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Uber’s new chief executive, Dara Khosrowshahi, who helped negotiate the lucrative deal.  Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters/File Photo

A consortium led by SoftBank Group will buy a large number of shares of Uber Technologies in a deal that values the ride-services firm at $48 billion,(...)

Lightneer’s Peter Vesterbacka and some of the characters from ‘Big Bang Legends’.

Given how notoriously reserved the Finns are, it is highly possible you may not know just how successful their gaming sector is. But even they can’t h(...)

Uber has faced a number of negative news stories this year. Photograph: PA Wire

Uber disclosed growing losses in the third quarter, a sign of its mounting litigation costs, in documents that also signalled the formal launch of the(...)

Uber said it has been in touch with the US Federal Trade Commission  and several states to discuss a hack last year that exposed data on millions of customers and drivers, the latest scandal to rock the ride-hailing firm. File photograph:   Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

Governments around the globe launched investigations into Uber Technologies Inc after the company disclosed it had covered up a breach that exposed d(...)

The stolen information included names, email addresses and mobile phone numbers of Uber users around the world, and the names and license numbers of 600,000 US drivers. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Uber Technologies paid hackers $100,000 to keep secret a massive breach last year that exposed the personal information of about 57 million accounts o(...)

Ali Rayl of Slack: “The market is very bullish on our prospects, and so are we”.

There was some serious eyebrow-raising recently when Slack announced it had raised an additional $250 million (€213 million) from investors in a move (...)

  Uber’s   Travis Kalanick speaks to students during an interaction at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) campus in Mumbai, India   2016. Photograph:  Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

Uber Technologies’s fractured board declared peace on Tuesday, attempting to put months of strife behind it by unanimously passing a series of measure(...)

Renowned investor Howard Marks, founder of Oaktree Capital, some of whose $99bn in assets under management has been deployed in Irish property. Photograph: Christopher Goodney/Bloomberg

Billionaire investor Howard Marks called time on the dotcom bubble in January 2000, just months before the crash. In February 2007, he correctly warne(...)

French telecom and Media group Altice founder Patrick Drahi. The firm is exploring a bid for Charter Communications, the second-largest US cable operator and the owner of assets formerly held by Time Warner Cable.

Altice, the deal-hungry cable and telecoms group controlled by Franco-Israeli billionaire Patrick Drahi, is lining up a potential $185 billion (€157 b(...)

Masayoshi Son, CEO SoftBank, during a news conference in Tokyo,  on August 7th. Photograph: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Japan’s SoftBank is set on making a bigger impact in the US, seeking stakes in the leading car sharing services and pushing for consolidation in telec(...)

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