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TECH 30 Jan 2016 | 1:00 AM

Flatshare website highlights London housing ‘crisis’

The founder of a flatshare website is opening up his own plush London home to lodgers paying whatever they can afford in a bid to help ease the pressure on London housing.

TECH 02 Sep 2016 | 4:13 AM

Apple ruling pushes Irish government to the brink

Ireland’s fragile minority government meets for crunch talks to resolve a stalemate on Sept 2 after an EU ruling on Apple that has divided the country and undermined a cornerstone of its economic policy.

TECH 06 Jul 2017 | 9:55 AM

Vancouver extends Airbnb rules as home prices keep rising

Vancouver is set to introduce new restrictions on Airbnb Inc, Expedia Inc’s HomeAway unit and other short-term rental operators as Canada’s priciest housing market seeks to ease its near-zero supply of homes to let.

TECH 04 Oct 2017 | 2:00 AM

Google backs down from threat to cancel Mountain View housing

Google has backed down from a threat to deny badly needed housing in Mountain View if it isn't given more office space for its futuristic new "Charleston East" campus.

TECH 02 Dec 2018 | 11:30 PM

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.

TECH 22 Jan 2019 | 12:00 AM

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.

TECH 11 Feb 2019 | 11:29 AM

How Microsoft used US$500mil to shape the tech housing debate

Microsoft Corp made a big splash last month when it announced a US$500mil (RM2.03bil) initiative to tackle Seattle’s growing housing crisis. Less noticed was a detail that’ll be critical to making it work: Nine of the city’s largest suburbs agreed to join the effort.

TECH 03 Jul 2019 | 2:30 AM

No guilt trip: In space-starved cities, a ‘fairer’ type of home sharing emerges

The residents of Eixample, an elegant, tree-lined district in central Barcelona, are getting used to a new sound: the rattle of suitcases being dragged along paving stones.