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    1. November 4, 2014

      From Icahn to ‘I can’ social trading takes off

      “Twitter is great. I like it almost as much as I like Dell,” Carl Icahn, the activist investor, exclaimed when he made his...

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      Why my front door is not web-ready

      Last month in The Economist I read a scenario of a future home in which all manner of objects, connected to each other in...

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    1. October 6, 2014

      HP signals dealmaking is on cards

      HP divides in two Hewlett-Packard has indicated that it is considering further dealmaking, as it split its PC and printer...

    2. May 16, 2014

      SAC’s Steinberg jailed for 3½ years

      A former portfolio manager with SAC Capital who was convicted of insider trading in Dell stock was sentenced to three and a...

    3. April 24, 2014

      Technology groups take need for investment in security to heart

      Large technology companies including Google, Microsoft and Intel have come together to fund an important encryption project,...

    4. April 22, 2014

      US judges review central element of insider trading law

      A US prosecutor barely started her argument to defend an insider trading conviction when judges on a US appeals court...

    5. April 20, 2014

      Fund managers seek reversal on insider trading conviction

      Two former hedge fund managers found guilty of insider trading hope to persuade a US appeals court to throw out their...

    6. April 10, 2014

      Activist investor Icahn gains little after agreeing truce with eBay

      Activist investor Carl Icahn has called off his assault on eBay, ending with few of the spoils he had been seeking in his...

    7. February 17, 2014

      Timeline: How Autonomy’s Morgan Stanley deal evolved

      Autonomy’s sale of Dell servers to Morgan Stanley in early 2010 was typical of the lossmaking hardware deals it said it used...

    8. January 20, 2014

      IBM looks to sell low-end server business

      IBM is considering selling its x86 business in a deal that would mark a long-awaited exit from the low-end server market for...

    9. December 20, 2013

      Week in Review, December 20

      A round-up of some of the week’s corporate events and news stories. Saab lands key Brazil fighter contract In a surprise...

    10. FT Alphaville

      December 18, 2013

      The Closer

      FURTHER FURTHER READING - The best and worst media corrections of the year. - Brad DeLong reviews/previews the Picketty...

    11. December 18, 2013

      DoJ victory in SAC insider-trading trial

      A former top aide to SAC Capital’s founder was found guilty of insider trading on Wednesday, handing the US government...

    12. December 15, 2013

      Steinberg in hands of jury in SAC insider trading case

      When the jury begins this week to deliberate the fate of Michael Steinberg, a former SAC Capital portfolio manager accused...

    13. December 6, 2013

      Letter from Lex: giving up investor fight

      Activist investors get a bad rap. Sometimes they deserve it, such as when famed US corporate raider Carl Icahn first stood...

    14. December 4, 2013

      NCR Corporation: Does not quite register

      Sniggers were heard on Monday when NCR Corporation announced it had bought Digital Insight for $1.6bn. Digital Insight,...

    15. December 2, 2013

      Dell: fair appraisal

      Those hoping that Dell would slouch into private company obscurity are going to have to wait a little longer. Carl Icahn...

    16. November 27, 2013

      SAC’s Steinberg asked for ‘proprietary information’, court told

      Michael Steinberg, a former portfolio manager with SAC Capital, asked his analyst to get “early, proprietary information”...

    17. November 17, 2013

      Ex-SAC portfolio manager’s insider trading trial begins

      A former SAC Capital portfolio manager is set to go to trial this week to face allegations he traded on confidential...

    18. November 10, 2013

      Companies diary: November 11 – November 17

      Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters. Company...

    19. FT Tech Hub

      November 7, 2013

      Lenovo shows the PC is not dead yet

      Who says the PC is dead? Lenovo’s notebook sales rose 8 per cent year-on-year in the three months to September, a period...

    20. November 5, 2013

      Acer chairman and CEO steps down

      The head of Acer, the world’s fourth-largest computer manufacturer by sales, has resigned, as a continuing decline in global...

    21. September 24, 2013

      Dell financing: lucky turn

      Timing is everything in stand-up comedy and in the bond market. Apple’s $17bn fundraising in April took place just before...

    22. September 19, 2013

      Diet of fibre promises health for economy

      The succession of industries by which Jersey has prospered during its long history is about to be joined, its leaders hope,...

    23. September 13, 2013

      Letter from Lex: Bond back in fashion

      Mr Bond is back in fashion. Not James Bond, but Verizon bonds. The US telecoms company went to market asking for $20bn to...

    24. September 12, 2013

      Dell: founders keepers

      While Michael Dell sighs with relief now that shareholders have finally approved his buyout of the computer maker he...

    25. September 12, 2013

      Dell shareholders back $24.8bn buyout

      Michael Dell pulled off his hotly contested $24.8bn buyout of the PC maker that bears his name on Thursday, turning the...

    26. September 11, 2013

      Southeastern takes 11.9% stake in News Corp voting shares

      Southeastern Asset Management, which worked with Carl Icahn on his tilt at Dell, has become the largest voting shareholder...

    27. FT Alphaville

      September 9, 2013

      The Closer

      FURTHER FURTHER READING - How robots can serve a growing senior population. - “If human history turns on the tilt of the...

    28. September 9, 2013

      Carl Icahn abandons Dell pursuit with parting shot

      Carl Icahn has abandoned his attempt to thwart the buyout of Dell, once the world’s biggest maker of personal computers,...

    29. September 9, 2013

      Deloitte fine shows advisership is no shield from Furies

      The Furies of Greek mythology have a counterpart in a tribunal of the Financial Reporting Council, which has just fined...

    30. September 8, 2013

      Dell set to seal shareholder backing

      Technology billionaire Michael Dell is this week finally set to win shareholder backing for his contentious $24.8bn buyout...

    31. September 3, 2013

      Microsoft in €5.4bn deal with Nokia

      Microsoft is to buy Nokia’s mobile phone business and license its patents for €5.4bn, in an all-cash deal that will reshape...

    32. August 28, 2013

      Twitter appoints first commerce head

      Twitter has hired Ticketmaster’s former chief executive to lead a fresh push into ecommerce, as it looks to partner with...

    33. August 21, 2013

      Tech executives facing up to hard realities of the cloud

      Technology revolutions have a habit of devouring their own children. There has never been a clearer case in point than the...

    34. August 19, 2013

      M&A fails: pass the aspirin

      Doing deals these days seems hardly worth the headache (or the attorneys’ fees). Merger and acquisition volume has still not...

    35. August 16, 2013

      Activists keep fighting despite setbacks

      A year ago the name of Bill Ackman was a threat, the polite but firm knock at the door which meant life for sleepy...

    36. August 16, 2013

      Technology: BlackBerry crumbles

      After starting her career in New York’s financial services industry five years ago, Carrie Sin was rarely without her...

    37. August 16, 2013

      Activists often more spoilers than saviours

      This autumn marks the 25th anniversary of the epic struggle in 1988 for RJR Nabisco, a deal remembered mainly for how much...

    38. August 16, 2013

      Activist investing – big beasts

      While the rest of us sit in our mega-yachts off Formentera or party in the Hamptons, the world’s most famous investors are...

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