Australian media magnante Rupert Murdoch at the US Open Tennis Championship last month. Photograh: Andrew Gombert/EPA

Google hit back at News Corp for calling it a platform for piracy and an “unaccountable bureaucracy,” in a point-by-point rebuttal that stressed the I(...)

Bethany Mota: The blogger, who makes fashion videos from her California bedroom, has a Hollywood talent agency and lawyer, plus two publicists. photograph: taylor hill/filmmagic

A few months ago, CBS Films wanted Bethany Mota, an 18-year-old video blogger, to make a cameo appearance in the movie The Duff and tell her 7.2 milli(...)

Islamic militants have released a new propaganda video appearing to feature British hostage John Cantlie, the SITE Intel Group, which monitors online Jihadist postings, said. Image: SITE Intel Group via Reuters TV.

Islamic militants have released a new propaganda video appearing to feature British hostage John Cantlie. The clip - the second showing the journalist(...)

The modern market: brand names that now permeate our daily lives

We were promised jet packs and robot cleaners by Tomorrow’s World in the 1970s and assured that the march of technology would see us passing our da(...)

A still from the Jameson ad

Have you heard the one about the American TV commercial that portrayed the Irish as a modern, sophisticated European nation instead of a race of ru(...)

U2’s lead singer Bono U2 gestures to the audience after performing at an Apple event at the Flint Center in Cupertino, California, last week. Photograph: Reuters

In a front cover interview with Time magazine, U2 have announced details of a “secret project” with Apple about a new digital musical format which the(...)

China, the world’s largest nappy market will nearly triple between 2010 and 2017, from Rmb20bn ($3.3bn) to Rmb57bn ($9.3bn), according to Datamonitor

From toothpaste to ice cream to disposable nappies, modern Chinese life has been transformed by imports. But many of those erstwhile alien products no(...)

There is a breach in the natural order when you realise Andrew Hozier-Byrne is just 24-years-old. To have such an understanding of the vital pulse (...)

Samsung’s  Galaxy Note Edge smartphone. Photograph: EPA/Joerg Carstensen

A curse upon ye, phablets. The firmly established trend towards the phone-tablet hybrid – larger screen smartphones, as popularised by Samsung and (...)

BuzzFeed, which raised $50 million in August valuing the company at $850 million, may follow the experience of online magazine Vice, where video has overtaken text as the major output.

BuzzFeed, the social media company, may eventually make most of its revenues from videos, its new president has said, underlining how publishers are (...)