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Increasingly, technology companies are integrating the internet with other devices, such as household appliances or cars. But are there security risks?
Yahoo acquires an app analytics firm, Flurry, in an attempt to help boost its advertising revenue from smartphones.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has signed an oil deal with Venezuela, as part of a four-day tour of Latin America.
The EU's dependence on Russian-designed power plants
Easy Taxi founder Tallis Gomes explains how the difficulties of hailing a cab in Rio de Janeiro led him to create his smartphone app.
Civilian drones are being tested across Africa's game reserves in a hi-tech battle with poachers who threaten the continent's wildlife tourism industry.
Online video service Netflix reports profits of $71m in the second quarter, more than double compared with the same period a year ago.
Further sanctions on Russia will hit an already ailing economy
Mark Lobel reports on foreign investors re-building ties with Iran in anticipation of an easing of trade restrictions on the country.
Brazilian Tallis Gomes explains how a failed attempt to hail a cab drove him to create smartphone app Easy Taxi.
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) launches a criminal investigation into allegations of price rigging in the foreign exchange market.
Seoul is planning to ban mobile phone ride-sharing app Uber just as the company aims to accelerate its expansion in Asia.
Tesco says chief executive Philip Clarke expresses his 'enormous relief' over leaving the company.
Philip Clarke says date of resignation was “not his choosing”.
Authorities in Shanghai suspend the operations of a meat supplier suspected of selling expired meat to fast food chains including McDonald's and KFC.
Sky has bought a 70% stake in the production company behind programmes such as The Great British Bake Off and Benefits Street.
MH17 plane crash: EU moment of decision
For more than 130 years one family has been making Australia's most famous range of hats - Akubra.
A Sainsbury's superstore comes off the National Grid, to be powered directly by electricity generated from its own food waste.
Chinese telecom equipment and smartphone maker Huawei reports a 19% jump in sales to 135.8bn yuan ($21.9bn; £12.8bn) for the first six months of the year.