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Bigger iPhones are leading to tablet neglect

If you are one of the 39 million consumers that have so far snapped up one of Apple's new larger iPhones, chances are that your iPad has started to gather dust.

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Singapore to regulate taxi-booking apps Uber, GrabTaxi

Singapore has said it plans to regulate fast-growing third-party taxi booking services like Uber and GrabTaxi for the first time, capping fees and requiring them to dispatch only licensed cabs and drivers.

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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.

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Fantastic plastic? Smart card with multiple payment solutions

Another tech company is attempting to consign the credit card to the history books and replace it with something ‘smarter'.

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Apple a decade behind Japan mobile payment curve

Apple's proud announcement that its new iPhone could be used to buy goods in a single swipe left customers nonplussed in Japan, where mobile contactless payments have been normal fare for a decade.

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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.

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ABB, Volvo reveal tie-up on fast-recharge electric buses

Electric buses which can recharge their batteries fast when at bus stops are to be developed by Swiss-Swedish engineering group ABB and Volvo Buses of Sweden, ABB said on Monday.

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Google names first Glass at Work certified partners

It might not be ready for consumers but Google’s controversial smart headset is about to officially arrive in the workplace.

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Taxi! Temasek firm backs South-East Asia cab booking app

A unit of Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings is putting its substantial clout behind an app that eases the pain of booking taxis in Singapore and Malaysia, aiming to expand the service in other busy South-East Asian cities.

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New gadgets hope to hush Mumbai's incessant honking

A handful of fed-up residents in one of the world's noisiest cities have taken on a daunting challenge: persuading Indian drivers to stop honking their car horns.