A proposed global telecoms treaty that would give national governments control of the internet has been blocked by the US and key western and African nations. They said they are "not able to sign the agreement in its current form" at the end of a International Telecoms Union (ITU) conference in Dubai.
Apple shares fell 3.9% in early trading on Friday after the launch of its iPhone 5 received a frosty reception in China, and two analysts cut shipment forecasts.
As Yorkshiremen go, it is reasonable to place Joe Root more in the Len Hutton category than the Darren Gough.
Dustin Hoffman is on the phone to his wife.
I was listening to 6 Music the other day and whooped with joy when I heard Blue Boy's Remember Me for the first time in what must have been years.
Peter Cummings, the only former banker of HBOS to be fined and banned from the City, has launched a scathing attack on City regulators at a private parliamentary hearing in which he admitted he regretted taking the job running the bank's commercial division.
The founder of a $580m Mayfair hedge fund firm that imploded amid a flurry of fraud allegations in 2009 has been charged with six offences including false trading, false accounting and forgery.
It's not smart trying to be smart at this firm.
Morgan Stanley may continue cutting assets in its fixed-income business for another five years as it seeks higher returns, said Howard Chen, a Credit Suisse analyst.
On Sunday night the annus mirabilis of British sport will conclude with one of 12 contenders being crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year. The famous trophy – a silver-plated camera on a tripod with the name of each winner engraved on individual shields attached to the plinth – has always been prestigious. But never more so than in 2012, a year of unprecedented sporting success.