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Uber returning to Portland under city-approved regulations

A divided Portland City Council voted to allow ride-sharing companies to operate in the city under a four month pilot programme, which includes certain regulations and requires the firms provide access to disabled riders.

Google’s Waze app to alert kidnappings in LA

Alerts about hit-and-runs and kidnappings in Los Angeles will soon pop up on traffic app Waze, along with road closure information, the West Coast city’s mayor said.

Brazil's iPhone investment falls short on promises of jobs, lower prices

Foxconn has created only a small fraction of the 100,000 jobs that the government projected, and most of the work is in low-skill assembly. There is little sign that it has catalysed Brazil's technology sector or created much of a local supply chain.

Calls mount for US police to wear body cameras

From the White House to local communities, Americans are pushing for more police to wear body cameras after an officer shot dead an unarmed man running away from a traffic infraction.

New York goes high-tech to detect gunfire amid rise in shootings

New York City police are employing a high-tech system to pinpoint gunfire amid an uptick in shootings in the nation's largest city, officials said.

Alibaba shows off pay-with-your-face technology at German IT fair

China’s Internet tycoon Jack Ma, founder of giant online merchant Alibaba, gave a glimpse of the future when he demonstrated a new e-payment system using facial recognition at the CeBIT IT fair in Germany.

Merkel urges closer tech ties with rising IT giant China

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday urged closer high-tech cooperation with China as she opened a major IT business fair where the Asian giant is the official partner country.

Uber pulling out of San Antonio over regulations

Ride-sharing firm Uber plans to pull its service in San Antonio as of April 1 after the city council there voted to revise some of the city's transportation regulations, but not enough for Uber's liking.

Uber hits the brakes on its Boise, Idaho operations

Ride service Uber said it was suspending its operations in Boise, Idaho, after reaching an impasse in negotiations with city leaders over new regulations.

US students want to study in London the most: Google

London has emerged the most popular destination among US students looking to study abroad, according to Google.