Etsy takes brand corporate with IPO plans

Amazon of the craft world seeks place at the home of tech stocks

Micromax eyes launches in 10 countries

Smartphone maker aims to expand beyond Indian base

MPs call for ‘minister of driverless cars’

Government is warned against missing benefits of new technology

Robotic overlords, space stations and death in virtual reality

Google #TheDress and a bigger truth

The ‘wisdom of crowds’ rankings could mean sites dealing in rumour fall below more credible sources

TV taps data to win back digital dollars

Networks promise performance with online style targeting tools

CTS Eventim eyes expanding into Brazil

Ticketing group to use Olympics as bridgehead into Latin America

Etsy: the long tail

Craft items are cute; at scale they can also be profitable

US raises cyber protectionism fears

Tech companies feel shut out by new rules in China and Europe

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Meerkat: video streaming for Twitter

Live broadcasting could yet find profound uses

Etsy aims to raise $100m in IPO

Offering set to be biggest for a New York-based tech company in years

Samsung: Ring the changes

The South Korean group hopes the Galaxy S6 will help revitalise its fortunes

Instagram reveals new advertising format

‘Carousel’ ads feature links to brand websites

Jay-Z faces opposition over music bid

More than 10% of Aspiro investors are negative on the deal

Ex-Virgin Media chiefs to buy ailing telcos

Zegona set up to build small portfolio of large businesses

Cloud software: cirrus, cumulus, churn

The new world of internet services has spawned its own metric

From wearables to Uber for kids

Michael Ginty, former head of global security, has left the group to figure out how to protect primary school children at Altschool

Luxury website Farfetch valued at $1bn

Online retailer is latest UK start-up to lure leading Silicon Valley investor and big pricetag

Uber acquires mapping start-up deCarta

Deal may allow tech group to reduce reliance on Google services

Cyber security loophole found at bank

Vulnerability allows access to accounts ‘by the front door’

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