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Paris seeks US$14mil from Airbnb for illegal adverts

The City of Paris is suing Airbnb for publishing 1,000 illegal rentals adverts, which could cost the American rental website more than €12.5mil (RM57.61mil or US$14mil), the mayor of Paris told a newspaper in an interview published on Feb 10.

Microsoft pledged US$500mil for housing. Now what will Silicon Valley tech do?

Microsoft's promise to pony up US$500mil (RM2.05bil) for Seattle-area housing has Silicon Valley buzzing, full of hope that tech titans here will pour similar sums into the housing shortage in their own back yards.

Remembering the tech that left an indelible mark through the ages

They say that new tech comes and goes but here are the ones that have stayed in our lives and minds for a decade or three.

London retains tech startup crown: study

London is Europe’s most attractive city for technology startups, despite a sharp slowdown last year, a study showed Jan 9.

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.

Sting uses fake Amazon boxes, GPS to catch would-be thieves

Jersey City is teaming up with Amazon to try and thwart the thefts of packages during the Christmas season.

Google aims to win over sceptical Toronto with affordable homes

Alphabet Inc’s digital city on Toronto’s waterfront will be made out of wood, heated by geothermal wells and offer a swathe of affordable housing as it seeks to win over a sceptical public concerned about privacy issues at the development.

Virginia struggled to build a startup hub, so it recruited Amazon instead

Three years ago, Arlington, Virginia, was pitching itself as the next Silicon Valley. Victor Hoskins, the county’s director of economic development, tried to lure entrepreneurs with cash prizes, free housing, office space and other incentives. Few showed up.

Scores protest against new Amazon HQ in Queens, NY

Around 100 people on Nov 14 protested against Amazon’s impending arrival in New York’s borough of Queens, condemning US$3bil (RM12.56bil) in tax breaks and incentives, and worried ordinary families will be pushed out by gentrification.

Amazon picks New York City, Washington D.C. area for new offices Inc picked America's financial and political capitals for massive new offices on Nov 13, branching out from its home base in Seattle with plans to create more than 25,000 jobs in both New York City and an area just outside Washington, D.C.