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TECH 30 Mar 2018 | 8:23 AM

Singapore’s competition watchdog says Uber-Grab deal infringes competition

Singapore's competition watchdog said it had reasonable grounds to suspect competition had been infringed by Uber Technologies Inc's deal to sell its South-East Asia operations to rival ride-hailing firm Grab.

TECH 30 Mar 2018 | 3:00 AM

TV networks fail to capitalise on Facebook’s terrible year

US TV networks surrendered more than US$1bil (RM3.86bil) in advertising sales last year, according to a study that suggests large media companies are failing to capitalise on scandals at online competitors Facebook Inc and YouTube.

TECH 29 Mar 2018 | 9:13 AM

Facebook must give judge documents for US tax probe of Irish unit

A US judge has ordered Facebook Inc to let her review documents it has refused to give the Internal Revenue Service as that agency probes whether the social media company used an Irish unit to slash billions of dollars from its tax bill.

TECH 29 Mar 2018 | 6:30 AM

Walmart has a secret weapon against Amazon. Maybe too secret.

Walmart Inc has a vast arsenal at its disposal in its battle with Inc: stores, trucks, warehouses, even a blockchain-enabled supply chain of fruits and vegetables. But there’s one weapon it’s barely deployed: Vudu, the video-on-demand service it bought eight years ago.

TECH 29 Mar 2018 | 6:00 AM

Analysis: Uber seen girding for battle with Ola in India ahead of IPO

Uber's decision to exit South-East Asia, where it was bleeding money, should give the global ride-hailing giant more firepower to focus on India, where it's locked in a fierce battle with local rival, Ola, industry analysts say.

TECH 29 Mar 2018 | 5:04 AM

EU antitrust chief turns to academics to help tackle tech challenges

Europe's antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager, who has taken on Google, Apple and Qualcomm in recent years, is looking to three academics to help her deal with anti-competitive practices in fast-moving technology markets.

TECH 29 Mar 2018 | 4:35 AM

Facebook cuts ties to data brokers in blow to targeted ads

Facebook Inc said on March 28 it would end its partnerships with several large data brokers who help advertisers target people on the social network, a step that follows a scandal over how Facebook handles personal information.

TECH 28 Mar 2018 | 8:26 AM

Waymo steps toward a more diverse robo-taxi fleet with Jaguar deal

Waymo will include up to 20,000 Jaguar I-PACE electric vehicles in its upcoming autonomous fleet as part of a long-term partnership between Alphabet Inc's self-driving unit and Jaguar Land Rover Automotive Plc, the two companies said on March 27.

TECH 28 Mar 2018 | 5:05 AM

US opens probe into fatal Tesla crash, fire in California

A fatal crash and vehicle fire of a Tesla Inc Model X near Mountain View, California, last week has prompted a federal field investigation, the US National Transportation Safety Board said on March 27, sparking a big selloff in Tesla stock.

TECH 28 Mar 2018 | 1:00 AM

Gina Rodriguez to play Carmen Sandiego in second Netflix production

Netflix has recruited Golden Globe winner Gina Rodriguez of Jane The Virgin fame for its globetrotting adaptation of educational video game Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?