YouTube is travelling like a high-speed train into one of the most powerful online platforms in the world. Which clever earnings model is hiding behind this success story, and how will this affect our future media landscape?
Large football clubs are being bought by foreign businessmen, who some say are only in it for the money with no tie to football history. But a protest movement is taking matters into its own hands to tackle the issues facing Europe's biggest sport.
In the very north-east of Europe, on the border of Russia, lies the small country of Estonia. Per capita, it has the most start-ups; internet access is considered a human right and everyone has free wi-fi. And the eyes of the tech world are watching.
Driverless cars will be how we move around in the future. In 10 years' time, Ford Motors' Bill Ford says his company will sell mobility, not cars. We ask the experts, including Tesla pioneer Elon Musk, what they think the future has in store for us.
Modern food production is dependent on fossil fuels. As we begin to reach the end of them, how will we feed a global population of nine billion in 2050? Start-ups are using smart technology, big data and new distribution systems to find solutions.
Is bitcoin the blueprint for a bankless currency or the biggest pyramid scheme in history? Is it the alternative to a failing finance sector, or are we simply shifting power from today's banking elite to a new online elite?
In Lebanon, 1 in 4 inhabitants is now a refugee. How do the Lebanese deal with this influx? And what impact does it have on the already precarious balance in the region, and beyond? VPRO Backlight follows Dutch UN representative Sigrid Kaag.
In recent years, protesters have taken to the streets of Spain, Tunis, Kiev, Amsterdam, Cairo, Istanbul, Tel Aviv and more - all pressing their demands for change. But what happened after the mass demonstrations?
The trust that politicians will solve climate change is waning, and a growing group of concerned citizens is looking for other ways to tackle it. They're now focusing on the financial world, which they believe has crucial influence.
Where do multinationals pay taxes and how much? Gaining insight from international tax experts, VPRO's Backlight takes a look at tax havens, the people who live there and the routes used to avoid tax globally.
As the planet becomes more crowded, eyes are rising to the stars. The colonisation of space is no longer science fiction, it's big business, from NASA to entrepreneurs like Elon Musk. Meet the space lawyer trying to bring order to the space race.
It started as a possible case of food poisoning, but within weeks turned into a spectacle of enormous political proportions. Aleksander Litvinenko, former member of the Russian secret service, died after being poisoned with a radioactive substance.
How safe is your data? Secret internet backdoors are being exploited and sold by hackers for astronomical amounts. It has sparked a digital war between good and bad hackers - all focused on your digital security. How safe do you feel?
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has put innovation at the forefront of his growth plans for Australia. It's easy to think that all new technology is developed by hip companies like Google and Apple, but is this true?