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TECH 01 Feb 2018 | 12:00 AM

Apps to screen tenants latest Chinese startups battleground

In its attempt to cool what are among the fastest-rising property prices in the world, China is pushing its people to rent instead of buy. That’s prompting venture capitalists to pour millions into an old-fashioned sector that’s being uprooted by technology: rental management.

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 19 Jul 2017 | 3:00 AM

Yelp! for real estate: Manhattan landlords are about to get graded

The for-rent advertisement for an apartment boasting natural light, a marble bathroom, and a granite kitchen sounds lovely, but what the listing doesn’t mention is that the building has a long history of tenant complaints and city-issued violations.

TECH 18 Mar 2014 | 11:00 AM

Apps aid fashionistas in tracking down desired clothing, shoes

Fashionistas envious of clothing, shoes and accessories worn by strangers or seen on websites can turn to new apps for hassle-free shopping to find, and buy or rent, similar items.

TECH 25 Jun 2018 | 1:30 AM

‘These are poverty-level jobs in Facebook’: Silicon Valley security officers protest for better wages

Eric Murphy generally makes about US$2,400 (RM9,611) per month after taxes as a security guard at Facebook, but his dream right now is not to buy a home or even rent out a one-bedroom apartment in San Jose, which averages about US$2,460 (RM9,851) monthly.

TECH 18 Apr 2018 | 11:30 PM

Singapore proposes allowing Airbnb-type rentals, with tough conditions

Singapore proposed allowing private home owners to rent out their property for short-term stays but with stringent conditions, a move welcomed by home-sharing giant Airbnb.