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Then US vice-president Joe Biden with his son Hunter in Beijing in  December 2013. Photograph: Andy Wong/EPA

Hunter Biden’s business interests often show up in unexpected places. Now, they are at the centre of the biggest political crisis of the Trump presid(...)

Markus Villag, founder of Bolt. Photograph: Maxim Mjödov/The New York Times

Uber used to dominate ride-hailing in Poland and Kenya. Over the past two years, that started to change. In Poland, a small competitor opened a rival (...)

Meicai, which means “beautiful vegetable,” was founded in 2014 with a goal of sourcing vegetables for about 10 million small and medium-size restaurants in China

Meicai, a China start-up that helps farmers sell vegetables to restaurants, has been valued at $3 billion on the basis of raising $450 million in a fu(...)

The president of Toyota Motor Corporation, Akio Toyoda, speaks about the e-Palette at the International Consumer Electronics Show on Monday. Photograph: Larry W Smith/EPA

Toyota Motor, trying to transform itself into a leader of the new driverless economy, unveiled both the concept vehicle and the big-name partners to m(...)

Rumour  surfaced that Apple had investigated buying sports car maker McLaren, an odd-sounding acquisition that suggests Apple’s ambition to produce a car is not dead yet

When the history of autonomous transportation is written, this month just past will probably be seen as something of a tipping point, the moment when(...)

Apple are in talks with sports car maker McLaren about a potential takeover

Apple has approached McLaren Technology Group, the British supercar engineer and Formula One team owner, about a potential acquisition, in the cleares(...)

Uber app: Uber had previously considered buying Lyft in 2014, and the two San Francisco companies have discussed the prospect informally, a source said. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

As Lyft was gauging interest from prospective acquirers, executives from Uber Technologies told investors in the past few weeks that the company would(...)

Didi Chuxing is said to be planning to buy its local rival Uber China. The merger deal, which will end bruising competition between the two transportation network businesses, is reported to be valued at $35 billion. (Photograph: ALEX HOFFORD/EPA)

China’s dominant ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing will merge with Uber’s business in China in a $35 billion deal that will end bruising competition bet(...)

The fundraising by Airbnb will be the first big test of investor appetite for large private tech companies in the aftermath of Britain’s vote to leave the EU

Airbnb, the home-sharing company, is seeking a new round of fundraising that would give it a valuation of $30billion, hot on the heels of a wave of in(...)

A taxi driver is reflected in a side mirror as he uses the Didi Chuxing car-hailing application in Beijing

Apple said on Thursday it has invested $1 billion in Chinese ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing, a move that the tech giant’s chief executive Tim Cook (...)