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  1. 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,...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. August 11, 2014

    Bridges to span Amazon’s dominance

    What happens if your biggest customer is also your worst nightmare? That is the dilemma facing book publishers dealing with...

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    August 7, 2014

    China's anti-trust storm is set to intensify

    By Christian Shepherd The spate of high-profile anti-trust investigations announced in recent weeks may be the tip of the...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. July 31, 2014

    Microsoft setback in cloud era test case

    Microsoft on Thursday suffered a setback in a case testing the cross-border reach of law enforcement in the cloud computing...

  11. July 30, 2014

    Microsoft raid highlights US trade troubles in China

    When government investigators raided Microsoft offices in four Chinese cities on Monday, it underlined the increasingly dire...

  12. July 28, 2014

    Microsoft targeted in China antitrust probe

    Microsoft has become the latest US company to be targeted by an antitrust investigation in China, as officials from the...

  13. July 27, 2014

    ‘Hello there’: eight lessons from Microsoft’s awful job loss memo

    Barely 10 days old, Stephen Elop’s “Hello there” memo has already become a classic example of how not to fire people. It is...

  14. July 25, 2014

    Visa falls after cut to sales guidance

    Visa, which has found itself uncomfortably stuck in the middle of political wranglings between the US and Russia, was forced...

  15. July 25, 2014

    Letter from Lex: Mesofacts

    Readers, Mesofacts are pieces of information about the world – often rather important ones – which have a habit of changing...

  16. July 24, 2014

    Nokia: tower of strength

    Regret and sorrow follow most forced separations, requiring inner fortitude. Nokia sold its handsets division to Microsoft...

  17. July 23, 2014

    Google in fight to stop global removal of sensitive links

    Google is braced for a showdown with European privacy watchdogs over demands the continent’s “right to be forgotten” online...

  18. July 23, 2014

    Microsoft’s reporting: cool story, bro

    The numbers from Microsoft tell you the business is generally solid. The specifics remain hazy. Excluding the revenue added...

  19. July 22, 2014

    Microsoft narrows efforts in mobile phones, Xbox games and Bing

    Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s new chief executive, promised to narrow the US software company’s efforts in mobile phones, the...

  20. July 21, 2014

    Microsoft’s Satya Nadella to face tough questions from Wall Street

    Microsoft’s new chief executive is set to face tough questions from Wall Street on Tuesday about his longer term plans for...

  21. July 18, 2014

    Letter from Lex: 21st century fox

    Of course he had to get involved. Could Rupert Murdoch, one of the media sector’s most enthusiastic dealmakers, really sit...

  22. July 17, 2014

    Microsoft: windows or doors?

    The 18,000 job cuts that newish Microsoft boss Satya Nadella announced on Thursday could be seen as a much needed step to...

  23. Business Blog

    July 17, 2014

    Poetry and jobs are the victims in Stephen Elop's Microsoft memo

    There is no longer much call for poetry at Microsoft’s devices division, the bulk of which consists of Nokia’s old handset...

  24. July 17, 2014

    Anger and bewilderment in Finland over Microsoft job cuts

    Politicians and workers’ leaders in Finland reacted with anger and bewilderment at the news that 1,100 jobs in the country...

  25. July 17, 2014

    UnitedHealth climbs on surging sales

    US health insurance providers continued a year’s long ascent on Thursday as the country’s largest health insurer reported...

  26. FT Tech Hub

    July 17, 2014

    Microsoft, follows Google, to grant users the "right to be forgotten"

    Forgotten about Bing? Well, Bing has not forgotten about you. Microsoft has joined Google in taking requests from European...

  27. July 17, 2014

    Microsoft to shed 18,000 jobs

    Microsoft is slashing its Nokia handset business in half, cutting 12,000 jobs at the division, as new chief executive Satya...

  28. July 16, 2014

    Evernote CEO Phil Libin faces up to the smartwatch challenge

    As the world becomes hyper-connected, two possible futures lie in wait for the information-dependent. One is a chaos of...

  29. July 15, 2014

    Intel beats expectations as PC shipments rise

    Intel beat expectations and raised its full-year sales forecast on Tuesday as the market for personal computers, most of...

  30. FT Alphaville

    July 15, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE David finds two very different interpretations of the Chinese macro data. Dan has a...

  31. FT Tech Hub

    July 10, 2014

    And so it begins: Microsoft declares the Xbox non-core

    CEOs love talking about the need for focus. But they’re not so good at picking things they’re not going to do as a result....

  32. 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...

  33. FT Alphaville

    July 1, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Camp Alphaville reminder: It’s on Wednesday (Details here) There’s now a comedian on the programme as well. Markets: Markets...

  34. FT Alphaville

    June 30, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING   – Why are the super-rich so angry? – Possible defences of inequality. – Janet Yellen’s security...

  35. June 30, 2014

    EU slams US over Microsoft privacy case

    A US attempt to force Microsoft to hand over emails held on servers in Ireland has drawn a strong rebuke from Brussels in...

  36. June 27, 2014

    Tech groups race to reinvent passwords

    Companies and consumers are risking their most sensitive information online by relying on an authentication method that...

  37. June 25, 2014

    Barnes & Noble to spin off Nook business

    Barnes & Noble will spin off its Nook business from its bricks-and-mortar bookstores as it seeks to boost the performance of...

  38. June 23, 2014

    If Finland is the best Europe can do we should be worried

    Either the World Economic Forum is wrong or Europe is in deep trouble. The latest competitiveness rankings from the Swiss...

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