Whistleblower allegations – where now for Facebook?
Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen
Tech stocks

Whistleblower allegations – where now for Facebook?

The social-media giant has come in for some fierce criticism following revelations from a former employee. Just how much damage has been done?
16 Oct 2021
The Information Age is about to get interesting
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Economy

The Information Age is about to get interesting

The IT revolution has been around for a while now, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But we're just getting to the good bit.
24 Sep 2021
Could the “metaverse” be the next big investment theme?
VR headset
Investment strategy

Could the “metaverse” be the next big investment theme?

The “metaverse” – the world of virtual reality – has been a theme in science fiction for decades. But it could soon become real. John Stepek explains …
2 Sep 2021
I wish I knew what the metaverse was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
metaverse
Too embarrassed to ask

I wish I knew what the metaverse was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask

The term “metaverse” sounds like something out of a science fiction novel (and it is). But what does it actually mean?
24 Aug 2021
We should make the UK a nature reserve for our fledgling apps
Banking apps
UK Economy

We should make the UK a nature reserve for our fledgling apps

Britain has plenty of promising start-ups in the app economy. They could do with some nurturing, says Matthew Lynn.
22 Aug 2021
Regulators are rattling investors in China. What's next?
Chinese economy

Regulators are rattling investors in China. What's next?

Regulators are baring their teeth and rattling investors in China. David Stevenson explains what happens next
12 Aug 2021
Chinese regulators' latest clampdown rattles investors
China stockmarkets

Chinese regulators' latest clampdown rattles investors

Beijing has broadened a clampdown on businesses it blames “for increasing inequality and financial risk”, with the resultant market volatility driving…
6 Aug 2021
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Tencent shares dive as China targets video games industry
Tech stocks

Tencent shares dive as China targets video games industry

In its latest crackdown on Big Tech, the Chinese government is taking on the video games industry. That’s caused internet giant Tencent’s share price …
3 Aug 2021
Two private equity trusts: one to buy, one to avoid
Investment trusts

Two private equity trusts: one to buy, one to avoid

The tech boom has fostered a lot of great businesses, but with many backed by private equity, few retail investors have been able to profit. Here, Max…
30 Jul 2021
Robinhood is going public – should you invest?
US stockmarkets

Robinhood is going public – should you invest?

Online stockbroking app Robinhood is going public on the US stock exchange. Saloni Sardana looks at whether it's worth a punt.
29 Jul 2021
Big tech smashes expectations with bumper profits
Tech stocks

Big tech smashes expectations with bumper profits

Big tech companies have reported profits far in excess of expectations, with Apple, Alphabet and Microsoft generating a combined $56.8bn. Saloni Sarda…
28 Jul 2021
What’s behind China’s stockmarket meltdown?
China stockmarkets

What’s behind China’s stockmarket meltdown?

Chinese stocks fell hard for a third consecutive session on Tuesday. Saloni Sardana explains what’s going on.
27 Jul 2021
Bitcoin price jumps as Amazon mulls accepting cryptocurrencies
Bitcoin & crypto

Bitcoin price jumps as Amazon mulls accepting cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies jumped in price on Monday after a report suggested Amazon will begin accepting bitcoin payments.
26 Jul 2021
Chinese tech firms are moving from listing in New York to Hong Kong. Are they worth buying?
China stockmarkets

Chinese tech firms are moving from listing in New York to Hong Kong. Are they worth buying?

Chinese firms listing on the stockmarket are moving away from the US to Hong Kong after China’s government clamped down. Saloni Sardana looks at what’…
26 Jul 2021
Will Zoom’s $15bn purchase help it expand?
Tech stocks

Will Zoom’s $15bn purchase help it expand?

The videoconferencing platform became a household name during the pandemic, but it now needs new sources of growth. Alex Rankine reports
23 Jul 2021
The dawn of a new space age
Global Economy

The dawn of a new space age

Jostling to be the first billionaire in space might seem to be a daft ego trip, but it is all part of a broader space industry with important real-wor…
16 Jul 2021
British fintech Wise has hit the market. Should you invest?
UK stockmarkets

British fintech Wise has hit the market. Should you invest?

Fintech company Wise – formerly known as Transferwise – listed on the stockmarket this week. Saloni Sardana looks at whether you should invest.
9 Jul 2021
What China’s war on tech firms means for investors
Tech stocks

What China’s war on tech firms means for investors

In the latest clampdown on Big Tech firms, China has banned local taxi app Didi Chuxing after a $4.4bn US stockmarket listing. And it’s not the only g…
6 Jul 2021
The semiconductor shortage will drive an investment boom
Tech stocks

The semiconductor shortage will drive an investment boom

The pandemic has caused a semiconductor shortage, and now governments are keen to create their own domestic microchip manufacturing sectors.
2 Jul 2021
Nvidia's Arm Holdings takeover gets vote of support
Tech stocks

Nvidia's Arm Holdings takeover gets vote of support

Three top chipmakers have expressed support for Nvidia's controversial $40bn takeover of Arm Holdings. But it could still fail. Matthew Partridge repo…
2 Jul 2021
Virtual reality: advertising’s next horizon, and how Facebook aims to dominate it
Tech stocks

Virtual reality: advertising’s next horizon, and how Facebook aims to dominate it

Facebook's attempts to generate advertising revenue from its Oculus VR headsets have met with a fierce backlash from users. But virtual ads are inevit…
23 Jun 2021
Why our rickety internet infrastructure needs an upgrade
Global Economy

Why our rickety internet infrastructure needs an upgrade

The internet is an increasingly essential part of international infrastructure. Recent events have shown that it is also vulnerable to collapse.
19 Jun 2021