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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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With 40,000 places to charge an electric car, Japan is leading the way in terms of environmental infrastructure and future-sighted planning
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Japan becomes the first country with more electric car chargers than petrol stations

With 40,000 places to charge an electric car, Japan is leading the way in terms of environmental infrastructure and future-sighted planning

Energy ACS explains how digital channels can allow utilities to enact lightning-fast decisions and keep consumers engaged

Digital channels allow utilities firms to redefine customer engagement

ACS explains how digital channels can allow utilities to enact lightning-fast decisions and keep consumers engaged

Technology Chinese firms are ramping up investment in virtual reality, approaching from the software and hardware sides. If handled well, it could be the boost the ailing Chinese economy needs

China looks to dominate the burgeoning virtual reality scene

Chinese firms are ramping up investment in virtual reality, approaching from the software and hardware sides. If handled well, it could be the boost the ailing Chinese economy needs

Energy With Germany and Portugal exceeding expectations to run on renewable energy alone for long stretches, Europe can establish itself as a beacon of sustainability for the world

Europe leads the way in renewable energy provision

With Germany and Portugal exceeding expectations to run on renewable energy alone for long stretches, Europe can establish itself as a beacon of sustainability for the world

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Business Web giants across the globe are failing to censor online hate speech. They might start focusing more on the matter soon, however, in light of recent legal proceedings

Social media platforms fail to tackle hate speech

Web giants across the globe are failing to censor online hate speech. They might start focusing more on the matter soon, however, in light of recent legal proceedings

Technology A neurological study by a team at Imperial College London has uncovered previously unknown specifics of how LSD affects the brain, and how it could be used to treat psychiatric conditions and widen our understanding of the mystery of consciousness

Groundbreaking LSD study opens up new medical and philosophical applications

A neurological study by a team at Imperial College London has uncovered previously unknown specifics of how LSD affects the brain, and how it could be used to treat psychiatric conditions and widen our understanding of the mystery of consciousness

Energy Coal mining giant Peabody has been forced to apply for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the US, partly as a result of the firm's ill-fated attempts to expand into Australia

Peabody files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as coal industry continues to suffer

Coal mining giant Peabody has been forced to apply for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the US, partly as a result of the firm’s ill-fated attempts to expand into Australia

Business ZTE shares have suffered quite spectacularly as the US investigation into the company’s alleged violation of trade sanctions wears on

ZTE shares suffer on continued uncertainty

ZTE shares have suffered quite spectacularly as the US investigation into the company’s alleged violation of trade sanctions wears on

Business Tesla’s Elon Musk revealed that pre-orders for the company’s new mass-market vehicle surpassed 270,000 in the first 36 hours

Tesla Model 3 takes over $10bn in pre-orders in first 36 hours

Tesla’s Elon Musk revealed that pre-orders for the company’s new mass-market vehicle surpassed 270,000 in the first 36 hours

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Technology The unveiling of Tesla's latest car signals the company's intention to make its cars a common sight on American roads

Tesla goes mainstream with Model 3

The unveiling of Tesla’s latest car signals the company’s intention to make its cars a common sight on American roads

Business Foxconn has acquired a two-thirds stake in Sharp with a view to advancing up the mobile value chain

Foxconn agrees to revised Sharp deal

Foxconn has acquired a two-thirds stake in Sharp with a view to advancing up the mobile value chain

Business From international sporting events to historic population movements, the global language industry is full of booming opportunities

Language: the hidden lubricant of international trade

From international sporting events to historic population movements, the global language industry is full of booming opportunities

Energy Despite maintaining near-record production levels, Saudi Arabia has seen its share of the world oil market contract

Saudi Arabia loses oil market share

Despite maintaining near-record production levels, Saudi Arabia has seen its share of the world oil market contract

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Business Yahoo has yielded to shareholder pressure and started the bidding pressure for its core business

Yahoo sets deadline for bids

Yahoo has yielded to shareholder pressure and started the bidding pressure for its core business

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Technology People and companies have struggled to escape passwords, but credible alternatives might finally be emerging

The slow death of passwords

People and companies have struggled to escape passwords, but credible alternatives might finally be emerging

Technology Samsung has entered the Chinese mobile payments market in a bid to boost its reputation in the country

Samsung Pay launches in China

Samsung has entered the Chinese mobile payments market in a bid to boost its reputation in the country

Technology The smartwatch maker that popularised wearables is cutting back its workforce as the industry appears to be on unsteady ground

Pebble cuts 25 percent of staff

The smartwatch maker that popularised wearables is cutting back its workforce as the industry appears to be on unsteady ground

Business Details are emerging of what went wrong with Powa Technologies, the failed London fintech start-up that entered administration in February

Powa down

Details are emerging of what went wrong with Powa Technologies, the failed London fintech start-up that entered administration in February

Business A new CDP study warns automakers could face billions of dollars in emissions penalties if they don't meet environmental regulations

Climate regulations threaten carmakers

A new CDP study warns automakers could face billions of dollars in emissions penalties if they don’t meet environmental regulations

Business Toshiba's US arm is under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission as its accounting problems continue

Toshiba confirms SEC investigation

Toshiba’s US arm is under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission as its accounting problems continue

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Business The US National Music Publisher's Association reaches a $21m agreement with Spotify over unpaid royalties

Spotify makes deal over unpaid royalties

The US National Music Publisher’s Association reaches a $21m agreement with Spotify over unpaid royalties

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