Chip Kidd: The art of first impressions -- in design and life
23 Jun 2015 4:59:40
Book designer Chip Kidd knows all too well how often we judge things by first appearances. In this hilarious, fast-paced talk, he explains the two techniques designers use to communicate instantly -- clarity and mystery -- and when, why and how they work. He celebrates beautiful, useful pieces of design, skewers less successful work, and shares the thinking behind some of his own iconic book covers.
Boss of Jay Z's streaming site quits
23 Jun 2015 4:52:17
Peter Tonstad, the boss of the Jay Z-owned music streaming site Tidal, has left the company after just three months.
Syrian economy halved by conflict
23 Jun 2015 4:35:50
Syria's economic output has shrunk by up to 60% since the conflict began, according to estimates in a new report released by British think-tank Chatham House.
Calais strike shuts Channel Tunnel
23 Jun 2015 4:22:54
A strike in the French port of Calais shuts the Channel Tunnel as hundreds of migrants exploit the chaos to try to reach the UK.
Software helps Blackberry cut losses
23 Jun 2015 3:02:19
Canadian mobile phone firm Blackberry sees its quarterly losses shrink as software revenue grows sharply.
Pound at four-week euro high
23 Jun 2015 1:59:24
The FTSE 100 rises, while the pound hits a four-week high against the euro.
UK property sales dipped in May
23 Jun 2015 1:19:48
Property sales data from HMRC provides more evidence that the UK housing market is moving more slowly than a year ago.
Watchdog probes KPMG conduct
23 Jun 2015 1:09:46
The UK's accountancy watchdog opens an investigation into how KPMG reported on Bank of New York Mellon's international business.
New rules for bankers' pay launched
23 Jun 2015 1:02:31
Financial regulators announce new rules governing bankers' bonuses in an attempt to "rebuild public trust in financial services".
'Organs-on-chips' wins design award
23 Jun 2015 0:38:26
Silicon chips that mimic the function of living human organs win the Design of the Year award from the Design Museum in London.
VIDEO: Samsung chief apologises over Mers
23 Jun 2015 9:09:42
The vice chairman of the Samsung group accepts responsibility and apologises over an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) at one of the company's medical centres.
Profit warning hits Flight Centre
23 Jun 2015 9:04:00
Australia's biggest travel agency, Flight Centre, issues its second profit warning in six months, sending its Sydney-listed shares down almost 14%
Eurozone business growth accelerates
23 Jun 2015 8:46:17
Business output in the eurozone grew at its fastest rate in four years in June, a closely watched survey suggests.
Government reduces stake in Lloyds
23 Jun 2015 7:23:16
The UK government's stake in Lloyds Banking Group falls to below 17%, as more shares are sold to private investors.
'Disabled should band together to bring living costs down'
23 Jun 2015 7:14:35
An independent commission set up to make recommendations on how to reduce daily living costs for disabled people, delivers its findings.
Ladbrokes in Gala Coral merger talks
23 Jun 2015 6:44:12
Bookmaker Ladbrokes says it is in talks with Gala Coral Group over a possible merger.
Deadmau5 settles Disney mouse dispute
23 Jun 2015 6:40:48
Canadian DJ Joel Zimmerman, also known as Deadmau5, settles his trademark "mouse head" dispute with Disney.
SoftBank in India solar project
23 Jun 2015 5:24:56
Japanese firm SoftBank will team up with Taiwan's Foxconn and India's Bharti Enterprises to invest $20bn in solar power projects in India.
VIDEO: Christopher Nolan on Interstellar science
23 Jun 2015 4:56:58
Director Christopher Nolan talks about the importance of accurate science in making his film Interstellar, after a leading scientific journal calls for it to be shown in school lessons.
Call to show Interstellar in schools
23 Jun 2015 4:55:18
A scientific journal calls for the film Interstellar to be shown in school science lessons.
Bid for UK's fracking return debated
23 Jun 2015 4:40:20
A bid to start the first fracking operation in the UK for four years will be scrutinised by a council later.
China factory activity shrinks again
23 Jun 2015 3:04:20
Factory activity in the world's second largest economy, China, contracts for a fourth month in a row in June, but the sector did show signs of stabilising.
Japan's Nikkei hits 15-year high
23 Jun 2015 1:44:43
Japanese shares hit a 15-year high, following the global rally elsewhere on hopes that Greece will reach a deal with its creditors to avoid a default.
Leaders echo hopes for Greek deal
23 Jun 2015 0:24:50
Eurozone leaders echo hopes that a deal to stop Greece defaulting on its debt can be struck within days, while cautioning that more work remains.
VIDEO: Exam results for nine million Chinese
23 Jun 2015 0:09:51
It's a big day in China - the "gaokao" results which determine who gets into university are released for nine million students.