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  • 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...

  • Insurance for the occupants of driverless cars

    A start-up called Trov has become one of the first companies in the world to offer insurance for the occupants of driverless cars and will team up with Waymo,...

  • iZettle is in the top 25 fastest-growing businesses in Europe

    iZettle, the fastest growing Swedish payments group, has raised an extra €40 million in funding as it prepares for a potential stock market listing next year. The...

  • China facial recognition start-up has raised $460 million

    China facial recognition start-up Meg-vii Face++ has raised $460 million in an investment round led by a government fund, as the country pours money into efforts to...

  • ZhongAn uses AI and big data to simplify insurance

    ZhongAn Online Property and Casualty Insurance begins trading in Hong Kong this week, launching into public markets a hot emerging asset: the insurance technology, or...

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