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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(...)

Kabbage said  SoftBank has agreed to invest $250 million in the company, in a move that brings the company’s total equity raised to date to nearly $500 million

Kabbage, a US fintech firm that recently established its European headquarters in Ireland after a key investor secured a €50 million investment from a(...)

The current deal cements an alliance between SoftBank, Didi and Grab, which competes against Uber in markets from Malaysia to Thailand. Photograph: Reuters

Grab raised $2 billion from Didi Chuxing and SoftBank Group in the largest ever venture fundraising in Southeast Asia, joining forces with two compani(...)

 Mohammed bin Salman, who has been promoted by his father, King Salman, to crown prince of Saudi Arabia in a dramatic shake-up of that country’s succession order. Photograph: Bandar Algaloud/Saudi Royal Court/via Reuters

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has promoted his favoured son, Mohammed bin Salman, to crown prince in a dramatic shake-up of the established succession or(...)

Dixons Carphone is to sell its 50 per cent stake in the joint venture to Sprint for an undisclosed amount. Photograph: Alan Betson

Dixons Carphone is to end its US joint venture with mobile network Sprint after less than two years because of the “changing US mobile market landscap(...)

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