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The Bezos backlash: Is ‘big philanthropy’ a charade?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Amazon owner Jeff Bezos has been criticised by President Trump for paying “little or no taxes” “Great fortunes,” the American industrialist Andrew Carnegie is reported to have said, “are…


The day Lehman Brothers went under

Image copyright Getty Images Ten years ago, investment bank Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy in the US. Its UK operations ceased shortly afterwards. The BBC talked to people involved about their recollections of the bank’s…


Can the city of pizza reinvent itself as a tech hub?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The city of Naples stretches towards the imposing volcano Vesuvius As tech giants Apple and Cisco set up academies in Naples, the city’s tech entrepreneurs are hoping new investment…



The UK’s growing tech trade ties with Israel

Image caption Trade ties between the UK and Israel are growing strongly, particularly in the technology sector Ami Daniel doesn’t see Brexit as a reason to hold off expanding his company in the UK. “We…


Who’s winning the race to offer superfast 5G?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption 5G was showcased in a variety of ways during this year’s Winter Olympics Superfast “fifth generation” (5G) mobile internet promises download and browsing speeds 10 to 20 times faster…


The magic number when it comes to composting

Image copyright The Bay Image caption Calum Richardson was determined from the outset to eliminate plastic from his restaurant The BBC’s Circular Economy series highlights the ways we are designing systems to reduce the waste…