business
Travis Kalanick Is Going to Be an Investment Fund Guy Now

Uber founder Travis Kalanick, who was forced out of his CEO role last year amid widening scandals about its toxic work culture, legal troubles, and a video of him screaming at a bankrupt driver, seems an awful lot like he’s finally admitting defeat in the unending slew of backroom drama that plagued the company in his wake. Read More >>

startups
Makers Launches ‘Google For Founders’

Startup founders and wannabe entrepreneurs now have their own search engine in the form of Makers Search, a vertical search engine created by Berlin-based pre-seed investor Makers. Read More >>

sports
Olympic Swimmer Phelps Wants To Get Into Tech

23-time gold medallist Michael Phelps says he would "love to get involved" with the tech world, according to an interview with . Read More >>

energy
Ikea is Betting Big on These Six Small Technology Companies

Ikea is one of the largest corporations in the world, and even the smallest change in its supply chain could have a gigantic impact on its business. After all, this is a company that uses one per cent of the world's wood supply. In fact, Ikea operates a whole venture fund devoted to emerging tech, from ice cream to batteries. Read More >>

locations
Why do Chinese Investors Want to Build a Dubai-Style City in Kenya?

A coalition of 100 investors announced plans to build a "Chinese-controlled economic zone" populated by skyscrapers and luxury residences. Their new city will be in Kenya, but the goal is to "match the glamour of Dubai." What would motivate investors to go to the trouble of building a massive new city in a country other than their own? It's pretty simple, actually. Read More >>

money
Man Forgets About Buying £17 of Bitcoin and is Now Worth About £550K

Four years ago, Oslo-man Christopher Koch's girlfriend scoffed at his purchase of $27 (£17) worth of Bitcoin. Chances are she was singing a decidedly different tune last April, when Koch checked back in on his investment and found out it was worth $886,000, around £552,000. And, with Bitcoin's worth rising, around £623,000 today. Read More >>

samsung
Samsung Just Gave Sharp £73 Million to Guarantee LCD Supply

Sharp has just announced that it's getting a £73 million shot in the arm from Samsung. In turn, that will help guarantee Sammy as many LCD panels as it can use. Read More >>

streaming
How Roku Could Win Media Streaming

The Roku is a hell of a media streamer: its only real competitor is the Apple TV, but it costs half as much. No brainer. Which is exactly what News Corp and Sky seem to think — as they've just ponied up £29 million to help Roku win the streaming race. Read More >>

android
Google Putting Big Money Behind Motorola and Android’s Future

Google's popular front man Eric Schmidt has gone on record regarding some of the company's plans for Motorola Mobility, the hardware maker it's just finalised the purchase of. There will be lots of money going in to it, basically. It wasn't all about the patents after all. Read More >>

science
Government Ploughs £50m into Graphene-Based Future

Graphene, that fabled 21st Century 'miracle material' made from graphite has just got a boost from Osborne's £50 million pledge of our hard earned taxes for further research. Read More >>