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TECH 25 Jul 2014 | 3:23 PM

Finland cashes in on cold by luring data storage firms

Finland's chilly weather has attracted technology giants such as Google and Microsoft that seek a cool haven for thousands of servers holding terabytes of data from around the world.

TECH 04 Aug 2014 | 12:54 PM

Electronics giant Panasonic wants Singaporeans to eat its veg

Japan's Panasonic Corp, best known for its television sets and home theater systems, wants to feed Singaporeans its radishes and lettuce.

TECH 08 Aug 2014 | 6:00 AM

Pinterest adds direct messaging, but there's a catch

The new feature might be called "Conversations" but don't expect to be able to use it to discuss the current economic climate, the state of team sports or even what was on television last night.

TECH 13 Aug 2014 | 5:50 PM

Up to 23 million Twitter accounts are bots: report

The social network currently has 271 million active users but, according to a new filing with the Security and Exchange Commission, over 8% of them aren't operated by humans.

TECH 20 Aug 2014 | 12:22 PM

Silicon to spinach: Japan tech helps farmers cope with climate shifts

Japanese technology firms are applying their expertise in energy-saving and cloud technology to help farmers cope with shifting weather patterns, an onslaught of cheaper imports and a shrinking workforce.

TECH 20 Aug 2014 | 3:49 PM

Despite lip service, Silicon Valley venture capital still a man’s world

When she started her child-support tracking business SupportPay, Sheri Atwood expected all kinds of suggestions — but not the tip she got from a female investor who suggested she dye her blonde hair darker to be taken more seriously by venture capitalists.

TECH 21 Aug 2014 | 8:30 AM

Jawbone reveals Melbourne residents get most sleep, Stockholm dwellers most active

Compiling data from its UP tracker users, Jawbone has created an interactive map revealing what percentage of the population in a given major city is asleep at what time, and the number of steps the average user has taken per day at any given point.

TECH 28 Aug 2014 | 12:43 PM

In democracy and disaster, emerging world embraces 'open data'

'Open data' — the trove of data-sets made publicly available by governments, organisations and businesses — isn't normally linked to high-wire politics, but just may have saved last month's Indonesian presidential elections from chaos.

TECH 22 Sep 2014 | 12:07 PM

Iran prosecutor gives government 30 days to block social media

Iran's hardline judiciary has given the government one month to block WhatsApp and other popular instant messaging services, as pressure mounts on reformist President Hassan Rouhani to scale back his social and political liberalisation.

TECH 25 Sep 2014 | 6:28 PM

US software firm Adobe to shut China research branch

US software giant Adobe will shut its research arm in Beijing by the end of the year, laying off 350 people, according to a statement, as foreign technology firms face a worsening business climate in China.