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Uber has been a major success story, reaching a valuation of $50bn after just five years. But it’s not been a smooth ride and the firm is engaged in regulatory battles around the world

What problems does Uber currently face?

Uber has been a major success story, reaching a valuation of $50bn after just five years. But it’s not been a smooth ride and the firm is engaged in regulatory battles around the world

Social network participation among Fortune 500 CEOs Positive trends point to a US embrace of solar power
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Companies are starting to take the initiative in welcoming refugees by launching internships, training courses and campaigns to heighten employment prospects
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Businesses help refugees to integrate across Europe

Companies are starting to take the initiative in welcoming refugees by launching internships, training courses and campaigns to heighten employment prospects

Business Advances in passenger service systems mean airlines are increasingly connected, with consumers more integral to the development process than ever before

Connected airline systems boost consumer importance

Advances in passenger service systems mean airlines are increasingly connected, with consumers more integral to the development process than ever before

Business Among the wars that blight the world, a quiet threat has risen that is more likely to send us back to the Dark Ages than anything else. We explore antibiotic resistance

Overuse of antibiotics could lead to global disaster

Among the wars that blight the world, a quiet threat has risen that is more likely to send us back to the Dark Ages than anything else. We explore antibiotic resistance

Business Yahoo was the first great internet brand, but numerous missteps over the years have caused its empire to crumble. We take a retrospective look at the company‘s exponential rise and its ultimate demise

The tragic demise of Yahoo, the internet’s first great brand

Yahoo was the first great internet brand, but numerous missteps over the years have caused its empire to crumble. We take a retrospective look at the company‘s exponential rise and its ultimate demise

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Technology Libya has endured years of war and decades of corruption. Now, bright students are being sent abroad to pick up skills and innovative technologies, in the hope that outside influence can steer the country onto the right path

Libya’s technological potential starts to show

Libya has endured years of war and decades of corruption. Now, bright students are being sent abroad to pick up skills and innovative technologies, in the hope that outside influence can steer the country onto the right path

Strategy Non-profit investment funds could bring sustainable development and economic growth to some of the world’s poorest communities

Start-ups can be more effective than financial aid

Non-profit investment funds could bring sustainable development and economic growth to some of the world’s poorest communities

Business The food delivery industry offers a safe return for firms that already have a strong customer network and functioning technology. For green start-ups, however, it might be a risk too far in terms of costs and marketing

Food delivery industry a safe bet for established brands

The food delivery industry offers a safe return for firms that already have a strong customer network and functioning technology. For green start-ups, however, it might be a risk too far in terms of costs and marketing

Business Nowadays, reviews can make or break a business. In large numbers, they can elevate it to new heights or haul it into the abyss. The result? A better experience for consumers

Review culture improves businesses for the benefit of customers

Nowadays, reviews can make or break a business. In large numbers, they can elevate it to new heights or haul it into the abyss. The result? A better experience for consumers

Energy Consumer electronics are in for their biggest shake-up in a very long while, with modular technology poised to change everything we know about gadgets

Modular devices will revolutionise the electronics industry

Consumer electronics are in for their biggest shake-up in a very long while, with modular technology poised to change everything we know about gadgets

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Technology Quantum computing and artificial intelligence may be the stuff of science fiction, but they could be closer now than ever before thanks to the discovery of quantum spin liquid

Discovery of quantum spin liquid puts physics in a spin

Quantum computing and artificial intelligence may be the stuff of science fiction, but they could be closer now than ever before thanks to the discovery of quantum spin liquid

Strategy The first wave of robot workers is just around the corner, but whether they can replace human employees is a question that is yet to be answered

Why you should hire robot workers

The first wave of robot workers is just around the corner, but whether they can replace human employees is a question that is yet to be answered

Business With crowdfunding more popular than ever, we explore the top five options for funding-hungry entrepreneurs

Top five crowdfunding sites

With crowdfunding more popular than ever, we explore the top five options for funding-hungry entrepreneurs

Technology The lack of material innovation is the tallest obstacle standing in the way of the circular economy

The circular economy could end waste and save the environment

The lack of material innovation is the tallest obstacle standing in the way of the circular economy

Technology The internet and modern society would not be as we know them today were it not for the latest winners of the Turing Award. In light of their win, we explore the history of cryptography and the impact made by its greatest proponents

The secret history of cryptography

The internet and modern society would not be as we know them today were it not for the latest winners of the Turing Award. In light of their win, we explore the history of cryptography and the impact made by its greatest proponents

Technology Advanced translation technology may spell the end of the global language divide. However, one of the fundamental aspects of language could scupper such grand ideas

Intelligent translators can’t grasp metaphor

Advanced translation technology may spell the end of the global language divide. However, one of the fundamental aspects of language could scupper such grand ideas

Technology The complex web of producers that makes up the electronics supply chain has allowed social and environmental abuses to go unpunished, but change is afoot

The dark side of the mobile supply chain is being exposed – you won’t like what you see

The complex web of producers that makes up the electronics supply chain has allowed social and environmental abuses to go unpunished, but change is afoot

Business So-called smart guns are often touted as a solution to gun deaths in the US, but their commercial viability seems doubtful

Firearms fans think smart guns are a bad idea

So-called smart guns are often touted as a solution to gun deaths in the US, but their commercial viability seems doubtful

Energy Increased domestic oil production has led to a sharp decline in US demand for African oil. With many African states dependent on exporting oil, new markets in the east are being desperately sought

African oil firms desperately seek new buyers

Increased domestic oil production has led to a sharp decline in US demand for African oil. With many African states dependent on exporting oil, new markets in the east are being desperately sought

Business In the company’s biggest ever deal, Microsoft is about to buy LinkedIn for a staggering $26bn. By connecting itself with LinkedIn’s network of 433 million professionals, Microsoft could soon see a surge in sales, marketing and recruiting services

Why Microsoft’s $26bn purchase of LinkedIn makes perfect sense

In the company’s biggest ever deal, Microsoft is about to buy LinkedIn for a staggering $26bn. By connecting itself with LinkedIn’s network of 433 million professionals, Microsoft could soon see a surge in sales, marketing and recruiting services

Technology Smart gadgets make life easier. In the kitchen, however, it is how they can make life better, through reducing obesity and waste, that is of greater interest

Smart kitchens set to revolutionise domestic life

Smart gadgets make life easier. In the kitchen, however, it is how they can make life better, through reducing obesity and waste, that is of greater interest

Business Silicon Valley is the world’s leading tech hub. However, whenever a new centre of innovation emerges, we hear talk of ‘the new Silicon Valley’

There is no ‘new’ Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley is the world’s leading tech hub. However, whenever a new centre of innovation emerges, we hear talk of ‘the new Silicon Valley’