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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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Business US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer continues to feed its hunger for acquisitions by agreeing to acquire cancer drug producer Medivation for $14bn

Pfizer acquires cancer drug producer

US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer continues to feed its hunger for acquisitions by agreeing to acquire cancer drug producer Medivation for $14bn

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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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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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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 In an attempt to bolster its position in the increasingly competitive cloud computing space, Google has just completed its acquisition of Orbitera for over $100m

Google buys Orbitera for $100m in a bid to boost its cloud credentials

In an attempt to bolster its position in the increasingly competitive cloud computing space, Google has just completed its acquisition of Orbitera for over $100m

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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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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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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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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Business A decade on from the original Elon Musk 'Master Plan', the engineering and business tycoon has updated his plans to encompass car sharing and solar technology

Elon Musk sets out part two of his unifying grand plan

A decade on from the original Elon Musk ‘Master Plan’, the engineering and business tycoon has updated his plans to encompass car sharing and solar technology

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Business Yahoo, the struggling internet search giant, has missed yet another financial target, seeing continued losses as it keeps up the as-yet-fruitless search for a buyer

Yahoo continues to struggle with spiralling losses and no buyer in sight

Yahoo, the struggling internet search giant, has missed yet another financial target, seeing continued losses as it keeps up the as-yet-fruitless search for a buyer

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