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  1. September 19, 2014

    Markus Persson: the ‘nerd’ who crafted a gaming gold mine

    As a child, Markus Persson played endlessly with Lego, using the blocks to build increasingly complex designs. That changed...

  2. September 18, 2014

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    Ask the expert: MBA Jobs Clinic Sep 2014

    This is the transcript of the Live Blog session ending at 15:17 on 18 Sep 2014.Welcome to the Financial Times MBA Jobs...

  4. September 17, 2014

    How email dominates the working day

    The growth in email use over the past decade has, it seems, been unstoppable. For example, Radicati Group, a technology...

  5. September 16, 2014

    Blur Group names former Microsoft UK executive finance director

    Blur Group, the UK company that lets people buy and sell services online from app-making to advertising, has appointed...

  6. September 16, 2014

    Hong Kong tycoons to donate to second US university

    One of Hong Kong’s richest families plans to give money to the University of Southern California on the heels of presenting...

  7. September 15, 2014

    Micro Focus to buy Attachmate for $1.2bn

    Shares in Micro Focus climbed 10 per cent on Monday after the UK software group said it would acquire US rival Attachmate in...

  8. September 15, 2014

    Minecraft could change the game for Xbox

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  9. September 15, 2014

    Microsoft buys Minecraft maker for $2.5bn

    Markus “Notch” Persson said he sold Minecraft to Microsoft for $2.5bn to preserve his sanity after it became one of the...

  10. September 15, 2014

    Microsoft buys Minecraft, Lex digs in

    Microsoft has announced that it has bought Mojang, the company that makes Minecraft, for $2.5bn. Lex hates this deal, as we...

  11. September 15, 2014

    Tough questions over Phones 4U merit proper answers

    For John Caudwell to accuse Vodafone of ruthlessness in dropping retail distributor Phones4U is rather like Genghis Khan...

  12. September 14, 2014

    Big Tech at Bay

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  13. September 12, 2014

    Attachmate and Micro Focus in late-stage merger talks

    US software group Attachmate is in advanced talks to merge with UK rival Micro Focus, according to people familiar with the...

  14. 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...

  15. September 10, 2014

    China’s Li assures foreign investors in wake of fines

    Li Keqiang, Chinese premier, has assured global investors they are still welcome in China and said a rash of recent fines...

  16. September 10, 2014

    Microsoft and Minecraft: chopping block

    Microsoft’s shareholders have a humble dream: that the company figures out what it is good at and does only that. Microsoft...

  17. September 10, 2014

    Microsoft in talks to buy Minecraft maker for more than $2bn

    Microsoft is in talks to buy Mojang, the Swedish company behind retro gaming sensation Minecraft, for more than $2bn,...

  18. September 10, 2014

    Sale would create new world for Minecraft

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  19. September 9, 2014

    Barnes & Noble considers next chapter for Nook e-reader

    Barnes & Noble will continue to explore spin-off options for its Nook e-reader business, although losses associated with it...

  20. September 9, 2014

    Clock ticks on EU peace deal with Google

    To the negotiators it was known as the “Dutch solution”, the simple answer to Google’s antitrust travails in Europe, where...

  21. September 7, 2014

    Microsoft drops controversial image tool

    Microsoft has removed a controversial feature of its Bing search engine from the web following a copyright lawsuit last...

  22. September 4, 2014

    Google’s rivals increase pressure on EU over antitrust probe

    Google’s faltering bid to settle an EU antitrust probe has faced a blast of fresh criticism from foes including Microsoft...

  23. September 4, 2014

    Getty sues Microsoft over digital images

    Microsoft has been hit by a lawsuit from Getty Images, owner of one of the largest libraries of digital images, over a new...

  24. September 4, 2014

    Microsoft brings mobile personal assistant Cortana to UK and China

    Microsoft is bringing its Cortana mobile personal assistant to the UK and China as the US technology group unveils its...

  25. September 3, 2014

    Apple’s rivals plan to revamp products ahead of iPhone 6 launch

    With the launch of Apple’s iPhone 6 only days away, rivals in the US and Asia have revealed their plans of how they intend...

  26. September 1, 2014

    Microsoft ordered to comply over China antitrust allegations

    Chinese regulators on Monday issued a public ultimatum to Microsoft after questioning a senior executive of the company,...

  27. August 24, 2014

    Share buybacks: dodgy rewards?

    In the 1919 US court case of Dodge v Ford, the Michigan court ruled that the purpose of a business is to return profits to...

  28. August 21, 2014

    No need for banks in an era of intellectual capital

    It is merger season in Silicon Valley. More than $100bn in technology deals were done in the first half of this year alone,...

  29. August 20, 2014

    Steve Ballmer quits Microsoft board to focus on NBA’s Clippers

    Steve Ballmer, former chief executive of Microsoft, has stepped down from the company’s board, giving his successor a freer...

  30. August 13, 2014

    European companies slam Chinese antitrust probes

    European companies have lashed out at the Chinese government’s renewed crackdown on alleged violations of the country’s...

  31. August 12, 2014

    Monopoly is a bureaucrat’s friend but a democrat’s foe

    “It takes a heap of Harberger triangles to fill an Okun gap,” wrote James Tobin in 1977, four years before winning the Nobel...

  32. August 11, 2014

    Bridges to span Amazon’s dominance

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  34. August 6, 2014

    China bans federal officials from buying Apple products

    China’s government has banned its ministries and federal agencies from buying Apple products, as a state-led campaign...

  35. August 6, 2014

    Multinationals fret as China’s antimonopoly probes intensify

    A growing number of the world’s most powerful brands, from Microsoft to Mercedes, are being targeted in antimonopoly...

  36. August 6, 2014

    Apple and Samsung settle non-US patent disputes

    Apple and Samsung Electronics have settled their patent disputes over smartphones and tablets in several countries around...

  37. August 3, 2014

    US tech in China: pawns of villains?

    Being labelled a “pawn of the villain” who must be “severely punished” is not a good sign. These were the words of the...

  38. August 1, 2014

    Microsoft files legal complaint against Samsung

    Microsoft took steps on Friday to protect the multibillion-dollar stream of royalties it earns on the back of Google’s...

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