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TECH 17 May 2019 | 8:22 AM

Amazon squares up to Uber with backing for UK food app Deliveroo

Amazon has led a funding round in British online food delivery company Deliveroo, pitting itself against Uber Eats and other smaller providers in an escalating battle to deliver takeaway meals.

TECH 16 May 2019 | 8:07 AM

Opting out: Some of China’s ‘996’ tech tribe quit, seek less stress

For over six years Qi Yaqian was a proud member of China's so-called 996 tech tribe, working nights and weekends at Nuomi, a group deals website.

TECH 16 May 2019 | 4:36 AM

How 9/11 and China’s plan for blanket surveillance benefited CCTV camera makers

Hangzhou’s Binjiang district is home to three of China’s biggest surveillance camera makers. Hikvision, Dahua and Uniview benefited from rise in demand for surveillance after 9/11 terror attacks.

TECH 14 May 2019 | 2:00 AM

Online symptom checker often wrong on eye problems: study

People looking to a popular online symptom checker for answers about eye problems often get a wrong diagnosis, a small study suggests.

TECH 13 May 2019 | 1:30 AM

Lazada extends e-commerce edge in South-East Asia despite lull in overall visits to site

The Alibaba-backed e-commerce company scored the highest average monthly active users in Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Singapore.

TECH 10 May 2019 | 10:54 AM

High-tech supremacy at stake in US-China trade war

A race for global supremacy in the tech sector is at the centre of the fraught trade war negotiations between the United States and China.

TECH 10 May 2019 | 3:30 AM

Walmart’s robot zips along in tech revolution that’s raising big questions for US workers

When an autonomous floor scrubber was rolled out in Walmart’s Bonney Lake store last month, shoppers mistook the teal blue scrubber zipping down the aisles for a runaway machine, said manager David Klein. "Some customers are a little freaked out."

TECH 08 May 2019 | 7:30 AM

Google spinoff, Lyft team up to offer self-driving car rides

Google’s self-driving car spinoff Waymo is teaming up with Lyft in Arizona to attempt to lure passengers away from ride-hailing market leader Uber.

TECH 08 May 2019 | 3:00 AM

Car-sharing apps’ rising US popularity fuels tax debate

Lawmakers in Arizona and about three dozen other US states are weighing regulations for apps that let people rent their cars to strangers.

TECH 25 Apr 2019 | 9:05 AM

SoftBank unit invests US$125mil in Google’s Loon balloons

One of the most improbable ideas from Google’s eccentric co-founders – using high-altitude balloons to provide Internet connections – is getting a boost from another unconventional technology mogul.