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The stratosphere is the new battleground for firms whose ambition it is to bring increased internet connectivity to the developing world

Google’s Project Loon explained

The stratosphere is the new battleground for firms whose ambition it is to bring increased internet connectivity to the developing world

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New algorithms being employed by leading search engines mean traditional search engine optimisation tools are no longer effective. But that does not necessarily mean the life has gone out of the industry
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Immortal, evolving: why SEO is anything but dead

New algorithms being employed by leading search engines mean traditional search engine optimisation tools are no longer effective. But that does not necessarily mean the life has gone out of the industry

Business eBay has announced plans to spin off PayPal in 2015 to better focus on emerging challenges and opportunities in the e-payments market

eBay and PayPal part ways as the latter grows faster

eBay has announced plans to spin off PayPal in 2015 to better focus on emerging challenges and opportunities in the e-payments market

Energy Solar panel highways are a novel idea but distract from what’s important – boosting solar efficiency – says Oscar Rousseau

Technology’s biggest flops (and why solar roadways are set to join them)

Solar panel highways are a novel idea but distract from what’s important – boosting solar efficiency – says Oscar Rousseau

Business The world’s leading mining company BHP Billiton is freezing its top executives’ pay packages for the fourth consecutive year amid a struggling commodities market

BHP Billiton freezes executive pay packages for the fourth year

The world’s leading mining company BHP Billiton is freezing its top executives’ pay packages for the fourth consecutive year amid a struggling commodities market

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Technology While the rest of the world is scrambling to develop the most efficient payment system possible, Germans remain in favour of a more traditional approach

Contactless payment methods face resistance from Germany

While the rest of the world is scrambling to develop the most efficient payment system possible, Germans remain in favour of a more traditional approach

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Technology Under EU ruling Google could face fines of up to $6bn if it does not come up with new proposals to resolve a dispute opened in 2010

EU anti-trust dispute could see Google face hefty charges

Under EU ruling Google could face fines of up to $6bn if it does not come up with new proposals to resolve a dispute opened in 2010

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Business The Oracle CEO has called am end to his 37-year tenure in charge of the company and will now act as executive chairman and CTO

Larry Ellison steps down as Oracle CEO

The Oracle CEO has called am end to his 37-year tenure in charge of the company and will now act as executive chairman and CTO

Business The US is deploying 3,000 troops to countries hit by the Ebola outbreak and the Pentagon has requested a further $500m from Congress in the continued fight against the disease

US begins its crusade against Ebola

The US is deploying 3,000 troops to countries hit by the Ebola outbreak and the Pentagon has requested a further $500m from Congress in the continued fight against the disease

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Energy The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate has released a 300-page report, laying out a number of measures to boost economic growth and mitigate climate change

Tackling climate change will not hurt the economy, says GC report

The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate has released a 300-page report, laying out a number of measures to boost economic growth and mitigate climate change

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Technology For the first time ever, driverless cars will legally be allowed to go on the road, but the most advanced cars are still not ready to safely navigate the US streets

Google’s driverless cars hit roads tomorrow, despite flaws

For the first time ever, driverless cars will legally be allowed to go on the road, but the most advanced cars are still not ready to safely navigate the US streets

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Technology Netflix is looking to expand its already impressive European user base, although early indications suggest there might be some hostility to contend with

French rules provide obstacle for Netflix as it takes on Europe

Netflix is looking to expand its already impressive European user base, although early indications suggest there might be some hostility to contend with

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Technology Apple’s product launch was short on surprises but still packed a punch with a range of new releases

Apple product launch highlights

Apple’s product launch was short on surprises but still packed a punch with a range of new releases

Business New details of Alibaba’s upcoming IPO indicate an impressive valuation for China’s e-commerce behemoth, as investor appetite continues to fluctuate

Alibaba reveals $155bn IPO estimate

New details of Alibaba’s upcoming IPO indicate an impressive valuation for China’s e-commerce behemoth, as investor appetite continues to fluctuate

Energy Tokyo utility company is accused of failing to adequately compensate workers for the hazards associated with its Fukushima clean-up operation

Fukushima workers take Tepco to courts for more compensation

Tokyo utility company is accused of failing to adequately compensate workers for the hazards associated with its Fukushima clean-up operation

Business President Obama kicked off his mid-term election campaign tour by emphasising his pledge to raise minimum wage

‘America deserves a raise': Obama pushes for minimum wage hike

President Obama kicked off his mid-term election campaign tour by emphasising his pledge to raise minimum wage

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Business Photo-sharing platform joins the $10bn-plus club alongside Uber and Airbnb as it prepares to display in-app ads

Snapchat’s valuation of $10bn ‘not absurd’, says Twitter CEO

Photo-sharing platform joins the $10bn-plus club alongside Uber and Airbnb as it prepares to display in-app ads

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Energy The New Economy speaks to Jim Van Langen and Elaine Heldewier, representatives from Carnival Corporation, to find out what the largest cruise line in the world is doing to reduce its carbon emissions and stay environmentally friendly

Carnival Corporation on keeping cruises environmentally friendly

The New Economy speaks to Jim Van Langen and Elaine Heldewier, representatives from Carnival Corporation, to find out what the largest cruise line in the world is doing to reduce its carbon emissions and stay environmentally friendly

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Technology Ballmer’s decision to step down as director has brought an end to the former CEO’s 34-year association with the company

Ballmer quits Microsoft’s board after 34 years at the top

Ballmer’s decision to step down as director has brought an end to the former CEO’s 34-year association with the company

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