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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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NuTonomy has rolled out its first batch of self-driving taxis in Singapore, beating global tech giants Uber, Google and Baidu
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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 China finalises its most expensive foreign takeover yet, after US watchdog approves multibillion-dollar deal with Swiss agribusiness Syngenta

ChemChina acquires Syngenta in $42bn deal

China finalises its most expensive foreign takeover yet, after US watchdog approves multibillion-dollar deal with Swiss agribusiness Syngenta

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Energy The ‘golden decade’ of Sino-British relations may end early as the UK Government puts the brakes on its Chinese-funded nuclear project

British Government rethinks Chinese nuclear power deal

The ‘golden decade’ of Sino-British relations may end early as the UK Government puts the brakes on its Chinese-funded nuclear project

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Technology The ridesharing service has partnered with Volvo to bring a fleet of driverless vehicles to Pittsburgh

Uber announces trial of driverless fleet

The ridesharing service has partnered with Volvo to bring a fleet of driverless vehicles to Pittsburgh

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Technology By launching a functioning satellite capable of quantum communication, China has demonstrated that it is leading the way in terms of information security

China launches satellite capable of sending unhackable communications

By launching a functioning satellite capable of quantum communication, China has demonstrated that it is leading the way in terms of information security

Business Tesla is set to complete its takeover of SolarCity, with the firm's founders taking significant pay cuts to make up for job losses and salary reductions throughout the company

SolarCity restructures to prepare for Tesla takeover

Tesla is set to complete its takeover of SolarCity, with the firm’s founders taking significant pay cuts to make up for job losses and salary reductions throughout the company

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Technology Lenovo has shown strong results in both the PC and smartphone markets. However, to keep this going, the company must redouble it's efforts to become more sustainable

Lenovo demonstrates there’s still growth in the PC market

Lenovo has shown strong results in both the PC and smartphone markets. However, to keep this going, the company must redouble it’s efforts to become more sustainable

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Technology Ford is aiming to corner the self-driving car market through commercial ride-sharing apps, and it plans to produce cars free of any manual controls

Ford enters the self-driving car game by targeting ride sharing

Ford is aiming to corner the self-driving car market through commercial ride-sharing apps, and it plans to produce cars free of any manual controls

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Energy The amount of energy produced from renewable sources has risen faster than expected, with strong figures across the globe

Global renewable energy share rises

The amount of energy produced from renewable sources has risen faster than expected, with strong figures across the globe

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Business After seven years at the helm of Alphabet’s venture capital business, Bill Maris is leaving Google Ventures on Friday

Bill Maris, CEO and founder of Google Ventures, quits Alphabet

After seven years at the helm of Alphabet’s venture capital business, Bill Maris is leaving Google Ventures on Friday

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Technology Following privacy concerns in the build-up, the Australian Bureau of Statistics has revealed that Australia’s online census system was subjected to a cyber-attack and temporarily shut down

Australian online census attacked

Following privacy concerns in the build-up, the Australian Bureau of Statistics has revealed that Australia’s online census system was subjected to a cyber-attack and temporarily shut down

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Business Disney is looking to counteract a slowdown in subscriber growth at ESPN with a sharper focus on streaming services

Disney invests $1bn in video streaming group

Disney is looking to counteract a slowdown in subscriber growth at ESPN with a sharper focus on streaming services

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Business The Ag Innovation Showcase brings together the industry’s brightest minds in the hopes of securing a more efficient and sustainable future for agriculture

Agriculture innovators prepare for September’s Ag Innovation Showcase

The Ag Innovation Showcase brings together the industry’s brightest minds in the hopes of securing a more efficient and sustainable future for agriculture

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Energy The much-anticipated merger between Tesla and SolarCity could prove a revelation, bringing together the solar energy and electric car markets

Tesla and SolarCity agree $2.6bn deal

The much-anticipated merger between Tesla and SolarCity could prove a revelation, bringing together the solar energy and electric car markets

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Strategy Taxi app Uber has agreed to merge its business in China with rival taxi firm Didi Chuxing

Uber to merge with China’s Didi Chuxing

Taxi app Uber has agreed to merge its business in China with rival taxi firm Didi Chuxing

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Business A new US-UK partnership of public and private bodies marks a global effort to tackle antibiotic resistance

New public-private transatlantic body aims to boost research into antibiotic resistance

A new US-UK partnership of public and private bodies marks a global effort to tackle antibiotic resistance

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Technology Cancer-therapy companies are buying into the ever-growing market of immunology, developing drugs that could take the industry by storm

Immuno-oncology could be the new frontier in the fight against cancer

Cancer-therapy companies are buying into the ever-growing market of immunology, developing drugs that could take the industry by storm

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Business Apple’s iPhone sales have proven better than analysts predicted, but the company’s best seller is still on the decline in terms of demand

iPhone sales very slightly defy predictions

Apple’s iPhone sales have proven better than analysts predicted, but the company’s best seller is still on the decline in terms of demand

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Business A year on from Jack Dorsey’s return, Twitter is still struggling to kick-start user growth and engagement

Twitter left behind by stronger social platforms

A year on from Jack Dorsey’s return, Twitter is still struggling to kick-start user growth and engagement

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Energy Second-quarter profits at oil giant BP have almost halved in a year, following a plummet in global oil prices and weak refining margins

BP profits down as low oil prices continue to sting

Second-quarter profits at oil giant BP have almost halved in a year, following a plummet in global oil prices and weak refining margins

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Business Yahoo, the fallen giant of the internet age, has been sold to US telecoms firm Verizon

Verizon buys Yahoo for $4.8bn

Yahoo, the fallen giant of the internet age, has been sold to US telecoms firm Verizon

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