Disrupters, destruction and opportunity

FT Series: Who has been wreaking havoc on traditional business models in 2014

Xiaomi fundraising values group at $45bn

Chinese smartphone maker raises $1.1bn in venture capital funding

Klarna expands online payments business

Swedish start-up faces tough competition from Visa and PayPal

Yahoo targets wearables and mobile growth

Internet group seeks to transform itself into world of apps

D’Aloisio leads Yahoo into wearables

Tech group’s news app chosen as launch partner for Apple Watch

Robert Bond: 'What we need is guidance from regulators'

‘Big data needs big guidance’

EU rules increase risk of large fines in event of breaches

The Woolpack in Bermondsey, part of Punch Taverns.
©Charlie Bibby

Spies in the cellar, spies at your desk

Publicans may have scored a victory but offices are becoming havens for monitoring equipment

Gamers question companies’ call of duty

Sony and Microsoft’s defence criticised after Christmas Day cyber attack

Tesla charges up with Roadster retrofit

Upgrade will allow electric car to travel more than 400 miles on single charge

LG raided amid Samsung vandalism claims

Claims of damage to products ahead of Berlin fair

All-out cyber warfare in year of the hack

Like celebrities and Sony, our online identities are ripe for plucking

Silicon Valley comes under fire in Europe

Year puts worries over surveillance, tax and market dominance in spotlight

Wanda buys controlling stake in 99 Bill

Move part of property group’s ‘online to offline’ diversification strategy

Uber chief indicted in South Korea

Kalanick accused of breaking transport laws in further Asian setback

Technology keeps track of wildlife

Non-profits use off-the-shelf products to help species to survive

Amazon missteps fail to dent optimism

Success with Kindle Fire tablets has not been matched in smartphones

Rockstar sells phone patents in $900m deal

Latest sign of cooling in smartphone wars

Ding dong merrily in high orbit

International Space Station’s Santa-style Christmas fly-by

It’s natural to ask if there is an app

A MacBook’s default settings make me feel infantile

Google: high in fibre

Group is on a gambit to raise US internet speeds and its programme is on brink of expansion

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