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TECH 08 Apr 2017 | 6:00 AM

Car owners tap into sharing economy to help offset costs

A couple of times a month, Baltimore resident Patrick Campbell hands the keys to his BMW 335is two-door coupe over to a stranger to drive for a few days.

TECH 13 Mar 2017 | 3:00 AM

In red-hot Portland, housing costs soar and income gap grows

Jordan Snider, 31, is a bit player in the kaleidoscope of Portland start-ups that have helped turn this city into one of the nation's hottest urban economies, with a job-growth rate second only to Miami from 2013 to 2015.

TECH 10 Jun 2019 | 3:30 AM

When bills pile up, young people in the US turn to strangers on Venmo

Indira Marquez Robles felt helpless. Just before her comparative politics class, the 19-year-old Oglethorpe University student learned that her stepfather had been arrested on suspicion of DUI and taken into Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody in Georgia. A tuition payment loomed. Legal fees would pile up.

TECH 14 May 2018 | 1:30 AM

Why most US states are struggling to regulate Airbnb

Jeannette Belliveau lives with her dog and two cats in a 19th century house in the Upper Fells Point section of Baltimore, not far from Johns Hopkins Hospital, and rents out a couple of rooms for short-term stays to make a living.

TECH 10 Feb 2017 | 1:00 AM

In Los Angeles, neighbourhood changed by Snapchat isn’t changing back

Don Salmon says his Rastafarian clothing shop suffered no dip from the Great Recession, leaving only one culprit in his mind for a recent sales plunge.

TECH 26 Mar 2019 | 2:00 AM

‘Back from the dead’: Greek homes in Airbnb fever

For Dimitra Dionysopoulou, who lives in the shadow of the Acropolis, there is no mistaking the signs of the Airbnb takeover in her neighbourhood.

TECH 14 Aug 2018 | 8:00 AM

Roomi wants to help you avoid rooming with sketchy strangers

Roomi is kind of like a dating service for roommates. It matches people based on personal compatibility and shared housing needs.

TECH 26 Feb 2018 | 5:43 AM

Spotlighting five innovative startups in Malaysia

Malaysian startups are using technologies such as machine learning and blockchain to help companies compete in a new era.