Facebook and WhatsApp are being tied much closer together. The social network, which owns the messenger firm, is launching a new "Click-to-WhatsApp" ad unit that’s designed to make users chat to businesses. WhatsApp is strongly opposed to the idea of placing adverts inside...
IMAX is close to sealing a deal that could see it open cinemas in Saudi Arabia. The cinema technology firm’s chief executive Richard Gelfond said that he hopes to open up to 20 theatres in the conservative country within three years.  “We’ve heard...
Online supermarket Ocado has reported another quarter of double digit sales growth, but warned that a shortage of delivery drivers was hurting sales. The group recorded an 11.6 per cent rise in retail revenue to £373.8m in the 14 weeks to 3...
Political leaders from all parties have rallied behind The Independent’s Christmas Appeal to help feed hungry schoolchildren. For the Government, Education Secretary Justine Greening said donations would make “a real difference” to the prospects of needy youngsters. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn praised the...
Gibraltar’s financial services watchdog will introduce the world’s first bespoke licence for “fintech” firms using blockchain distributed ledger technology from next month in a bid to attract start-ups to the British overseas territory as it prepares for Brexit. The move is the...
It’s a scorching hot day in December and Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue from UB40 are at Mary’s Shack – a ramshackle hut that looks out over a sweeping white beach and turquoise sea, and one of Antigua’s most famous...
There was quality everywhere in Peaky Blinders tonight and right from the opening, which saw Iggy Pop brought in to cover Nick Cave's 'Red Right Hand' opening. We picked up the action with Tommy being tailed by the mafia but well aware of...
Walt Disney has agreed to snap up scores of assets from Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox, including its stake in Sky, for $52.4bn (£39bn) – a massive deal that will dramatically reshape the media landscape worldwide. The Fox assets that will be...
A manhunt is under way for India’s first ever ‘Happiness Minister’ after he fled an arrest for murder charges, say police. Lal Singh Arya, 53, disappeared on Tuesday after being named a suspect in the murder of opposition politician Makhanlal Jatav. Mr Jatav, from...
A video of a five-year-old being told she “looks like a terrorist” after attending a Jerusalem-related protest in Los Angeles has sparked outrage from pro-Palestinian activists.  In footage posted to Twitter, protester Rawan Yasim filmed her encounter with Donald Trump supporters who showed...