Uber may possibly end up justifying its huge valuation but the same “ubernomics” is being applied across the board, even though many start-ups will not succeed. (Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire)

The $41 billion valuation for the car-sharing service Uber may or may not be a bubblicious number, but it certainly shows that the venture capital ind(...)

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Sal Khan, who set up the Khan Academy’s first non-digital school 10 months ago and believes pupils should not be segregated on the basis of age

Sal Khan is revolutionising education. The motto of the Khan Academy, the online school he founded pretty much by accident, is: “A free, world-clas(...)

Good example: Khadija Niazi at Davos – the 12-year-old from Pakistan became the youngest person ever to complete Udacity’s online physics course, passing with highest distinction

By the year 2020, one-third of all graduates worldwide will be from China and India, according to Emma Birchall, head researcher at the UK-based Futur(...)

Don Tapscott: “ I think there is a crisis of legitimacy about democratic institutions.” Photograph: Ana Grillo

Perhaps nothing puts Don Tapscott’s deeply influential 1995 book The Digital Economy in context better than a story he tells in his new introduction t(...)

A grasshopper burger: the UN has been encouraging the use of insects in food, highlighting their nutritional value and affordability. Photograph: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty

It’s always fun to imagine what we might be eating in the future. Will we sit down to meat that has been grown in a lab? Will there will be a bowl (...)

The new lithium battery  promises to solve two of the biggest grumbles about electric cars - high prices and low driving ranges. It’s headed for production in just over a year.

A new battery that promises to solve two of the biggest grumbles about electric cars - high prices and low driving ranges - is headed for shop floors (...)

Snoop Dogg is one of a number of investors who have joined the $50m funding round for Reddit

Hip-hop star Snoop Dogg, Silicon Valley investor Marc Andreessen and the Oscar-winning actor Jared Leto have joined a $50m funding round for Reddit, t(...)

Former US president Bill Clinton talks with his daughter Chelsea after she addressed the Clinton Global Initiative in New York. The meeting has become more of a Clinton family affair in recent years. Photograph: Ray Stubblebine/EPA

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams, businessman Denis O’Brien and former Irish president Mary Robinson will be at the annual meeting of the Clinton Gl(...)

Adrian Carmack (left) with John Romero at the five star Heritage Golf & Spa resort in Killenard, Co Laois.

Adrian Carmack, a co-founder of the firm that created ground-breaking game franchises Doom and Quake, is the new owner of the five-star Heritage Go(...)