Arjun Kharpal, NBR, CNBC.com’s Posts

British student Thomas Ankin works four jobs while studying history at Goldsmiths University in London. The 24-year-old has been accepted onto a £6,000 ($9,000) master’s degree due to start in September, but is daunted by the prospect of paying for it. And unlike many millennials, turning to his family for financial support is not an …

Swiss luxury watchmaker Tag Heuer is to launch an Android-powered smartwatch in partnership with Google and Intel. The device, which was announced at watch fair Baselworld on Thursday, will be unveiled at the “end of the year”, Jean-Claude Biver, CEO of Tag Heuer said, but would not give details about pricing or what the watch …

Apple announced its arrival to the luxury watch market this week with the $10,000 Apple Watch Edition. Social media and commentators went wild discussing the whopping price tag and whether it made sense for Apple to pit its 18 karat gold model against the stalwarts of the Swiss watch industry. Why would you buy an …

If the concept of watching other people play video games seems stupid, then you might want to look at the salaries top e-sport gamers are commanding. Carlos Rodriguez Santiago – or Ocelote as he is known in the e-sports world – was one of the top players and biggest brands ever. He started his championship-winning …

Handset maker Blackberry has unveiled an “affordable” smartphone and announced plans for three other devices including a dual curved-screen “slider” phone and luxury smartphone. The 5-inch $275 BlackBerry Leap will be rolled out in April and is designed for “rising stars” in business, the company said at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Tuesday. The …

Apple has been granted a patent for an iPhone-compatible headset, sparking speculation the company might be looking to compete against Google and Samsung in the rapidly evolving virtual reality (VR) market. The patent for a “head-mounted display” would allow the user to slot an iPhone into the device and view whatever is on the screen …

Amazon’s drone delivery plans appear to have been shot down by U.S. regulators, who have proposed new rules that would require operators to keep the flying machines in their line of sight. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said that operators of commercial unmanned aircraft would need to see the drone with “unaided vision,” in draft …

Alibaba is testing drones to deliver ginger tea ordered from its Taobao e-commerce website, the company confirmed on Wednesday, as it steps up efforts to compete with American rival Amazon. The Chinese internet group has teamed up with delivery company Shanghai YTO Express Logistics to launch a drone delivery trial in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou …

After years of copycat recipes and attempts to guess the ingredients, McDonald’s is selling a bottle of its “Big Mac special sauce” for the very first time – on eBay. Only 200 of the 500ml limited edition bottles are being sold worldwide, with proceeds going to charity. On Tuesday morning, “Bottle #1” had a bid price …

Taxi cab service app Uber has opened a research center in the U.S. to explore new mapping and driving technology – a move analysts believe could eventually mean driverless cars. Uber will set up an Advanced Technologies Center in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh. “The center will focus on the development of …

The technology start-up market is “overheated”, a top venture capitalist (VC) told CNBC, although he stopped short of saying it was in a bubble. “We are seeing the market overheat,” Fred Destin, a partner at venture capital firm Accel Partners, told CNBC in a TV interview. “I don’t think Uber means it’s a bubble, but …

More super-rich than ever before are ditching those luxury supercars you can buy off the forecourt and instead are customizing their rides to maintain that exclusive edge. In the battle for exclusivity, high-end carmakers have tried offer bespoke services and ultra-luxe models. Auto groups such as Ferrari are increasingly offering a personalized service when it comes …

Microsoft’s Outlook email service in China was hacked by the country’s censorship authority, an internet watchdog has claimed, as the government continues its crackdown on U.S. technology giants. Greatfire.org, which monitors censorship in China, said that Microsoft’s servers were subject to a so-called man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack, enabling hackers to intercept private emails between users. A …

Amazon’s tax arrangement in Luxembourg may have run foul of European Union (EU) rules by giving it an unfair advantage over its competitors, regulators said on Friday. The U.S. online retailer is being investigated for its tax arrangements in Luxembourg alongside three other companies including Starbucks. The tiny European state – at 999 square miles …

Technology stocks will go “nuts” in 2015 thanks to growth in the U.S. and the “normalization” of interest rates, HSBC told CNBC. Rejecting the idea of bubble in technology equities, HSBC Global Asset Management’s head of absolute return, Charlie Morris, said investors need to look at large cap growth stocks. “There is a long way …