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Is it time to take Brexit out with the trash? Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA

Image of the week: Downing Street mess Never let it be said that no honest work is done in Downing Street, as this Westminster City Council employee (...)

People in a Huawei shop in Bangkok, Thailand: Some network operators in Europe are warning  a Huawei ban could push back deployment of 5G by as much as three years. Photograph: Athit Perawongmetha

There is a curious paradox about Huawei. It is the probably the most successful mobile phone company you never realised you used. Of those who do know(...)

Stripe chief executive and co-founder Patrick Collison: “We’re building Stripe for the long-term.”

Stripe, the fast-growing online payments company founded by the Limerick-born Collison brothers, has raised $100 million (€87 million) in a follow-on (...)

Flickr is a quieter place since the rise of Instagram and cloud storage

Flickr, once the most popular platform on the web for uploading images, has become a decidedly quieter place, mostly for hobbyists now that most peopl(...)

A laptop computer screen displaying the Netflix homepage. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

For years, Facebook gave some of the world’s largest technology companies more intrusive access to users’ personal data than it has disclosed, effecti(...)

Police found Colin Kroll’s body facedown on his bed after a woman called 911 and asked police to check on him. Photograph: Bryan Steffy/Getty Images

Colin Kroll, co-founder and chief executive of the popular HQ Trivia app, was found dead apparently of a drug overdose in his lower Manhattan apartmen(...)

LinkedIn in the US processed the email addresses of 18 million non-users to target them with ads on Facebook.

Social media network LinkedIn processed the email addresses of 18 million non-members and targeted them with advertising on Facebook without permissio(...)

One of the contradictions of innovation, though, is that too little leeway can be bad for ideas generation, but so can too much.

Work often seems to pit Parkinson’s Law against what should be called McKnight’s Law. William McKnight was the head of 3M in 1948, when the industria(...)

Former Democratic senator and presidential hopeful Gary Hart: “I bear a very heavy burden of responsibility.” Photograph: Nick Cote/The New York Times

As we fantasise about a parallel universe, where America is not a joke and our president cares about other human beings, the same questions keep swirl(...)

A Google sign in Shanghai, China, September 17th, 2018. Reuters/Aly Song

When you google Google’s birthday the results are confusing. On September 15th 1997 the oracle that has made us all-knowing all of the time (and simul(...)

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