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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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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

Technology Aquinnah Pharmaceuticals' latest research offers new hope to ALS, Alzheimer's, and other neurodegenerative disease patients

Do persistent stress granules point the way to a treatment for ALS?

Aquinnah Pharmaceuticals’ latest research offers new hope to ALS, Alzheimer’s, and other neurodegenerative disease patients

Technology Molok founder Veikko Salli and CEO Marja Hillis tell their story – from a litter-strewn hotel in Finland to a multinational business

Burying bins: How Molok’s vertical waste management swept the globe

Molok founder Veikko Salli and CEO Marja Hillis tell their story – from a litter-strewn hotel in Finland to a multinational business

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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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Technology We may be leaving it later to have children, but our biological clocks wait for no one, making the need for breakthroughs in fertility treatment more urgent than ever

New fertility treatments could offset the problems of ageing

We may be leaving it later to have children, but our biological clocks wait for no one, making the need for breakthroughs in fertility treatment more urgent than ever

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Technology Animal farming is destroying the planet faster than any other pollution source. Plant-based meat substitutes may have arrived just in time to avert disaster

The Impossible Burger that will revolutionise food-tech

Animal farming is destroying the planet faster than any other pollution source. Plant-based meat substitutes may have arrived just in time to avert disaster

Technology Electric carmaker Tesla are set to equip all new vehicles with self-driving hardware

Tesla sets its sights on fully autonomous vehicles by 2017

Electric carmaker Tesla are set to equip all new vehicles with self-driving hardware

Technology Microsoft has announced it has developed speech recognition software that is as accurate as a professional transcriptionist

Speech recognition software now as good as humans

Microsoft has announced it has developed speech recognition software that is as accurate as a professional transcriptionist

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Technology For the eighth straight quarter, global PC sales have fallen - the longest duration of decline in the history of the computer

PC sales continue to fall

For the eighth straight quarter, global PC sales have fallen – the longest duration of decline in the history of the computer

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Technology As reports flood in of replacement Galaxy Note 7s still catching fire, Samsung is temporarily halting the production of its flagship phablet

Samsung halts production as ‘fixed’ Galaxy Note 7 devices continue to ignite

As reports flood in of replacement Galaxy Note 7s still catching fire, Samsung is temporarily halting the production of its flagship phablet

Technology The iFoodbag can store chilled and frozen goods for up to 24 hours, thanks to its patented smart fibre-composite material

The iFoodbag will revolutionise last-mile chilled and frozen delivery

The iFoodbag can store chilled and frozen goods for up to 24 hours, thanks to its patented smart fibre-composite material

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