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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 Artificial intelligence research is set for a monumental boost as the world’s biggest technology companies announce a landmark collaboration

Global tech giants team up to create AI partnership

Artificial intelligence research is set for a monumental boost as the world’s biggest technology companies announce a landmark collaboration

Technology A Jordanian couple in Mexico has successfully given birth to a healthy child using a new three-parent method, pioneered by a US research team

First successful birth from three-parent method confirmed in Mexico

A Jordanian couple in Mexico has successfully given birth to a healthy child using a new three-parent method, pioneered by a US research team

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Featured Growing media giant Snapchat has rebranded itself to reflect that it is no longer just a social network, as it unveils its first piece of hardware

Snapchat rebrands as ‘Snap’

Growing media giant Snapchat has rebranded itself to reflect that it is no longer just a social network, as it unveils its first piece of hardware

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Technology Carbon is set to bring 3D printing to the mass production market with investments from big name manufacturers

3D printing start-up secures $81m in new funding

Carbon is set to bring 3D printing to the mass production market with investments from big name manufacturers

Technology Months after its first fatal crash, Tesla has updated its autopilot technology to make its cars safer than ever

Tesla revamps Autopilot

Months after its first fatal crash, Tesla has updated its autopilot technology to make its cars safer than ever

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Technology The German automaker plans to take advantage of government initiatives to encourage growth in the new energy vehicle market

Mercedes-Benz electric cars to be sold in China

The German automaker plans to take advantage of government initiatives to encourage growth in the new energy vehicle market

Technology In acquiring two of Europe's most promising 3D printing companies, US tech giant General Electric hopes to dominate the market for jet engine parts over the next few years

General Electric invests $1.4bn in 3D printing

In acquiring two of Europe’s most promising 3D printing companies, US tech giant General Electric hopes to dominate the market for jet engine parts over the next few years

Technology A SpaceX rocket carrying Facebook's first satellite exploded on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral yesterday

SpaceX explosion leaves Facebook satellite grounded

A SpaceX rocket carrying Facebook’s first satellite exploded on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral yesterday

Technology NuTonomy has rolled out its first batch of self-driving taxis in Singapore, beating global tech giants Uber, Google and Baidu

World’s first self-driving taxis hit Singapore

NuTonomy has rolled out its first batch of self-driving taxis in Singapore, beating global tech giants Uber, Google and Baidu

Technology Four banks have come together to develop a blockchain-based payment system, with the hope it will become an industry standard for transactions between institutions

Leading banks unite to create digital cash standard

Four banks have come together to develop a blockchain-based payment system, with the hope it will become an industry standard for transactions between institutions

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Technology The ridesharing service has partnered with Volvo to bring a fleet of driverless vehicles to Pittsburgh

Uber announces trial of driverless fleet

The ridesharing service has partnered with Volvo to bring a fleet of driverless vehicles to Pittsburgh

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Technology By launching a functioning satellite capable of quantum communication, China has demonstrated that it is leading the way in terms of information security

China launches satellite capable of sending unhackable communications

By launching a functioning satellite capable of quantum communication, China has demonstrated that it is leading the way in terms of information security

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