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TECH 03 Apr 2015 | 8:00 AM

Smartphones a lifeline for many Americans: study

Americans love their smartphones and rely on them as a key way to go online, but many find the cost too steep, a survey showed.

TECH 16 Jul 2019 | 11:30 AM

Pearson signals demise of the college textbook in digital drive

The world’s biggest educational publisher will release all future editions of its US titles digitally first, as students dump their traditional textbooks and switch to online learning.

TECH 11 Jul 2019 | 1:00 AM

US college student was late returning a textbook to Amazon, so the company took US$3,800 from her dad

Amazon.com Inc tells customers that renting textbooks instead of buying them can save up to 80% off the purchase price: “Get your textbooks delivered to your door and save both time and money.”

TECH 10 Jul 2019 | 2:00 AM

All that online grocery shopping is causing a cold storage shortage in the US

Deep in a Vernon warehouse, barrels of frozen mango puree from Mexico are stacked four stories high. Hams for Christmas are flash-frozen as June temperatures climb outside.

TECH 09 Jul 2019 | 7:30 AM

Grab invests in startups in farming to shared kitchens to grow its super-app

Grab is putting a second batch of 10 startups through a 16-week programme. The startups will be able to test whether there is a market for their services.

TECH 04 Jul 2019 | 3:00 AM

Cash this cheque, and sign away your right to sue

The perennial issue in the gig economy is whether workers should be classified as employees. Uber Technologies Inc, Lyft Inc and other companies that rely on contract work have dealt with this question in a number of ways: staging PR campaigns, hiring lobbyists and arguing in court that they’re software platforms, not employers.

TECH 03 Jul 2019 | 2:30 AM

No guilt trip: In space-starved cities, a ‘fairer’ type of home sharing emerges

The residents of Eixample, an elegant, tree-lined district in central Barcelona, are getting used to a new sound: the rattle of suitcases being dragged along paving stones.

TECH 29 Jul 2019 | 7:30 AM

Venezuela migrants propel billion-dollar delivery app

It’s six in the morning and Samuel Romero is already pulling his bicycle out of a small garage.