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Ring’s doorbell features a camera that allows owners to see who has arrived at their porch from their mobile phone. Photograph: EPA

Amazon has agreed to purchase Ring, a maker of internet-connected doorbells and security cameras, as it accelerates its Alexa-powered push into the “s(...)

Ivanka Trump, with her husband Jared Kushner: Nordstrom   has removed her name from the list of brands available on its website.

US retailer Nordstrom is to stop selling the Ivanka Trump brand, in a major setback for the eponymous fashion label of Donald Trump’s daughter amid pr(...)

Happiness at work may be good for some jobs – such as customer-facing work where you need to make members of the public feel upbeat too – but there is evidence to suggest happiness could be a liability in other roles.

In their quest to make employees happier, companies around the world have been busy installing play equipment in the workplace. Google has set up slid(...)

 British motocross rider Jamie Squibb performs a jump against the backdrop of the more corporate Canary Wharf area.Photograph: AP Photo / Matt Dunham
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In Numbers: Standing comfortably 4 Hours of the working day that office workers should spend standing up to avoid health problems, according to scient(...)

Hedge fund manager John Paulson: joins a parade of the financial industry’s richest figures making donations to their alma maters, but he rejected criticism his gift perpetuates inequality by endowing money on an elite university. Photograph: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

John Paulson, the hedge fund manager famed for betting against US housing in 2007, has made the largest ever donation to Harvard University, giving $4(...)

 It may surprise, but tech gurus are limiting the amount of screen time their children get. Photograph: Anders Andersson/Getty

When Steve Jobs was running Apple, he was known to call journalists to either pat them on the back for a recent article or, more often than not, expla(...)

G-Drive mobile special edition Whether you’re having to take work away with you on the hols or you’re having to haul data for your job, G-Technol(...)

Zappos staff: “Like American high school kids celebrating the end of term.” Photograph: Zappos

Zappos. com is a company that sells shoes over the internet. It is very successful. Sales last year were $1 billion. Its business is not built on some(...)