Japan’s Nikkei index slides amid US uncertainty

Japan’s main stock market index has plunged, reflecting traders’ worries following a slide on Wall Street. The Nikkei closed down 5% on Tuesday, its worst finish since April 2017. Indexes in Shanghai, Bangkok and Taiwan also fell. Investors have been…

‘My Christmas parcel ended up being recycled’

Over the Christmas holiday season the number of parcels being delivered goes through the roof, causing headaches for delivery companies and frustration for customers when orders go astray. Can technology cope with the rise and rise of online shopping? Pippa…

‘Intimacy plus’: Is that what makes podcasts so popular?

If you mention the word “podcast” to people, many immediately come up with a list of “must listens”. But this popularity is fairly recent. Why have podcasts taken so long to become visible, and does that mean you can make…

PewDiePie v T-Series: The battle to be king of YouTube

Bhushan Kumar says he hadn’t heard of PewDiePie until a couple of months ago. That was when the 28-year-old Swede – real name Felix Kjellberg – mounted a challenge to Kumar’s Bollywood music label T-Series, to retain his status as…