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  • Meituan-Dianping has snapped up China’s top bike-sharing company

    Meituan-Dianping has snapped up China’s top bike-sharing company in a deal that brings together two of the country’s biggest start-ups, both of which are backed by...

  • Spotify achieved a smooth trading debut

    Spotify achieved a smooth trading debut and a valuation among the top US tech listings, in spite of an unconventional route to the public markets. Shares...

  • If this is a tech bubble, it is not indiscriminate

    The biggest technology offering of the year sold into a torrid US market on Friday — and soared. As the S&P 500 recorded its worst week...

  • Magna invests in Lyft’s autonomous driving project

    Lyft has struck another new alliance in the increasingly complex industry of autonomous driving, with leading car supplier Magna. As part of the deal, Magna is investing...

  • Uber is increasing investment in food delivery

    Uber is increasing investment in food delivery this year with plans to launch its UberEats takeaway app in 100 new cities across Europe, the Middle East...

  • $100 million to fuel a six-month-old start-up

    Bird Rides, a six-month-old start-up that runs a “dockless” electric scooter sharing service in Los Angeles, has raised $100 million to fuel its expansion, as investors...

  • Amazon has acquired a maker of internet-connected doorbells

    Amazon has agreed to purchase Ring, a maker of internet-connected doorbells and security cameras, as it accelerates its Alexa-powered push into the “smart home”. The online retailer...

  • Dropbox goes public below its last fundraising

    Dropbox, the cloud storage company, plans to go public with a dual-class share structure that concentrates power with executives, even after the S&P and FTSE Russell said...

  • Start up the payouts

    US tech groups borrow to placate shareholders with cash. Chinese rivals issue dollar debt to build empires. Tencent, the $500 billion gaming and social media group, on...

  • Dropbox hopes to go public before the end of March

    Dropbox has become the latest well-known consumer tech brand with a multibillion-dollar valuation to plan a stock market listing, as the financial conditions that kept tech...

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