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Emmet Savage and John Tyrrell of Rubicoin aim to offer a jargon-free investing experience. Photograph: Tony Kinlan

Rubicoin is for people who want to invest but without the jargon and paperwork

The Uber app: The car-sharing service got caught in a row with journalists after a senior executive Emil Michael  suggested the firm would hire people in particular to dig up dirt on PandoDaily editor Sarah Lacy.

Time for testosterone-fuelled Silicon Valley ‘Jobs Narrative’ to be disrupted

Fighting talk: Stewart Baker, former general counsel of the US’s National Security Agency, pulls no punches when talking about whistleblower Edward Snowden and the journalists who worked with him. Photograph: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Guardian News and Media

Stewart Baker is forthright and aggressive in his defence of data-gathering

While consumers are gradually reducing their use of email as a communications medium with friends and family, consumer usage of email is actually still growing

Electronic onslaught does not persuade about occasional predictions of death of email

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Karlin Lillington: “The summit has about doubled in size each year, with a matching expansion of what is on offer”

Is Dunnhumby’s fine-tuned data analysis the way of the retail future, or will it be resisted?

A proton-proton collision at the Cern particle collider. John Bell had a stellar physics career at the physics research centre and laboratory in Geneva, where he was officially focused on particle physics. Photograph: AP Photo/Cern

Opinion: time to give John Bell the recognition he deserves

President  Obama launched the last July 4th holiday at the office of technology start-up hub 1776. Photograph: Martin H Simon-Pool/Getty Images

People were surprised when 1776 based in Washington but now it seems logical

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