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Robert Hall, an english student at Goldsmiths University, is on a zero-pay contract at Planet Ivy

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Despite the latest upbeat job figures, a fifth of 16-24 year-olds remain out of education or work - and some firms are taking advantage

The Independent website records 83% growth in a year

Independent.co.uk grew faster than any quality or national title in September

Michael O'Leary ignored harsh criticism and traded jokes on the social network account

What happened when Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary went on Twitter for live Q&A? He crash-landed spectacularly

The combative CEO seemed unaware that his inappropriate response to one of the first questioners – a woman – would be seen by everyone as critics lined up to fire shots at airline's ill-prepared and inappropriate boss

Peretti, a quintessential nerd genius, initially wanted to understand 'why things go viral'

Jonah Peretti: And at number one on Buzzfeed's list is...

The website made up of 'listicles' about everything from cats to politics is now a primary source for our news consumption says its creator. Susie Mesure meets Jonah Peretti

Pierre Omidyaris the founder of eBay

Pierre Omidyar: The reclusive eBay founder will battle with The Washington Post owner and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to create the future of news

Billionaire was asked about buying The Washington Post - which was eventually sold to the Amazon founder Jeff Bezos for $250m

Almost half of world’s websites dealing in commercial child sexual abuse material have their servers located in US, says report

Live streamed videos of abuse and pay-per-view child rape among 'disturbing' cybercrime trends, Europol report reveals

Almost half of world’s websites dealing in commercial child sexual abuse material have their servers located in US

Company town: inside Amazon’s Swansea fulfillment centre

The thinking outside the box: The Amazing world of online retail giant Amazon

Fifteen years after its UK launch, the shopping site employs tens of thousands of people in areas where traditional industries have gone under. Simon Usborne takes a browse behind the scenes

Journalist Charlotte Raven says she got it wrong

New website gets off to a shaky start: Feminist Times provokes huge row with forced sterilisation article

Editor Charlotte Raven pulls controversial piece, admitting 'we got it wrong'

How to tell your boss you are quitting: Marina Shifrin resigns by uploading Kanye West dance video - and receives 4m views in just three days

25-year-old explains her reasons for leaving Taiwanese animation company

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer in tearful Dirty Dancing farewell to staff

Outgoing boss gives the most excruciating farewell speech in corporate history to thousands of employees in Seattle

Ofcom has recorded 4,234 attempts by its staff to access porn sites since 12 June

Ofcom staff tried to access porn 4,00 times in three months

Watchdog says figure is consistent with its role in protecting children from harmful material

eBay and Argos in retail tie-up as trial allows shoppers to collect online purchases from stores

At least 50 eBay merchants and around 150 Argos stores will participate in the Click & Collect service

Amazon’s vast distribution centre in Swansea

Online retailer Amazon to hire 15,000 staff to meet customer demand in run-up to Christmas

Internet giant says it expected hundreds of the temporary staff would later be able to take up permanent jobs

Evan Williams, CEO and co-founder of Twitter, at their headquarters. He is now working on a new website, Medium

Medium: the new publishing platform from Twitter's co-founder

Momentum builds for site where algorithm suggests stories based on how long users spend reading certain articles

An outdoor bookshop in Hay-on-Wye

Hay-on-Wye v Amazon: Politicians join fight to stop closure of bookshops in historic town

Britain’s literary capital is fighting back against the online retailer – with help from the Welsh Tories

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Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up

Kevin Lee Light, aka "Jesus", is the newest client of creative agency Mother while rival agency Anomaly has launched Sexy Jesus, depicting the Messiah in a series of Athena-style poses
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Mulled wine is an essential seasonal treat. But now drinkers are rediscovering other traditional festive tipples. Angela Clutton raises a glass to Christmas cocktails
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Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Club World Cup kicked into the long grass by the continued farce surrounding Blatter, Garcia, Russia and Qatar
Frank Warren column: 2014 – boxing is back and winning new fans

Frank Warren: Boxing is back and winning new fans

2014 proves it's now one of sport's biggest hitters again
Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton: The power dynamics of the two first families

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Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

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Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
Jennifer Saunders and Kate Moss join David Walliams on set for TV adaptation of The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress: On set with the stars

Walliams' story about a boy who goes to school in a dress will be shown this Christmas