Arts and Entertainment Mayor of London Boris Johnson expresses his views on LBC

Global Radio to launch national commercial news and politics network

Google patents 'pay-per-gaze' advertising system

Proposed technology would track when individuals see an advert as well as guaging their emotional response via pupil dilation

Smartbin makers turn off smartphone trackers

Renew CEO Kaveh Memari describes the project as "a pilot with extremely limited, encrypted, anonymous/aggregated data"

Facebook said they were 'upset and embarrassed'

Facebook's 'Story Bump' will reward clicks and clickfarms

New changes will promote popular stories, but what about brands who buy their popularity?

Kirobo is designed to provide companionship for a Japanese astronaut at the International Space Station

Kirobo the talking Japanese robot lifts off into space

The small robot is designed to provide companionship for a Japanese astronaut at the International Space Station

Facebook planning to sell TV-style ads in your newsfeed for $2.5m

15-second adverts could be directly placed into users' news feeds 'no more than three times a day'

Film director Kevin Smith's new film Tusk is inspired by a viral Gumtree advert

Bizarre Gumtree walrus lodger advert inspires Kevin Smith to make $3m Hammer Horror film

Filming of Tusk is intended to start in Los Angeles in September

Sean Hannity, left, and Rush Limbaugh are said to be dropped from the airwaves

Shock ‘n’ roll… radio DJs Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity dropped after ad boycott

America’s two biggest shock jocks just got a shock of their own. In a major blow to their broadcasting dominance, the second-largest radio station owner in the US is said to be dropping both Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity from its airwaves.

Facebook's quarterly results reveal huge surge in advertising revenues

Facebook shares soar as advertising is made to pay

Ad sales over £1bn in quarter for first time as overall revenues up more than 53%

Intern is a new independent print magazine focused on the intern culture of the creative industries

Intern magazine: how to make your own publicity and land a job

This week saw the launch of new magazine, Intern, funded by almost £5,000 of Kickstarter donations.

Royal baby branding goes bonkers: From the creative to the cringey

The announcement that Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge 'was delivered of' a son on Monday had followed nine months of frenzied media attention, wild speculation and column inches across the globe.

Google's new ads for Gmail masquerade as regular emails

Latest example of 'native ads' jump straight into your inbox

Google surprise setback as UK sales start to slow

Google has suffered a surprise slowdown in the UK, with revenues falling for the first time in eight quarters.

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Google, Microsoft and Yahoo target piracy sites by blocking ad revenue

New 'best practices' outlined by the IAB would block adverts from appearing alongside illegal content

Recovery hopes hit by shrinking factory output

The worst month for Britain’s manufacturers since January and a widening trade deficit gave a reality check to recovery hopes today following a raft of upbeat news.

UK tech sector's seal of approval as Carlos Slim buys into Shazam

The Mexican telecoms billionaire Carlos Slim, the world's richest man, has spent $40m (£26m) on a stake in the British mobile app company Shazam, in a major vote of confidence in the UK's technology industry.

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Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
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US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there