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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 Facebook has launched a new chatbot service for its Messenger platform, allowing businesses to automate communications with customers

Facebook unveils Messenger chatbots for businesses

Facebook has launched a new chatbot service for its Messenger platform, allowing businesses to automate communications with customers

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

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

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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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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Business General Motors moves closer to achieving its automation goals with the planned acquisition of three-year-old start-up Cruise Automation

GM revs up its self-driving ambitions

General Motors moves closer to achieving its automation goals with the planned acquisition of three-year-old start-up Cruise Automation

Business In spite of investor activism, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer plans to remain in charge of the troubled company

Yahoo’s Mayer is set to stay

In spite of investor activism, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer plans to remain in charge of the troubled company

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Business The latest quarterly results suggest payment company Square is having some success moving into business support services

Square up with first quarterly results

The latest quarterly results suggest payment company Square is having some success moving into business support services

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