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TECH 14 Aug 2014 | 6:29 PM

China launching 'severe' cyberattacks on Taiwan: minister

Taiwan's science and technology minister said Wednesday that China is launching frequent cyberattacks on the island despite warming ties between the two former rivals.

TECH 20 Aug 2014 | 4:58 PM

Marketing push, harsh northern winter spur record Florida tourism

A record 24 million tourists visited Florida this spring, up 3% from 2013, spurred by unusually cold northern weather, a Google program that allows virtual beach tours and aggressive marketing, a state official said on Tuesday.

TECH 26 Aug 2014 | 12:19 PM

Chinese antitrust regulator targets Microsoft's web browser, media player

Microsoft Corp's Internet browser and media player are being targeted in a Chinese antitrust probe, raising the prospect of China revisiting the software bundling issue at the heart of past antitrust complaints against the firm in the West.

TECH 02 Sep 2014 | 2:46 PM

Myanmar targets 5 million tourists with e-visa

Myanmar launched an online visa application on Monday promising an end to painful waits for permits to visit the once secretive nation as it tries to lure five million tourists a year by 2015.

TECH 15 Sep 2014 | 8:31 AM

Hotels spotlight top selfie spots to lure guests

Riding the wave of the selfie trend, the Mandarin Oriental Paris now offers a package with a private tour of the French capital's best locations for Instagram-worthy self-portraits. The prestigious hotel is not the only player in the tourism industry to have understood the marketing potential of the phenomenon.

TECH 29 Sep 2014 | 3:24 PM

Microsoft offers gaming console in China at long last

US technology giant Microsoft on Monday launched its Xbox One game console in China, the first foreign company to enter the potentially massive market after the government lifted a 14-year ban.

TECH 03 Oct 2014 | 12:53 PM

Dubai detectives to get Google Glass to fight crime

Dubai police plan to issue detectives with Google Glass hands-free eyewear to help them fight crime using facial recognition technology, a police spokesman in the wealthy Gulf Arab emirate said.

TECH 14 Oct 2014 | 8:00 AM

Uber-heated battle as mobile apps rattle Asia's taxis

South-East Asia's notorious taxi market is undergoing a shakeout as Uber and homegrown mobile booking applications gain popularity in a region that has long endured inefficient cartels and price-gouging drivers.

TECH 23 Oct 2014 | 6:43 PM

Google offers peek into Bhutan with Street View launch

Google provided a sneak peek into Bhutan Thursday by unveiling a Street View project for the remote Himalayan kingdom, featuring panoramic views of its majestic mountains, monasteries and crystal-clear rivers.

TECH 27 Oct 2014 | 11:48 AM

Google exec makes record skydive from edge of space

A Google executive set a new record Friday by jumping successfully from near the top of the stratosphere — some 135,000 feet, or 41,000 meters high, his project website said.