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  2. January 27, 2015

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  1. January 26, 2015

    Microsoft warns over PC software unit

    Microsoft’s core PC software business is set to face headwinds in the coming months as a one-off PC upgrade cycle ends and...

  2. FT Tech Hub

    January 26, 2015

    Oculus CEO on its new VR filmmaking venture Story Studio and Microsoft’s HoloLens

    When the Oculus Rift VR headset raised $2.4m on Kickstarter in 2012, its crowdfunding was squarely pitched at the...

  3. January 23, 2015

    Week in Review, January 24

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Retail forex brokers buckle under Swiss...

  4. January 23, 2015

    Microsoft: optical Illusions

    The human eye can easily be tricked into seeing things that are not really there. All it takes is a light, projected in the...

  5. January 22, 2015

    Microsoft takes lead in battle for artificial reality

    The Browser Wars once played a central part in the fight for control of the gateways to cyberspace. Microsoft may have...

  6. FT Tech Hub

    January 22, 2015

    With HoloLens, Microsoft gets some sizzle

    You’re standing on the surface of Mars. You look down and marvel at the detail, then up to the horizon, following the ridge...

  7. FT Alphaville

    January 22, 2015

    FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

    You can sign up here to receive this email each morning. The ECB has been debating plans for a one to two year programme to...

  8. January 22, 2015

    ‘A bit of luck’ halted Ebola, says Bill Gates

    Bill Gates has warned that the world will need to react more quickly next time there is a deadly outbreak similar to Ebola,...

  9. January 21, 2015

    Microsoft tests cutting edge holograms

    Microsoft sought to put itself back at the cutting edge of the technology industry on Wednesday as it unveiled a headset...

  10. January 20, 2015

    Microsoft calls for data sharing agreement between US and EU

    Microsoft’s top lawyer has called for an accord between the EU and the US to make it easier for law enforcement authorities...

  11. January 16, 2015

    Smartphones in pipeline that offer more for less

    The smartphone market is set for lots of changes this year, but big, category-changing innovations are unlikely, according...

  12. January 16, 2015

    UK police arrest man over gaming cyber attack

    The police have arrested a teenager in northwest England as part of an investigation into a cyber attack on Sony’s...

  13. January 12, 2015

    US military Twitter account hacked

    Social media accounts run by Central Command, the US military command covering the Middle East, have been hacked by a group...

  14. January 11, 2015

    Another commercial behemoth falls to earth

    Spawning new phrases into the language can be a sign of pre-eminence in the commercial world. To be “Rolls-Royce” is still a...

  15. January 5, 2015

    ValueAct takes swipe at MSCI as activists flex muscles

    MSCI, the stock market indexes company, has become an early target for what is expected to be a wave of hedge fund activism...

  16. January 4, 2015

    And the Golden Flannel of the year award goes to . . . 

    On New Year’s eve, just before the final judging session of my 2014 Golden Flannel awards, I put out a last minute plea on...

  17. December 28, 2014

    A year in a word: Double Irish

    Double Irish compound noun — a) a lucrative tax loophole exploited by multinationals with Irish operations; b) a Faustian...

  18. December 26, 2014

    Sony, Microsoft battle hackers as gamers question their call of duty

    Sony and Microsoft struggled to respond to an apparent cyber attack on their video games networks over Christmas, leaving...

  19. December 23, 2014

    Apple-led Rockstar sells phone patents in $900m deal

    Rockstar, an intellectual-property consortium led by Apple and Microsoft, has ended its litigation against Samsung, LG and...

  20. FT Alphaville

    December 19, 2014

    "Alphaville Person of Interest 2014" -- you decide!

    With Tim Cook out of the way, we can get on with the main award this holiday season. Introducing the inaugural… We’re...

  21. December 17, 2014

    IBM boosts global data centre network

    IBM has turned up the heat in the global race among technology companies to build the infrastructure for the emerging...

  22. December 16, 2014

    Microsoft suffers after BofA downgrade

    Microsoft shares fell after Bank of America downgraded its outlook for the world’s biggest software company, saying its...

  23. December 11, 2014

    How Juncker and Luxembourg landed Silicon Valley’s biggest catch

    Jean-Claude Juncker had a mischievous look. It was shortly before the 2004 election and Luxembourg’s premier at the time...

  24. December 11, 2014

    Risks high as Microsoft passes cloud milestone

    Microsoft has just passed a milestone in its business overhaul for the cloud computing age. As this year closes, it has...

  25. December 9, 2014

    Disney, Skype and Reckitt dragged into Luxembourg tax row

    Disney and Koch Industries have become the latest companies to be dragged into the growing row over secret tax deals in...

  26. December 8, 2014

    Facebook’s latest rivals fight for attention

    Inlope, which launched last month, is the latest social media platform hoping to make it big. The company, started by two...

  27. December 8, 2014

    Big service providers turn to the cloud

    Revolutions in corporate IT systems tend to take years. But even in slow motion, the effects can at times be startling. So...

  28. December 5, 2014

    Barnes and Noble: trading below book

    Digital is the glittering future; bricks and mortar the musty past. The future does not always pay better. Consider Barnes &...

  29. December 5, 2014

    Will streaming bring a new golden age of TV?

    Jeffrey Tambor makes a magnificent woman. In Transparent, a recent show created by Jill Soloway, formerly a writer on the...

  30. MBA blog

    December 5, 2014

    Tech trek week

    Day-on-the-Job events are onsite visits to companies to learn about MBA opportunities and get a sense of work culture. A...

  31. December 4, 2014

    Microsoft quits struggling ereader Nook

    Microsoft is bailing out of Nook, the struggling ereader business owned by Barnes & Noble, in a move that clears the way for...

  32. December 4, 2014

    Tech giants lead charge for change

    The transformation that the role of in-house lawyers has undergone is plain to see in the 2014 FT ranking of North America’s...

  33. December 3, 2014

    Microsoft: joke’s over

    Zune (tee hee). Vista (snort). Bing (BWA HA HA). Windows phone (Stop it! I can’t breathe Laugh all you want. Most of us do....

  34. December 2, 2014

    Dubai: the statelet start-up

    Daytime population: 3.3m GDP per capita: $41,670 Foreign workers in private sector: 95 per cent New businesses started this...

  35. November 28, 2014

    Week in Review, November 29

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Coca-Cola and SABMiller unveil African...

  36. November 27, 2014

    US tech: cold shoulder in China

    It has been a rough year for foreign tech companies in China. Microsoft is the latest to make headlines with a tale of woe,...

  37. November 27, 2014

    Cloud goes business class

    US cloud storage company Dropbox has teamed up with Microsoft in the latest move by cloud sharing services to expand beyond...

  38. November 26, 2014

    China charges Microsoft $140m for tax ‘evasion’

    The Chinese government has charged Microsoft $140m in back taxes and interest, in the latest case of a US technology group...

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