Other people's business


Moody's downgrade might be symbolic - but it's still correct
By Stephen Hill - 25 February 14:22

What does it mean, if anything?

Check out this terrifying robo-rat: created to make other rats depressed
By Sophie Barnes - 22 February 15:13

The rising armies are at our door.

Competition commission has put the cat among the pigeons
By Fred Crawley - 22 February 14:26

Musical chairs for the audit market?

Credit cards are obsolete. Is consumer debt heading the same way?
By Alex Hern - 22 February 11:02

The technological history of credit.

Oh, for the casual potency of a Fed policymaker
By Martha Gill - 21 February 14:23

Making off-hand remarks with the coiled power of a jungle cat.

Google Glass: there'll be tears before bedtime
By Mike Jeffree - 21 February 14:22

Bettings on the first lawsuit?

Nurses dancing at Danny Boyle's Olympics opening ceremony
We are in danger of loving the NHS to death
By Nelson Jones - 21 February 12:30

Universal healthcare is the least citizens should expect. To make the NHS better for patients, politicians, press and public alike need to cultivate a healthly scepticism towards it, not give it unlimited adulation.

New Statesman
What went wrong with the Playstation 4 launch?
By Alex Hern - 21 February 11:40

What was revealed (and what wasn't) shows Sony desperately clinging to a business in disarray.

Hotmail becomes Outlook: we enter the dour world of corporate email
By Fred Crawley - 21 February 10:57

Is the rest of the internet catching up with Google?

Twitter's new advertising tool will turn it into a dystopian nightmare
By Martha Gill - 21 February 10:10

...just like it did to Facebook.

Horsemeat scandal: it's all in the supply chains
By Neil Saunders - 20 February 12:09

You reap what you sow.

4G auction raises £1bn less than expected
By Alex Hern - 20 February 7:19

£3.5bn has been pre-spent; just £2.35bn will be arriving in the coffers.

New Statesman
Blame our boom years for today's energy price news
By Oliver Williams - 19 February 14:19

Things get "tight and uncomfortable".

Eiffel Tower made in 3Doodle.
Draw in the air with a 3D printing pen
By Alex Hern - 19 February 11:33

We live in the future. The lack of jetpacks gets a pass.

Is tax Britain’s problem? No – it’s housing
By Tim Wigmore - 19 February 10:25

In obsessing over the mansion tax we risk ignoring the real issue.

New Statesman
More mis-selling among high street banks
By Billy Bambrough - 19 February 10:14

Scandal over fee-charging accounts lower trust, again.

Business quote of the day: “It is a game of cat and mouse and HMRC is losing”
By Helen Roxburgh - 19 February 9:53

Margaret Hodge advocates naming and shaming of tax avoiders.

Google faces EU crackdown over privacy violations
By Alex Hern - 19 February 9:24

January 2012's privacy policy comes under fire.

Osborne's new dividing line: a 0% tax rate against a 10p tax rate
By George Eaton - 19 February 9:05

The Chancellor appears to rule out a 10p tax rate for the Budget and says raising the personal allowance is "a better policy".

Why all progressives should support a land value tax
By David Cooper - 18 February 15:07

Through no effort of their own, landowners reap a £100bn annual windfall. Caroline Lucas's bill shows the way towards a moral capitalism.

Business quote of the day: "Companies would get round it"
By Helen Roxburgh - 18 February 12:45

KPMG has little time for the Chancellor's plans to clamp down on tax avoidance.

Camera + minicopter = your very own Truman show
By Sophie Barnes - 15 February 15:44

The week's most unusual business idea.