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TECH 14 Mar 2018 | 3:00 AM

GM is said to plan Airbnb-like service for sharing your wheels

General Motors Co plans to start a pilot programme this summer that will enable car owners to rent out their vehicles when they aren’t using them, according to people familiar with the matter.

TECH 06 Feb 2018 | 2:00 AM

US startups such as Postmates aren’t just delivering food, they’re opening kitchens too

Last fall, the delivery startup Postmates approached Los Angeles noodle house Tatsu Ramen with an offer: The startup would rent a commissary kitchen just west of downtown in an area with a dearth of ramen restaurants. It would supply all the equipment needed to make steaming bowls of ramen. And Tatsu could use it, with no upfront charge, to prepare dishes for delivery.

TECH 18 Apr 2017 | 12:00 AM

Online ads target Britain’s homeless youths with offer of shelter for sex: charity

A rise in online adverts offering accommodation in Britain rent-free in exchange for sex has fuelled fears among charities over the safety of young, homeless people who could fall prey to sexual abuse.

TECH 13 Apr 2017 | 7:00 AM

Toyota robot to keep elderly mobile, one step at a time

Toyota Motor Corp said it will commercialise rehabilitation robots later this year when it makes its robotic walk assist system available for rent, joining Honda Motor Co in marketing mobility devices for Japan's ageing population.

TECH 11 Nov 2015 | 1:19 PM

Uber signs US$14mil car rental deal with South Africa's WesBank

Online taxi-hailing service Uber has agreed a 200mil rand (RM61.41mil or US$14mil) deal with South African vehicle finance provider WesBank to rent cars to drivers who can't afford to buy them, the companies said.

TECH 22 Apr 2014 | 4:23 PM

Airbnb to appear in court: NY Post

Airbnb, the online home-rental marketplace, will appear in court on Tuesday against New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman regarding website users who illegally rent out apartments, the New York Post reported citing sources.

TECH 28 Oct 2014 | 3:40 PM

San Francisco mayor signs ordinance regulating tourism sublets

San Franciscans who temporarily rent their homes out must now prove that they live in them most of the year and begin to pay hotel taxes, under an ordinance signed Monday by Mayor Ed Lee.

TECH 30 Jul 2015 | 1:13 PM

Google Play Movies is live

Google has finally made its Play Movies service available in Malaysia which allows Android users to rent or purchase standard definition and high definition movies starting at RM10.

TECH 10 Jul 2019 | 4:44 AM

Appetising prospects: Uber founder takes aim at South Korea’s shared kitchen market

Chef Youm Jung-phil plans to close his restaurant in Seoul's affluent Gangnam district this month, worn down by the rising cost of labour and rent as well as declines in the number of customers eating in.

TECH 14 Jun 2019 | 5:30 AM

Google shuts down Play Movies app for Daydream VR

Google has quietly removed the Google Play Movies & TV app from its Daydream VR platform. The app allowed users to rent, buy and watch movies and TV show episodes from the Play Store in a virtual living room.