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  1. July 29, 2015

    Windows 10: An effective marriage of old and new

    It feels a little disconcerting when your laptop wants to get personal and tries to anticipate your needs. Vaguely...

  2. July 28, 2015

    Microsoft aims to woo consumers with Windows 10

    Windows Vista — one of the least-loved pieces of software in Microsoft history — was estimated to be used on only 19...

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  1. The Connected Business

    Digital health looks like an idea whose time has come. The rise of digital technology ...
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  1. July 22, 2015

    Chipotle sizzles on July sales optimism

    Chipotle lit up on Wednesday after the Mexican restaurant chain said same-store sales in July had been “positive” and...

  2. July 21, 2015

    Traffic acquisition costs hold back Yahoo

    Yahoo increased revenue at the fastest rate for nine years in the second quarter, but the cost of acquiring traffic...

  3. July 21, 2015

    Microsoft struggles to put Nokia behind it

    Microsoft tumbled to a $3.2bn net loss in the latest quarter, the worst in its history, as it struggled to put the...

  4. July 21, 2015

    A testing time for spreadsheets

    It’s an awkward truth that popular psychology books equipped me for office life better than two university degrees....

  5. July 20, 2015

    Banks back rival to Bloomberg messaging system

    A messaging service described as a WhatsApp for business is being launched by some of the world’s biggest banks in a...

  6. July 19, 2015

    Corporate diary: July 20 — July 24

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

  7. July 17, 2015

    Apple seen as leading the field in phone payments race

    The barista at the well-known coffee shop chain looked blankly at the phone being brandished in front of the till to...

  8. July 10, 2015

    Microsoft Nokia writedown signals Satya Nadella’s break with past

    When Microsoft revealed that it was writing down almost the entire value of its Nokia handset acquisition, after only...

  9. July 10, 2015

    Microsoft needs to turn HoloLens VR profit potential into reality

    Microsoft admitted this week that it missed the mobile market, but analysts believe it has a better chance in what...

  10. July 9, 2015

    Satya Nadella must find more pills for Microsoft’s ills

    If you have a headache, it is a good idea to stop banging your head against the wall. That is what Microsoft chief...

  11. July 8, 2015

    Microsoft: dialling it down

    There are lots of examples of value-destroying acquisitions but few are as fast and brutal as Microsoft and Nokia. The...

  12. July 8, 2015

    FBI warns it cannot crack Isis encryption

    The FBI’s tools to fight terrorism were becoming ineffective in the face of increasingly sophisticated encryption by...

  13. July 8, 2015

    Microsoft takes $7.6bn Nokia writedown and cuts 7,800 jobs

    Microsoft on Wednesday threw in the towel in its attempt to become a leading player in the smartphone world, writing...

  14. July 7, 2015

    Microsoft veteran Bill Veghte appointed SurveyMonkey boss

    Bill Veghte, a veteran Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard executive, has been brought in to run online polling company...

  15. July 5, 2015

    Microsoft mission statement: so many words, most of them empty

    About 10 days ago, Satya Nadella sent a 1,500 word email to all staff to tell them about Microsoft’s new mission...

  16. July 3, 2015

    The business behind Minecraft

    Abdul Adil loves to build. The 13-year-old, who lives in London, says he has created palaces, castles and an entire...

  17. June 30, 2015

    Microsoft: small and correct

    “Success is the sum of a lot of small things done correctly.” So said the great chef Fernand Point. Those who have...

  18. June 29, 2015

    Microsoft shake-up sees ad switch to AOL

    Microsoft is to hand over much of its advertising operations to AOL and AppNexus, in the latest shake-up by chief...

  19. FT Alphaville

    June 25, 2015

    Innovating fast or slow? Gates vs Wolf edition

    At the FT’s 125 forum on Wednesday night, Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation co-chair...

  20. FT Photo Diary

    June 25, 2015

    Bill Gates

    Bill Gates, billionaire philanthropist and co-founder of Microsoft is pictured at The Financial Times in London. Gates’...

  21. June 25, 2015

    Gates to double investment in renewable energy projects

    Bill Gates is planning to double his personal investment in innovative green technologies to $2bn over the next five...

  22. June 25, 2015

    Q&A: Robots, Uber and the role of government

    Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, was interviewed by Lionel...

  23. beyondbrics

    June 22, 2015

    Microsoft’s focus on dumb phones is a smart move

    It has been fashionable to paint Microsoft as laggards in the race for the world’s mobile users. However, two important...

  24. June 19, 2015

    Week in Review, June 20

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Airbus and Boeing orders soar to...

  25. June 17, 2015

    Nadella clears out senior staff at Microsoft

    Former Nokia boss Stephen Elop is set to leave Microsoft as part of the most extensive executive reshuffle since Satya...

  26. June 11, 2015

    Oculus teams up with Microsoft on Rift VR headset

    Oculus will bundle Microsoft’s Xbox One controller with every unit of its Rift virtual-reality headset when it goes on...

  27. The World

    June 10, 2015

    Jim Yong Kim on the staggering cost of pandemics

    The president of the World Bank has warned that a pandemic could kill tens of millions people and wipe out between 5 to...

  28. Tech blog

    June 8, 2015

    Apple's music launch and more at WWDC - as it happened

    It’s Apple turn to court the app makers, after Google and Microsoft held their developer conferences in recent weeks....

  29. June 5, 2015

    Apple’s plan to rethink pricing formula is overdue

    When the PC ruled the computing world, media and entertainment companies feared a Microsoft monopoly would force them...

  30. June 4, 2015

    Google Photos: sharper focus on making picture libraries fun

    Only Google could think the world needs another photo app. Only Google could bring its unique combination of...

  31. June 3, 2015

    Deutsche Bank to create innovation hubs to boost technology

    Deutsche Bank is to open innovation hubs in London, Berlin and Silicon Valley in an attempt to improve its use of...

  32. May 31, 2015

    Apps spearhead Google’s battle with Apple

    Sebastian Thrun, former head of the Google X — the advanced projects lab set up to make big bets on the future — knows...

  33. May 27, 2015

    Apple clarity and communication keep brand at top

    In 2010, Apple was confronted with a thorny problem. The redesign of its iPhone 4 had left some users complaining the...

  34. May 27, 2015

    Apple’s core business ensures fortunes rise

    The world’s top technology brands, headed by Apple, extended their influence yet more deeply into consumers’ lives as...

  35. May 26, 2015

    Microsoft opens up virtual assistant on Android and Apple phones

    Microsoft has taken another step beyond Windows to get a better foothold in mobile computing, this time with plans to...

  36. May 20, 2015

    European court ruling: Storm over the ‘right to be forgotten’ rumbles on

    Twelve months on and the consequences of the European Court of Justice’s decision on the “right to be forgotten” online...

  37. May 13, 2015

    Facebook suppliers told to pay workers $15 minimum wage

    Facebook plans to require its large US contractors and vendors to pay their workers hourly wages well above the legal...

  38. May 11, 2015

    Fitbit in rude financial health ahead of IPO

    Fitbit has for years been seen as the leader of the fitness-tracker pack but for the first time it has disclosed just...

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