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  1. April 7, 2014

    Bucharest heads for recovery quicker than its neighbours

    Mention Bucharest, and many in western Europe will recall the downfall of former dictator Nicolae Ceausescu in 1989 and the...

  2. 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...

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  1. March 28, 2014

    Rothschild’s lesson in how not to tweet a business dispute

    It is not uncommon for business relationships to dissolve in acrimony. Most do so discreetly. Very few end up in a public...

  2. March 19, 2014

    Investors lose faith in Oracle after profits miss expectations

    Oracle , Larry Ellison’s business software maker, was shunned after its profits fell short of Wall Street forecasts....

  3. March 18, 2014

    Oracle: false profits

    Larry Ellison is a champion boater having just led Team USA to a stirring comeback in the America’s Cup. He also happens to...

  4. March 18, 2014

    Oracle shares drop as earnings disappoint

    Oracle on Tuesday displayed further signs of the sluggish growth that has disappointed investors in recent quarters,...

  5. March 10, 2014

    Adapting consumer apps for business use

    Since Apple opened the first online app store in 2008 – a year after the launch of the iPhone – consumer apps running on...

  6. 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...

  7. February 26, 2014

    AB InBev: another round?

    Name the company: $40bn or so in sales. Dominant in its core markets, its products have been the industry standard for...

  8. FT Alphaville

    February 19, 2014

    An announcement from Blurred Group

    blur Group today announced an expansion of its global finance and payments teams as it scales processes and systems to...

  9. February 6, 2014

    Snowden leaks derail Oracle’s Hollywood dreams

    The fallout from Edward Snowden’s revelations about the National Security Agency has reached Hollywood after Oracle asked...

  10. January 21, 2014

    Mounting cash piles an embarrassment of riches for tech companies

    A growing number of big US technology companies are heeding the call from Wall Street to hand more of their excess cash back...

  11. FT Alphaville

    January 20, 2014

    Warren Buffett, management consultant

    The consequence of his incredible success finally caught up with Warren Buffett last year. At its 44th attempt, the S&P 500...

  12. FT Alphaville

    January 14, 2014

    Birinyi: US share buyback amount finished 2013 up 58%

    The chart is from a note by Birinyi Associates, which adds: 2013 buyback authorizations were the second largest year on...

  13. January 10, 2014

    SAP: softly, softly

    Why would anyone buy SAP at the current €61? The German software company’s earnings, out on Friday, were a bit of a let...

  14. December 29, 2013

    Apple, Google and Facebook are latter-day Scrooges

    All across the world companies have in recent years been hoarding cash, nowhere more so than in the US. For at least a...

  15. December 23, 2013

    Technology stalwarts: vintage value

    Lumbering technology stalwarts IBM, Cisco and Oracle cannot wait to bid 2013 farewell. The best share price gain was just 10...

  16. December 20, 2013

    Oracle to buy Responsys for $1.5bn

    Oracle has announced an agreement to pay $1.5bn in cash for marketing technology company Responsys, in its latest bid to...

  17. December 20, 2013

    BlackBerry swings wildly following Foxconn tie-up

    BlackBerry shares swung wildly after investors looked past a $4.4bn loss and poor sales of its new series of devices to...

  18. December 19, 2013

    Oracle shares boosted by hopes of a revival

    Oracle shares jumped 5.78 per cent to close at $36.60 a day after the number two software maker’s better than expected...

  19. December 18, 2013

    Oracle ends bad run as hardware losses pared

    Oracle ended a run of disappointing quarterly earnings reports on Wednesday, as the US database and applications software...

  20. FT Tech Hub

    December 17, 2013

    When Barack meets Eric, Sheryl, Tim, Dick and Marissa

    President Barack Obama will meet technology leaders on Tuesday morning for a two-hour discussion about everything from the...

  21. November 14, 2013

    Cisco revenue warning hits tech sector

    Cisco Systems shares weighed on the technology sector after its warning that its revenue would be hit in the current quarter...

  22. November 8, 2013

    Nissan and TAG Heuer release smartwatches

    Heuer and Rolex launched the Carrera and Cosmograph Daytona watches, respectively, in 1964. Almost 50 years later, these...

  23. November 1, 2013

    Say on pay: shaking off the yoke

    In a sermon delivered on a boat bound for America in 1630, the Puritan John Winthrop argued that God made some people rich...

  24. October 30, 2013

    Finding flaws with $80m to get executives out of bed

    If you were worth nearly $40bn, what would it take to get you out of bed and off to work every morning? According to...

  25. October 27, 2013

    Mark Hurd, Oracle co-president

    Mark Hurd bounds in to the meeting room flourishing a deal. The announcement that Oracle will deliver human resources...

  26. October 25, 2013

    The Everything Store, by Brad Stone

    The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon, by Brad Stone, Bantam Press RRP£18.99/Little, Brown RRP$28, 384...

  27. October 24, 2013

    Dassault Systèmes spins off US unit as shares take hit

    Dassault Systèmes announced it is to spin off its US sales and services subsidiary while warning that changing customer...

  28. FT Alphaville

    October 24, 2013

    Further Reading

    Elsewhere on Thursday, - A very expensive tea party. - About that whole shift to part-time work. - What is wrong with the...

  29. October 22, 2013

    VMware: virtually no excuses

    Every large technology vendor has busily invested billions in hot areas, such as cloud software, to arrest declines in their...

  30. October 16, 2013

    Oracle headed for executive pay showdown

    Oracle looks to be headed for a showdown with shareholders at its annual meeting on October 31, after two influential...

  31. September 26, 2013

    Winner takes all

    Unlike the Olympics, the most important thing about the America’s Cup is not taking part but winning. In the first race in...

  32. September 26, 2013

    US mall owner Simon Property leads rush for euro bond deals

    Simon Property, the biggest owner of malls in the US, is as American as apple pie. Its newest bonds are decidedly not. This...

  33. September 25, 2013

    Ellison team storms to America’s Cup victory

    The US boat funded by Oracle boss Larry Ellison pulled off an improbable and dramatic victory in San Francisco Bay on...

  34. September 25, 2013

    America’s Cup promises thrilling finale

    The America’s Cup is set to reach a thrilling conclusion on Wednesday after Oracle Team USA clinched its sixth and seventh...

  35. September 24, 2013

    Oracle of Ontario v Sage of Omaha

    Prem Watsa, the Indian-born billionaire who is leading a $4.7bn bid to buy BlackBerry, is sometimes compared to Warren...

  36. September 24, 2013

    Change of format for television prices out teams

    Larry Ellison’s grip on the America’s Cup may be finally loosening. Three years after his BMW Oracle team won sailing’s most...

  37. September 20, 2013

    US hopes still afloat as Oracle clings on

    Software billionaire Larry Ellison started the weekend still clinging to the hopes of a return on the hundreds of millions...

  38. September 18, 2013

    Oracle navigates choppy earnings outlook

    Oracle issued a downbeat financial forecast late on Wednesday, despite a return to modest growth in its latest quarter after...

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