The big one: Snapchat  is now raising money that could value the company at as much as $19 billion. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

What a difference a year makes. Less than 12 months after investors valued Snapchat, the red-hot messaging app, at about $10 billion, the startup is a(...)

Pinterest has raised a total of $764 million so far from existing investors

Pinterest, a popular photo pin-up site, is in talks to raise $500 million in a round of funding that would more than double its valuation to $11 billi(...)

Danish designers Jonas Edvard  and Nikolaj Steenfatt  have used seaweed to create  a collection of beautiful items for the home, prototyping a dining chair and a series of lampshades made from it

1 A seating sea change  Seaweed, a resource in which Ireland is rich, has often been an underrated material. You can swaddle sushi in i(...)

Plot your escape from technology and feel an overall sense of smugness grow as anxiety diminishes. Photograph: Thinkstock

"Levi and Brooke are not Luddites,” reads a small disclaimer at the bottom of the Digital Detox website. “Just concerned and concerted humans who c(...)

It was 20 years ago last month when a team of designers, coders and magazine publishers inadvertently unleashed on an unsuspecting world one of the mo(...)

Founder and chief executve of Storyful Mark Little: “The concept of having a market for global ideas is enormous. I am backing the jockey as well as the horse here.” Photograph: Sam Boal /Photocall Ireland

Three high-profile investors, including Mark Little, the chief executive of Storyful, and two veteran Silicon Valley venture capitalists, have decide(...)

The author Simon Phillips is a mentor and trainer who specialises in coaching for business networking. As such he does a good job of providing some go(...)

Marissa Mayer, president and CEO of Yahoo, who has called mobile a key part of her turnaround effort, has stepped up dealmaking as she looks to jump start growth at the web portal. Photograph: Britta Pedersen/EPA

Yahoo is adding to its mobile lineup with the acquisition of analytics company Flurry. It is paying more than $300 million for the San Francisco-based(...)

Some 20 million transactions a month go through Ziosk’s tabletop tablet system. photograph: matt rainey/new york times

An idea came to Ronald M Shaich, chief executive of Panera Bread, as he was driving his children to school about four years ago: What if everyone coul(...)

Woman doing hand wraps before working out. Photograph: Getty’s LeanIn collection

There is the businesswoman, wearing a suit and glasses and holding a briefcase. There is the mother, smiling as she pours milk into her children’s ce(...)