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TECH 09 Jun 2015 | 2:04 PM

UberPOP launches in three more French cities, angers cabbies

Uber, an online cab service that links drivers with passengers through a smartphone app, launched its UberPOP service in three more French cities on June 8, provoking anger from taxi drivers who see it as unfair competition.

TECH 29 Jun 2015 | 3:39 PM

Disney bans selfie sticks over safety fears

Disney became the latest major tourism operator to ban selfie sticks as part of a growing backlash against the extendable devices.

TECH 04 Jul 2015 | 8:00 AM

Airbnb-style listings surpass hotel rooms in Spain: study

The number of beds listed by online home rental services like Airbnb in Spain surpassed the number on offer by hotels last year, a study published by Spanish tourism sector body Exceltur showed.

TECH 10 Jul 2015 | 3:26 PM

From retail to culture, Greeks suffer under cash crunch

With three of his transport company’s trucks immobilised in Germany, unable to pay for fuel and tolls, Yannis Fourtoulakis warns that Greece’s capital controls are wreaking deep damage to his beleaguered country’s economy.

TECH 14 Jul 2015 | 7:30 AM

Looking for other Japanese speakers in Paris? There's an app for that

Paris, the city of light, love, and tourists, has released a new mobile app called Yes I speak touriste to help foreigners struggling with their French find some respite.

TECH 18 Jul 2015 | 10:00 AM

Spain's tourism magnet Catalonia to tax Airbnb rentals

Users of popular room-rental services such as Airbnb will pay a new tax on their stays in Spain's Catalonia region under regulations that will affect tourist hotspots such as Barcelona.

TECH 23 Jul 2015 | 7:21 PM

Google’s Street View enters Mongolia on horseback

After recording images of towns and cities across the world, Google’s Street View service launched on July 23 in a less likely location – the vast, sparsely-populated Asian country of Mongolia.

TECH 27 Aug 2015 | 2:30 PM

Barcelona mayor's tourism crackdown puts Airbnb in firing line

Barcelona's new mayor is picking a fight with home rental websites as she tries to crack down on uncontrolled tourism that she fears could drive out poor residents and spoil the Catalan capital's charm.

TECH 02 Sep 2015 | 8:00 AM

Greeks fight ballot box fatigue with Internet jokes

Called to the ballot box for the third time in eight months, some Greeks are responding to election fatigue with a bailout-sized dose of Internet humour.

TECH 03 Sep 2015 | 2:30 PM

Selfie madness: too many dying to get the picture

The rise of selfie photography in some of the world's most beautiful, and dangerous, places is sparking a range of interventions aimed at combating risk-taking that has resulted in a string of gruesome deaths worldwide.