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Rachel Talbott, who makes style and beauty videos for 1.1 million subscribers on YouTube, films a video with the help of her husband Byron Talbott, a chef with 1.4 million subscribers to his YouTube channel

Recently at a California convention centre, about 50 people entered a room decorated as a stylish lounge for a speed-dating event. They moved from tab(...)

Westminster magistrates’ court in London has ruled Uber is to receive a 15-month licence for operating in London. The regulator, Transport for London, had refused the renewal of Uber’s licence in September. Photograph: Will Oliver / EPA

Uber avoided a ban in London on Tuesday after the taxi-hailing app’s new management made changes to ease strained relations with the city’s transport (...)

After its application for a five-year licence was rejected last year, the company is now seeking an 18-month one to prove to the authorities that it has reformed. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Uber went to court on Monday to overturn a decision stripping it of its licence in London after being ruled unfit to run a taxi service in its most im(...)

Lime wants to roll out its electric scooter and bike rentals to 125 markets.

The electric scooter rental craze that is sweeping the US is coming to Europe. Silicon Valley-based Lime is launching its scooters in Paris this week,(...)

Aerial view of Silicon Valley at dusk. Photograph: Getty Images

Panic stations, everyone! Dublin is now more expensive a place to live in than Silicon Valley!  A report out this week from employment consultan(...)

Travis VanderZanden, the founder of Bird, with one of the startup’s electric scooters in Santa Monica, California Photograph: The New York Times

A fresh fund-raising storm is whipping up on the US west coast as investors scramble to take part in a war for scooter domination. Bird, an electric (...)

Uber is developing a systen to determine a user’s walking speed and note unusual typos while inputting a ride request to determine if the user is displaying ‘uncharacteristic behaviour’. Photograph: Getty

Uber appears to be working on technology which would detect if users of its ride-sharing app are drunk or high. A patent application from the compan(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron (L) meets  Uber chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi at the Elysee Palace in Paris  Photograph: Getty

The road to flying taxis cranked up a gear on Thursday after ride-hailing app Uber said that it plans to invest €20 million in France over the next fi(...)

While it was good to see Twitter reacting quickly to the password problem, it only goes to highlight just how fast it can react when it wants

It was red faces all round at Twitter on Thursday when it had to ask its 330 million users to change their passwords. That the incident occurred on wh(...)

The disclosure comes as lawmakers and regulators around the world scrutinise the way that companies store and secure consumer data, after a string of security incidents

Twitter urged its more than 330 million users to change their passwords after a glitch caused some to be stored in readable text on its internal comp(...)

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