Uber to plough $1bn into India drive

Ride-hailing app company to ramp up efforts in growing market

Google disobeys French privacy watchdog

Paris has demanded that group implement ECJ ruling worldwide

Fortunes diverge at Samsung units

Semiconductor and memory chip divisions benefit while smartphones struggle amid fierce competition

Baidu looks to restore confidence

Chinese search engine unveils $1bn buyback after share slump

Image sensors help Sony profits soar

Net profit of Y82.44bn is double analysts’ forecasts

Google signs Sri Lanka as Loon partner

South Asian nation joins plan for WiFi via stratospheric balloons

Singapore ramps up start-up efforts

Funding is still dwarfed by China and India however and some decry paucity of ideas

Amazon pays $250m for ex-Top Gear trio

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May in new venture

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Cyber insecurity: Going dark

US tech companies are shielding more data from government. But is it now harder to track terrorists?

HBO could learn from Netflix’s ambitions

Streaming services offer growth potential for rival companies

Clarkson aims to serve up a Prime cut

Car show on streaming service will seek to capture the spirit of his BBC offering

Yacht rental start-up and Greek headwinds

Incrediblue views vessels as underused assets

Nintendo: get splatting

The real earnings bonus will be a successful launch on smartphones

Samsung confirms smartphone drag

Painful reversal of fortunes continues as sales of flagship Galaxy S6 disappoint

Facebook: peerless network

Costs are growing but so are new revenue opportunities

Facebook rides mobile ads wave

Average US smartphone user now spends one minute out of every five on the social network

Facebook delivers on mobile boom

Revenues climb 39% to $4bn but profits fall 9% in second quarter

Windows 10: A marriage of old and new

Richard Waters gets hands on with new Microsoft OS and finds it has gone back to basics

Robots can kill but they do not understand us

Despite advances in machine learning, androids are still far off

UK union sues Uber over drivers’ rights

Union mirrors challenges to ride-hailing app’s business model