Sacked Twitter staff in Ghana finally get pay-off

X, formerly known as Twitter, has finally paid off the staff it sacked in its African headquarters more than a year after they were...

Google joins mission to map methane from space

Tech giant Google is backing a satellite project due to launch in March which will collect data about methane levels around the world. The new...

Japan unexpectedly slips into a recession

Japan has unexpectedly fallen into a recession after its economy shrank for two quarters in a row. The country's gross domestic product (GDP) contracted by...

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos sells shares worth over $4bn

Multi-billionaire Jeff Bezos has sold more of his shares in Amazon, bringing the total value of sales in recent days to more than $4bn...

Israel Gaza: UN warns attack on Rafah could lead to ‘slaughter’

A top UN official has warned an Israeli assault on Rafah, Gaza's southernmost city, could lead to a "slaughter". Humanitarian chief Martin Griffiths said Palestinians...

World’s first year-long breach of key 1.5C warming limit

For the first time, global warming has exceeded 1.5C across an entire year, according to the EU's climate service. World leaders promised in 2015 to...

Climate change: ‘Godfathers of wind’ share engineering’s QEPrize

Two men who made critical contributions to the development of wind power will share the £500,000 QEPrize, nicknamed the "Nobel of engineering". Denmark's Henrik Stiesdal framed...

Could AI ‘trading bots’ transform the world of investing?

By Jonty Bloom Business reporter Search for "AI investing" online, and you'll be flooded with endless offers to let artificial intelligence manage your money. I recently spent...

Zuckerberg wins on Wall Street after Washington hit

The social media firm updated investors with a slew of good news: quarterly profits that tripled year-on-year to more than $14bn (£11bn), a surge...

Facebook at 20: Four ways the app changed the world

Look at the image above. This is how Facebook, or The Facebook as it was then known, looked when Mark Zuckerberg and a handful...

Nvidia: Boss says AI at ‘tipping point’ as revenues soar

The boss of the world's most valuable chip maker Nvidia said artificial intelligence (AI) is at a "tipping point" as it announced record sales. The...