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TECH 01 Jul 2016 | 7:00 AM

Viva Technology puts France at the heart of the digital world

The first edition of Viva Technology brings together startups, investors and companies at a new technology show at Paris's Porte de Versailles exhibition centre.

TECH 10 Mar 2017 | 4:27 AM

Airbnb nears approval in room-starved Japan with tighter rules

Airbnb Inc is finally getting the green light do business in Japan after years of operating in grey areas of the law.

TECH 09 Jun 2017 | 7:01 AM

Airbnb gets green light in Japan with home-sharing law’s passage

Airbnb Inc will now be able to operate in Japan without the risk of running into regulatory hurdles after the government passed a law that sets out rules for home sharing.

TECH 14 May 2018 | 1:30 AM

Why most US states are struggling to regulate Airbnb

Jeannette Belliveau lives with her dog and two cats in a 19th century house in the Upper Fells Point section of Baltimore, not far from Johns Hopkins Hospital, and rents out a couple of rooms for short-term stays to make a living.

TECH 26 Jun 2018 | 3:30 AM

Airbnb-style rentals are a growing cash cow for developers and owners

South Florida real estate agent Sara Dorfman hit the jackpot this month when she arranged the sale of a multi-unit complex in Fort Lauderdale's Victoria Park for US$1.65mil (RM6.62mil). The chief selling point: The property was set up for vacation home rentals. And the buyer is eager to continue that business.

TECH 20 Mar 2019 | 10:00 PM

Bethesda dates E3 2019 show, Doom Eternal to feature

With PlayStation and Electronic Arts both opting out of big presentations at E3 2019, the publisher behind Skyrim, Fallout and Doom is setting up for a June 9 showcase.

TECH 15 May 2019 | 6:00 AM

Macron, Ardern host Paris summit against online extremism

French President Emmanuel Macron and New Zealand’s premier Jacinda Ardern will on May 15 host other world leaders and leading tech chiefs to launch an ambitious new initiative aimed at curbing extremism online.

Twitter 02 Jun 2020 | 10:00 AM

How Twitter made its own rules for Trump to break

When Twitter slapped a warning label over US President Donald Trump’s tweet Thursday night about riots in Minnesota’s Twin Cities, the company’s official explanation was that the president had violated a rule prohibiting “glorification of violence”. But that justification doesn’t explain why Twitter chose to leave the tweet on the site for people to see, or why it blocked the ability to write replies, or why past tweets seemingly breaking the same rule were allowed to stand unaltered.