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TECH 06 Nov 2014 | 9:38 AM Premium

Amazon tries out taxi deliveries in California cities Inc is testing deliveries via taxis in San Francisco and Los Angeles, as the Internet retailer explores alternative modes of delivery to speed up shipments while restraining cost.

TECH 14 Oct 2014 | 8:00 AM Premium

Uber-heated battle as mobile apps rattle Asia's taxis

South-East Asia's notorious taxi market is undergoing a shakeout as Uber and homegrown mobile booking applications gain popularity in a region that has long endured inefficient cartels and price-gouging drivers.

TECH 03 Oct 2014 | 10:00 AM Premium

Japan's 'shinkansen' bullet train marks 50th birthday

Japan's "shinkansen" train, which led the world in super-fast rail transport technology, celebrated its 50th birthday Wednesday with ceremonies hailing its contribution to the country's post-war economy and its safety record.

TECH 16 Sep 2014 | 9:30 AM Premium

Simon Xie: Jack Ma's unassuming lieutenant at Alibaba

Inside Alibaba, where co-founders are revered like rock stars, relatively few employees know about the soft-spoken executive who for years kept his same cramped office, unfashionable clothes and the self-effacing demeanor of a metalworker's son.

TECH 12 Sep 2014 | 8:00 AM Premium

The Apple Watch: Worth the wait?

After almost two years of speculation, Apple's first smartwatch, simply called Apple Watch, is finally a reality. And as expected from any device that was developed under the watchful eyes of Jony Ive, it's as stylish as it is potentially useful.

TECH 21 Aug 2014 | 11:56 AM Premium

Uber pulls into mobile dining and travel apps

Uber teamed up with dining and travel smartphone applications Wednesday as the controversial Internet-age car-hailing service moved to park itself at the heart of mobile lifestyles.

TECH 21 Aug 2014 | 9:00 AM Premium

Xperia M2 Aqua: The perfect phone come rain or shine?

Sony is clearly hoping to make a splash with its latest handset, the Xperia M2 Aqua. Launched on Tuesday, it is not only the world’s first affordable water-resistant handset, it is also the first phone ever to achieve an IP65 rating. That means it can survive being submerged in 1.5 meters of water for up to 30 minutes.

TECH 20 Aug 2014 | 6:12 PM Premium

Indonesian capital threatens to ban Uber car app

The Indonesian capital is threatening to shut down controversial smartphone car-hailing service Uber due to licensing issues a week after it officially launched in the city, an official said Wednesday.

Uber 20 Aug 2014 | 11:31 AM Premium

Obama strategist jumps aboard controversial Uber app

A political strategist who ran US President Barack Obama's winning campaign in 2008 has hopped on board at controversial smartphone car-hailing service Uber.

TECH 06 Aug 2014 | 3:27 PM Premium

Xiaomi unseats Samsung to gain China's smartphone throne: report

China's Xiaomi Inc took China's smartphone crown in the second quarter after the Beijing-based firm replaced Samsung Electronics Co Ltd as China's largest smartphone vendor, according to data from Canalys.