Sharon Bamford told delegates that there is plenty of cause for optimism

Innovation is key to the future of the MBA

The annual AMBA conference calls for schools to move with the times, which will pose new challenges

Wings of Desire, Victoria Square, Birmingham

Wings of Desire starts with angels roosting on rooftops, white-clad figures silhouetted against a darkening sky. It ends with an astonishing blast of digital imagery, Birmingham’s Town Hall transformed as the performers move across it.

The popular video of YouTube, 'Shit Girls Say' has just landed a book deal with Harlequin

Trending: Shit Girls Say - they took the words right out of my mouth

Shit Girls Say, the popular Twitter feed and subsequent YouTube video series, has just landed a book deal with Harlequin. Created by two Toronto-based men, Kyle Humphrey and Graydon Sheppard, it pokes fun at a number of clichés and verbal mannerisms often associated with young women.

David Randall on Smartphones: 'What a clever thing. So versatile, doing so much more than you'd imagine'

David Randall: The Emperor's New Clothes (22/04/12)

In the first of a new series debunking modern myths, our writer looks through the smokescreen of smartphones

Dragons Dogma

Dragon’s Dogma – Preview

Within just a few hours of my time with Dragon’s Dogma, gigantic trolls, chimeras and hydras have all tasted the steel of my blade, the notion of 'less is more' clearly not on the agenda of Hideaki Itsuno and his team.

The Saturday Quiz answers

1. Towns granted city status to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

Jeremy Irons and Dominique Swain in the 1997 film of Nabokov’s novel Lolita, whose underage sex could result in a ban

Self-publishers accuse PayPal of censorship

Online firm refuses to process payments for ebook sites that sell titles with 'erotic or potentially illegal' content

Terence Blacker: I'm nicer online than in real life

It is one of those moments when news from the virtual world has kicked real life off the front pages. Google has taken upon itself the right to pass on details of everyone's online life; meanwhile, the mini-chat site Twitter is six years old, and i's Twitter 100, a chart of the most influential tweeters, has been published.

Review: Catherine

We Love: Glassworks Studio - One of The Audit’s favourite virtual-shopping sites has sprung to life with a pop-up shop hosting a brilliant edit of sought-after brands. Until 11 February, 9 Mercer Street, St Martin’s Courtyard.

The Fashion Audit: Glassworks Studio, QR codes, LouLou and Olympic ambitions

What we love, we're not sure about, we're buying and can't wait for...

Masters of their domains

A new generation of web addresses is up for grabs. Will the big brands be tempted to splash out – and if so, will it just be to stop the labels falling into the wrong hands?

Any enthusiastic app fan can be an instant expert

There's always something gratifying about making an observation about life, the universe and everything, only to see it confirmed in newsprint with figures to back it up.

Audrey Tautou: A great French enigma

Actress Audrey Tautou doesn't like fame and has never worked in Hollywood. In fact, she'd rather go sailing, she tells Kaleem Aftab
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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee