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TECH 20 Jun 2019 | 11:30 PM

Nintendo Labo, Assassin's Creed Discovery Tour hailed at Games for Change Awards

Cardboard create-it-yourself games platform Nintendo Labo for the Nintendo Switch is 2019's Game of the Year according to the Games for Change Awards, whose winners were announced June 18.

TECH 20 Jul 2018 | 3:47 AM

With crackdowns on Uber and Airbnb, does the sharing economy have a future in Hong Kong?

Drivers have been fined and home rentals face stricter laws, and while businesses and users remain hopeful, analysts say the hardline approach will continue to protect the vested interests of established competitors

TECH 31 May 2018 | 6:30 AM

Airbnb founders go it alone in China after refusing buyout offer

Airbnb Inc’s founders were moments away from merging their China business with local competitor Tujia in January 2017. Executives and investors spent hours hashing out a deal. Preliminary term sheets were drawn up. Then in the final hour of negotiations, Airbnb pulled out.

TECH 24 Apr 2018 | 8:45 AM

In Japan, new rules may leave home-sharing industry out in the cold

Japan's new home-sharing law was meant to ease a shortage of hotel rooms, bring order to an unregulated market and offer more lodging options for foreign visitors ahead of next year's Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Startups 07 Aug 2016 | 11:30 PM

Making a difference

From running errands to fighting disease, these Malaysian startups are driving change.