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Master brewer: My rookie error

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 23:45:09 GMT

Grain Brewery's founder Phil Halls thought that making beer was easy, but could he overcome his early problems before his business folded?

A brief history of the old pound coin

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 23:10:28 GMT

A brief history of the old pound coin as it drops out of circulation on Monday.

Swipe, scan and go: Meet the new staffless, cashless stores

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 15:23:05 GMT

Developments in self-driving vehicles, mobile payments, data analysis and wireless tagging of stock could all completely change our shopping experience.

How Blu Tack became a million dollar idea

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 23:19:39 GMT

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how Blu Tack became a million dollar idea.

Trouble brews for Darjeeling tea

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 12:49:22 GMT

Darjeeling tea may become more difficult to get hold of. Political unrest halted production for three month this year and this has hit India's entire tea industry.

South Africa's Zanzibaris fight over land development

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:56:44 GMT

The minority community in South Africa's Durban fighting locals over a housing development project.

Woodwork skills shortage prompts recruitment campaign

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 10:03:58 GMT

The British Woodworking Federation warns the lack of skilled joiners is stifling business growth.

Burkina Faso: Swapping suits for the 'dan fani' look

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 11:08:25 GMT

Dan fani fabric symbolises cultural identity and national pride for the people of Burkina Faso.

Apple boss: Dead heroes better than living

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 23:03:14 GMT

Apple's chief executive advises young leaders to look to the dead among other business tips.

Serwotka on universal credit and closing job centres

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:08:35 GMT

PCS union boss says the government 'obsessed' that everybody can access welfare services online

Nobel Prize winner Richard Thaler on 'nudge' theory and diet

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 14:30:22 GMT

Richard Thaler tells Wake Up To Money how his economic theory helps improve people's diets.

China's Spotify: How Tencent leads the music streaming market

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 23:48:30 GMT

Chinese tech giant Tencent is dominating the music streaming market after clamping down on piracy.

Pedestrian crossing reacts to danger with smart tech

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 16:17:17 GMT

A mix of road-embedded LEDs and smart sensors warn traffic if a child runs into the street.

CEO Secrets: How to take on the global stock exchanges

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 23:06:16 GMT

CEO Secrets: Alasdair Haynes of Aquis describes his struggles, taking on financial giants like the London Stock Exchange.

How the fidget spinner became a million dollar idea

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 11:59:20 GMT

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the fidget spinner became a must-have toy.

Welsh winemakers want tax breaks to help the industry

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 08:12:57 GMT

It costs wine producers in Wales more than £2 a bottle in excise duty.

Zambian farmer: 'Water is becoming a problem'

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 12:44:49 GMT

The scarcity of water in Zambia has forced farmers to adopt new irrigation techniques.

South Africa's drooping flower tourism

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 12:40:08 GMT

Sub-Saharan Africa's lingering drought is hitting the flower tourism industry in South Africa's Western Cape.

100 Women: 'I transitioned and lost my male privilege'

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 23:11:27 GMT

Tech entrepreneur Dr Vivienne Ming, who is transgender, understood male privilege when she transitioned.

A brief tour of Google's Pixel 2 XL

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 17:30:23 GMT

The new flagship handset has an easier way to summon its smart assistant and a unique camera trick.

Monarch Airlines staff speak about collapse

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:27:01 GMT

Many Monarch staff members express their sadness at the collapse of the airline.

'Go polygamy' app stirs controversy in Indonesia

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 08:57:14 GMT

An app is aiming to help men looking for a second, third or fourth wife.

CEO Secrets: How I created Flickr

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 23:57:28 GMT

CEO Secrets: Stewart Butterfield describes how he came up with Flickr, the popular photo-sharing website.

How advertisers are now targeting women in Saudi Arabia

Sat, 30 Sep 2017 23:09:43 GMT

Saudi Arabia's ban on women driving will end in June next year, creating a potentially huge new market for car makers.

Microsoft's Satya Nadella: Judge us on value we add, not tax we pay

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 20:22:21 GMT

Satya Nadella speaks about the criticism facing large corporations like Microsoft over tax.

The portable science kit entrepreneur

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 11:46:33 GMT

Creator of ChemStart, Bathabile Mpofu, takes hands-on scientific experiments into schools in South Africa.

Will this rover succeed in exploring the Moon's surface?

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 16:23:22 GMT

A team in Bangalore has entered the Google Lunar X Prize to land a rover on the Moon.

How the Michelin Guide became a million dollar idea

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 23:28:57 GMT

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the Michelin Guide became a million dollar idea.