Jonah Paretti, left, founder and chief executive of BuzzFeed with Ben Smith, editor in chief, at offices in New York, last week. The website BuzzFeed plans to use a new $50 million investment to, among other things, introduce new content sections, create an in-house incubator for new technology and potential acquisitions, and put far more resources toward BuzzFeed Motion Pictures. Photograph: Chang W. Lee/The New York Times

Here are three insights about BuzzFeed, the viral content startup: 1. BuzzFeed is a web traffic sensation that draws 150 million average monthly view(...)

Swiss soldiers outside the Kongress Zentrum, the venue for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this week. photograph: gianluca colla/bloomberg

The corridors of Kongress Zentrum, the venue for the World Economic Forum in Davos this week, will be packed with potential new business partners and (...)

Sir Richard Branson: declares himself to be a “tie-loathing adventurer and thrill seeker, who believes in turning ideas into reality”. Photograph: Chris McGrath/Getty Images

Boris Johnson says nothing at all. Warren Buffett gives his job title. Sir Richard Branson declares himself to be a “Tie-loathing adventurer and thril(...)

Dear internet. Pick your dirty laundry up off the floor, wipe that scowl off your face and start behaving like a civilised network of users. It’s time(...)

Three-quarters of the way into tea and chocolate tiffin cubes with Arianna Huffington, she admits she’s a workaholic. And it is an admission, not a hu(...)

Endorsing “is moronic, irritating and serves no purpose at all – apart from proving beyond a doubt that the tens of millions of endorsers on LinkedIn possess two skills in particular: brown-nosing and time-wasting”.

Last week I visited my moribund profile on LinkedIn to find at the top of the page a message that said: “Your connections Dominic, Louise and Clive ha(...)

“There is LinkedIn Today, a news hub, and Influencers, a space where executives, entrepreneurs and thinkers, from Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase and Meg Whitman at Hewlett-Packard to Arianna Huffington (above), Pete Cashmore of Mashable and Joi Ito at the MIT Media Lab, blog about pretty much whatever they want.” Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Last week I was invited to a summer party. When you work in my workplace, you have the good fortune to be invited to a lot of them. Some are better th(...)

 Barack Obama: he sleeps a crucifying four hours a night

I have just started a movement. It’s called Yawns, which stands for Yes! A Wonderful Night’s Sleep. The goal of Yawns is simple: to rebrand early bedt(...)

Publisher Arianna Huffington told students at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts:  “What I urge you to do is not just take your place at the top of the world, but to change the world”. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

It is that time of year when famous people put on baggy black capes and peculiar hats in order to hold forth on university lawns to thousands o(...)