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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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Amazon’s new Amazon Go store experience is simplifying shopping for tech-savvy, time-pressed shoppers
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Amazon Go’s ‘just walk out’ principle redefines the physical shopping experience

Amazon’s new Amazon Go store experience is simplifying shopping for tech-savvy, time-pressed shoppers

Business President Obama's efforts to thaw US-Cuban relations have paid off, particularly for the tourism and hospitality industries. Sadly, President-elect Trump is already threatening to reverse some of the good work

Improved relations see US-Cuban tourism and hospitality blossom

President Obama’s efforts to thaw US-Cuban relations have paid off, particularly for the tourism and hospitality industries. Sadly, President-elect Trump is already threatening to reverse some of the good work

Energy Chinese investors have backed the development of Malaysia's Kuala Linggi International Port, hoping to capitalise on increasing congestion in Singapore

China invests $3bn in Malaysian port

Chinese investors have backed the development of Malaysia’s Kuala Linggi International Port, hoping to capitalise on increasing congestion in Singapore

Technology China's introduction of a new cybersecurity law threatens to stifle innovation and harm international business

China’s cybersecurity law threatens business

China’s introduction of a new cybersecurity law threatens to stifle innovation and harm international business

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Technology A laundry robot named 'Laundroid' is set to hit shelves early next year amid a $60m investment from Panasonic

Laundry robot to be launched in 2017

A laundry robot named ‘Laundroid’ is set to hit shelves early next year amid a $60m investment from Panasonic

Energy The International Energy Agency (IEA) forecast that global oil demand will continue to rise beyond initial industry predictions

IEA predicts oil demand will not peak by 2040

The International Energy Agency (IEA) forecast that global oil demand will continue to rise beyond initial industry predictions

Business Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda has continued its expansion into Hollywood, purchasing US television giant Dick Clark Productions

China’s Dalian Wanda acquires Dick Clark Productions for $1bn

Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda has continued its expansion into Hollywood, purchasing US television giant Dick Clark Productions

Business Encouraged by runaway successes, investment has been easy to come by for tech start-ups, But the party might now be over

After the deluge, venture capital funding has dried up

Encouraged by runaway successes, investment has been easy to come by for tech start-ups, But the party might now be over

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Business As Japan’s strict transplantation laws and ingrained cultural beliefs keep organ donation rates low, alternative transplant options are emerging

Time is quickly running out for Japan’s transplant tourists

As Japan’s strict transplantation laws and ingrained cultural beliefs keep organ donation rates low, alternative transplant options are emerging

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Technology With IT professionals and users regularly venting frustrations about them, one might wonder why passwords have endured for so long. It turns out the ageing security measure is not so easily replaced

How to choose a strong password

With IT professionals and users regularly venting frustrations about them, one might wonder why passwords have endured for so long. It turns out the ageing security measure is not so easily replaced

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Business Smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm has purchased Dutch semiconductor manufacturer NXP for a record-breaking $47bn

Qualcomm acquires NXP in Europe’s biggest tech deal

Smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm has purchased Dutch semiconductor manufacturer NXP for a record-breaking $47bn

Strategy As companies pump increasing investment into digital marketing, consumers are inundated with more and more content. The ad industry is changing, and its quality is being sacrificed

Advertising has evolved – businesses need to catch up or they risk total irrelevance

As companies pump increasing investment into digital marketing, consumers are inundated with more and more content. The ad industry is changing, and its quality is being sacrificed

Business Uber, the world’s most popular ride-hailing app, spent years trying to corner the market in China. It has now retreated, merging with long-time rival Didi Chuxing

Uber gives up the battle in China, but looks set to win the war worldwide

Uber, the world’s most popular ride-hailing app, spent years trying to corner the market in China. It has now retreated, merging with long-time rival Didi Chuxing

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Energy Energy security is an increasingly important factor in foreign investment. What is considered a welcome foreign contribution now may change over time

Energy security is important – should it be risked for short-term savings?

Energy security is an increasingly important factor in foreign investment. What is considered a welcome foreign contribution now may change over time

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Energy Kenya’s move to start drilling and exporting oil will provide a much-needed revenue source, while avoiding the dreaded resource curse

Could oil put the ‘resource curse’ on Kenya?

Kenya’s move to start drilling and exporting oil will provide a much-needed revenue source, while avoiding the dreaded resource curse

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Energy Since the start of the shale boom, the US has transitioned from major energy importer to exporter, with worldwide repercussions

US oil exports could dramatically change the crude game

Since the start of the shale boom, the US has transitioned from major energy importer to exporter, with worldwide repercussions

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Strategy Higher minimum wage levels are viewed with caution by shareholders and investors, but they could actually provide a financial boost

A higher minimum wage benefits all parties – employers need to look at the figures

Higher minimum wage levels are viewed with caution by shareholders and investors, but they could actually provide a financial boost

Energy Smart grids are transforming the ways in which suppliers provide energy, but can they change consumer habits?

Smart grids could be the route to a truly renewable energy system

Smart grids are transforming the ways in which suppliers provide energy, but can they change consumer habits?

Strategy As technology advances, so do the ways we shop, and small businesses are best equipped to reap the benefits of a dynamic marketplace

Small businesses a great fit for the new nimble marketplace

As technology advances, so do the ways we shop, and small businesses are best equipped to reap the benefits of a dynamic marketplace

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Business Bees are a vital pillar of our ecosystem. If we allow them to die out, the consequences for both the environment and the global economy will be cataclysmic

Bees are nature’s most important pollinators – and they’re dying

Bees are a vital pillar of our ecosystem. If we allow them to die out, the consequences for both the environment and the global economy will be cataclysmic

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Business Many workplaces are now experimenting with a six-hour working day. But while it may work for some, instituting a fundamental change at a state level may prove a difficult task

The end of the eight-hour day – employers must take decisive action

Many workplaces are now experimenting with a six-hour working day. But while it may work for some, instituting a fundamental change at a state level may prove a difficult task