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  1. March 2, 2015

    Microsoft and Sony fight for smartphone middle ground

    Microsoft and Sony are set to fight for the growing middle ground of the rapidly maturing smartphone sector with devices...

  2. March 2, 2015

    Developers see the future of games on smaller mobile screens

    When King Digital Entertainment launched its eagerly awaited follow-up to the popular mobile game Candy Crush Saga, it...

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  1. February 27, 2015

    Smartphones search to inspire after devices hit upgrade impasse

    Smartphones in Barcelona The world’s biggest smartphone makers are preparing for the most important week of their year as...

  2. February 24, 2015

    Apple investors eye $1tn valuation target

    Apple’s valuation has reached heights markets have never seen before, at least in nominal terms, with the iPhone maker’s...

  3. February 22, 2015

    Artificial intelligence: A virtual assistant for life

    AI day in the life How smart do you want your smartphone to be? In designing Cortana, the voice-activated “virtual...

  4. February 19, 2015

    Google joins fight to curb US data hunt

    Google has joined the battle against efforts by US law enforcement agencies to search for personal data held on servers...

  5. February 17, 2015

    Samsung and Microsoft mobile sales in Europe hit by Apple devices

    European sales of mobile phones from Samsung and Microsoft fell more than a fifth in 2014 owing to the success both of...

  6. FT Alphaville

    February 13, 2015

    What is Google building?

    We were struck by a line from Kas Thomas, who thinks Google is turning into Yahoo (and will end up buying Twitter as it...

  7. February 11, 2015

    Cisco reports best revenue growth for 3 years

    Cisco Systems on Wednesday reported its best revenue growth for three years, prompting executives to claim the US network...

  8. February 11, 2015

    Apple: size isn’t everything

    Tim Cook says he does not believe in the law of large numbers. But he does know something about them: Apple closed at more...

  9. February 9, 2015

    Insead brings online learning to customised courses

    Insead has become the latest top-notch business schools to move into online learning, but as befits the business school with...

  10. February 9, 2015

    Microsoft sells $2.25bn of 40-year bonds

    Microsoft sold 40-year bonds for the first time in its history, joining the ranks of multinationals that have offered...

  11. February 6, 2015

    BMW sees future through X-ray specs

    BMW has found a solution to the perils of parallel parking that could have been lifted from a 1950s joke shop: X-ray specs....

  12. February 2, 2015

    The unsung pioneers of the information age

    If financial success were the sole measure of business genius, the computer age could lay claim to more than its fair share...

  13. February 1, 2015

    Google, Microsoft and Amazon pay to get around ad blocking tool

    Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Taboola have quietly paid the German start-up behind Adblock Plus, the world’s most popular...

  14. January 30, 2015

    Super Bowl brands find a digital playbook

    Super Bowl extravaganza Since the Super Bowls of the first dotcom boom, advertisers have competed to turn the highlight of...

  15. January 29, 2015

    Nokia: nice and easy?

    How nice it must be to run Nokia. How nice to look back on that awful handsets-in-terminal-decline period, safe in the...

  16. January 28, 2015

    Amazon launch lands in rivals’ mailbox

    Amazon is launching a new corporate email and calendar service for office workers in the latest expansion of its online...

  17. January 27, 2015

    Strong dollar weighs on US results

    Blue-chip Wall Street stocks saw sharp falls on Tuesday after a string of weak results showed the pressure US multinationals...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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,...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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