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Technology 24 Mar 2011 | 12:00 AM

Foursquare a fun complement to city jaunts

b>NEW YORK:/bAt first, I didn't see the point of Foursquare, the mobile service that turns sharing your location with friends into a game of sorts. More than a year later, I still don't, but I'm hooked - much to the chagrin of my fiance, who prefers to spend his time on more noble pursuits such as i>Angry Birds/iand Facebook.

Technology 11 Apr 2011 | 12:00 AM

Old woman cuts Internet service in two countries

b>TBILISI (Georgia)/b>: An elderly Georgian woman who allegedly shut off Internet service in her country and neighbouring Armenia while scavenging for copper cable is facing charges that could lead to three years in prison.

Technology 03 Oct 2011 | 12:00 AM

Japan wants private firms help on cyberattacks

b>TOKYO/b>: Japan plans to work more closely with private companies by sharing information on cyberattacks, after defense contractor Mitsubishi Heavy Industries was hacked.

Technology 29 Jun 2012 | 12:00 AM

France pulls plug on Internet forerunner Minitel

Minitel will shut down for good on Saturday.

Technology 12 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

Digital train tickets to replace paper for some New Yorker commuters

Metro-North Railroad is starting a mobile ticketing pilot programme next month.

Technology 15 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM

Apple gets OK to use Swiss railway clock design

The company has struck a deal to use SBB's trademark station clock design on iPads and iPhones.

TECH 22 May 2013 | 1:37 PM

Is Sony un-Japanese enough to entertain change?

Few foreign activist investors have made much headway in forcing change in Japan, but Sony may prove something of an exception.

TECH 05 Mar 2014 | 9:30 AM

Hong Kong metro seats may be scrapped for smartphone space

Hong Kong is pondering whether to rip out some seats from overcrowded metro trains to give the city's smartphone-addicted population more room to interact with their devices.

TECH 07 Mar 2014 | 10:00 AM

China to trial telecoms value-added tax; could hit carriers' profits

China will trial a new value-added tax for telecommunication services providers as a replacement for business tax, Premier Li Keqiang said at the opening of the annual meeting of parliament, a change which could hit the companies' profits.

TECH 24 Jul 2014 | 7:00 AM

Canada launches plan to extend high-speed Internet to remote areas

The Canadian government invited remote communities across the country that lack high-speed Internet access to make a claim to get some of the C$305mil (RM902.06mil) it plans to spend over the next three years to upgrade access.