Uber drivers claim new London congestion charge is discrimination

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Uber drivers and other private hire vehicle drivers accuse the Mayor of London of discrimination.Image: Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images From April 8, private hire vehicle (PHV) drivers will no longer be exempt from the £12.50 ($16.55) daily congestion charge to drive in central London under mayor Sadiq Khan’s new rules.  PHV drivers, including drivers […]

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DeepMind hands off role as health app provider to parent Google

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DeepMind’s recent foray into providing software as a service to U.K. hospitals has reached the end of its run. The Google -owned AI division has just announced it will be stepping back from providing a clinical alerts and task management healthcare app to focus on research — It’s been a phenomenal journey to see Streams […]

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Peep the future of distributed ledgers with the leaders of Hyperledger, Parity Technologies and Tradeshift

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As cryptocurrencies emerge from the speculative bloodletting of the past months, believers in the promise of distributed ledger technologies for business and consumer applications are casting about for what comes next. On our stage at Disrupt San Francisco we’ll be welcoming some of the leading thinkers in how distributed ledgers can create an entirely new […]

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The End of the Global Housing Boom

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From London to Sydney and Beijing to New York, house prices in some of the world’s most sought-after cities are heading south. Tax changes to damp demand, values out of kilter with affordability and tougher lending standards have combined to undermine the market. That could have wider implications because the world’s wealthy have been buying […]

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Electric Buses Are Hurting the Oil Industry

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About 279,000 barrels a day of fuel won’t be needed this year China adds a London-sized electric bus fleet every five weeks Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance For every 1,000 battery-powered buses on the road, about 500 barrels a day of diesel fuel will be displaced from the market, according to BNEF calculations. This year, […]

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Cranberries Singer Dolores ORiordan Dead at 46

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London (AP) — Dolores O'Riordan, whose urgent, powerful voice helped make Irish rock band The Cranberries a global success in the 1990s, died suddenly on Monday at a London hotel. She was 46. The singer-songwriter's publicist, Lindsey Holmes, confirmed that O'Riordan died in London, where she was recording, "No further details are available at this […]

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China to Overtake U.S. Economy by 2032 as Asian Might Builds

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The growing leapfrogging the U.K. and France next year to become the world’s fifth-biggest economy in dollar terms. It will advance to third place by 2027, moving ahead of Germany. In 2032, three of the four largest economies will be Asian — China, India and Japan — and, by that time, China will also have […]

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