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Technology 31 Mar 2015 | 12:07 PM

German firms embrace startups to catch up with digital world

Latecomers to the digital age, big German companies have started teaming up with startups to shake up their conservative business culture and keep pace with a world increasingly dominated by nimble tech giants.

TECH 03 Mar 2015 | 9:43 AM

Facebook's Zuckerberg seeks peace with telcos on Web-for-all push

Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg was on hostile turf as he spoke to executives at the world's biggest annual gathering of the mobile industry, renewing attempts to win their backing to help reach billions of users with no Internet access.

Technology 24 Mar 2015 | 12:55 PM

Online ad revenue at risk in war on 'click fraud'

A growing number of US companies, including MillerCoors and AIG, are stepping up the battle against online ad fraud by demanding proof that their ads have been seen by real people instead of computers hijacked by cybercriminals.

TECH 24 Mar 2015 | 4:02 PM

Online platform 'Open Humans' launches to share DNA, other data

People eager to share personal information beyond what's on their Facebook profile have another outlet: an online platform launching on March 24 will let them give scientists information about their genomes, gut bacteria and other biological data.

TECH 24 Mar 2015 | 5:03 PM

Supreme Court upholds free speech on the Internet

The Supreme Court struck down a law that gave authorities powers to jail people for offensive online posts, a verdict hailed as a victory for free speech in the world's largest growth market for the Internet.

Technology 18 Mar 2015 | 11:06 AM

Facebook launches Brazil favela business programme

Facebook launched a new initiative to offer entrepreneurial and technology skills to small businesses in Sao Paulo’s biggest slum, a trial program eyeing Brazil’s huge and increasingly lucrative favelas.

TECH 19 Mar 2015 | 1:08 PM

Global push aims to change China's mind on bank rules: US official

The United States has joined forces with Japan and the European Union to pressure China on new bank cybersecurity rules that have upset foreign companies, a senior US official said on Wednesday.

Technology 19 Mar 2015 | 12:51 PM

German court bans Uber's unlicensed taxi services

A German court has banned Uber from running services using unlicensed cab drivers and set stiff fines for any violations of local transport laws by the pioneering online taxi firm.

TECH 08 Mar 2015 | 7:00 AM

For the unbanked, mobile money still has some way to go

Globally, an estimated 2.5 billion people don't have a bank account, but many own a cellphone, fuelling a race to turn these phones into bank books for the 'unbanked' to store cash, manage their accounts, make purchases and send and receive money - part of so-called 'financial inclusion'.

TECH 12 Mar 2015 | 6:00 AM

Do smartphones make us lazy?

Having the world at our fingertips diminishes the role of our brains in daily life, according to researchers in Canada.