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#UnwantedIvanka online campaign pokes fun at Trump’s daughter

Ivanka Trump got a ribbing back home on July 1 after critics took issue with the prominent role played by US President Donald Trump’s daughter during summits in Japan and South Korea.

‘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.

Alibaba's Jack Ma says in talks with Indonesia on tech training institute

Jack Ma, executive chairman of China's Alibaba Group Holding, said he is discussing with Indonesia's government the possibility of opening an institute to train tech entrepreneurs in the South-East Asian country.

Microsoft, Amazon, Google join fight to prevent famine

Tech giants Microsoft, Amazon and Google are joining forces with international organisations to help identify and head off famines in developing nations using data analysis and artificial intelligence, a new initiative unveiled Sept 23.

Australian lawsuit funder files complaint against Facebook, flags suit over privacy breaches

Litigation funder IMF Bentham Ltd is preparing to potentially sue social media giant Facebook Inc in Australia over its sharing of users' data with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.

As inflation soars, Facebook drives trading in Argentina’s barter clubs

At an abandoned train station in Buenos Aires' working-class suburb of San Miguel, hundreds of Argentines gather with bags of clothes, rice, flour and sugar to trade.

Next-era tech products to drive reboot of Asia’s growth engine

The technology boom powering Asia’s economies is about to get a reboot.

Technology hits workers’ income share more than trade: IMF

The advance of technology is the biggest reason workers are earning a shrinking slice of the income pie, according to a new study by the International Monetary Fund.

Germany to spend €5bil on digital infrastructure for schools

Germany plans to invest an extra 5bil (RM23.21bil) over the next five years to equip more than 40,000 schools and colleges with faster Internet, wireless access points and tablet computers, the Education Minister said.

Africa eyes digital age to revive growth

Hammered by plunging commodity prices, Africa’s political and business leaders meet for three days from May 11 to discuss diversification and entering the digital economy to kickstart growth.