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    The 6am London Cut

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    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - Why cutting the government doesn’t make it more efficient. - Globalisation and premature...

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  1. 8 hours ago

    Nadella sets out vision for Microsoft

    Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s new chief executive, set out on Thursday to make it clear that anyone who still thought of...

  2. 17 hours ago

    Technology groups take need for investment in security to heart

    Large technology companies including Google, Microsoft and Intel have come together to fund an important encryption project,...

  3. April 22, 2014

    Activist investor Jeff Ubben urges ‘fix’ for Silicon Valley

    One of the West Coast’s leading activist investors has added to the growing criticism of corporate governance in Silicon...

  4. April 21, 2014

    Microsoft fine-tunes €5.4bn Nokia deal

    Microsoft has confirmed the acquisition of Nokia’s handset business will complete on Friday although the US technology group...

  5. April 21, 2014

    PowerPoint over-reach: don’t blame the software

    “You always wanted to perform, but they told you to get a job,” read the invitation to the PowerPoint karaoke party. I had a...

  6. April 18, 2014

    Online originals face battle to win over advertisers’ hearts

    Jerry Seinfeld rides in cars with comedians; Sarah Jessica Parker goes behind the scenes of the New York City Ballet; Seth...

  7. April 10, 2014

    Microsoft cloud system wins EU privacy regulators’ approval

    Microsoft’s privacy changes to its online enterprise cloud storage system won EU regulators’ approval for meeting the bloc’s...

  8. April 9, 2014

    Dropbox apps to target Google and Apple

    Dropbox, fresh from a new round of funding, is attempting to move from behind-the-scenes cloud storage to a portfolio of...

  9. April 4, 2014

    Apple’s ‘holy war’ was a feud that made the Valley fertile

    A year before he died in 2011, Steve Jobs wrote a blunt description of Apple’s agenda. “Holy war with Google” was the first...

  10. April 3, 2014

    Barnes & Noble: an open book

    Who will be the ultimate saviour of embattled bookseller Barnes & Noble? Not John Malone, who has just closed the book. On...

  11. April 3, 2014

    Tech industry has opened a Pandora’s box of patent strife

    Be careful what you wish for. That is the lesson for tech companies that have pushed for changes to the patent regime that...

  12. April 2, 2014

    Microsoft to give away software for smartphones

    Microsoft is to give away its software for smartphones free of charge and reverse course a second time on its controversial...

  13. beyondbrics

    April 2, 2014

    India elections: daily wrap

    Raghuram Rajan wasn’t kidding when he said the central bank was ready to hand out new banking licences as soon as the...

  14. April 1, 2014

    Drugmakers learn to blend commerce with philanthropy in Africa

    Africa has rarely been a source of good publicity for big pharma. But two events this week suggest the drugs industry is...

  15. March 31, 2014

    BlackBerry slides on broker downgrades

    BlackBerry suffered a second day of declines after two brokers downgraded the company following a fourth quarter marked by...

  16. March 30, 2014

    Caterpillar faces US grilling over tax

    Caterpillar executives are in line to be grilled this week by the senate committee that has taken Apple, Microsoft and...

  17. March 28, 2014

    Microsoft to stop invading customers’ privacy

    Microsoft has promised to stop reading suspected pirates’ emails but instead report them to the police, changing its policy...

  18. Business Blog

    March 28, 2014

    Microsoft must simplify Office as well as untying it

    Satya Nadella’s unveiling of Office for the iPad is a significant moment for Microsoft, and his leadership of the company. I...

  19. March 27, 2014

    Microsoft opens door to a world beyond Windows

    Satya Nadella is ready to scrap the Windows tax. This is the figurative ‘levy’ that other Microsoft businesses have had to...

  20. March 27, 2014

    Microsoft boss launches Office for iPad

    Microsoft’s new chief chose the long-awaited launch of its Office suite on Apple’s iPad for his first public appearance, in...

  21. March 25, 2014

    Nokia: estate sale

    Sell off the family silver and before long buyers eye the other heirlooms. News this week that Nokia will not part from its...

  22. MBA blog

    March 25, 2014

    The importance of developing staff talent - an insider's view

    Recruitment season is in full swing at Insead and a noticeable trend has been the proliferation of graduate programmes...

  23. March 21, 2014

    Four steps to fixing inequality

    By most measures, and in many countries, income inequality has been increasing for a generation. Some people don’t care, so...

  24. March 21, 2014

    Games makers dare to dream of a virtual reality future

    For the past 20 years, virtual reality has been just that: a technological dream that failed to break through into the real...

  25. March 21, 2014

    Microsoft caught up in fresh privacy storm

    Microsoft on Thursday scrambled to head off a privacy storm after it was revealed that the software company had searched...

  26. March 19, 2014

    Sony targets virtual reality for PS4

    Sony has leapt into a technological future last promised in the 1990s, with the pledge that it will bring virtual reality to...

  27. March 18, 2014

    Microsoft gains on mobile market hopes

    Microsoft found itself at the top of Wall Street’s leaderboard on Tuesday on hopes new chief executive Satya Nadella will...

  28. March 17, 2014

    End of Windows XP support puts ATMs at risk

    In less than a month, most of the world’s ATMs and a large portion of its computer-based industrial control systems will...

  29. March 14, 2014

    The sweatshirt’s rise to high fashion

    When Microsoft distributed a press photo of Satya Nadella, its incoming chief executive, last month, his outfit brought a...

  30. FT Tech Hub

    March 14, 2014

    Bill Gates on the WhatsApp deal: wise, if expensive

    Bill Gates has a soft spot for Mark Zuckerberg. In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine that has just been published,...

  31. March 13, 2014

    Xbox recruits titans for the clash of the consoles

    Microsoft is hoping its exclusive rights to ‘Titanfall’, a futuristic shooting game from the team behind ‘Call of Duty’,...

  32. March 12, 2014

    Nokia maps out Here’s separate future

    Nokia, the Finnish technology group, will invest further in developing its ‘Here’ mapping software as a standalone operation...

  33. MBA blog

    March 7, 2014

    A visit to remember - #FTChallenge #BallmeratSBS

    This title can be a bit misleading as I am going to talk about two visits. One of the perks of being a FT blogger is getting...

  34. March 7, 2014

    ‘Titanfall’ adds muscle to gaming battles

    Titanfall was conceived before the Xbox One was announced but it takes advantage of several innovations in the latest...

  35. March 7, 2014

    Microsoft brings out giant robots in battle for console dominance

    Microsoft is not just pulling out the big guns as it battles with Sony for dominance of the games console market. It is...

  36. March 6, 2014

    Spare a thought for Silicon Valley’s rust belt

    Shrinking revenues. Stagnant share prices in the midst of a stock market boom. Doubts that some will ever see significant...

  37. March 3, 2014

    Penn gives up ad role in Microsoft shake-up

    Mark Penn, a former adviser to Bill Clinton, former US president, who had led Microsoft’s aggressive marketing campaign...

  38. March 2, 2014

    The Academic Week Ahead

    Monday – March 3 Test your knowledge The FT MBA Challenge is open for team entries. Watch the video highlights from the FT...

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