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    1. October 21, 2014

      Loeb urges Amgen to explore a break-up

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    1. October 20, 2014

      Marc Andreessen quits board of eBay after split with PayPal

      Marc Andreessen has stepped down from the board of eBay in the wake of the company’s decision to spin out its faster-growing...

    2. October 17, 2014

      Egg-freezing is latest talking point in Valley diversity debate

      Free lunch, free laundry and now free egg-freezing. Apple and Facebook have added oocyte cryopreservation – or freezing of...

    3. October 16, 2014

      Stiff competition holds back eBay

      eBay cut its full-year guidance on Wednesday, as the ecommerce company battles stiff competition and the lingering impact of...

    4. October 12, 2014

      Twitter users in France can now tweet money

      Twitter users in France can now tweet money to their followers, as the messaging platform beats Facebook by enabling...

    5. October 12, 2014

      High-tech groups should stick to the knitting

      What one CEO hath joined together, let the next put asunder. In the past fortnight, three big technology companies have...

    6. October 10, 2014

      Then and Now

      Some breakups happen because the relationship was a bad idea to begin with. So what about eBay, HP and Symantec? All of them...

    7. October 10, 2014

      Tech splits: stubbed mitosis

      Maybe it comes down to your preference in jargon. Is “focus” your thing – or “synergy”? Symantec announced on Thursday it...

    8. October 10, 2014

      Corporate break-ups should make us happy

      I have been working for a living for more than 30 years now, and one of the things I have noticed along the way – in others...

    9. October 5, 2014

      Take the fight to activists, says Moelis

      Companies under siege from activist investors are surrendering too easily, according to Ken Moelis, the investment banker,...

    10. FT Alphaville

      October 3, 2014

      Bitcoin cognitive dissonance of the day, Bill Gates edition

      If there’s anyone who knows about the benefits of “early adoption” it’s Bill Gates — the man who built an empire from...

    11. October 3, 2014

      Disruptive technology will not kill banks

      When Bill Gates speaks, bankers listen. And when he delivered a keynote speech this week at Sibos, the vast annual banking...

    12. October 2, 2014

      Yahoo and eBay pressed to return to cores

      An enterprising investment banker can come up with a strategic justification for combining almost any two businesses under...

    13. September 30, 2014

      What's up with PayPal credit?

      PayPal’s new president, Dan Schulman, knows a little something about payments. In his previous job at American Express, he...

    14. September 30, 2014

      PayPal spin-off frees eBay to focus on core business

      The company might be named eBay, but the part of the business to which that brand referred – its ecommerce Marketplaces –...

    15. September 30, 2014

      Ebay/PayPal: for spin-off, by owner

      Product description: Internet retail and digital payments titans – soon to be available for individual purchase for the...

    16. September 30, 2014

      Quarterly loss sends Walgreens down

      An unexpected quarterly loss from Walgreens weighed on shares of the largest US drugstore chain. The Illinois-based company...

    17. September 30, 2014

      Innovation key to PayPal’s successful independence

      When Apple launched Pay, its mobile wallet, earlier this month, PayPal wasted no time in taking a swipe at the new service....

    18. September 30, 2014

      Ebay chief John Donahoe argued against PayPal spin-off

      John Donahoe, eBay’s chief executive, has repeatedly said he would not spin off PayPal from eBay. His case for keeping the...

    19. September 30, 2014

      Timeline: The rise of PayPal

      As ecommerce site eBay announces plans to spin off PayPal into a separate company, here are some of the key events in the...

    20. September 30, 2014

      Ebay offers ultimate ‘Buy It Now’ with plans to spin off PayPal

      Ebay is to spin off PayPal which accounts for as much as half of its $65bn stock market value, in a further unravelling of...

    21. September 25, 2014

      Robots are our saviours, not the enemy

      Every one of today’s smartphones has thousands of times more processing power than the computers that guided astronauts to...

    22. FT Alphaville

      September 22, 2014

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Monday, - The political economy of a universal basic income. - What if counterfactuals never existed? - That...

    23. September 19, 2014

      SAP: passing go

      PayPal founder Peter Thiel thinks there are bad and good monopolies. Crooked cartels and quasi-governmental rentiers are...

    24. September 12, 2014

      Energy slides after Russia sanctions

      The energy sector weakened materially on Friday as a combination of new sanctions targeting the Russian oil and gas sector...

    25. September 9, 2014

      Apple: The dials are turning

      The secret about Apple’s new products is they are not really that new. Bigger phone screens, smart watches – Apple...

    26. FT Tech Hub

      September 8, 2014

      Small step for Paypal, one giant leap for magic internet money

      Paypal will soon start to enable merchants on its payments processing network to accept bitcoin, a sign of the growing...

    27. August 29, 2014

      Apple eyes pay-by-touch for next iPhone

      Apple is working with Dutch chipmaker NXP to add secure short-range wireless technology into the next iPhone, enabling new...

    28. August 22, 2014

      Ebay: time for payback?

      In the time it takes you to read this sentence, PayPal will have processed $21,000. (That’s $7,000 a second, in case you...

    29. August 19, 2014

      US investors pump funds into Europe’s digital scene

      American venture capital groups are investing more into European technology start-ups, as US investors look to cash in on...

    30. July 16, 2014

      Ebay hacking puts damper on sales

      The theft by hackers of eBay user data put a damper on sales at the online retailer in the last quarter and pushed it to...

    31. MBA blog

      June 30, 2014

      The grand finalé

      The end of term is near and that nostalgic feeling engulfs us all. All of us have just finished attending the last class of...

    32. June 27, 2014

      Tech groups race to reinvent passwords

      Companies and consumers are risking their most sensitive information online by relying on an authentication method that...

    33. June 25, 2014

      Flaw found in PayPal two-step security

      Researchers have discovered a hole in an extra security measure used by PayPal, the eBay-owned payments company, to protect...

    34. FT Tech Hub

      June 24, 2014

      Alipay and Stripe in new deal to boost cross-border e-commerce

      A new tie-up between a payment company affiliated with Chinese e-commerce group Alibaba and a US-based payments processor...

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      June 20, 2014

      Internet retailer tapping into diaspora dollars

      Money sent home by Nigeria’s emigrant workers traditionally covers basic expenses like housing, education and medicine....

    36. June 10, 2014

      Tyson Foods slides after raising Hillshire bid

      Tyson Foods, the US meat producer caught in a bidding war earlier this year for Hillshire Brands, slid for a second day...

    37. June 10, 2014

      Branson gives backing to money transfer start-up TransferWise

      Sir Richard Branson is providing funding for London-based money transfer start-up TransferWise in the latest sign of...

    38. June 2, 2014

      Mobile payments groups set sights on winning over UK wallets

      With banks, telecom operators and technology groups all scrambling to sign up Britain’s tap-happy mobile payers and...

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