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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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Artificial intelligence research is set for a monumental boost as the world’s biggest technology companies announce a landmark collaboration
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Global tech giants team up to create AI partnership

Artificial intelligence research is set for a monumental boost as the world’s biggest technology companies announce a landmark collaboration

Technology A Jordanian couple in Mexico has successfully given birth to a healthy child using a new three-parent method, pioneered by a US research team

First successful birth from three-parent method confirmed in Mexico

A Jordanian couple in Mexico has successfully given birth to a healthy child using a new three-parent method, pioneered by a US research team

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Energy Elon Musk’s solar power technology firm has come under scrutiny, amid accusations and counter-accusations of using stolen trade secrets

SolarCity sued over alleged intellectual property theft

Elon Musk’s solar power technology firm has come under scrutiny, amid accusations and counter-accusations of using stolen trade secrets

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Business Chinese steel giant Baosteel looks set to take over smaller rival Wuhan, as China seeks to overhaul its struggling steel industry

Chinese merger set to create world’s second-largest steelmaker

Chinese steel giant Baosteel looks set to take over smaller rival Wuhan, as China seeks to overhaul its struggling steel industry

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Strategy The Lonsdale Consortium has acquired a 50-year lease on Australia’s biggest port, thanks to a $7.3bn bid that far exceeded expectations

Port of Melbourne leased to Lonsdale consortium for $7.3bn

The Lonsdale Consortium has acquired a 50-year lease on Australia’s biggest port, thanks to a $7.3bn bid that far exceeded expectations

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Technology Carbon is set to bring 3D printing to the mass production market with investments from big name manufacturers

3D printing start-up secures $81m in new funding

Carbon is set to bring 3D printing to the mass production market with investments from big name manufacturers

Business The multibillion dollar merger between the agribusiness giants is set to create the world’s biggest seeds and pesticides company

Bayer completes record-breaking $66bn takeover of Monsanto

The multibillion dollar merger between the agribusiness giants is set to create the world’s biggest seeds and pesticides company

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Business Japan's biggest pharmaceutical company sets its sights on foreign takeovers as it looks to bolster its position in the global drugs market

Japan’s Takeda sets aside $15bn for US pharmaceutical acquisitions

Japan’s biggest pharmaceutical company sets its sights on foreign takeovers as it looks to bolster its position in the global drugs market

Energy The first turbine for the MeyGen tidal stream project has been unveiled in Scotland marking the start of the ambitious development

World’s largest tidal energy farm unveiled in Scotland

The first turbine for the MeyGen tidal stream project has been unveiled in Scotland marking the start of the ambitious development

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Energy The global supply of oil continuing apace, despite demand softening, according to the International Energy Agency’s latest report

IEA says global oil demand is weakening

The global supply of oil continuing apace, despite demand softening, according to the International Energy Agency’s latest report

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Business Luxury car brand Audi seeks to dominate China’s premium car market through collaboration with top software specialists

Audi joins forces with Chinese tech giants

Luxury car brand Audi seeks to dominate China’s premium car market through collaboration with top software specialists

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Technology Months after its first fatal crash, Tesla has updated its autopilot technology to make its cars safer than ever

Tesla revamps Autopilot

Months after its first fatal crash, Tesla has updated its autopilot technology to make its cars safer than ever

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Business In a deal worth $8.8bn, Hewlett-Packard has sold its enterprise software division as the company continues to downsize

Hewlett-Packard sells software division to Micro Focus

In a deal worth $8.8bn, Hewlett-Packard has sold its enterprise software division as the company continues to downsize

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Energy A significant discovery in West Texas' Permain Basin has revealed Apache Corporation could be sitting on three billion barrels of oil

Apache Corp makes biggest energy find in a decade

A significant discovery in West Texas’ Permain Basin has revealed Apache Corporation could be sitting on three billion barrels of oil

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Technology The German automaker plans to take advantage of government initiatives to encourage growth in the new energy vehicle market

Mercedes-Benz electric cars to be sold in China

The German automaker plans to take advantage of government initiatives to encourage growth in the new energy vehicle market

Technology In acquiring two of Europe's most promising 3D printing companies, US tech giant General Electric hopes to dominate the market for jet engine parts over the next few years

General Electric invests $1.4bn in 3D printing

In acquiring two of Europe’s most promising 3D printing companies, US tech giant General Electric hopes to dominate the market for jet engine parts over the next few years

Technology A SpaceX rocket carrying Facebook's first satellite exploded on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral yesterday

SpaceX explosion leaves Facebook satellite grounded

A SpaceX rocket carrying Facebook’s first satellite exploded on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral yesterday

Strategy The microblogging site is expanding its video advertising programme, allowing users to monetise their creations

Twitter users to profit from their videos

The microblogging site is expanding its video advertising programme, allowing users to monetise their creations

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Technology NuTonomy has rolled out its first batch of self-driving taxis in Singapore, beating global tech giants Uber, Google and Baidu

World’s first self-driving taxis hit Singapore

NuTonomy has rolled out its first batch of self-driving taxis in Singapore, beating global tech giants Uber, Google and Baidu

Strategy Amid the ongoing battle with terrorist organisations, EU powers urge the European Commission to ban end-to-end encryption

France and Germany call for encryption ban

Amid the ongoing battle with terrorist organisations, EU powers urge the European Commission to ban end-to-end encryption

Technology Four banks have come together to develop a blockchain-based payment system, with the hope it will become an industry standard for transactions between institutions

Leading banks unite to create digital cash standard

Four banks have come together to develop a blockchain-based payment system, with the hope it will become an industry standard for transactions between institutions

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