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TECH 24 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

US tech giants split over corporate tax to help homeless

Taxing San Francisco’s wealthiest companies to rein in the city’s homelessness problem makes sense to local campaigners – but the local tech giants aren’t all so sure.

TECH 07 Feb 2018 | 12:30 AM

Some Seattle homeless people raise thousands of dollars online, while others collect nothing

Amanda Richer turned on the video camera of her cracked, old Samsung and started sharing.

TECH 17 May 2018 | 3:00 AM

Seattle’s tax on Amazon to help homeless may fall short, locals say

Seattle is imposing a new tax on big business to help combat growing crises with affordable housing and homelessness, but advocates and residents worry the new funds will not be enough.

TECH 08 Jul 2019 | 3:30 AM

Former US transit bus converted into mobile workstation to help the unemployed and homeless

A bus will be cruising through South Florida as a mobile workstation. Renovations were made to a former transit bus to make a classroom inside with WiFi in order to offer programs and classes on the go.

TECH 10 May 2019 | 6:30 AM

Livestreaming makes a star of Confucius-quoting Shanghai homeless man

Shen Wei has been living in hotels and ‘having feasts every day’ since his commentaries on social media started going viral. The 52-year-old says he made more than US$7,000 in just two hours after his popularity soared.

TECH 27 Mar 2019 | 7:30 AM

As Amazon leads cashless charge, US states and cities push back

For most homeless people, cash is king because they lack access to the financial tools many Americans take for granted – checking accounts, debit cards, payment apps.

TECH 25 Jun 2018 | 1:30 AM

‘These are poverty-level jobs in Facebook’: Silicon Valley security officers protest for better wages

Eric Murphy generally makes about US$2,400 (RM9,611) per month after taxes as a security guard at Facebook, but his dream right now is not to buy a home or even rent out a one-bedroom apartment in San Jose, which averages about US$2,460 (RM9,851) monthly.

TECH 19 Feb 2016 | 8:30 AM

Tech entrepreneur sparks outrage online with blog on homelessness

A technology entrepreneur is facing the wrath of Twitter after writing a blog post seen by many as insensitive and even hostile towards San Francisco's homeless population.

TECH 25 May 2018 | 12:00 AM

Silicon Valley wants to tax big tech just like Seattle did

Seattle levied an annual tax of about US$50mil on big companies last week to help solve the city's homeless problem.