News Model Liliana Matthäus with Patrick Liotard-Vogt and Israeli socialite Hofit Golan in Switzerland

One of the social media company’s backers has made an apparently sudden exit of his own from his native Switzerland for St Kitts in the Caribbean

Facebook 'trusted app' plan annoys developers

Facebook plans to start charging for verifying applications built for the social network - an optional process that has upset some developers despite the company's assurances it will bring plenty of positive benefits.

My Style: Niyi

My Style: Little Boots

Occupation: Singer
Age: 24
Personal style: Cosmic disco doll

Those Dancing Days - Swedish girls who pop

Yes, they're five very young Swedish women who play catchy pop numbers – but cast aside your prejudices, Those Dancing Days take their act and their music seriously. They talk to Elisa Bray

Out of this world: The Aliens

Refugees from Scotland's Beta Band, The Aliens have turned failure and despair into stirring psychedelic pop. Chris Mugan meets a trio reborn

<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/independent/2008/10/the-life-brow-1.html">The Life Browser: Google (once again) and some voodoo to boot</a>

As part of its 10th anniversary Google has put up its 2001 search engine. Seven years is a lifetime; a search for "ipod" yields something called the "Image Proof of Deposit Document", while Myspace is an Australian home improvement site. Sarah Palin? "Did not match any documents".

MySpace unveils new music site

News Corp's MySpace, the world's largest social networking site, have unveiled a long-expected joint venture with all four major music companies in a bid to compete with Apple's market-leading iTunes store.

Talent to burn: Friendly Fires are no flash in the pan

Their math-rock-infused pop has won high praise from the music press

Join the crowd: Why do multinationals use amateurs to solve scientific and technical problems?

Dozens of web-based companies employ just a handful of people, yet make millions each year. Jeff Howe investigates the 'crowdsourcing' phenomenon that's changing our world

Poetry reading is the new rock'n'roll

Britain's poets enjoy the limelight as their strongly ethical works attract the rock festival crowds

Social networks leap the language barrier

Nothing has got lost in translation as the likes of Facebook and MySpace win millions of converts in new countries. By Catherine Holahan

Hot Leg, Proud Galleries, London

I believe in a thing called Justin &ndash; and he's back

Preview: The Ryes, Various venues across the UK

You, too, can be a catcher of The Ryes
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Save the tiger: The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

The big cats kept in captivity to perform for paying audiences and then, when dead, their bodies used to fortify wine
A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery all included in top 50 hidden spots in the UK

A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery

Introducing the top 50 hidden spots in Britain
Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

How a disease that has claimed fewer than 2,000 victims in its history has earned a place in the darkest corner of the public's imagination
Chris Pratt: From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

He was homeless in Hawaii when he got his big break. Now the comic actor Chris Pratt is Hollywood's new favourite action star
How live cinema screenings can boost arts audiences

How live cinema screenings can boost arts audiences

Broadcasting plays and exhibitions to cinemas is a sure-fire box office smash
Shipping container hotels: Pop-up hotels filling a niche

Pop-up hotels filling a niche

Spending the night in a shipping container doesn't sound appealing, but these mobile crash pads are popping up at the summer's biggest events
Native American headdresses are not fashion accessories

Feather dust-up

A Canadian festival has banned Native American headwear. Haven't we been here before?
Boris Johnson's war on diesel

Boris Johnson's war on diesel

11m cars here run on diesel. It's seen as a greener alternative to unleaded petrol. So why is London's mayor on a crusade against the black pump?
5 best waterproof cameras

Splash and flash: 5 best waterproof cameras

Don't let water stop you taking snaps with one of these machines that will take you from the sand to meters deep
Louis van Gaal interview: Manchester United manager discusses tactics and rebuilding after the David Moyes era

Louis van Gaal interview

Manchester United manager discusses tactics and rebuilding after the David Moyes era
Will Gore: The goodwill shown by fans towards Alastair Cook will evaporate rapidly if India win the series

Will Gore: Outside Edge

The goodwill shown by fans towards Alastair Cook will evaporate rapidly if India win the series
The children were playing in the street with toy guns. The air strikes were tragically real

The air strikes were tragically real

The children were playing in the street with toy guns
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – The British, as others see us

Britain as others see us

Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite
How did our legends really begin?

How did our legends really begin?

Applying the theory of evolution to the world's many mythologies
Watch out: Lambrusco is back on the menu

Lambrusco is back on the menu

Naff Seventies corner-shop staple is this year's Aperol Spritz