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TECH 25 Jul 2015 | 10:00 AM

Betting on blockchain: firms seek fortune in bitcoin's plumbing

A year ago, bitcoin was widely dismissed as little more than a way for drug-dealers and terrorists to move money around anonymously. Now, some of the world's biggest banks and companies are buying into the technology behind it.

TECH 15 Jul 2015 | 1:20 PM

Authors urge US antitrust probe of Amazon

Authors and booksellers are urging US antitrust officials to investigate whether online retail titan Amazon is abusing its considerable power to the detriment of readers, following a similar move in Europe.

Technology 15 Jul 2015 | 1:32 PM

Battle over Samsung merger holds potential for change

A bitter dispute over the proposed merger of two Samsung affiliates comes to a head July 17 with a shareholder vote that could force a shift in corporate governance practice among South Korea’s giant, family-run conglomerates.

TECH 23 Jul 2015 | 11:10 AM

US states tell telcos: block telemarketing calls

The attorneys general of 44 US states and Washington DC asked the country's largest phone companies to install technology that would allow consumers to block automated telemarketing calls, known as robocalls.

TECH 15 Jul 2015 | 3:58 PM

German newspaper sales stabilise as readers pay online

German newspaper revenues stabilised in 2014 after years of decline as publishers compensated for falling advertising sales by persuading more readers to pay for news online.

TECH 04 Jul 2015 | 8:00 AM

Airbnb-style listings surpass hotel rooms in Spain: study

The number of beds listed by online home rental services like Airbnb in Spain surpassed the number on offer by hotels last year, a study published by Spanish tourism sector body Exceltur showed.

TECH 21 Jul 2015 | 6:00 AM

Up, up and away: NZ drone makers target Hollywood

Deep in New Zealand's dairying heartland, drone maker Aeronavics tests aircraft designed to corner the fast-growing emerging market for unmanned aerial vehicles in the film and television business.

TECH 20 Jul 2015 | 3:36 PM

WTO negotiators agree on tariff cuts on more IT products

World trade negotiators seeking to eliminate tariffs on information technology (IT) products agreed over the weekend to expand the list of items covered.

TECH 28 Jul 2015 | 7:30 AM

Electronic sports move closer to parity with ESL drive

With professional tournaments attracting bigger and bigger prize funds, players are eager to gain an edge over their opponents. The Electronic Sports League is taking steps to ensure that doesn't include the use of prescription medication.

TECH 07 Apr 2015 | 6:30 AM

Peer-to-peer lending surges in US, challenging traditional banks

Josh Smith, a 30-year-old blogger on finance, was in the midst of a career change in 2009 when he sought to refinance US$8,000 (RM29,031) in credit card debt.