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    1. January 20, 2015

      Staples to reject call to buy Office Depot

      Staples, the US’s biggest stationery seller, is expected to reject a call by activist investor Starboard Value to merge with...

    2. January 10, 2015

      Obama to unveil plans to improve cyber security

      Barack Obama next week will unveil plans to improve cyber security and protect consumers from identity theft, as the...

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    1. January 6, 2015

      US regulator warns technology groups on privacy

      Technology companies need to work harder to protect consumer privacy and security, a senior US regulator warned on Tuesday,...

    2. November 6, 2014

      Qualcomm: licence to bill?

      Widget counting has become a rarefied art. Analysts canvas customers and suppliers for clues about the next quarter’s...

    3. November 6, 2014

      Qualcomm faces two new antitrust probes

      Qualcomm faces three investigations into allegations of anti-competitive behaviour, as it revealed new probes in the US and...

    4. FT Alphaville

      November 3, 2014

      Quietly considering Herbalife

      Herbalife, the nutritional shake-based multi-level marketing company, will report earnings after the close on Monday. As...

    5. October 28, 2014

      FTC sues AT&T over ‘unlimited’ data plans

      The US Federal Trade Commission is suing AT&T for charging millions of mobile customers for unlimited data plans when it was...

    6. October 8, 2014

      AT&T pays $105m to settle bogus charges case

      AT&T, the second-largest US mobile carrier, has agreed to pay a record $105m to settle allegations it allowed its customers...

    7. FT Alphaville

      September 23, 2014

      Bitcoin business model too good to be true...proves to be too good to be true

      After days of speculation, Ars Technica has finally provided confirmation that the business model everyone in the finance...

    8. September 12, 2014

      The billionaires bending American politics to their will

      The billionaire Koch family members, outspoken on a host of Republican causes, have lately begun discussing something...

    9. August 27, 2014

      South Korea probes banks over interest rates collusion

      South Korea’s competition watchdog is investigating the country’s four largest commercial banks over possible interest rates...

    10. August 20, 2014

      Berkshire Hathaway fined $1m over stakebuilding

      Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has been fined nearly $1m by the US Department of Justice for allegedly breaching...

    11. August 17, 2014

      Biliousness in business does no favours for investors

      In recent weeks we have seen an outbreak of bile in the business world. A disagreement between Amazon, the online retailer,...

    12. FT Alphaville

      August 6, 2014

      Herbalife and some big numbers

      The current share price of $49, down more than a third so far this year, is not one of those big numbers for Herbaflie....

    13. August 1, 2014

      OkCupid’s venal experiment was a poisoned arrow

      Through online dating services we are learning new things about how people present themselves to the world and how the world...

    14. FT Alphaville

      July 22, 2014

      A Herbalife Pre-response

      Pershing Square, the hedge fund dedicated to the destruction of Herbalife for truth, justice and a tidy profit, will hold a...

    15. July 10, 2014

      Amazon sued over children’s purchases

      US regulators are suing Amazon over accusations that the e-commerce giant unlawfully billed parents for unauthorised digital...

    16. FT Tech Hub

      July 10, 2014

      Facebook's not-quite apology over mood research

      Until now, Facebook has struggled – and failed – to strike the right note in response to the disquiet over its deliberate...

    17. July 3, 2014

      Privacy group files Facebook complaint

      The fallout from Facebook’s manipulation of its users’ emotions during a 2011 psychological research project spread further...

    18. FT Alphaville

      July 2, 2014

      The 6am London Cut

      The Last Camp Alphaville Promo of 2014. The fun starts at 11am today. Pack cash. The Cut is taking a short break for the...

    19. July 1, 2014

      FTC claims T-Mobile USA made millions from bogus charges

      T-Mobile USA made hundreds of millions of dollars from “bogus charges” that customers never authorised, the US Federal Trade...

    20. June 4, 2014

      US Senate considers ban on ‘stalking apps’

      Mobile phone apps that track users without their knowledge have been used in cases of domestic violence, stalking and...

    21. FT Alphaville

      June 4, 2014

      "Primarily" and pyramids [Update]

      When it comes to assessing pyramid schemes, the word primarily comes up a lot. As in, the rewards must primarily come from...

    22. FT Alphaville

      June 3, 2014

      BurnLounge is a pyramid scheme, while 9th Circuit leaves Herbalife debate unresolved

      The US Court of Appeals in San Francisco on Monday upheld a district court ruling that BurnLounge was a pyramid scheme. A...

    23. May 27, 2014

      FTC calls for clampdown on data brokers

      The US Federal Trade Commission has recommended that Congress force data brokers to give consumers access to the information...

    24. May 8, 2014

      Snapchat settles privacy complaint

      The “disappearing” messages that attracted millions of users to Snapchat were not as ephemeral as they seemed, the start-up...

    25. Material World

      May 7, 2014

      Could the end of Photoshopped ads be the end of the celebrity spokesperson?

      Just as skirts go up and down and up again, the Photoshopping controversy – which is linked to the skinny models controversy...

    26. May 2, 2014

      It takes a network to defeat a network

      Cyber crime is evolving. Few people can still think it is just teenagers hacking the US Department of Defense for fun. Now...

    27. April 24, 2014

      FCC accused of violating net neutrality

      A US government agency staunchly defended new “net neutrality” rules to be proposed on Thursday, after critics blasted the...

    28. April 11, 2014

      Criminal probe launched into Herbalife

      The US Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are investigating Herbalife, the multi-level marketing...

    29. April 10, 2014

      Companies told they can share cyber threat information

      Companies that declined to share cyber threat information with each other out of fear of violating antitrust laws no longer...

    30. March 24, 2014

      Icahn boosts influence at Herbalife

      Carl Icahn has increased his influence in the boardroom at Herbalife, the vitamin supplements company which is dealing with...

    31. FT Alphaville

      March 24, 2014

      McCrum smackdown watch, Hempton edition

      John Hempton is fed up with with our focus on internal consumption as one of the key legal aspects to the debate about...

    32. FT Alphaville

      March 21, 2014

      Keep an eye on the FTC vs Burnlounge

      While waiting for the next installment in the Herbalife saga, which may include some changes to the board, there is a...

    33. March 14, 2014

      US wades into Herbalife dust-up

      For more than a year, the question of the fundamental corporate legitimacy of Herbalife has been overshadowed by rival...

    34. March 12, 2014

      Herbalife hit by US ‘pyramid scheme’ probe

      The US Federal Trade Commission has opened a formal investigation into Herbalife, the multi-level marketing company that...

    35. FT Alphaville

      March 12, 2014

      The FTC has opened an investigation into Herbalife [Update]

      After we got in touch with the company to tell them we were writing this story, they halted trading and put out a statement...

    36. FT Alphaville

      February 24, 2014

      Not just Herbalife, but an entire industry selling to itself

      The Journal of Historical Research in Marketing, Volume 6, Issue 4 will not hit the shelves of your lending library until...

    37. FT Alphaville

      February 10, 2014

      The multi-level endgame, part one: the FTC

      OK, endgame might be premature, this Herbalife saga has plenty of life in it yet. But after more than a year of debate, and...

    38. FT Alphaville

      January 29, 2014

      Oh, Canada

      If you go back to the very first post in our Living the Herbalife series, you’ll play spot the difference between two...

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