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TECH 20 Sep 2018 | 6:30 AM

Amazon will consider opening up to 3,000 cashierless stores by 2021

Amazon.com Inc is considering a plan to open as many as 3,000 new Amazon Go cashierless stores in the next few years, according to sources, an aggressive and costly expansion that would threaten convenience chains like 7-Eleven Inc, quick-service sandwich shops like Subway and Panera Bread, and mom-and-pop pizzerias and taco trucks.

TECH 31 Jul 2018 | 1:30 AM

Now officially ‘ill’, videogame addicts can hope for more help

Britta Sarbok-Heyer has always loved magic, powerful characters and losing herself in a different world. She was a fantasy role player before moving on to online video games, which quickly had her hooked.

TECH 06 Jul 2018 | 3:30 AM

TECH parenting style could help kids manage their media use

The TECH parenting style, an acronym for Talk, Educate, Co-view and House Rules, could help families manage screen time at home, researchers say.

TECH 18 Jun 2018 | 1:00 AM

Here’s a way around Facebook and Google’s marketing dominance

A small tag that costs less than US$0.10 could put a dent in the marketing machines of Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook Inc.

TECH 03 Apr 2018 | 7:00 AM

Facebook data scandal has left Zuckerberg isolated in tech

Facebook Inc chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg has found himself with few defenders in the technology industry.

TECH 26 Jan 2018 | 9:19 AM

Big Tech takes repentance tour to Davos to fend off backlash

Google’s top executive said the search giant would welcome higher taxes. Uber Technologies Inc’s new CEO said it must be more accommodating with regulators. Salesforce.com Inc’s veteran leader Marc Benioff said Silicon Valley has been arrogant and compared Facebook to the tobacco industry.

TECH 12 Jan 2018 | 12:00 AM

If Google is biased, so are its algorithms

James Damore and David Gudeman's remarkable discrimination lawsuit against their former employer, Google, raises an important issue, though perhaps not quite the one the plaintiffs intended. It has more to do with Google's oversized role in delivering information to the world than with its work culture and internal rules.

TECH 10 Jan 2018 | 2:30 AM

Tech addiction is a problem Apple won’t solve: opinion

Two big shareholders of Apple Inc are right to add their influential voices to those concerned with smartphone addiction. If they are serious about finding a solution, however, they’ll start looking elsewhere for progress on the issue.

TECH 09 Jan 2018 | 4:08 AM

Analysis: iPhone addiction may be a virtue, not a vice for investors

Apple Inc investors are shrugging off concerns raised by two shareholders about kids getting hooked on iPhones, saying that for now a little addiction might not be a bad thing for profits.

TECH 05 Jan 2018 | 12:00 AM

Click bait ads are tied to teen smoking

Teens who engage with online tobacco ads are more likely to start smoking than their peers who aren’t lured by digital marketing campaigns, a US study suggests.