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TECH 13 Oct 2018 | 6:00 AM

Jump in my car: A guide to the growing phenomenon of car sharing

While the Internet era has helped bring on a number of new contenders to taxis scene such as Uber and Blablacar, one of the less notable business models has been booming in the background. Here's what you need to know about the phenomenon of car sharing.

TECH 12 Oct 2018 | 5:50 AM

Cokes, smokes and clicks: How Oxxo corner stores are cashing in on Mexican e-commerce

Stroll the aisles of any Oxxo in Mexico and you will find the staples of convenience store sustenance: beer, cigarettes, enough candy to keep dentists at full employment.

TECH 10 Oct 2018 | 3:30 AM

UN report: Technologies can help lives but boost inequality

New technologies from artificial intelligence to gene editing hold immense potential to improve people’s live – but can also drive greater inequality and social dislocation, according to a recent UN report.

TECH 08 Oct 2018 | 6:00 AM

AI promises jobs revolution but first it needs old-fashioned manual labour from China

Basic Finder is among the labelling companies thriving amid the data boom, with clients including US university UC Berkeley and Chinese AI leaders SenseTime and iFlyTek.

TECH 28 Sep 2018 | 1:00 AM

In Paris, Airbnb blamed for all kinds of ills

The first paying guests to the ground-floor studio flat newly posted on Airbnb were innocuous enough: A family, come to experience the joys of Paris, like many millions of others.

TECH 27 Sep 2018 | 8:00 AM

By ploughing millions into Uber, Toyota eyes future of cars

Toyota Motor Corp, Asia’s biggest carmaker, is preparing for a potential future where people don’t buy cars.

TECH 20 Sep 2018 | 10:37 AM

Lime’s next stop in scooter global expansion: Florida and Austria

Scooter- and bike-rental startup Lime is expanding to dozens more cities this year, its CEO said, leveraging the hundreds of millions of dollars in funding it has raised in an effort to dominate the North American and European markets.

Facebook 20 Sep 2018 | 5:26 AM

Facebook yet to comply with EU consumer rules, Airbnb in line: EU sources

Facebook may face sanctions because it has yet to comply with EU consumer rules while Airbnb has made the necessary changes in response to regulatory demands, EU sources said.

TECH 13 Sep 2018 | 8:00 AM

Airbnb hits back at Paris ban threat

Rent-a-room giant Airbnb accused the Paris official seeking to ban the service in the city of electioneering and insisted it enjoys widespread support in the French capital.

TECH 11 Sep 2018 | 5:00 AM

Brooklyn shopkeepers test a service to fill in Amazon’s gaps

With Amazon.com Inc hitting a trillion-dollar valuation earlier last week, the company's shadow looms over the entire retail industry.