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Alibaba 17 Jul 2014 | 1:00 PM

Red flags: Alibaba's Ma and Ma's private equity firm

When a fast-growing private equity firm co-founded by Jack Ma sought funding from institutional investors for the first time in early 2013, almost all had one major concern, its chairman said: was the firm independent from Ma, the influential executive chairman of Alibaba Group Holding, China's e-commerce giant.

Twitter 31 Oct 2013 | 1:22 PM

Twitter hit with US$124mil lawsuit over private stock sale

Twitter Inc was sued for US$124mil (RM390.84mil) on Wednesday by two companies claiming the social media darling fraudulently had them organise a private sale of its shares to stoke investor interest for an initial public offering then canceled it.

TECH 06 Jul 2017 | 5:40 AM

India considers private cars for ridesharing to cut traffic

India is examining the use of private vehicles as shared taxis in an effort to reduce car ownership and curb growing traffic congestion in major cities, sources familiar with the matter said.

TECH 17 May 2017 | 6:00 AM

UN has high hopes for private sector after Microsoft rights donation

The United Nations human rights office welcomed a US$5mil (RM21.58mil) donation from Microsoft Corp and called on the rest of the private sector, which makes up only a tiny proportion of its donors, to "step up to the plate".

TECH 11 Apr 2016 | 7:00 AM

Tech start-ups snap at the heels of Asian private bankers

Scanning a bank statement into a computer may not sound particularly high-tech, but it's unsettling some of Asia's private bankers.

TECH 27 Aug 2014 | 8:00 AM

Anglo-Saxons most likely to try private taxi apps: survey

American and British tourists are more likely than their French and Spanish counterparts to have used a private taxi app such as Uber, Blablacar or Carpooling during their travels, according to a study conducted by

Technology 13 Sep 2016 | 11:21 AM

London takes steps to help black cabs as private hire firms face new rules

London said it would introduce new measures to support its iconic black cabs including giving access to more bus lanes and boosting the number of taxi ranks, just as private hire firms such as Uber face stricter rules in the capital.

TECH 22 Jan 2016 | 1:30 AM

London will not impose strict new rules on private hire firms like Uber

London transport bosses decided not to impose a series of strict new rules on private hire cars, including those from apps like Uber, but could make such services pay a daily charge for entering the city centre.

Technology 28 May 2015 | 2:02 PM

Technology replaces schmoozing: the future of private banking

No longer is schmoozing over long lunches and fine wines enough; Swiss private bankers are turning to videogames and virtual reality to attract a new generation of sceptical clients and see off digital rivals.