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TECH 10 Apr 2014 | 1:12 PM

IBM physicist wins tech 'Nobel' for 'big data' discoveries

British physicist Stuart Parkin, one of the brains behind the global "big data" revolution, on Wednesday won Finland's answer to the Nobel Prize, which is awarded by Technology Academy Finland.

TECH 29 Apr 2014 | 9:00 AM

World Cup rush leaves gaps in Brazil cell network

Rio de Janeiro's legendary Maracanم stadium was in a frenzy. Brazil had trounced the Spanish world champions. Yet 73,000 football fans could scarcely send a text message to celebrate.

TECH 08 May 2014 | 6:20 PM

At China's Alibaba, chairman Ma's dealings raise red flags

Part-way through Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's long-awaited IPO prospectus was a subtle, but striking, warning: investors should know that lead founder and executive chairman Jack Ma might work against the company's best interests.

TECH 07 Jul 2014 | 12:04 PM

Gnomoria: Gnome sweet gnome

It's Minecraft meets The Sims in this sandbox city management/survival game.

Alibaba 13 Aug 2014 | 3:54 PM

Alibaba bonus scheme strengthens Jack Ma's control

Jack Ma, founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group Holding, holds deep sway over executive and board appointments at China's biggest e-commerce company, and that influence is set to strengthen further at the firm, which is heading towards a New York IPO that is expected to raise more than US$15bil (RM47.85bil) later this year.

TECH 03 Sep 2014 | 4:43 PM

Baidu boosts location-based platform with new services, US$10mil investment

Baidu Inc launched on Wednesday a service that helps retailers advertise on the smartphones of nearby users as China's dominant search engine company expands its location-based technology to drive growth.

TECH 05 Sep 2014 | 4:15 PM

From suburban Maryland, US firm tracks gruesome jihadi videos

From an office in the Washington suburb of Bethesda, Maryland, a small team scans the Web 24 hours a day for jihadi videos often featuring gruesome executions by groups such as Islamic State.

TECH 17 Sep 2014 | 7:57 AM

Will the taxman come for Google and Amazon?

New international tax rules proposed could eliminate structures that have allowed companies such as Google Inc and Amazon.com Inc to shave billions of dollars off their tax bills.

TECH 19 Sep 2014 | 1:56 PM

Oracle's Ellison steps aside, co-CEOs Catz and Hurd take over

Larry Ellison, co-founder and leader of Oracle Corp for 37 years, stepped aside as chief executive officer on Thursday, to be replaced by co-CEOs Safra Catz and Mark Hurd, raising questions about a job-sharing arrangement that has had a fraught record elsewhere.

TECH 23 Sep 2014 | 5:46 PM

The winning recipe for stadium Wi-Fi

People snapping pictures and sharing them on social media has led to a strong demand for Wi-Fi Hotspots in public venues such as football stadiums.