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App users in the UK and US are spending more time on TikTok than on YouTube, a new report suggests. Data from app monitoring firm App Annie indicates that average time per user spent on the apps is higher for TikTok, indicating high levels of engagement. App Annie characterised TikTok as having “upended the streaming […]

The creator of the world wide web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, is selling off the original code used to create the modern internet as an NFT. NFTs are a form of unique ownership for digital-only items and do not necessarily include copyright control. They have also been widely criticised as a money-making scheme and bad for […]

Former US President Donald Trump has told Fox Business that he sees Bitcoin as a “scam” affecting the value of the US dollar. “Bitcoin, it just seems like a scam,” Mr Trump said. “I don’t like it because it’s another currency competing against the dollar.” He added that he wanted the dollar to be “the […]

Bill and Melinda Gates have announced their divorce after 27 years of marriage, saying “we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple”. “After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage,” the pair tweeted. They first met in […]

Charles Geschke, the co-founder of the software company Adobe who helped develop the Portable Document Format, or PDF, has died at the age of 81. Geschke set up Adobe in 1982, giving the world the ubiquitous PDF software, among many other audio-visual innovations. He made headlines 10 years later when he was kidnapped at gunpoint […]

Bebo’s co-founder plans to relaunch the social network with a focus on profiles and “real-time” interactions between friends rather the news feeds at the core of Twitter and Facebook. Michael Birch says his aim is to provide a “refreshing break” from the misinformation spread elsewhere. In an exclusive interview, he told the BBC he was […]

Samsung heir Lee Jae Yong has been sentenced to two years and six months in prison by a high court in South Korea. The bribery case is a retrial of an earlier one involving the country’s former President Park Geun-hye, who was also jailed for bribery and corruption. Lee has been the de facto head […]

Donald Trump has been suspended from Twitter and Facebook after tweeting to supporters who attacked the US Capitol. In a social media message to protesters he said “I love you” before telling them to go home. He also repeated false claims about election fraud. Twitter said it required the removal of three tweets for “severe […]

Fast food chain KFC is launching a gaming console that warms up chicken. “The chicken chamber will keep its contents hot, ready for consumption during intense gaming sessions,” KFC said. The company said the console was designed by a global hardware maker and could play top-level games like other gaming machines. Many people thought the […]

A Chinese tycoon who died on Christmas Day was poisoned, Shanghai police say. Lin Qi, 39, was the chairman and chief executive of games developer Yoozoo, best known for the Game of Thrones: Winter Is Coming strategy game. The Shanghai police statement pointed to one of Mr Lin’s colleagues – identified only by his surname […]


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