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TECH 04 Jan 2019 | 5:30 AM

Airbnb wins preliminary ruling blocking NYC demand for data

Airbnb Inc and other home-sharing firms won’t have to comply with a New York City law requiring them to turn over renter data until a lawsuit over the issue is resolved, giving the company a reprieve from a rule that threatened to cut its bookings in the city by half.

TECH 15 Nov 2018 | 5:43 AM

Hello Amazon, so long Crystal City: builder sees old name fading

Hello National Landing. Goodbye Crystal City. Amazon.com Inc’s arrival won’t just create a new name for the area in northern Virginia. It may also kill the old one.

TECH 12 Nov 2018 | 1:30 AM

Long Island City preparing for ‘freaking amazing’ Amazon

As reports emerged last week that Amazon.com Inc. was close to an agreement to set up a new office hub in the Queens neighbourhood of Long Island City, the prospect of all those jobs, shoppers, and potential tenants or homebuyers drew cheers in the fast-growing neighbourhood across the East River from Manhattan.

TECH 08 Nov 2018 | 7:32 AM

A changing New York neighbourhood wonders how Amazon would fit

It was the lunch-hour rush at the Court Square Diner in New York's Long Island City on Wednesday, and co-owner Nick Kanellos pointed to the elevated subway tracks that rattle overhead as he fretted over the news that Amazon may build a major outpost in the neighbourhood.

TECH 28 Sep 2018 | 1:00 AM

In Paris, Airbnb blamed for all kinds of ills

The first paying guests to the ground-floor studio flat newly posted on Airbnb were innocuous enough: A family, come to experience the joys of Paris, like many millions of others.

TECH 16 Aug 2018 | 6:12 AM

Google is planning yet another office tower in Amazon’s backyard

Google is taking another big step onto Amazon.com Inc’s turf in Seattle’s fast-growing tech hub.

TECH 12 Jul 2018 | 6:00 AM

Agoda expands non-hotel listings for tourists living like locals

More tourists to Asia are opting to stay in privately owned apartments even when five-star hotel rooms are available for as little as US$100 (RM404) a night, according to online travel booking platform Agoda Services Co.

TECH 22 Feb 2018 | 12:30 AM

With construction-induced traffic nightmare looming, Seattle embraces the telecommute

Five years ago, as tunnel-boring Bertha was about to arrive in Seattle, local transportation officials huddled together to talk about what they could do to ease the traffic disruptions that would inevitably come during the tunnel's construction.

TECH 07 Feb 2018 | 12:30 AM

Some Seattle homeless people raise thousands of dollars online, while others collect nothing

Amanda Richer turned on the video camera of her cracked, old Samsung and started sharing.

TECH 01 Feb 2018 | 12:00 AM

Apps to screen tenants latest Chinese startups battleground

In its attempt to cool what are among the fastest-rising property prices in the world, China is pushing its people to rent instead of buy. That’s prompting venture capitalists to pour millions into an old-fashioned sector that’s being uprooted by technology: rental management.