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Construction of the Nicaragua Canal has begun and it could transform world trade. But it could also bring irreversible damage

What will the Nicaragua Canal mean for locals?

Construction of the Nicaragua Canal has begun and it could transform world trade. But it could also bring irreversible damage

Social network participation among Fortune 500 CEOs Positive trends point to a US embrace of solar power
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In what is fast proving a nervy period for underperforming Japanese companies, Sony’s shareholders have chosen to keep Kazuo Hirai on as CEO
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Sony gives CEO another chance

In what is fast proving a nervy period for underperforming Japanese companies, Sony’s shareholders have chosen to keep Kazuo Hirai on as CEO

Strategy Former Nokia-CEO Stephen Elop is the biggest name to be leaving Microsoft, as the company looks to align its engineering teams with its strategy

Elop departs as part of Microsoft reshuffle

Former Nokia-CEO Stephen Elop is the biggest name to be leaving Microsoft, as the company looks to align its engineering teams with its strategy

Energy Following a deal struck between the two states last year, the bi-directional supply of electricity between Finland to Russia will commence this week

Russia turns to Nordic neighbour for electricity

Following a deal struck between the two states last year, the bi-directional supply of electricity between Finland to Russia will commence this week

Technology Apple’s new streaming service, to be released later this month, will be aiming to disprove Steve Jobs’ hypothesis that music subscription services cannot work

Apple unveils new music streaming service

Apple’s new streaming service, to be released later this month, will be aiming to disprove Steve Jobs’ hypothesis that music subscription services cannot work

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Technology The EC has agreed to help reduce animal testing in Europe, but has concerns this could push biomedical research out from the region

EU Commission pledges to phase out animal testing

The EC has agreed to help reduce animal testing in Europe, but has concerns this could push biomedical research out from the region

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Business Reports show that Evolent Health is the latest firm to benefit as a result of a burgeoning digital health market

Evolent Health beats share expectations

Reports show that Evolent Health is the latest firm to benefit as a result of a burgeoning digital health market

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Technology From next year, all retailers across Europe must accept contactless payments, according to MasterCard's senior vice-president

‘Every single terminal’ in Europe to accept contactless by 2020

From next year, all retailers across Europe must accept contactless payments, according to MasterCard’s senior vice-president

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Strategy SoftBank continues its investment run, this time by ploughing $1bn into South Korea's burgeoning e-commerce market

SoftBank invests $1bn in Korean e-commerce site

SoftBank continues its investment run, this time by ploughing $1bn into South Korea’s burgeoning e-commerce market

Technology Though Oculus Rift is very much the go-to name in any discussion about virtual reality, there are a number of rival firms racing the Facebook-owned company to the top

Virtual reality’s five brightest stars

Though Oculus Rift is very much the go-to name in any discussion about virtual reality, there are a number of rival firms racing the Facebook-owned company to the top

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Strategy Pinterest ventures into ecommerce with the introduction of a “Buy it” button to its online pinboard service

Pinterest finally gets money hungry with “Buy it” button

Pinterest ventures into ecommerce with the introduction of a “Buy it” button to its online pinboard service

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Strategy HP has confirmed it will separate into two very different entities on November, though not before a string of other changes take effect

Whitman confirms November 1 HP split

HP has confirmed it will separate into two very different entities on November, though not before a string of other changes take effect

Technology Scientists at Pennsylvania State University are developing a glove to aid visually impaired people when shopping

Reaching out to blind shoppers

Scientists at Pennsylvania State University are developing a glove to aid visually impaired people when shopping

Business The wearable tech company’s forthcoming IPO could fetch $358m, in a time when the influence of fitness brands in the market is shrinking

Fitbit IPO is shaping up to break records

The wearable tech company’s forthcoming IPO could fetch $358m, in a time when the influence of fitness brands in the market is shrinking

Technology Through the use of internet graphs, the annual trend report offers pearls of insight, such as the recent rise in internet use across the world and that companies like Uber face regulatory problems

Meeker, tell us something we don’t know: boring truths of 2015’s internet report

Through the use of internet graphs, the annual trend report offers pearls of insight, such as the recent rise in internet use across the world and that companies like Uber face regulatory problems

Technology The social media giant has established a new AI research team in Paris, as it looks to make good on the EU’s AI research community

Facebook opens Parisian lab to explore artificial intelligence

The social media giant has established a new AI research team in Paris, as it looks to make good on the EU’s AI research community

Technology Levi Strauss and Google have teamed up to produce the jeans of the future – denim with the power to connect users to their smartphones and tablets

The super jean is here! Levi’s and Google collaborate

Levi Strauss and Google have teamed up to produce the jeans of the future – denim with the power to connect users to their smartphones and tablets

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Business The search engine giant has updated its diversity statistics to show that it, and the sector at large, is taking pains to bridge the inequality gap

Google unleashes improved diversity stats

The search engine giant has updated its diversity statistics to show that it, and the sector at large, is taking pains to bridge the inequality gap

Technology The Internet of Things looks set to redefine the way we live and work, with repercussions for businesses and consumers at all corners of the globe. Here we look at the repercussions for five key industries

Five key industries that will be transformed by the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things looks set to redefine the way we live and work, with repercussions for businesses and consumers at all corners of the globe. Here we look at the repercussions for five key industries