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Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick a billionaire after $9.3bn investment deal

Image copyright Getty Images Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick will become a billionaire, after investors agreed to take a large stake in the ride-hailing firm. A consortium led by Japan’s Softbank is buying a chunk of the company from existing shareholders as well as new Uber shares in a $9.3bn (£6.7bn) …

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Apple and Google buses under fire in Silicon Valley

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Employees are gradually moving into Apple’s new “spaceship” headquarters Buses used to transport Apple employees to their offices have been attacked, with windows smashed, possibly by people using pellet guns. There have been several such attacks on the morning and evening commutes to and …

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Nintendo Labo: The DIY cardboard accessory for Switch

Image copyright Nintendo Nintendo has unveiled its latest release, and it’s a little less high-tech than you might expect. Dubbed Labo, it is a series of DIY accessories for the hit Nintendo Switch console which are made of cardboard. A preview video suggests they can transform the Switch’s Joy-Con controllers …

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Drone hit newly erected crane during Kent site survey – report

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The highest crane was not in place when the drone pilot inspected the flight site A pilot has flown a drone into a crane, according to an air-accident report. The pilot had planned the drone flight in Kent with four reference points, all at …

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Uber to introduce limit on drivers' hours

Image copyright PA Uber is introducing a new policy on drivers’ hours across the UK next week, which it says will help to increase safety for drivers and passengers. A licensed driver on its app must take an uninterrupted six-hour break after 10 hours of driving with a passenger or …

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Panic buying

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many firms are panicking as cyber-attacks and regulatory fines threaten profits With cyber-attacks increasing in frequency and severity, many companies are turning to insurance to cover their mounting losses. But can insurers quantify the risk accurately and could insurance lead to corporate complacency? Many …

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Hackers steal $400,000 of crypto-currency

Image copyright EPA Hackers have stolen $400,000 (£290,000) of the virtual currency Stellar Lumen in an online attack on Saturday. The group hijacked the server that hosts BlackWallet, a web-based wallet application that stores lumens and stole 669,920 from users’ accounts Stellar Lumen is thought to be the eighth most …

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Facebook plans major changes to news feed

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The changes have been described as “significant” by industry watchers Facebook is to change how its news feed works, making posts from businesses, brands and media less prominent. Instead, content that sparks conversations among family and friends who use the site will be emphasised, …

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China shuts Marriott's website over Tibet and Taiwan error

Image copyright Getty Images China has shut down the Chinese websites of Marriott International for a week, after the firm listed Tibet and others as separate countries. The hotel group has apologised for the error and said it did not support separatist movements in China. Tibet, Taiwan, Hong Kong and …

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Robot hits and misses at tech show

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: Would you let this robot read bedtime stories to your children? If you’ve ever wanted a robot to do the vacuuming, then the CES tech show has something for you. The Aeolus robot is designed to perform a range of household …

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