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Facebook's New Lifestage App Criticized by Privacy Campaigners

Facebook's New Lifestage App Criticized by Privacy Campaigners

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Facebook's New Lifestage App Criticized by Privacy Campaigners

Lifestage, the video-sharing app that Facebook has launched for teenagers, has come under fire for not including any privacy settings or age verification

Government Says Deliveroo Must Pay Drivers National Living Wage

Government Says Deliveroo Must Pay Drivers National Living Wage

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Government Says Deliveroo Must Pay Drivers National Living Wage

The government has told Deliveroo it can’t pay its workers less than the national living wage unless the courts decide that they are self-employed

Retail Banking Set for Shake-Up

Retail Banking Set for Shake-Up

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Retail Banking Set for Shake-Up

The Competition and Marketing Authority criticizes lack of competition in retail banking sector, and vows to create fairer deal for customers and businesses

Suffolk and Norfolk Devolution Could Boost Business Growth

Suffolk and Norfolk Devolution Could Boost Business Growth

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Suffolk and Norfolk Devolution Could Boost Business Growth

Suffolk and Norfolk devolution could bring more than £1 billion of funding to the region, and give businesses a greater say over local issues

Verizon to Acquire Yahoo's Web Properties for $4.8 Billion

Verizon to Acquire Yahoo's Web Properties for $4.8 Billion

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Verizon to Acquire Yahoo's Web Properties for $4.8 Billion

Verizon, the US telecoms giant that also owns AOL, acquires Yahoo's web assets for $40 billion less than what Microsoft offered for the company in 2008

Settled Secures £1 Million Investment

Settled Secures £1 Million Investment

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Settled Secures £1 Million Investment

Proptech startup Settled has closed a £1 million seed funding round led by Silicon Valley VC 500 Startups

National Living Wage has Little Impact on Employment

National Living Wage has Little Impact on Employment

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National Living Wage has Little Impact on Employment

Businesses are responding to the National Living Wage by increasing prices and cutting profits, according to a new report

Government Report Outlines Future of UK Fintech

Government Report Outlines Future of UK Fintech

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Government Report Outlines Future of UK Fintech

Stepping Forward for FinTech report reveals how the UK can become the fintech capital of the world

Chancellor George Osborne Pledges to Cut UK Corporation Tax to 15%

Chancellor George Osborne Pledges to Cut UK Corporation Tax to 15%

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Chancellor George Osborne Pledges to Cut UK Corporation Tax to 15%

George Osborne says UK is still "open for business" following Brexit vote, as he outlines plan to cut corporation tax to lowest rate of all major economies

Facebook Update Could Spell Bad News for Businesses

Facebook Update Could Spell Bad News for Businesses

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Facebook Update Could Spell Bad News for Businesses

Facebook has announced another update and published its News Feed Values for the first time, as it vows to put the interests of its users first

EU Referendum: Britain Backs Brexit

EU Referendum: Britain Backs Brexit

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EU Referendum: Britain Backs Brexit

David Cameron announces he is to step down as Prime Minister after majority of British public votes in favour of leaving the European Union in referendum

Microsoft to Acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion

Microsoft to Acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion

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Microsoft to Acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion

Microsoft's acquisition of LinkedIn is the biggest in the company's history, eclipsing the $8.5 Billion it paid for Skype in 2011

New Proptech Company Seeks £1 Million to Grow

New Proptech Company Seeks £1 Million to Grow

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New Proptech Company Seeks £1 Million to Grow

New proptech company, Settled, puts the power into the hands of people selling and buying homes. It's also seeking more investment to grow its brand

Spotify Hits 'Play' on $1 Billion Investment

Spotify Hits 'Play' on $1 Billion Investment

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Spotify Hits 'Play' on $1 Billion Investment

Music streaming service Spotify has announced its $1bn debt financing package to challenge Apple Music and Tidal. Have they really got a good deal though?

Voom 2016 is Now Open

Voom 2016 is Now Open

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Voom 2016 is Now Open

Voom 2016 contest by Virgin Media Business gives entrepreneurs the chance to pitch to Richard Branson and win £1m in prizes and special awards

Check Your Pay for National Living Wage, Suggests UK Government

Check Your Pay for National Living Wage, Suggests UK Government

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Check Your Pay for National Living Wage, Suggests UK Government

The National Living Wage is due on Friday 1 April - government urges workers to look at payslips to check they're getting the right salary

Selfie Banking App Created for Millennials

Selfie Banking App Created for Millennials

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Selfie Banking App Created for Millennials

Neat – a Hong Kong startup – is banking on using selfies in a more serious way, helping young professional get easy access to their bank account

Osborne Reveals 2016 Budget

Osborne Reveals 2016 Budget

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Osborne Reveals 2016 Budget

Budget 2016: A quick look at news for SMEs and entrepreneurs from George Osborne's April budget announcement

SMEs Write Pro-Brexit Open Letter

SMEs Write Pro-Brexit Open Letter

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SMEs Write Pro-Brexit Open Letter

Small business owners sign open letter urging Brits to vote to leave EU, citing the need for “flexibility and adaptability” as the key to success

Forbes Name Zhou Qunfei as the Richest Self-Made Female Billionaire

Forbes Name Zhou Qunfei as the Richest Self-Made Female Billionaire

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Forbes Name Zhou Qunfei as the Richest Self-Made Female Billionaire

Forbes highlights the world's richest self-made female entrepreneur on 2016 Billionaire List – mobile screen company founder Zhou Qunfei