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TECH 02 Apr 2015 | 12:37 PM

Delta Air to take payments via Alipay from Chinese travellers

Delta Air Lines Inc has become the first US airline to accept payments via Alipay, the PayPal-like service run by an Alibaba Group Holding Ltd affiliate that is used by hundreds of millions of Chinese consumers.

TECH 22 Apr 2015 | 6:00 AM

Mother of austistic child develops ‘universal language’ app

The French mother of an autistic child has created what is believed to be the world’s first smartphone application allowing people speaking different languages – or those incapable of speech at all – to communicate together, French company Sogeti said.

TECH 28 Apr 2015 | 11:30 AM

Google, Facebook join Red Cross to find thousands missing after Nepal quake

German development worker Caroline Siebald and her boyfriend Charles Gertler, an American glaciologist, were on a rafting trip in Nepal when the earthquake struck and initially panicked about how to let their families know they were safe.

TECH 30 Apr 2015 | 9:30 AM

Webbys name best travel-related websites and mobile apps

A location-based tour guide that provides mini history lessons on a user's immediate surroundings has been named the best mobile app in travel at the 19th edition of the Webby Awards.

TECH 02 May 2015 | 9:00 AM

World's first human search engine

The Icelandic tourist office has launched what it calls "the world’s first human search engine" in a cheeky promotional campaign that invites visitors to ask a real-life, honest-to-goodness person any travel questions they may have about the country.

TECH 13 May 2015 | 11:24 AM

Alibaba's cloud computing unit to establish base in Dubai

The cloud computing unit of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding said it would establish a base in Dubai to seek business from companies and governments in the Middle East and North Africa.

TECH 16 May 2015 | 7:00 AM

Japan heading for toilet diplomacy

Japan is readying to lift the lid on what could be its most effective global marketing gimmick yet: the high-tech toilet seat.

TECH 22 May 2015 | 7:30 AM

Game over looms for Budapest pinball museum

The owner of Europe's largest pinball museum said he would close the facility next month after falling foul of strict regulations on gaming arcades and casinos.

TECH 26 May 2015 | 9:30 AM

Paris deploys inspectors across city to quash illegal Airbnb rentals

Paris has become latest city to crack down on illegal Airbnb rentals with city officials conducting door to door neighbourhood inspections.

TECH 30 May 2015 | 7:30 AM

TripAdvisor launches rebrand of Chinese site

To cater to the world’s fastest growing tourism market, the world’s biggest travel website has launched a new global brand for Chinese-speaking travelers.