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TECH 28 Dec 2014 | 10:00 AM

New app allows diners to rate their servers

There’s no shortage of mobile apps that allow diners to leave a review of their meal or rate a restaurant. But now, a new app has gone a step further and allows diners to rate their servers.

Technology 04 Dec 2014 | 1:22 PM

Japan’s Softbank pumps US$250mil in Uber rival GrabTaxi

Japanese telecom giant SoftBank will invest US$250mil (RM861.5mil) in South-East Asian mobile taxi booking app GrabTaxi, the two firms said, as rivalry in the region between US-based Uber and homegrown rivals increases.

TECH 15 Dec 2014 | 1:00 PM

French court rejects bid to forbid UberPop

Uber will continue to operate its UberPop transport service in France for now after a Paris commercial court rejected a request by competitors to ban the service.

TECH 12 Dec 2014 | 8:28 AM

Sony exec apologises for 'insensitive' e-mails about Obama's race

Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman Amy Pascal apologised for "insensitive" jokes she made about President Barack Obama in e-mails that were stolen by hackers who recently attacked the studio's computer network.

TECH 15 Dec 2014 | 9:20 AM

Iran hackers may target US energy, defence firms

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has warned US businesses to be on the alert for a sophisticated Iranian hacking operation whose targets include defence contractors, energy firms and educational institutions, according to a confidential agency document.

TECH 12 Dec 2014 | 5:12 PM

Women's safety in focus as Uber rivals race across South-East Asia

A co-founder of GrabTaxi, Uber's biggest competitor in South-East Asia, remarked earlier this year that safety is so central to the online taxi booking business that some of his drivers feel like they are tracked at every moment — even when they go to the bathroom.

TECH 16 Dec 2014 | 7:59 AM

France says UberPop to be banned as irate taxi drivers stall traffic

The UberPop transport service will be banned in France from Jan 1 to avoid unfair competition, the Interior Ministry said as taxi drivers impeded morning traffic into Paris in a y protest against the US-based online cab-hailing firm.

TECH 15 Dec 2014 | 9:00 AM

Dr Phil's startup launches video visits with US therapists

Doctor On Demand is the latest Silicon Valley startup to bet that people will turn to mobile devices for confidential counselling.

TECH 12 Dec 2014 | 2:50 PM

Police body cameras carry risks without firm rules

Civil rights activists and some police chiefs are warning that the Obama administration's proposal to help local police departments buy 50,000 body cameras must come with firm rules on how to use the equipment.

TECH 15 Dec 2014 | 9:30 AM

Drone revolution hovers on the horizon

Drones are about to have a big impact on our lives, even if they will not be delivering our orders from Amazon any time soon, say experts.