Facebook has unveiled its plans to launch its cryptocurrency Libra, and it’s clear that the social media giant has bold ambitions.
A misinformation campaign is presenting old terrorism news as new in an attempt to sow discord and uncertainty, according to threat analytics firm Recorded Future.
Imagine knowing a person’s intention to buy a product with more than 80% accuracy, solely from the emotion in their voice. That is the promise of Behavioral Signals, an artificial intelligence (AI) startup based in Los Angeles, US.
SL Benfica fans will be able to use cryptocurrency to buy tickets and merchandise thanks to an unprecedented partnership announced on Wednesday.
Donald Trump is grabbing the UK by its 5G infrastructure with no intention of letting go – no matter who is prime minister.
Director Tim Travers Hawkins’ feature-length debut documentary XY Chelsea can feel fragmented and incoherent at times, but that doesn’t distract from the shocking cruelty faced by Chelsea Manning both inside and outside of the penal system.
It’s universally recognised that our hunger for meat has a direct environmental effect.
Robots could soon be a common sight in restaurant and café kitchens thanks to Karakuri, a British robotics startup making it possible to provide custom food on an unprecedented scale.
Sky customers using Sky Go on their PlayStation 4 (PS4) have been reporting severe streaming errors following the latest software update.
With the UK going coal-free for a record-breaking 90 hours over the weekend, energy sources such as solar and onshore wind now play a key role in generating electricity.
The Matrix reached US cinemas just over 20 years ago and articulated society’s fear of the power of artificial intelligence (AI) and its potential to overpower the human.
It’s no secret that the world’s forests are under threat.
Fed up with hearing about what millennials want?
WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange has been arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, marking an end to the seven-year chapter of his political asylum.
The Google+ shut down will begin today, as the search giant concedes that it won’t be able to break Facebook’s social media dominance.
Cybercriminals are taking advantage of the world’s sprawling, complex supply chains in a practice known as ‘island hopping’.
Artificial intelligence (AI) in the near future is going to be more focused on ‘specific intelligence’, moving toward a world where AI simplifies and improves every aspect of our daily lives: from the phones we carry and cameras we use to the TVs we watch, the cars we drive, the software we use and even
The British blockchain industry is being encouraged to reject the UK’s adoption of EU law regulating cryptoassets as part of a bid to strengthen the country’s tech industry post-Brexit, dubbed Techxit.
Artificial intelligence has the potential to deliver huge savings for businesses, but what about the 1.5 million workers at high risk of losing their job to automation?
When moviegoers think of Asian science-fiction cinema, most will relate to Japanese animes such as Akira and Ghost in the Shell, which depict futuristic dystopias dominated by advanced technology.
Few people know more about the threat of cyber terrorism than Malcolm Taylor.
Blockchain technology has potential benefits for swathes of industries, but there is an issue: scalability.
“Nobody knows more about technology than me,” President of the United States Donald Trump told Fox News last year.
Uber used a spyware application to lure drivers away from a rival competitor, effectively shutting the company out of the emerging ride-sharing market.
Whichever side of the Brexit debate you sit on, there is little doubt that sustained Brexit uncertainty has hampered the country’s economic potential.
It’s been nearly three years since the UK voted to leave the European Union.
It’s likely that you’ve heard the term ‘open banking’ in recent months.
Researchers have found evidence of far-right Twitter accounts using suspicious means such as bots to amplify pro-Brexit content, with a “significant” number originating from outside of the UK.
This is set to be a pivotal week for the UK and its departure from the European Union, not least for the tech industry, which is often hailed as a key part of the country’s post-Brexit strategy.
China is using state-sponsored social media influence to create a distorted positive image of itself to the West, according to security researchers.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the world of business at an incredible pace, but there are some fantastic resources available to those that don’t want to get left behind.
Following the announcement that Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou will sue Canada over her arrest and pending extradition to the US, the Chinese telecommunication giant is now set to begin a separate lawsuit against the United States government.
If Brexit is supposed to send businesses flocking, it hasn’t happened yet.
The Academy Awards often fail to pass by without igniting some sort of controversy.
Spending on the Internet of Things is expected to reach $745bn in 2019.
With delays, long queues and paper documents to lose, air travel can be a stressful experience, and with the number of airline passengers expected to reach 8.2 billion by 2037, this is only set to get worse.
“A very prominent myth is that blockchain will trigger the demise of banks,” says Igor Pejic, author of Blockchain Babel.
“Few people in the world know better than I do what it’s like to have your life’s work threatened by a machine,” says Garry Kasparov.
The cyberattack on the Australian government, which saw the country’s parliament as well as the three biggest political parties targeted, is likely to be the first of many attacks of its kind, according to cybersecurity experts.
The JPM coin, the newly announced JP Morgan cryptocurrency, is being seen as a key step in the adoption of the technology in the mainstream banking industry, however for some in the industry it is a cause for deep concern.
The traditional manufacturing market is worth $12tn, and HP is betting that 3D printing will take a big slice of that lucrative pie.
As deforestation continues to diminish the number of trees, vital for absorbing carbon dioxide produced by burning fossil fuels, scientists are looking for ways to replicate natural processes to reduce pollution levels.
They say opposites attract, which would make Sol, a quick-witted entertainer, and Num, a know-it-all scientist, a great match.
Following Donald Trump’s call to invest in “cutting-edge industries” during his State of the Union speech last week, the President of the United States will today sign an executive order that will encourage government departments to invest in artificial intelligence technology.
Twitter may have made its first annual profit since it began 13 years ago, but it isn’t all good news for the social media site.
Once Canada’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, QuadrigaCX is now at the centre one of the biggest – and perhaps most bizarre – scandals to hit the blockchain industry.
Information technology giant IBM has a novel approach to improving an organisation’s response to a cyberattack: a state-of-the-art cyber watch floor located in an 18-wheel truck.
During the Super Bowl Halftime Show last night 150 glowing, synchronised drones floated over the playing field as Maroon 5 performed ‘She Will Be Loved’.
Despite widespread security concerns, the 35-day government shutdown – the longest in US history – had a “minimal” impact on federal cybersecurity and in some areas may have even resulted in improvements, according to IT risk management firm SecurityScorecard.
As the self-driving car revolution chugs along, it appears that the British public isn’t quite ready to take things into second gear.
Facebook was born out of a dorm room, Airbnb was founded by three friends forced to rent out part of their home to pay rent, and Apple was formed by two college dropouts in one of their parents’ garage.
Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba, China’s answer to Amazon, has business acumen that few others can match, having grown the eCommerce website started in his living room into a $400bn business.
Developing the technologies that are expected to — and in many cases are already beginning to — shape the future, technology companies must do more to protect the earth and humanity from the problems they create, Jack Ma, founder and chairman of Alibaba, has warned.
Bitcoin proved to be an incredibly lucrative investment for those that bought in early, with prices rising throughout the second half of 2017 to a December peak of more than $19,000.
“I believe that this year could be a big year for technologies because many are reaching tipping point,” Ken Hu, deputy chairman of Chinese tech heavyweight Huawei said.
With the world’s leaders congregating in Davos, Switzerland, for the annual World Economic Forum this week, Deloitte has released its annual Readiness Report: Success Personified in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which looks into how prepared businesses are for digital disruption.
GlobalData researchers have found the top influencers in blockchain, based on their performance and engagement online in the past 90 days.
Late on Saturday evening, major cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase detected an attack on the Etheruem Classic blockchain.
Improvements in the sophistication of artificial intelligence (AI) is threatening health data privacy by making it possible to identify individuals from supposedly anonymised data.
2018 was undoubtedly the year that data privacy took centre stage, with the questionable practices of several social media giants concerning the use of user data held up for public scrutiny.
From autonomous vehicles to artificial intelligence, there is an abundance of new technology that is being adopted around the world. When it comes to blockchain, many businesses have been quick to embrace the technology, but, as warned by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology, “there is hype around the use of blockchain technology, yet the technology is not well
Despite the uncertainty that Brexit has brought on the business world, advancements in a range of emerging technologies will offer exciting new opportunities for potential startups in 2019.
This year we’ve seen the launch of the world’s most powerful tablet, the rise (and possible fall) of bitcoin and the introduction of 5G.
You would be hard pressed to find a sector more dynamic and innovative than tech.
Superheroes dominated the box office in 2018, making up six of the top ten highest grossing films of the year.
Full of Christmas dinner and looking for a way to keep you and your loved ones entertained while you wait for the next festive blockbuster to come on?
On Christmas eve 1968, 50 years ago today, humans orbited the Moon for the first time in history.
A rogue drone has caused misery for 110,000 people hoping to travel home from London ahead of Christmas, with more than 750 flights grounded after the device repeatedly flew over the runway.
Artificial intelligence influencers are driving conversations about AI news and trends across social media and beyond.
Boomoji, an app that allowed iOS and Android users to create 3D avatars, has suffered a data leak that could have potentially compromised the personal data of more than 125 million people.
There are 106 days until the UK leaves the European Union on the 29 March 2019.
Google has revealed the top Google searches of 2018, with celebrity deaths second only to the FIFA World Cup.
The 1922 Committee has received the 48 letters from Conservative MPs needed to trigger a vote of no confidence against current party leader Theresa May.
The uncertainty surrounding Brexit continues after Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Theresa May decided to suspend the key parliamentary vote on her proposed Brexit Withdrawal Agreement.
Research carried out by cybersecurity firm Duo Security have found more proof that Twitter bots are being used to inflate the popularity of content, finding evidence for 7,000 potential Twitter amplification bots in just 24 hours.
2018 saw the #MeToo movement raise awareness of the prevalence of sexual assault and sexual harassment, following numerous allegations made against film producer Harvey Weinstein. However, despite women’s issues making headlines around the globe this year, Amnesty International has warned that 2018 was in many ways dominated by oppressive and sexist policies.
As car makers steam ahead in the driverless car race, lawmakers are being left in the dust – and one of the biggest grey areas is liability in the event of an autonomous car accident.
As many commuters will be all too aware, London is currently the most congested city in Europe, with drivers on average spending around 72 hours stuck in traffic every year.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the whimsical World Wide Web, is the man responsible for tweet-bot election manipulation and Facebook data breaches.
This year brought artificial intelligence into the mainstream, showed big data in a bad light and called upon blockchain to provide a solution to all of our problems – but what does the future hold for technology?
The first details of Facebook documents seized by the UK Parliament have revealed that entities with Russian IP addresses pulled “over three billion data points a day” through a Pinterest application programming interface (API).
Often filled with drab colours and utilitarian furniture, the typical meeting room is not a space that inspires creativity.
Facebook yesterday appealed the fine imposed on it by UK data watchdog, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), for its role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
In the UK, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are expected to generate billions of pounds in sales.
The identity of tessa88, the hacker who sold databases stolen in some of the biggest data thefts in US history from companies including LinkedIn, Facebook and DropBox, has been revealed as a named Russian national by cybersecurity company Recorded Future.
After 18 months of intense negotiations, the United Kingdom and European Union struck up a Brexit deal which outlines the future relationship between the two parties following March’s deadline.
The Brexit Withdrawal Bill agreed between negotiators from the United Kingdom and European Union has not gone down well with Theresa May’s cabinet.
It was recently estimated that leaving the EU without a trade deal in place could cost the UK as much as 10% of its GDP.
The odds on Theresa May resigning as Prime Minister have been slashed by bookmakers as the number of senior cabinet ministers resigning over the Brexit deal grows.
Despite the UK banking on post-Brexit technology to keep the country’s economy buoyant, experts are sounding the alarm over inadequate education leading to a “brain drain”.
Research suggests that 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created each day at our current pace of technology.
With a universal familiarity with technology through its seamless integration into their everyday lives, Gen Z has the potential to propel businesses further into the digital era.
Cybersecurity experts have reacted to the recent HSBC data breach, warning that consumer trust is “becoming more fragile”.
The European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager has told technology companies that the “time is over” for them to escape rules in the digital world that apply in the offline world.
The UK’s data protection watchdog the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has released the findings of its investigation into the use of data analytics for political purposes, revealing the unlawful use of data by various groups during the Brexit referendum.
Put the H with the O and you get the hydrogen fuel cell-powered Hyundai Nexo, a car that cleans the air while it is being driven.
Bitcoin is ten, and as cryptocurrencies go, the Bitcoin is as big as it gets.
The IBM Red Hat acquisition, which saw the computing giant acquire the open-source cloud provider for $34bn, has been hailed as a smart move for a company struggling to maintain appeal for developers.
The problem surrounding the Irish border continues to hold up Brexit negotiations as the UK lumbers towards a disorderly exit from the European Union.
Expected to deliver $500bn in value by 2022, smart factories are now an integral part of the manufacturing industry’s fourth industrial revolution: Industry 4.0.
These are dire times for the UK retail sector.
Following a contentious year of campaigning, the first round of the Brazil election for President on 5 October saw far right candidate and former army captain Jair Bolsonaro of Social Liberal Party (Partido Socialista Liberal, PSL) win 46% of the vote.
As Bitcoin marks its tenth anniversary on 31 October one financial expert has predicted that the cryptocurrency is set to wane in significance as the overall market continues to expand.
You’ll be forgiven for thinking that the global driverless car race is dominated by tech startups.
Private hire taxi company Addison Lee has announced it is partnering with self-driving software company Oxbotica to deliver self-driving vehicles to the capital by 2021.
Data regulations such as the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) can “cause friction” for businesses selling products and services over the internet, according to data Stephen Brobst, Chief Technology Executive at business analytics provider Teradata.
In something of a curveball, Facebook has hired Nick Clegg to lead the company’s global affairs and communications team.
With less than six months before the Brexit deadline, support for the European Union is higher than ever among the majority of member states, according to a exhaustive new poll.
Everybody, at one time or another, has completed repetitive and mundane tasks at work.
With six months to go until the Brexit deadline, the impact of ongoing negotiations is being felt across numerous industries.
One of the major sticking points in the UK’s withdrawal negotiations with the EU is the so-called Irish backstop.
With Oktoberfest over, thousands of artificial intelligence (AI) experts and business leaders descended on Munich for NIVIDIA’s GPU technology conference.
Moore’s Law is dead and we’re in the “era of the automation of automation”, says NVIDIA CEO and founder Jensen Huang.
This week Tumblr, in collaboration with grassroots mental health platform Made of Millions, has launched ‘Seen’, an exhibition that seeks to harness augmented reality (AR) to lend new expression to perceptions of mental health.
What does technology have in common with comedy?
The automotive industry’s growing commitment to the environment and investing in new technology is taking centre stage at the Paris Motor Show 2018, where a large host of manufacturers are showcasing their latest innovations in electric vehicles and autonomous cars.
Since its launch in Sweden in 2008, the world’s most popular music streaming service has arguably changed the way the world listens to music.
The security of the Internet of Things (IoT) is a source of growing concern.
Alphabet-owned Jigsaw has released Intra, an app designed to bypass blocks on sites imposed by repressive governments.
The UK government’s announcement that the Russian military intelligence service GRU is behind a string of cyberattacks has rocked the world of politics.
Walk down any street in Salt Lake City and the chances are that, in sharp contrast to the pancake-flat city centre, you’ll see picturesque mountains on the horizon.
It’s official: after being accused of fraud by The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Musk will now step down as Tesla chair.
Facebook’s security breach, which saw profiles of up to 50 million users exposed, could see the company face a fine of up to $1.6bn under EU data protection laws.
After much anticipation, Oculus has launched the last of its “first generation” virtual reality (VR) headsets: the Oculus Quest.
Facebook is using data not directly provided by users to create targeted ads, potentially breaching General Data Protection privacy laws.
US tech giants told Congress that they would support a federal data privacy law to protect consumer data, as long as it didn’t stifle creativity and innovation.
Did you know that Google was originally called Backrub or that Yahoo had the opportunity to acquire its technology and turned it down?
At some point, you’ve probably received an email notifying you that an African prince has passed away and wants to leave you a small fortune.
Fashion brands often cause controversy with the choice of models in their latest campaigns, but when French fashion house Balmain came under fire recently for the brands autumn 2018 collection, it wasn’t because their models were too thin or too fat but because they are not real people.
The retail industry is the most at risk to cyber threats, according to research by cyber rating company SecurityScorecard.
As the European Union continues to go after Google over antitrust violations, it has now set its sights on ecommerce giant Amazon too.
On Monday evening, the White House announced that it would be imposing new trade tariffs on $200bn worth of Chinese imports, as the US-China trade war heats up.
Amazon’s integrity is under scrutiny as employees have allegedly been leaking consumer and company data for bribes, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.
Zimbabwe could be the latest country to establish its own cryptocurrency.
Farming in the UK is facing an uncertain time.
With high-quality cameras, impressive processing power and even facial recognition, modern smart phones are sophisticated pieces of tech.
Members of European Parliament have voted to pass changes to the controversial EU copyright laws, which critics argue could ‘ruin the internet’.
An emerging type of cybersecurity attack known as the homeless homebuyer is seeing would-be homeowners robbed of their life savings and their future home.
Orbiting 36,000km miles above the Earth, over a dozen NASA satellites beam back more than 12 terabytes of data every day.
The news of a British Airways breach involving the payment data of 380,000 customers has led to harsh criticism of the airline industry’s IT and cybersecurity efforts.
The financial year of 2017/18 saw the highest number of organs ever donated in the UK.
Some 90% of the artefacts stored in the National Museum of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, went up in flames earlier this week.
It is difficult to imagine a world without Google.
Britain’s decision to leave the European Union is proving to be one of the most divisive in modern politics.
In the last two years reports of UK data breaches to the Information Commissioner’s Office have increased by 75%, according to research by risk solutions provider Kroll.
Failing to ban so-called killer robots poses a “real danger to humanity”, says professor of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics Noel Sharkey.
The public social media platform proposed by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in his 2018 Alternative MacTaggart Lecture this week has been met by damning criticism from technology industry experts.
In the last few years, Machine Learning has quickly gone from a niche subject to one with significant relevance to many companies and organisations.
Venezuela has been struggling with economic disaster since the 1970s, and particularly since 2010 under President Chavez’s ‘Bolivarian Revolution’ economic policies.
Elon Musk’s cult car company has built a strong lead in the emerging luxury electric vehicles (EV) market.
This week a mining operator based in Australia sat down at a control station and began remotely operating mining equipment in the city of Sudbury in Ontario, Canada.
We are less than two decades away from peak car, where sales of passenger vehicles will reach their all-time high before car ownership begins to decline.
Indie-pop legend and BBC DJ Cerys Matthews, once named sexiest woman in rock and now a MBE, has set up her own 5,000-person festival in Flintshire, near the Welsh border.
Regardless of how you feel about Donald Trump’s leadership abilities, the President of the United States is a hot topic.
China is set to become the biggest player in facial recognition technology both as a consumer and a provider, according to research by Gen Market Insights.
Intelligent buildings will be a prominent part of the future of architecture, according to acclaimed architect Chris Wilkinson, founder of leading practice WilkinsonEyre.
Human-level intelligent machines are just a decade away, according to a leading technology expert and former rocket scientists.
Impossible Foods, the company responsible for the meat-free Impossible Burger, has predicted that sustainability and innovation will become synonymous for future businesses as the realities of climate change set in.
A cyberattack honeypot set up by cybersecurity company Cybereason has unearthed insights into the methods and behaviours of hackers looking to gain control of national power grids.
Japanese technology giant SoftBank Group Corp today reported a 49% surge in first-quarter operating profits, prompting the company’s stock price to climb 2.18%.
NASA has unveiled details of its first manned commercial trips to the International Space Station (ISS), reflecting growing support for commercial space travel.
With the 29 March 2019 Brexit deadline edging closer and the United Kingdom and European Union yet to agree on key issues such as trade, it is looking increasingly likely that Britain is heading for a no-deal Brexit.
A lack of clear government action has created a UK “policy void” when it comes to using automated facial recognition technology in CCTV analytics, according to a leading cyberlaw academic.
The Wuhan Development Zone, a district in the city of Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province in China, has proposed to transform itself into a robot city.
Artificial intelligence is everywhere, and businesses are scrambling to stay relevant, which is why away from our daily news site, Verdict runs an online AI magazine.
Office space is one of the most costly expenses for employers.
With fears of planes falling out of the sky and entire computer systems shutting down, the millennium bug is now widely regarded as the product of media scaremongering.
Last night Facebook shares tumbled by a fifth.
The shine has come off Elon Musk’s Tesla of late, with a series of incidents involving both Musk himself and the car company.
The race to become the world’s first trillion dollar company is on.
The Alphabet results are out, and what many have long suspected has finally been confirmed: major technology companies are now more or less untouchable to regulators.
Teens are ditching their dreams of becoming the next Cristiano Ronaldo or LeBron James to set their sights on matching the feats of professional video gamers like Faker and KSharp, as esports continues to rise in popularity.
Microsoft’s earnings have exceeded $100bn for the first time this fiscal year, beating Wall Street analyst expectations.
It’s hard to talk about dating in the modern age without mentioning dating apps.
Hundreds of AI-related companies and thousands of AI experts, including Google’s DeepMind and Elon Musk, have signed a pledge promising to not develop so-called killer robots.
AI will not result in large-scale unemployment, but it will force millions to retrain and switch careers over the next 20 years, according to a report by PwC.
Thousands of miles of fibre optic cables buried along the US coast are at risk from rising sea levels, according to researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Oregon.
Soaring temperatures, the World Cup, and royal wedding have boosted the UK’s return to GDP growth, yet the retail crisis continues with more store closures and job losses.
The Department for Exiting the European Union has released its long-awaited white paper on the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union once they split in March 2019.
A journalist, an entrepreneur, an astronaut and the heavyweight champion of mixed martial arts walk into a bar.
Today is World Population Day, when the urgency of our growing population is brought into focus.
Brexit talks are in turmoil, with a number of key government officials handing in their resignations in response to Theresa May’s Brexit strategy.
Boris Johnson has become the latest cabinet member to resign following the announcement of soft Brexit plans on Friday.
Prominent Conservative Party backbencher Jacob Rees-Mogg has launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan, arguing it should be scrapped in favour of a harder approach to leaving the European Union.
There is no doubt that cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple and Litecoin will play a major role in the future of finance.
It’s incredible how far a good book series can take you.
The EU has made its decision on the controversial Article 13.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that a hard Brexit would damage the German economy.
Last week, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Epidiolex for the treatment of seizures associated with two rare and severe forms of epilepsy.
New analysis by the BBC has suggested that retail job losses in the UK could total 22,000.
Generation Z — covering those born approximately between 1996 and 2015 — is the first to grow up not knowing a world without the internet.
Plans to build the Swansea tidal lagoon, the world’s first project of its kind, have been scrapped by the UK Government after it was decided that the £1.3bn development was not cost-effective.
Connected cars are becoming increasingly common, with connected car shipments expected to hit 64 million units by 2019.
The UK Government does not have a good enough understanding of the STEM skills needed in today’s economy, according to a report published on Friday.
Today the EU’s retaliatory trade tariffs against the US go into force.
Dixons Carphone has reported a 24% drop in profits as mobile phone users hold on to their handsets for longer and opt for sim-only deals.
The decision to ban several animal products by online retail giant ASOS has been lauded by animal welfare activists, but for environmentalists it is cause for significant concern.
Tesla founder Elon Musk has accused one employee of conducting “extensive and damaging sabotage” to the electric car manufacturer in a company-wide email sent yesterday.
The Chinese digital economy is somewhat of a paradox at the moment.
In the future, every form of record, value storage and transaction will be tokenised, according to a leading technologist and blockchain expert.
Commercial drone use is well on its way to becoming commonplace, transforming lives with applications in infrastructure, agriculture, medicine, delivery and many other fields.
Technological change is inescapable.
Meet CIMON (or Crew Interactive Mobile Companion) ─ the first space-flying artificial intelligence robot to join astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS).
Starship Technologies has appointed former Airbnb executive Lex Bayer as CEO, as it begins a full commercial rollout of its autonomous delivery robots.
Which nation has the largest economy in 2018, and where is the fastest growth projected?
Once the stuff of science fiction, smart mirrors are now a reality.
Microsoft has acquired the software development platform GitHub for $7.5bn in stock, it was announced today.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is big business and its reach is expected to increase even further.
The working world is changing like never before.
iPhone maker Apple has been awarded $539 million in its near seven-year patent battle with rival Samsung.
Deutsche Bank is cutting around 7,000 jobs, with hundreds of staff in London expected to be affected.
There is a danger the UK could be headed for a data sharing cliff edge in the financial services industry in the event of a hard Brexit, the House of Lords European Union financial affairs sub-committee was told today.
With just ten months to go before the UK formally leaves the European Union, it’s been revealed that the number of Britons becoming naturalised German citizens rose 162% in 2017 from the year before.
US President Donald Trump’s administration appears to be ready to lift a ban on American companies selling hardware and software to Chinese telecoms company ZTE.
Nicolas Maduro has declared victory in a controversial Venezuela election last night, winning another six years in office.
Italy’s populist parties are on the verge of signing a government deal.
US President Donald Trump has warned Kim Jong-un that if he doesn’t do a deal to surrender North Korea’s nuclear weapons, he could eventually suffer the same fate as Muammar Gaddafi through a so-called Libyan model.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is discussing the first draft of the 2018 budget in front of lawmakers in the German parliament (Bundestag) today.
North Korea is threatening to pull out of the historic summit between its leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump if the US insists the regime abandons its nuclear weapons.
Wages rose faster than inflation in the UK for the first quarter of 2018, the first time they have done so in more than a year.
The Seattle City Council unanimously approved a controversial new tax last night to charge the city’s largest business per worker in order to tackle homelessness and a housing crisis.
Xerox terminated its planned $6.1 billion sale to Fujifilm late last night, after months of infighting over the deal.
As the Iraqi election polls open tomorrow, the future of the country hangs in the balance.
US President Donald Trump has confirmed that his historic meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un will take place in Singapore on 12 June.
The RBS share price has climbed at the London market open after news broke last night the bank — still majority owned by the British taxpayer — will pay $4.9 billion to the US Department of Justice (DoJ) to resolve a long-running probe.
US secretary of state Mike Pompeo has secured the release of three Americans who had been in North Korean jail, US President Donald Trump has announced, ahead of a historic US-North Korea summit.
Leaders around the world have responded with a mixture of delight and dismay to the decision by US President Donald Trump to abandon the Iran nuclear deal.
Telecoms giant Vodafone has this morning announced a $19 billion deal for much of rival Liberty Global’s European assets, in what is the company’s largest acquisition since it bought Mannesmann in 2000.
Japan’s Takeda has agreed to buy Dublin-based Shire Pharmaceuticals for £46 billion ($64.42 billion), in what is the sector’s biggest deal since 2000.
Two days of trade talks between the US and China have concluded, with little to show for them, as US President Donald Trump’s financial team prepares to leave Beijing.
As results roll in from England’s local elections yesterday, the Conservatives emerge undamaged, with slightly disappointing results for Labour.
Cambridge Analytica is closing, following weeks of turmoil following its implication in the Facebook data-sharing scandal.
Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi — one of the world’s largest smartphone companies — has started preparations for a $10 billion listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
The European Commission met today to lay out its budget proposals for a so-called multiannual financial framework, which will run from 2021 to 2027.
iPhone maker Apple has confounded its critics and reported healthy revenues, topping analyst estimates for its fiscal second quarter despite decreasing demand — and sending the company’s share price higher.
US President Donald Trump’s team are off to China this week to discuss the simmering trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies.
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to prove that Iran covertly purchased nuclear weapons and that “Iran lied.
Sajid Javid’s appointment as home secretary maintains the Cabinet balance over Brexit, following predecessor Amber Rudd’s resignation over the Windrush debacle late last night Javid, who is the MP for Bromsgrove, has held a variety of Cabinet posts, most recently as secretary of state for communities and local government.
Sainsbury’s and Asda, two of the UK’s biggest supermarkets, have confirmed their plans to merge, following media reports over the weekend — sending Sainsbury’s share price higher.
UK supermarket giants Sainsbury’s and Asda — two of the sector’s so-called big four grocers — have confirmed they intend to merge.
North and South Korea took the first tentative steps towards peace today during a summit with global implications.
The North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has walked across the demilitarised zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea today, hand-in-hand with South Korea’s president Moon Jae-in.
It’s been a roller coaster few months for Facebook — not to mention its investors.
Facebook is rolling out new measures to make political ads more transparent for UK users, according to the company’s chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer.
The European Commission (EC) has said it plans to pump €1.5 billion into artificial intelligence research by 2020 as it tries to catch up China and the US, 70% more than it currently does.
It is highly likely that Britain will strike a Brexit deal with the European Union, according to David Davis, who is leading the UK’s negotiations with Brussels.
French President Emmanuel Macron arrived at the White House armed with a plan to preserve the Iran nuclear deal that is due to expire next month unless US President Donald Trump extends it.
It’s unlikely that Facebook user data obtained by political consultancy Cambridge Analytica was used for US President Donald Trump’s presidential election campaign, according to Aleksandr Kogan, the data scientist behind the app that harvested information from 87 million Facebook accounts.
Facebook has revealed long-held secrets on how it polices the social network and why it bans certain content.
The EU is considering a massive budgetary overhaul that will see tens of billions of euros in funding redirected from Central and Eastern Europe to countries still struggling after the financial crisis such as Spain and Greece.
French President Emmanuel Macron will begin a three day visit to Washington DC today, with the Iranian nuclear accord topping the agenda.
The oil price hit $74.4 a barrel yesterday, as international benchmark Brent crude rose to its highest level in three-and-a-half-years.
Open Society Foundations (OSF), the international charity led by billionaire George Soros, is to move out of Hungary after political threats.
The final cost to the UK of leaving the European Union could nudge £40 billion, above the £35 billion to £39 billion so-called Brexit bill suggested by Prime Minister Theresa May’s government.
A staggering 1.3% of the world’s population now have an Amazon Prime membership as paid subscriptions pass the 100 million mark.
Digital transformation has improved the efficiency, innovation, and access to services for customers, according to a report out today from the London lobby group TheCityUK.
It’s a busy week in what has been an eventful couple of months for the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the global chemical weapons watchdog.
A state-sponsored Russian home router hack in the UK and US has the potential to bring down national infrastructure, including air traffic control centres, experts have warned.
Facebook is to begin asking users in Europe and Canada for permissions to use facial recognition, as required under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
French President Emmanuel Macron is outlining his vision for the future of the European Union this morning.
China’s economy grew 6.8% in the first quarter, above the government’s target of 6.5%, defying warnings that the country’s growth could slow in 2018.
In an age where Facebook seems to know everything and big data controls the planet, the world can look pretty scary.
The UN Security Council has scheduled an emergency meeting on Syria this afternoon.
China has posted its first trade deficit since February last year due to exports coming out of the country falling last month.
The UK public is widely against a UK attack on Syria, a new poll has found.
As Facebook’s co-founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg yesterday faced his second day in front of US law makers, the company at the heart of the social media giant’s data sharing scandal got its third CEO in as many weeks.
The Facebook share price rallied as the company’s founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg give a marathon five-hour performance in front of US law makers, rising almost 5% by the US close and adding $3 billion to Zuckerberg’s personal fortune.
North Korea’s foreign minister is in Moscow today to meet his Russian counterpart.
The latest Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report on the state of the US economy will not be easy reading for US President Donald Trump — warning debt could rise to a level comparable to World War II and the 2008 financial crisis.
Russian stocks and the rouble have fallen dramatically today as the market was left reeling by the latest round of US sanctions against Moscow.
A meeting of the United Nations (UN) is set to take place in Geneva today, where 123 member countries will discuss how to regulate the production of lethal autonomous weapons systems and the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to create so-called killer robots.
Hungary’s right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban has won his third consecutive term in office in a landslide victory.
Some 2.7 million European Union citizens had their Facebook information leaked to data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica, the European Commission (EC) has revealed.
The tit-for-tat trade war between US President Donald Trump and China continues to escalate.
South Korea has today found former President Park Geun-hye guilty of bribery over a scandal that’s rocked the country’s political and corporate establishment and uncovered close ties between the two.
In an effort to combat obesity, UK authorities announced a sugary drink tax in 2016.
Russian officials have suggested relations between the country and the west are now similar to, or worse than, during the Cold War.
In a bid to halt its free-falling share price, electric car marker Tesla has released a statement saying it produced 2,020 of its Model 3 sedans over the last week.
Music streaming company Spotify is making its debut as a publicly listed company on the New York Stock Exchange today, hoping to fund a move away from music and into other areas.
Three months of railway strikes in France begin in earnest today as workers rally against French President Emmanuel Macron’s plans to overhaul SNCF, the state railway.
The UK minimum wage will rise again on Easter Sunday 2018 (which just happens to be 1 April).
UK industrial giant GKN has lost its fight for independence after a bitter ten-week bid battle with turnaround specialist Melrose Industries.
With just one year to go before the UK leaves the European Union, the country’s Prime Minister Theresa May has kicked off a day-long tour of all four regions of the UK.
Following another fall in the Facebook share price yesterday, the social media giant has now lost $100 billion from its market capitalisation from its peak on 2 February.
The leader of North Korea Kim Jong-un has said he is committed to the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula if the US and South Korea take “synchronous measures”.
Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg will not give evidence to the British parliament on how data on millions of Facebook users found its way into the hands of the political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.
Reports emerged yesterday that North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un is on a secret visit in Beijing — however China has now denied knowledge of any such visit.
The US, along with European Union and Nato countries, have joined together in a mass expulsion of alleged Russian spies and diplomats, in a show of solidarity with the UK after a former Russian spy was poisoned on British soil.
Investigators believe that “serious violations” were committed at the Russian shopping centre where a fire killed at least 64 people yesterday.
Alistair Darling, the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer between 2007 and 2010, has said that the British government may not be able to protect its financial system if the UK’s exit from the European Union dampens confidence in lending to the UK.
European Union leaders had their agenda derailed at last night’s Brussels summit — forced to focus on two old Cold War rivals, with attention split between Russia and Trump’s trade war.
The Russian Ambassador to the United Kingdom has told the press that the attack on former double-agent Sergei Skripal is “so complicated…we need the wisdom of Hercule Poirot to solve the mystery”.
Facebook’s star – and the Facebook share price – has continued to fall as advertisers and investors threaten to abandon the social media platform.
The European Commission has announced plans for an interim 3% tax on the digital revenues of the biggest technology firms, including money generated by online advertising and the sale of user data.
The media storm around data and communications company Cambridge Analytica shows no sign of abating.
South Korean President Moon Jae has hinted at the possibility that South Korea and the US could come to the table with North Korea for a three-way meeting.
US retailer Claire’s filed for voluntary bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 in Delaware on Monday, in a bid to reduce its $2.2 billion debt pile.
Facebook shares took a tumble yesterday as media revelations called into question the use of private data which forms the basis of its business model.
Surprising no one, Vladimir Putin has won Russia’s presidential election after polling yesterday.
A group of East Asia states have criticised US President Donald Trump’s protectionist policies at a summit today, announcing plans to move ahead with a regional trade pact that would isolate the US in the region, and urging members to embrace globalisation.
US law makers have unveiled the country’s toughest sanctions yet on Russia for activities ranging from meddling in the US election to cyber attacks linked to Russia’s military.
The attempted murder of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury constitutes “the first offensive use of a nerve agent in Europe since the Second World War”, according to joint statement released by France, Germany, the United States and the UK.
Vladimir Putin has revealed plans to explore Mars as early as next year as part of an ambitious new lunar exploration programme.
Despite US President Donald Trump’s Twitter account remaining silent on Russia’s possible involvement in a chemical nerve agent attack in the UK, a US administration official has now publicly blamed Moscow for the attack.
British prime minister Theresa May has outlined the initial measures Britain will take against Russia in response to the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal, after Russia failed to meet her 24-hour deadline for an explanation.
Tributes from tech leaders, scientists, and business people have poured in for world renowned theorist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking after he died in his Cambridge home last night.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has been dismissed by President Trump, to be replaced by CIA Director Mike Pompeo.
The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt, said the EU and UK are “very near” to an agreement to guarantee the rights of thousands of EU expat’s after Britain leaves the European Union.
The UK’s Chancellor Philip Hammond will deliver his spring statement today and will give some upbeat news: The British economy is in better shape than expected.
Theresa May said that the Government thinks it is “highly likely that Russia was responsible” for the attempted murder of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal.
US President Donald Trump has lashed out at European Union trade policies again this weekend, repeating threats to tax EU car imports unless the bloc drop their own set of tariffs on US goods.
China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi has said positive changes have emerged on North Korea amid US and South Korea efforts to denuclearise the country.
Saudi Arabia’s listing of a 5% stake in state-owned oil giant Saudi Aramco has been pushed back until 2019, according to British officials involved with the stock listing, the Financial Times has reported.
Donald Trump has showed more evidence if his endless capacity to surprise by revealing plans for a face to face meeting with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un.
UK law makers will commit to barrier-free financial market access for Gibraltar once the UK leaves the European Union during a meeting Gibraltar’s chief minister Fabian Picardo today.
Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) has enacted a cryptocurrency crackdown ordering two cryptocurrency exchanges in the country to suspend operations.
The UK produced 388.5 million tonnes of CO2 in 2017, which has been estimated to be the lowest amount recorded since 1890.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has arrived in London for a three day visit to pitch his Vision 2030 to UK companies and boost defence and economic cooperation with London.
The European Union isn’t happy about US president Donald Trump’s announcement of tough trade tariffs and has wasted no time in putting together a list of 100 things it will tax if the US doesn’t back down.
Lego has suffered a tough year in 2017.
North Korea has made an agreement with the South following “openhearted talks” aimed at national reunification, North Korea’s news agency has reported.
Fewer flights could run between UK and US after the UK leaves the European Union after the US offered a more limited so-called Open Skies aviation deal after Brexit.
A 10-strong delegation of high-ranking South Korean officials has arrived in Pyongyang in an effort to reduce tensions with the south’s North Korean neighbours.
China’s growth for 2018 has been set at “around 6.5%”, down from last year — the first time in seven years the pace of growth had picked up.
Since 2001 Italians living abroad have not had to return home if they want to vote in national elections.
US stock market fell for the third day in a row yesterday, hitting the world’s 500 richest people hardest and causing them to lose a combined $128bn, according to Bloomberg’s Billionaire Index.
US president Donald Trump has sent shock waves through stock markets and international trade groups by announcing tough tariffs on steel and aluminium imports.
Russia’s president Vladimir Putin has delivered his annual state of the nation address, boasting of economic growth, improving living standards and invincible missiles.
A spike in heating use across the country has triggered a warning by the UK’s National Grid that the country is running out of gas.
Music streaming service Spotify has announced its plans for an unusual IPO and will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker name SPOT.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is expected to arrive in Washington for an official visit on 19 March to court investors for the Kingdom’s sweeping economic diversification programme.
Two high-profile British retailers have collapsed this morning, highlighting the dire state of the UK’s high street with experts predicting more failures to come.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is planning a trip to the UK in March as the country courts Saudi Aramco — the state-owned oil giant.
The Federal Administrative court of Leipzig has ruled in favour of allowing local authorities to impose bans on heavily polluting diesel cars.
Norway’s sovereign wealth fund, the world’s largest, made its biggest gains on record in 2017, with returns equivalent to $131 billion.
Comcast — the US cable operator and owner of NBC — has made a £22.1 billion ($30.9 billion) offer for the UK’s Sky, topping the existing one by Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox.
Apple — the maker of the iPhone and world’s most valuable company — is preparing to take its much anticipated step into the healthcare market with the launch of employee wellness centres.
Airlines, banks, insurers, and car rentals are among companies that have cut support for the US National Rifle Association (NRA) following the Parkland high school massacre in Florida this month.
China’s president Xi Jinping would not appear to be looking forward to his retirement after the ruling Communist Party proposed removing the constitutional clause limiting presidential service to just two terms in office.
US President Donald Trump has announced the largest package of sanctions against North Korea yet.
Chinese insurance regulators have seized the Anbang Insurance Group in a sign that Beijing is cracking down on financial risk to rein in the country’s spiralling debt.
Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) — which was bailed out during the 2008 financial crisis and is still 71% owned by the British taxpayer — has made an annual profit for the first time in ten years.
The UK has released its latest immigration figures, revealing a fall in how many Europeans came to the country since the UK voted to quit the European Union in 2016.
US President Donald Trump will meet Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in the US capital today to discuss countering China’s growing influence.
Transparency International has released its corruption perception index (CPI) for 2017 showing, as usual, a strong correlation between high levels of corruption and lack of protections for the press and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
Despite the likes of Google, Apple, and Uber going all in on self-driving cars many Americans are sceptical about artificial intelligence taking the wheel.
While Stuart Gulliver’s final set of results at HSBC might not be quite what he had hoped, the outgoing bank boss can make for the exit having hit some important long-term goals.
The recent indictment by US special counsel Robert Mueller is just the tip of the iceberg in the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election, according to experts.
British entrepreneur and tycoon Richard Branson wants to build a super-fast so-called hyperloop in India between the cities of Mumbai and Pune.
Discussions at the Munich Security Conference this weekend — an annual gathering of defence and security policymakers — saw leaders clash over Russia’s relationship with the US and Israel butt heads with Iran.
Private space company SpaceX is speeding ahead with its next project following the Falcon Heavy test: launching 12,000 satellites into space.
British prime minister Theresa May is on her way to Germany to meet with Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel where she hopes to make Brexit progress.
Uber is planning to expand into all forms of public transportation, not just car-sharing, according to the company’s chief executive, Dara Khosrowshahi.
The UK government has taken an unusual step in publicly pinning the blame for last year’s so-called NotPetya cyber attack on Russia.
Security vulnerabilities have been discovered hiding in the secure messaging app Telegram, leaving users at risk of cyber attacks.
Two British broadcasters Sky and BT Sport have agreed to pay £4.46bn to broadcast Premier League football games for three seasons from 2019-20, hundreds of millions of pounds less than the previous three-year deal.
The world’s largest sovereign wealth fund, Norway’s $1trn oil and gas pot, has renewed calls for companies it invests in to act responsibility, joining other big global investors.
The US Senate intelligence committee is today holding its annual Worldwide Threats hearing in Washington.
Electricity use at Bitcoin mining data centres in Iceland is likely to exceed that of all Iceland’s homes this year, according to Icelandic energy firm HS Orka.
The Cobra Gold exercise officially begins today — the joint US-Thailand military drills that will take place for 10 days, with 30 countries taking part. This is the US’s largest, annual, multi-nation military drills in the Asia-Pacific.
London City Airport — which serves some 4.5m passengers each year — has been forced to close today after an unexploded World War Two bomb was found in the River Thames.
Medopad — the UK-based healthcare tech startup which last week signed £100m worth of projects and partnerships with a number of Chinese companies — said it plans to replicate that success in other countries around the world.
France and Germany have called for collective action of cryptocurrencies to be top of the G20 agenda this year.
Ahead of the start of the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, one of the big questions was will there be meetings between the US and North Korea?
The US Senate has passed a budget agreement early this morning after the country began its second spending shutdown of 2018 at midnight (5am London time).
UK MPs have flown to Washington DC this week to hold a fake news inquiry, the first House of Commons committee hearing to be broadcast outside the UK.
The World Bank has issued its biggest ever catastrophe bond — a $1.4bn cat bond designed to cover Peru, Mexico, Chile and Colombia in the event of earthquakes.
The Uber Waymo lawsuit began earlier this week, with the two tech companies battling it out in court over self-driving technology.
North Korea is thought to be behind a heist on Asia’s leading cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck last month, in which 58bn yen ($526m) was stolen.
The lawsuit between Alphabet’s self-driving subsidiary Waymo and Uber officially begins today, nearly a year in the making.
Four of the global tech giants, Amazon, Alphabet, Apple and Alibaba, released their fourth-quarter results at the close of markets yesterday.
The Indian government of Narendra Modi has unveiled its budget, Modi’s last before he seeks a second five-year tenure in next year’s national elections.
Global social media network Facebook has announced its fourth quarter results to much fanfare.
US president Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union address last night in Washington.
The UK would be more than £700m a week worse off in the best scenario post Brexit imagined in a leaked government analysis.
British prime minister Theresa May is in China today and is expected to raise concerns over president Xi Jinping’s flagship Belt and Road infrastructure initiative.
Google and Microsoft, two of the big technology firms in a race to build quantum computers, are set to announce major scientific milestones this week.
US president Donald Trump made his much-anticipated speech at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos today, telling global leaders he will always put the US first when it comes to trade, but “that does not mean America alone”.
It’s little over 14 months until the UK leaves the European Union (EU).
US president Donald Trump is going to be in the UK later this year it was announced today, shortly after Trump met with British prime minister Theresa May in the Swiss ski resort of Davos.
Former British prime minister and the man arguably responsible for the UK leaving the European Union, David Cameron, has been recorded at Davos saying Brexit is not the disaster he thought it could have been.
Google’s parent company Alphabet has announced it is creating a new cybersecurity company, Chronicle, to detect and fight hackers.
German chancellor Angela Merkel told the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos today that isolationism and protectionism were not solutions to the world’s economic challenges.
The decline of the US dollar over the past 12 months will provide a boost to the US economy through trade, US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin has said.
India’s prime minister Narendra Modi opened the 48th annual World Economic Forum in Davos today — mounting a defence of globalisation while calling for action on climate change and economic cooperation between nations.
Tesla’s chief executive Elon Musk is so confident in his business he has tied his pay strictly to Tesla’s stock performance and profit.
Company bosses from around the world have ranked the UK as the fourth most important country for their businesses’ growth, according to a PwC survey.
In the 12 months to March 2017 billionaire fortunes grew by £585bn — enough to end extreme poverty more than seven times over.
Just over a year after first trialling the concept, ecommerce giant Amazon is opening its first supermarket store to the public, named Amazon Go.
At the 35th British-French summit this week, UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson suggested building a bridge across the English Channel to connect the UK and France.
French president Emmanuel Macron is in the UK to establish the next generation of UK-France relations, outside of the overseeing eye of the European Union (EU).
The number of medical drugs launched per $1bn of biotech research and development spending has fallen to just 1/30th of what they were 40 years ago, according to a report out today by the British BioIndustry Association and a UK government-backed innovation centre called the Medicines Discovery Catapult.
Risks threatening the world are accelerating but global leaders now have a “golden opportunity” to address problems.
It’s almost that time of year again when the Doomsday Clock warns us about the increasing threats to humanity.
Countries from around the world will gather in Vancouver, British Columbia today for an international summit on the North Korean nuclear threat.
If you had invested $10,000 in bitcoin last year, you would now own $175,000 worth of the popular cryptocurrency.
German chancellor Angela Merkel might be joining French president Emmanuel Macron at the World Economic Forum in Davos next week, it was reported over the weekend.
The British government is today meeting with one of the country’s biggest contractors Carillion, which is struggling under £1.5bn of debt — including a pension shortfall of £587m.
Back in pre-internet 1983, Hollywood speculated about what would happen if a hacker broke into US defence systems triggering a possible nuclear war.
The City of London, home of the UK’s financial services industry and the European banking hub, haemorrhaged professional talent in a Brexodus last year.
Mudslides have killed at least 13 people in the US state of California after rain and flooding brought mud and debris onto roads and residential areas of Santa Barbara County.
US president Donald Trump is going to be in Davos later this month for the annual World Economic Forum — an event known for its globalist ideals and elite attendees.
An Iranian tanker carrying 136,000 tonnes of oil (around 1m barrels) is still burning today after it collided with a Chinese freight ship in the East China Sea on Saturday.
Intel is facing three class action lawsuits following the disclosure of the Meltdown and Spectre chips flaws last week.
When the Syrian civil war began in 2011 it kick started the refugee crisis that spread across the Middle East, to Africa, and eventually Europe.
The publishers of an explosive new tell-all book about US president Donald Trump’s first year in the White House have bumped up its release to today after legal warning causes a Streisand effect.
Security flaws have been discovered in computer chips from companies including Intel, AMD and ARM Holdings that could leak secret information to hackers.
The European Union’s top diplomat, Federica Mogherini, is in Cuba today to try to strengthen the bloc’s economic and political ties with the country.
British trade minister Liam Fox has indicated the UK would be interested in joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact after the country quits the European Union in March 2019.
The rumours that Facebook is listening to you and serving ads on that basis refuse to die.
Investors are today closely watching the much-anticipated introduction of a colossal piece of European Union (EU) legislation which aims to apply lessons from the financial crisis nearly a decade ago.
People in the US state of California are lining up to purchase recreational marijuana legally for the first time after the law changed yesterday.
Topping off ride-hailing app Uber’s terrible year, it has lost its spot as the world’s most valuable start to its arch rival, China’s Didi Chuxing.
US president Donald Trump’s $1.5tn tax cut plan has been a Christmas gift to global stock markets and looks like it will carry through to 2018 — and that could make the 2017 so-called Santa rally one of the biggest on record.
iPhone maker Apple is staring down the barrel of eight separate lawsuits after admitting it had slowed down phones with older batteries in an attempt to prevent unexpected shutdowns.
Former US president Barack Obama has said irresponsible use of social media is distorting the public’s understanding of complex issues — hinting that Donald Trump’s Twitter use is becoming a problem.
Google parent Alphabet send shock waves through Silicon Valley when it announced its executive chairman Eric Schmidt would be stepping down in January, ending his 17-year-run as the king of search.
China ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing — the world’s biggest rival to US-based Uber — has raised over $4bn in its latest round of funding, valuing the company at over $50bn and setting it on course of international expansion.
Europe’s highest court has ruled that US-based ride hailing app Uber is a transport company, not a digital service.
Tech giants including Facebook and Microsoft last week prevented cyber attacks from North Korea directed at the US.
Ride-sharing startup Uber has had a difficult year and it could get a whole lot worse.
The World Bank has bumped up its forecast for China’s economic growth next year to 6.8 percent, from 6.7 percent it projected in October.
The price of digital currency bitcoin has soared this year to almost $20,000 per bitcoin from just under $1,000 at the beginning of 2017.
UK prime minister Theresa May will today pitch to parliament her plan for a two-year transition period after the country formally leaves the European Union at the end of March 2019.
Margrethe Vestager, the EU’s competition commissioner, has announced an official investigation into Ikea’s Dutch tax arrangements today.
The Indian Supreme Court has today set the date for a final hearing on petitions challenging the validity of the Aadhaar scheme.
Russian president Vladimir Putin has said that the use of force against North Korea would have “catastrophic” consequences at an annual end-of-year press conference.
British prime minister Theresa May’s heading to Brussels this morning for an European Union summit where she hopes discussion will finally move to the UK’s trading relationship with the bloc.
Fresh from yesterday’s One Planet climate change summit yesterday France’s Emmanuel Macron moved right on to another today — a summit in Paris on accelerating efforts to set up a West African force to battle Islamist militants.
US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen will give her final Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting press conference as Fed head today, where she is expected to say gradual rate rises are likely to be warranted in 2018.
British prime minister Theresa May is heading to Brussels this week for the European Council Summit meeting but she shouldn’t expect a warm welcome.
In recent weeks, bitcoin mania has led to everyone and their mum buying in to bitcoin.
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is visiting the European Union today to hold talks with EU foreign ministers while the much-anticipated two-day European Council summit begins on Thursday — where EU leaders are expected to move Brexit talks on to trade.
Sterling has soared today as markets and investors breathed a sigh of relief that the UK and the European Union have struck a deal to move on to talks about post-Brexit trade and a transition period.
Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan is in Greece for the first visit by a Turkish leader in 65 years — though he visited Greece as prime minister in 2004 and 2010.
The 45th US president Donald Trump will today declare the formal recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and announce plans to move the American Embassy there, the White House has said.
Europe’s top court — the European Union Court of Justice in Luxembourg — has ruled today that luxury brands can block online retailers like Amazon and eBay from selling their products.
When you’re a startup looking for high growth and mentorship, where do you turn for advice?
The message from British prime minister Theresa May and European commissioner Jean-Claude Juncker was clear: This is not a failure.
When it comes to getting a reaction out of financial markets and traders it seems the Donald’s tweet is mightier than Kim Jong-un’s missiles, according to research from Goldman Sachs.
British prime minister Theresa May will meet with EU officials in Brussels today in an attempt to push Brexit talks forward.
Today is the anniversary of a technological wonder: the first text message was sent 25 years ago.
Japanese emperor Akihito will abdicate in 2019, marking the end of the country’s Imperial era.
After US president Donald Trump escalated a transatlantic row over his retweeting of anti-Muslim videos — telling British prime minister Theresa May last night she needed to focus on the UK terror threat — the UK has published its latest immigration figures.
North Korea has tested an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of “striking the whole US mainland”, and declared itself a “complete” nuclear state.
The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has warned the UK should prepare for a sharp slowdown in growth due to leaving the European Union.
The Bank of England (BoE) has published the results of its latest stress tests of the UK’s biggest lenders, with this year’s billed as the toughest the BoE has done since it began testing in 2014.
2017 has been an interesting year for hacking.
Uber’s head in Asia has revealed that the taxi startup is meeting with regulators across the world in efforts to stem concerns over the data hack revealed last week.
It’s been a good year for cryptocurrency investors but is the bubble about to burst?
No longer satisfied with the post-Thanksgiving day of sales, so-called Black Friday has quickly grown to become a week long event in the shopping calendar.
There are more than twice as many millionaires under the age of 35 – so-called millennial millionaires — in the US than in any other country
British chancellor Philip Hammond has delivered his second Brexit budget today against a backdrop of tight public finances and political instability.
Uber’s troubles seem to be getting worse.
Tencent has a lot to celebrate about right now.
The Canadian pharmaceutical giant Concordia has been accused of using its market dominance to make the UK’s National Health Service pay millions of pounds above market value for its thyroid drug.
At the age of 14, Fatima Bhutto hid in a wardrobe, clutching her baby brother as shots raged around her family home.
Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe has been seen arriving at a university graduation ceremony this morning in his first public appearance in two days.
Kay Swinburne, the Welsh Conservative member of the European Parliament, has said that a two-year transition period after the UK leaves the EU in March 2019 won’t be long enough.
The US will account for 80 percent of the increase in global oil supply by 2025 thanks to the shale boom, according to International Energy Agency (IEA) predictions.
Whilst questions swirl over Russia’s involvement with Brexit, there are other issues at stake: that Russian hackers tried to attack the UK’s energy sector.
Rumours began swirling yesterday that Zimbabwe was about to experience a military coup as military vehicles began rolling into the capital city, Harare.
MPs in the House of Commons are due to scrutinise the EU Withdrawal Bill for eight days between now and Christmas.
A Muslim hacktivist collective has infiltrated the official website of the so-called Islamic State (Isis) and leaked details about its nearly 2,000 subscribers.
Taxi startup Uber has been unsuccessful in its attempts to overturn a ruling which says it must treat its drivers as official workers.
The race to become the world’s first (kind of) $1trn company looks like it’s almost over with the Apple market cap now within touching distance.
The battle over the UK’s data surveillance programme has reached the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), four years after US whistleblower Edward Snowden’s revelations.
The European Commission is set to reveal new plans regarding cars in its fight against climate change and global warming.
The European Union will hold a discussion today on plans for blacklisting tax havens after the Paradise Papers leaks over the weekend.
People travelling in and out of Paris are having to deal with around 500 kilometres of traffic jams today, 200 kilometers more than a typical Monday.
Singapore-based chip maker Broadcom is gearing up to put a $100bn bid in for its US rival Qualcomm in what could be the biggest ever takeover in the technology sector.
Neom, a fairy-tale city in the sand “that heralds the future of civilization”, for now exists only in the mind of Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman.
You’ve probably heard of quantum computing, even if you don’t fully understand it.
Malta is observing a national day of mourning today to commemorate the investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was killed in a car bomb explosion last month.
As it stands there are no exact figures about the number of transgender people in the workplace.
The Catalonia crisis — while somewhat diminished since Madrid seized control last week — drags on, with the sacked members of Catalonia’s regional government this morning appearing in Spain’s high court to face rebellion and sedition charges against the country.
The #metoo testimonials that flooded social media in recent weeks have made their leap from the virtual world to reality across Europe.
Tech giants like Twitter, Facebook and Google claim to be champions of freedom of expression and other democratic values, but when faced with requests from autocratic regimes to remove content, they often comply.
Coal India, Gazprom, and Exxon Mobil have topped a list of most polluting companies, according to a study out today.
The head of the UN’s World Metrological Organisation (WMO) has warned that future generations will inherit “a more inhospitable planet” as a result of an unprecedented rise in carbon dioxide (CO2) levels.
US tech giants will try to present a united front in Washington today as questions bubble around the role of tech companies in alleged Russian election interference last year.
Nearly two months after the phone was revealed, the Apple iPhone X (pronounced iPhone 10) is now available to pre-order from Apple’s website.
Vincom Retail, a Vietnam-based mall operator has raised $708m in its initial public offering (IPO), selling 397m shares at 40,600 dong ($1.79) apiece.
Some of the world’s biggest technology companies will be releasing their third-quarter results today.
Information regarding high net worth individuals and international corporations are going to be leaked in the coming days after an off-shore law firm had its files stolen in a data breach.
European encrypted messaging app Wire, admired by the likes of Edward Snowden for its security merits, is launching a new business messaging platform.
A symbolic moment took place at China’s 19th party congress earlier today: president Xi Jinping has had his socialist theories and name accepted into the party constitution.
Tomorrow the European Union’s 27 member states will decide whether to authorise the use of the chemical Glyphosate as a pesticide for the next decade.
Electric car company Tesla is looking to open a new factory in Shanghai, according to reports by the Wall Street Journal.
London’s mayor Sadiq Khan has called for a Brexit transition deal to be laid out to help businesses make plans to stay in London and the UK.
British prime minister Theresa May met with European leaders over dinner last night at the end of the first day of an EU summit in Brussels.
In France around €300m ($355m) is lost every year through locals failing to pay for parking, which is considered something of national sport — and one which the French are extremely good at.
It’s 30 years since stock markets around the world suffered one of their worst days ever, with the US Dow Jones Industrial Average dropping the most in one day — 508 points, 22.6 percent — in what became known as Black Monday.
Today the National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), China’s most important political event and better known as China’s 19th party congress, kicks off in Beijing.
To say Spanish politics is at the most fractious it’s ever been in the 21st Century would be a fair assessment of the current situation.
The British Isles is set to face the worst Atlantic storm in almost 60 years as ex-Hurricane Ophelia gets ready to strike.
The artificial intelligence (AI) revolution has been discussed — first by sci-fi authors and philosophers — and now by economists, business people, and politicians, for a long time.
For five long months, Alphabet’s self-driving unit Waymo and ride-sharing startup Uber have been battling it out in the courts over self-driving technology.
Today marks the deadline for Uber London to file its license appeal after Transport for London (TfL) revoked it last month.
When you first meet Elliot Alderson, played by the enigmatic Rami Malek, in Mr Robot, he is explaining to a local café owner about how he hacked his laptop to find the huge swathes of child porn in his possession.
The Catalan parliament could declare independence today, bringing to a head weeks of unrest after the region voted overwhelmingly for secession in an unofficial and unrecognised referendum.
Business leaders from the likes of HSBC and Nestle will meet UK prime minister Theresa May and members of the cabinet today to discuss their views on a successful Brexit.
At a meeting of military leaders on Thursday at the White House in Washington, US president Donald Trump posed for a photo before declaring: “Maybe it’s the calm before the storm.” When reporters in the room asked him what he meant, he replied cryptically “you’ll find out”.
The initial public offering of Saudi Aramco, what could well be the world’s largest market debut, is on for the second half of 2018.
Barcelona Football Club is a team with close ties to the Catalan region’s push for independence.
The Trump administration is poised to push South Korea to buy more American cars and agricultural products amid high tensions with North Korea over its nuclear capabilities.
The European Parliament passed a motion by 557 to 92 votes on Tuesday afternoon warning that “sufficient progress has not yet been made” on first agreeing the divorce deal.
3D printing is forecast to disrupt international trade as we know it, according to a report by ING.
The UK’s financial sector has been undergoing somewhat of a change in the past seven years as a result of challenger banks.
The latest drama in Uber-land?
UK banking giant HSBC will be the first high-street lender to launch an app next year that aggregates bank accounts.
With the price of bitcoin reaching over $10,000, digital currencies are gaining more and more traction every day.
It’s only been two weeks since Apple’s September keynote event when it launched its new iPhone devices: the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X.
Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe plans to hold a snap election next month, taking advantage of his higher approval ratings and a weak opposition.
German chancellor Angela Merkel has secured victory in the German federal elections, according to exit polls just out.
German chancellor Angela Merkel, Europe’s longest-serving leader, is set to secure her fourth term on 24 September.
Uber will be forced to remove 10,000s of cars from London’s streets as Transport for London (TfL) has decided to not renew its five-year license today.
In the past couple of weeks the US and the Caribbean have faced some of the worst storms in recent years.
After weeks of rumours, it has been confirmed: Google is buying HTC’s smartphone division.
At the UN General Assembly on Wednesday, the US, Russia, China, Britain, Germany and France will meet with Iran at the ministerial level amid heightened concerns about the Gulf state’s nuclear capabilities.
There are currently hundreds of extremist videos available on YouTube.
UK prime minister Theresa May will be meeting her French counterpart, president Emmanuel Macron to discuss ways to tackle online extremism this week.
The 193-member United Nations (UN) will gather in New York this week for the annual General Assembly meeting of diplomats and world leaders.
As islands across the Caribbean struggle to recover after the destruction left by category five Hurricane Irma, they now have to get ready for another storm: Hurricane Maria.
This year Vice Media found itself worth nearly $6bn.
In the first ever request of its kind, the UK’s financial watchdog formally referred investment consultants to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).
Apple announced its new iPhone devices last night to much fanfare in the newly-built Apple Park.
When it comes to startups, particularly in the financial technology space (fintech), founders always want to disrupt something.
It has been 100 years since financial columnist B.
As many as 143m customers of Equifax, one of the three largest US credit agencies, had their information compromised in recent months after the company suffered a massive cyber security breach.
Hollywood still has a sexism problem — especially when it comes to female movie directors.
Verdict — in association with GlobalData WealthInsight — has calculated exactly which education institutions around the world have created the most millionaires
North Korea has been threatening the world with nuclear war for a few decades now.