Stanford mathematics graduates and Robinhood founders Vlad Tenev and Baiju Bhatt

Up to half a million people have already signed up for Robinhood’s zero-fee stock trading service, it has raised $16 million (€12.8m) in venture capit(...)

Vivienne Harr (centre)  ringing the bell at the New York Stock Exchange when Twitter went public with  actor Patrick Stewart (right). Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

At Silicon Valley’s Techmanity conference, the crowds hadn’t only come to see actor Jared Leto lecture about entrepreneurship and a Weezer concert tha(...)

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(...)

Well, the Oscars managed to entertain the interwebs this week. Host Ellen DeGeneres set a new record for most retweeted photo ever with her cel(...)

A woman looks through a damaged entrance door as pro-Russian demonstrators hold a rally outside the regional government building in Donetsk, Ukraine today. Photograph: Reuters

Russia’s biggest television station last night cancelled its live broadcast of the Oscars ceremony due to the current international crisis in (...)

The A-lister Oscar’s selfie that broke all records to become the most retweeted tweet of all time. Photograph: Twitter/ @TheEllenShow

Twitter could not cope with Ellen DeGeneres’s A-lister packed selfie that broke retweeting records and disrupted the social media. The ph(...)

Director and producer Steve McQueen (R) celebrates after accepting the Oscar for best picture for his film ‘12 Years a Slave’, with actress Lupita Nyong’o (L), at the 86th Academy Awards . Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters 2:46

It was a strange sort of evening at the Academy Awards. We went into the show knowing that, for the first time in aeons, best picture was stil(...)

BEST PICTURE Will win 12 Years a Slave. After three months somewhere near the head of the pack, Steve McQueen’s slavery saga still looks l(...)

Homophobia in focus: Dallas Buyers Club review 2:48

Given recent, unhappy developments in domestic discourse, there could hardly be a better time for a film about a homophobic jerk – partly fictionalise(...)

Some of us owe Matthew McConaughey an apology. For a substantial part of his career, the indecently handsome Texan had to endure being the punchline t(...)