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  1. April 29, 2014

    European Commission moves to end smartphone ‘patent wars’

    Samsung and Google’s Motorola will not be allowed to ignite new “patent wars” against Apple over the use of essential mobile...

  2. April 16, 2014

    Google shares dip as earnings disappoint

    Google failed to bring any respite to Wall Street’s tech stock sell-off on Wednesday, as it disclosed disappointing...

  3. April 10, 2014

    Activist investor Icahn gains little after agreeing truce with eBay

    Activist investor Carl Icahn has called off his assault on eBay, ending with few of the spoils he had been seeking in his...

  4. Material World

    March 18, 2014

    Google vs Apple: the battle post Android Wear for valuable customer real estate - wrists

    Interesting news from Google HQ today: the announcement of an operating system called Android Wear that will extend the...

  5. February 13, 2014

    Tech groups wrestle with hardware offload

    Suddenly, jettisoning hardware is all the rage. From IBM shedding part of its server business to Google abandoning...

  6. February 13, 2014

    Lenovo head confident of turning around Motorola handset unit

    China’s Lenovo Group said it would take between three and five quarters to turn around the lossmaking Motorola handset...

  7. February 7, 2014

    Silicon Valley stands out in a calm M&A landscape

    Silicon Valley dealmakers, traditionally a less frenzied breed than their peers on Wall Street, have had a busy start to the...

  8. February 2, 2014

    Lenovo braced for Cfius scrutiny over Motorola handset deal

    As the largest Chinese technology deal in the US, Lenovo’s $2.9bn purchase of Motorola’s handset business last week will be...

  9. FT Tech Hub

    January 30, 2014

    Google ends Motorola diversion, reverts to Plan A

    For all those confused about Google’s intentions in hardware, things just got much clearer. No, it doesn’t see itself as the...

  10. January 30, 2014

    Lenovo’s Motorola buyout caps transformation

    A bold acquisition of an iconic US brand that will cap Lenovo’s rise to the ranks of global technology leaders? Or a deal...

  11. FT Tech Hub

    January 14, 2014

    Nest's Fadell: Google deal was not just a "very expensive acqui-hire"

    In an interview on Monday afternoon, Nest’s co-founder and chief executive Tony Fadell told the FT that he sold the “smart...

  12. FT Tech Hub

    January 6, 2014

    CES 2014 Watch - January 6

    The annual extravaganza for gadget geeks doesn’t officially begin until tomorrow but there is already plenty happening. The...

  13. December 5, 2013

    Need a status upgrade? Get an antiquated Nokia handset

    Sir Philip Green has all the trappings of a billionaire: the house in Monaco, the yacht, the supermodel-strewn parties – and...

  14. FT Tech Hub

    November 14, 2013

    Motorola makes global play with Moto G

    The smartphone as social enterprise: that is the pitch for Moto G, the latest product from Google-owned Motorola that went...

  15. FT Tech Hub

    October 29, 2013

    Motorola hunts for a much-needed breakthrough

    How much is Google prepared to spend as it searches for a breakthrough in the mobile handset business? That question is...

  16. October 18, 2013

    Google: the price is right

    It is nice to see rational exuberance once in a while. Google’s third-quarter results, released on Thursday night, sent the...

  17. October 18, 2013

    Google’s mobile strategy starts to pay off

    Google’s advertising business is firing on all cylinders as the internet search company waits for all the pieces of its...

  18. October 15, 2013

    Onshoring: Manufacturers capitalise on goods ‘made in the USA’

    The iPhone maker was trading on the mystique of the US’s West Coast, as well as 21st-century dynamism, for which the company...

  19. October 15, 2013

    Benefits of outsourcing come under scrutiny

    Outsourcing is often seen as a cure-all for the cost-related ills afflicting businesses. While it is true that outsourcing...

  20. FT Tech Hub

    September 27, 2013

    Motorola and Samsung beat new iPhones in repairability ranking

    Environmentally conscious or just clumsy people buying a smartphone are better off with a new Samsung or Motorola than with...

  21. September 18, 2013

    Reading between the lines of Ballmer’s parting gestures

    Wall Street is hoping that Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s departing chief executive, will lay out a blueprint for the technology...

  22. FT Alphaville

    September 5, 2013

    The 6am London Cut

    Asian stocks were broadly higher and emerging market currencies strengthened but trading was mixed ahead of policy decisions...

  23. September 5, 2013

    Microsoft wins landmark patent ruling

    Microsoft has won the second stage of a landmark patent case against Google’s Motorola unit, as a jury in Seattle concluded...

  24. September 4, 2013

    Nokia patents bump up cost for Microsoft

    Nokia’s elegant Lumia handsets were not the only objects at the centre of attention as Microsoft snapped up some of the...

  25. Business Blog

    September 3, 2013

    Introducing Steve & Stephen, the new couple trying to save Nokia (again)

    First came Ben & Jerry’s. Now we have a new brand: Steve & Stephen. It sounds like a men’s hairdressing salon, but turns out...

  26. FT Alphaville

    September 3, 2013

    The smell of burnt platforms

    Although for a longer-term perspective… 1) Attempt to count the number of Nokia stories on Helsingin Sanomat 2) Google...

  27. August 30, 2013

    Microsoft cedes board seat to ValueAct

    Microsoft has bowed to pressure from an activist investor, ceding a board seat to ValueAct Capital as it tries to quell...

  28. August 7, 2013

    Obama veto leaves patents under a cloud

    President Barack Obama’s intervention in the legal wrangling between Apple and Samsung may just have tipped the balance of...

  29. August 1, 2013

    Google unveils latest challenger to iPhone

    Google unveiled the Motorola Moto X smartphone on Thursday, its latest attempt to leapfrog Apple’s iPhone – this time with a...

  30. July 25, 2013

    Don’t let Snowden overshadow the real cyber threat

    The world has recently been rattled by two unexpected exposures. First, Mandiant, the cyber security specialist, managed to...

  31. July 19, 2013

    Clamour for smartphone ‘kill switch’ as ‘Apple-picking’ surges

    Apple and other smartphone manufacturers are facing co-ordinated pressure from officials in London, New York and San...

  32. June 13, 2013

    Copyright and intellectual property

    Recent “patent wars” between mobile-phone makers Apple, Samsung, HTC and others over smartphone technology have highlighted...

  33. June 11, 2013

    Senate votes to open immigration debate

    The Senate’s efforts to pass a comprehensive US immigration reform bill got off to a promising start on Tuesday, when an...

  34. June 4, 2013

    Arm unfazed by Intel’s Galaxy Tab 3 win

    The launch of a new Samsung tablet should have been a run of the mill affair, after all, the world’s biggest technology...

  35. May 31, 2013

    Week in review, June 1

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Corporate person in the news: Leonhard...

  36. FT Alphaville

    May 30, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    Asian stocks fell, with the Nikkei declining more than 3% and the yen trading around 101.2, close to a three-week high. The...

  37. May 30, 2013

    Google to challenge iPhone with Moto X

    Google is preparing an attack on Apple’s iPhone with a device that is more aware of its surroundings and smart enough to...

  38. May 28, 2013

    Smartphones: Patent wars set to continue

    Apple’s $1bn legal victory against Samsung last summer was hailed as a watershed moment in the wide-ranging smartphone...

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