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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 Apple is the latest backer to join the SoftBank Vision Fund, which plans to invest $100bn in tech companies worldwide

Apple to invest $1bn in SoftBank’s tech fund

Apple is the latest backer to join the SoftBank Vision Fund, which plans to invest $100bn in tech companies worldwide

Business Silicon Valley bioengineering firm Zymergen has secured substantial new funding for its genetically enhanced microbes, with Japan's Softbank leading the round

SoftBank leads $130m investment in biotech start-up Zymergen

Silicon Valley bioengineering firm Zymergen has secured substantial new funding for its genetically enhanced microbes, with Japan’s Softbank leading the round