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TECH 12 Dec 2018 | 7:30 AM

Christmas tree farmers aim to boost sales via social media

Christmas tree farmers have joined forces as the Christmas Tree Promotion Board and are running a social media ad campaign this holiday season to tout the benefits of a real evergreen.

TECH 29 Nov 2018 | 8:00 AM

Apple’s stock sours, Microsoft’s soars. Say what?!

Wall Street investors are enamoured with a newly emergent tech company.

TECH 25 Sep 2018 | 10:30 AM

Uber’s strongest growth comes in depressed Argentina – minus commissions

Uber's fastest-growing market in the world is now Argentina, company executives say, attributing the expansion to the nation's sudden economic unravelling, which has boosted unemployment and sliced the purchasing power of Argentines.

Internet 13 Aug 2018 | 5:51 PM

Americans own less stuff and that's worrisome

Some social problems are blatantly obvious in daily life, while others are longer-term, more corrosive and perhaps mostly invisible

TECH 06 Aug 2018 | 1:30 AM

He hugged Tim Cook, bought the iPhone X, then was homeless by the roadside, asking for a job

David Casarez came west to Silicon Valley with his life in a van and startup dreams in his eyes. Within months, the web developer and would-be entrepreneur was hugging Apple CEO Tim Cook and interviewing at the legendary tech firm.

TECH 11 Jul 2018 | 3:00 AM

As ride-hailing services chip away at demand, valet parking firms are driven to adapt

The rapid rise of ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft has taken a big bite out of businesses that rely on people who need to park their cars. Now they're facing a choice: keep dwindling, or innovate.

TECH 03 Jul 2018 | 6:00 AM

Struggling smartphone maker HTC to slash 1,500 jobs in Taiwan

Smartphone maker HTC plans to slash around a quarter of its global workforce through job cuts at its manufacturing unit in Taiwan, in a bid to better manage resources as the company continues to battle dwindling sales.

TECH 30 Mar 2018 | 10:21 AM

Amazon in Trump’s crosshairs: Here’s what the US President could do

US President Donald Trump renewed his long-running assault on Amazon.com Inc with an early morning tweet on March 29. But what measures can he actually take against the online retail giant?

TECH 30 Mar 2018 | 2:30 AM

Aging Japan: Robots may have role in future of elder care

Paro the furry seal cries softly while an elderly woman pets it. Pepper, a humanoid, waves while leading a group of senior citizens in exercises. The upright Tree guides a disabled man taking shaky steps, saying in a gentle feminine voice, “right, left, well done!”

TECH 23 Feb 2018 | 8:01 AM

China’s Huawei set to lead global charge to 5G networks

China’s Huawei is forging closer commercial ties with big telecom operators across Europe and Asia, putting the company in prime position to lead the global race for next-generation 5G networks despite US allegations it poses a security threat.