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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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Featured The world’s major oil producers failed to reach an agreement on freezing output, after the Saudis refused to allow Iran an exemption

Doha meeting ends with no deal

The world’s major oil producers failed to reach an agreement on freezing output, after the Saudis refused to allow Iran an exemption

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Strategy Apple contributed to a resurgent bond market this week with the announcement it would sell up to $12bn in corporate bonds

Apple issues $12bn worth of bonds

Apple contributed to a resurgent bond market this week with the announcement it would sell up to $12bn in corporate bonds

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Strategy Tech companies love nothing more than a grandiose display of their equipment, but the show is often more valuable than the technology

The PR stunts worth more than the products they’re selling

Tech companies love nothing more than a grandiose display of their equipment, but the show is often more valuable than the technology

Strategy Financial services companies underestimate the risk posed by cyber-attacks. If they don't invest, they aren't safe

Small businesses aren’t prepared for cyber-attacks

Financial services companies underestimate the risk posed by cyber-attacks. If they don’t invest, they aren’t safe

Strategy The rise of online video means advertisers are wondering if the Super Bowl is still worth the massive cost

The Super Bowl is losing advertisers

The rise of online video means advertisers are wondering if the Super Bowl is still worth the massive cost

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Strategy Despite cash’s best efforts, bartering just won’t go away. The ancient practice has now found a new home online

The businesses bringing barter to the web

Despite cash’s best efforts, bartering just won’t go away. The ancient practice has now found a new home online

Strategy The US may finally have sorted out rules for crowdfunding, but the new framework falls far short of what is needed

The need to prevent crowdphishing

The US may finally have sorted out rules for crowdfunding, but the new framework falls far short of what is needed

Strategy With a major update for its TV, Apple is making a big push into the console gaming market for the first time since its ill-fated Pippin

Games on Apple TV? Reminds me of the Pippin

With a major update for its TV, Apple is making a big push into the console gaming market for the first time since its ill-fated Pippin

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Strategy Businesses, students and universities often aren’t impressed by internships. The answer could be the ‘externship’

Externships teach students the skills business needs

Businesses, students and universities often aren’t impressed by internships. The answer could be the ‘externship’

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Strategy The transition to software-defined business has given rise to the app economy, and companies would be wise to take note

Why your business needs an app

The transition to software-defined business has given rise to the app economy, and companies would be wise to take note

Strategy Access to social benefits is often not based on need or skill, but on employer and contract. These inequalities need to be reduced to improve social welfare and labour mobility

France considers a social welfare club card

Access to social benefits is often not based on need or skill, but on employer and contract. These inequalities need to be reduced to improve social welfare and labour mobility

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Strategy As the pressure builds on tech organisations to boost diversity in the workplace, the issue has turned into a race to the top

Tech companies are competing to be the most diverse

As the pressure builds on tech organisations to boost diversity in the workplace, the issue has turned into a race to the top

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