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TECH 17 Sep 2014 | 7:43 AM

German judge lifts temporary ban on Uber ride-sharing

A Frankfurt judge granted a reprieve to Uber, the online transportation service, setting aside a temporary injunction issued two weeks ago against the Silicon Valley company from operating a novel car-sharing service across Germany.

TECH 16 Sep 2014 | 9:30 AM

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 05 Sep 2014 | 12:43 PM

Getty Images sues Microsoft over new online photo tool

A new Microsoft Corp product that allows website publishers to embed digital photographs on their sites is a "massive infringement" of copyrighted images, Getty Images Inc claimed in a lawsuit filed in federal court in New York on Thursday.

TECH 11 Sep 2014 | 1:04 PM

Tech giants bet on 'smart home' revolution

It's long been the stuff of science fiction, but tech giants hope the "smart home", where gadgets talk to each other and the fridge orders the milk, will soon become reality.

TECH 24 Sep 2014 | 10:00 AM

New Laos Web decree bans criticism of government policy: media

Communist Laos has issued a decree outlawing online criticism of policies of the ruling party or government, state media reported, the latest Southeast Asian country to enact strict internet controls.

TECH 29 Aug 2014 | 12:36 PM

IoT: A brave new world

With the IoT, it’s not quite The Matrix, but the physical world and the digital world will be drawn ever closer together, collecting data from the world around us in real time and allowing us to see things that were not evident before.

TECH 27 Aug 2013 | 12:00 AM

Small game, big heart

Here’s a charming puzzle game in the form of bite-sized point-and-click adventures. It’s adorable and fun, even if it sometimes requires you to be mildly insane to guess its solutions.

TECH 07 Feb 2014 | 4:38 PM

Microsoft, Facebook, Google and Yahoo release NSA snooping stats

This newfound freedom stems from a change of heart the US government had last week regarding disclosure of NSA surveillance requests.

TECH 10 Jun 2015 | 7:30 AM

Harnessing the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is going to be more than just the sum of its parts. When intelligent systems are made accessible to the masses and devices are connected into one large ecosystem, users and organisations can benefit from tracking and analysing data transmitted from these devices to improve lives.

TECH 10 Oct 2014 | 2:03 PM

Europe enlists Internet giants in fight against online extremism

The European Union and US Internet giants including Facebook and Twitter will work together to combat online extremism and have discussed steps to block gruesome beheading videos, officials said Thursday.