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TECH 28 Sep 2017 | 12:30 AM

Study finds 80% of activity tracker users stick with gadgets for at least six months

Are activity trackers and smartwatches a sustainable solution for boosting motivation to exercise? Researchers in the USA studied user engagement levels with the digital devices, sales of which reached 19.7 million worldwide in 2016.

TECH 18 Sep 2017 | 8:01 AM

Slack valued at US$5.1bil after new funding led by SoftBank

Software startup Slack Technologies Inc said it raised US$250mil (RM1.04bil) from SoftBank Group Corp and other investors in its latest funding round, boosting the company's valuation to US$5.1bil (RM21.35bil).

TECH 29 Jun 2017 | 10:07 AM

Alibaba spending US$1bil to raise stake in South-East Asia’s Lazada

Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding is investing an additional US$1bil (RM4.29bil) in South-East Asian online retailer Lazada Group, boosting its stake by nearly a third to 83% and amplifying its focus on the region.

TECH 08 May 2017 | 1:30 AM

Video games that get you moving are good for brain health

Playing video games which get you moving are an effective way of boosting brain health as we age according to new European research.

TECH 05 Apr 2017 | 8:17 AM

PayPal extends partnership with Visa into Asia-Pacific region

PayPal Holdings Inc and Visa Inc said they are extending into the Asia-Pacific region a partnership that currently covers only the US, in a move aimed at boosting transactions via digital payments for both companies.

TECH 05 Apr 2017 | 4:54 AM

YouTube unveils India mobile app for spotty Internet signals

Alphabet Inc's Google said it would roll out a mobile YouTube application designed for India, boosting the search company's presence in a burgeoning market with spotty Internet access.

TECH 21 Feb 2017 | 12:33 AM

Amazon to create over 5,000 jobs in Britain in 2017

Amazon is set to create more than 5,000 jobs in Britain this year, the company said, boosting its investment in the country once more even as it prepares to leave the European Union.

TECH 21 Oct 2016 | 4:13 AM

Nintendo gives sneak geek peek at new portable console

Japanese videogame giant Nintendo gave gamers a sneak peek at a long-awaited new console, a portable device dubbed Nintendo Switch, which could be key to boosting its bottom line.

TECH 19 Oct 2016 | 3:30 AM

Citi's e-commerce, digital tie-ups boost Asia consumer revenues

Citigroup Inc's tie-ups with e-commerce companies in Asia such as ride-hailing firm Grab and online retailer Lazada Group are boosting revenues at its consumer business in the region.

Technology 13 Sep 2016 | 11:21 AM

London takes steps to help black cabs as private hire firms face new rules

London said it would introduce new measures to support its iconic black cabs including giving access to more bus lanes and boosting the number of taxi ranks, just as private hire firms such as Uber face stricter rules in the capital.