Uber would not disclose whether there was a revenue-sharing agreement with Facebook as part of the deal. Photographer:  Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Uber has agreed an alliance with Facebook Messenger that will allow users to order a ride from within the Messenger chat app. The tie-up gives Uber a(...)

US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping: finding ways to co-operate fruitfully is high on the agenda.  Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

The world’s biggest economy plays host to the planet’s second biggest economy this week, and finding ways to co-operate fruitfully is high on the agen(...)

A man walks past sleeping rooms for employees at Baidu’s headquarters in Beijing. Baidu’s shares were down 8.17 per cent at $181.50 in trading after the bell

Baidu ’s quarterly profit missed analysts’ estimates as China’s biggest Internet search company spent heavily to diversify away from its core search a(...)

Alibaba now handles 80 per cent of China’s ecommerce. Photograph: Crab Hu/EPA

There is an overarching force in China with tentacles reaching deep into almost everybody’s life. That force is not the Communist Party of China, whos(...)

Lu Wei: China’s minister of cyberspace affairs administration: Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Wang Zhihong (31), who works for an American medical equipment company in Beijing, finds the best way to keep up to speed about his company’s products(...)

In Beijing, Uber operates premium car service Uber Black and newly launched People’s Uber, which is priced to compete with regular taxis. Photograph: Emily Berl/The New York Times

Car-hailing apps such as Uber are facing a crackdown against “illegal” taxi drivers in Beijing, making the city the latest in a long line of trouble s(...)

Baidu is the latest big-name investor, joining the likes of Goldman Sachs and Google, to place a bet on the fast-growing transportation company, now valued at a hefty $40 billion

Chinese Internet giant Baidu has agreed to buy a stake in Uber as the online car-hailing service seeks to gain ground on rivals with powerful backers (...)

A screengrab of the South China Morning Post which featured a front page image of former taoiseach Bertie Ahern. Screengrab: South China Morning Post

Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern made a surprise appearance on the front page of Hong Kong's South China Morning Post this weekend, shaking hands(...)

Traders are pictured at their desks in front of the DAX board at the Frankfurt stock exchange yesterday.The  DAX Index climbed 0.3 per cent. Photograph: Reuters

National benchmark indices advanced in nine of the 18 western-European markets yesterday. Germany’s DAX Index climbed 0.3 per cent and France’s CAC 4(...)

Chinese firm Baidu aims to follow Google with a self-driving car, having already announced plans for a copycat version of Google Glass - provisionally dubbed Baidu Eye.

Chinese search engine Baidu, which has looked to mimic US technology giant Google’s biggest innovations, is now experimenting with its own version (...)