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TECH 03 Sep 2014 | 9:30 AM

Japan says electronics OK during take-off and landing

Japan on Monday relaxed a ban on the use of electronic devices such as smartphones and tablets in flight, following similar moves by the United States and the European Union.

TECH 25 Sep 2014 | 12:30 PM

Drone delivery: DHL "parcelcopter" flies to German isle

Logistics firm DHL is using a drone to fly parcels to the German island of Juist, in what it says is the first time an unmanned aircraft has been authorised to deliver goods in Europe.

TECH 10 Dec 2014 | 12:57 PM

Uber ordered to cease operations in Thailand, under scrutiny in Vietnam

Thailand has ordered US online taxi booking company Uber to cease operations, on the same day taxi apps were banned in the Indian capital New Delhi where an Uber driver is under arrest for suspected rape.

TECH 22 Dec 2014 | 4:04 PM

Taiwan says Uber 'violating law' by operating without licence

Taiwan's transport ministry said Uber Technologies Inc is operating a taxi-hailing service in violation of the law, and that it is investigating the possibility of blocking access to the US company's website and mobile app.

TECH 23 Dec 2014 | 11:00 AM

Uber business model faces legal scrutiny in Taiwan, Chinese mega city

Uber Technologies Inc is under fire in Taiwan and the Chinese mainland mega city Chongqing over concerns that it and its drivers are not appropriately licenced, adding to a string of official complaints aimed at the fast-growing U.S. start-up.

TECH 29 Dec 2014 | 11:22 AM

Germany plans electric car motorway charging stations

Germany plans to expand the network of charging stations for electric cars across the country to help boost lacklustre demand, a Transport Ministry paper seen by Reuters showed.

TECH 09 Jan 2015 | 12:12 PM

China bans private drivers in taxi app clampdown

China's transport ministry has banned taxi hailing apps such as Uber Technologies Inc and local rivals Kuaidi Dache and Didi Dache from using cars and drivers without taxi licences in a bid to regulate the rapidly growing sector.

TECH 05 Feb 2015 | 11:13 AM

Uber faces shutdown in South Korea

South Korea rejected online ride-sharing firm Uber Technologies Inc's proposal for a new driver registration system, and vowed to shut down the US company's operations.

TECH 12 Feb 2015 | 6:00 PM

Seoul city to launch premium taxi service to kill Uber

The Seoul city government said on Thursday that it planned to launch a premium taxi service in August to rival online ride-service provider Uber, adding to the challenges to the US company's expansion plans in Asia's fourth-biggest economy.

TECH 05 Mar 2015 | 2:38 PM

Japan comes down on Uber taxi service

Japan has slammed the brakes on a pilot project by taxi service Uber less than a month after it was launched, with a government official saying it probably violates transport laws.