Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton is seen projected on a video screen as she delivers a keynote address during the 2014 DreamForce conference  in San Francisco. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Traffic has ground to a halt on San Francisco’s Howard Street in the Mission District. Funk music pumps onto the sidewalk. Young men – and they are mo(...)

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(...)