No guilt trip: In space-starved cities, a ‘fairer’ type of home sharing emerges

The residents of Eixample, an elegant, tree-lined district in central Barcelona, are getting used to a new sound: the rattle of suitcases being dragged along paving stones.

TECH 23 Jun 2019 | 12:00 AM

Here's why Neo Cab is one of the best demo games at E3 this year

Neo Cab explores the delicate and perilous balance of managing our happiness while also analysing how it's affected and shaped by others.

TECH 21 Jun 2019 | 1:00 AM

Monopoly introduces a voice assistant to help manage games

Like something out of Harry Potter, Monopoly has introduced a talking top hat, as a voice assistant that takes on the role of banker and property manager.

TECH 19 Jun 2019 | 10:00 AM

Google puts up US$1bil to ease housing headaches it helped cause

Google is pouring US$1bil (RM4.17bil) into easing the high-priced housing headaches that it and its Silicon Valley peers helped give the San Francisco Bay Area.

TECH 18 Jun 2019 | 12:30 AM

Fans buy billboard space to thank ‘No Man’s Sky’ developers

A small group of fans of exploration game No Man's Sky are renting advertising space near the offices of a videogame studio to thank staff for their dedication.