Rufus Griscom & Alisa Volkman (CEO Babble): Tackling taboos to seek family fortunes

THE idea of turning parenting into a corporate mission would be enough to reduce most mums and dads to dribbling wrecks, but when Rufus...

Eliot Higgins: Citizen Journalist Uncovering Inconvenient Truths

The Internet has become an essential part of modern life. A revised Hierarchy of Needs for the 21st century puts the right to a...

Daniel Ek: Cometh the Hour, Cometh the Geek

When Swedish entrepreneur and digital hotshot Daniel Ek was 14, he was building web pages for friends using self-taught programming knowhow. And if everything...

Ben Silbermann: Modest Creator of the First Global Noticeboard

Ben Silbermann tapped into the primal hunter-gatherer instinct when he first experimented with an online pinboard product. Together with Paul Sciarra and Evan Sharp,...

Nick D’Aloisio: Coding Philosopher

Oxford undergraduate Nick D’Aloisio is no average student. The self-taught programmer became a teenage millionaire in 2012 when he sold an app he had...

Jan Koum: He Won’t Stop

“We want to know as little about our users as possible,” Jan Koum claims. Mr Koum is cofounder of instant messaging app WhatsApp. It...

Liya Kebede: Millionaire with a Heart

The people of rugged, landlocked Ethiopia do not lack in natural grace and beauty. Some of the best-known modern Ethiopians are phenomenal long distance...
Artificial Intelligence

Masayoshi Son: Great Business Visionary, or Deluded Dreamer?

He’s won, lost, then won a fortune again. Now he has amassed the gigantic ‘Vision Fund’ from which to spread investment around the world’s...

Khoa Phan: Six Life-Changing Seconds

Vine has propelled Khoa Phan to fame and fortune. The young Californian explains: “I started making “vines” to bring my imagination into reality for...

Oh What a Circus, Oh What a Show: Marissa Mayer and the Demise of...

The struggling Internet portal, which in February announced plans to axe 15% of its workforce, was the gateway of choice to the internet for...