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  1. April 11, 2014

    US retailers fall after Gap reports sales slide

    Shares in US retailers were under pressure on Friday after one of the country’s largest apparel chains reported difficult...

  2. April 2, 2014

    Supercell battles on to conquer mobile gaming

    Mobile gaming companies are a colourful lot, from the bright reds, greens and yellows of games like Candy Crush Saga and...

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  1. March 28, 2014

    Closure of battery probe bolsters Tesla

    Tesla, the electric carmaker, climbed after US safety regulators closed an investigation into fires in the company’s luxury...

  2. March 23, 2014

    Candy Crush: Play it again

    On a sunny spring morning in San Francisco, thousands of gamer geeks huddle together in a dark room, all fretting over when...

  3. 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...

  4. February 18, 2014

    King of gaming aims to be more than sugar rush

    King Digital Entertainment’s Candy Crush Saga has taken the gaming world by storm and is now played by 93m people across...

  5. February 18, 2014

    Candy Crush: mugs’ game

    Easy to learn, hard to master. That’s how King Digital Entertainment, the company behind Candy Crush Saga, characterises the...

  6. January 31, 2014

    Gaming group NaturalMotion began in Oxford’s zoology department

    In the virtual car world, the biggest name is not Toyota, General Motors or Ford. It is probably NaturalMotion, the...

  7. January 31, 2014

    Zynga eyes firmer footing with $500m app buyout

    Clumsy Ninja is an apt metaphor for Zynga’s performance over the past couple of years. After riding Facebook’s growth for...

  8. January 30, 2014

    Zynga to buy UK mobile app group

    Zynga is to pay more than $500m to buy NaturalMotion, the UK-based developer of mobile apps such as Clumsy Ninja and CSR...

  9. November 22, 2013

    SoftBank: hello Mr Loeb

    Make way on Mount Rushmore for Steve Jobs, David Tepper, John Malone and Masayoshi Son. Dan Loeb, the US activist investor,...

  10. October 24, 2013

    Zynga return to profitability in sight

    Zynga’s shares continued their comeback with a 12 per cent jump after the social gaming company reported better than...

  11. October 3, 2013

    Exchanges divided by dual-class shares

    Mr Tradition, Mr Innovation, Mrs Practical and Ms Future sound like characters from the card game Happy Families. In fact,...

  12. September 27, 2013

    Candy Crush tests appetite of US investors

    King, the London-based games developer behind the addictive app Candy Crush Saga, has filed for an initial public offering...

  13. September 25, 2013

    Alibaba abandons $60bn Hong Kong listing

    Alibaba has abandoned plans for a $60bn-plus listing in Hong Kong and is pursuing a US share sale after the city’s exchange...

  14. September 22, 2013

    Twitter seeks pre-IPO credit line

    Twitter is in discussions with banks about a new credit facility that could run into hundreds of millions of dollars, giving...

  15. September 17, 2013

    EA picks sports unit head as new chief

    Electronic Arts has chosen the head of its sports unit, responsible for video gaming franchises such as Fifa Soccer and...

  16. September 12, 2013

    Jawbone follows Silicon Valley debt financing trend

    Jawbone, the maker of Bluetooth headsets and speakers that is now pushing into wearable technology, has become the latest...

  17. September 5, 2013

    Usmanov’s Mail.ru cashes in on Facebook recovery

    Mail.ru, the Russian internet portal partly owned by billionaire Alisher Usmanov, has sold its remaining stake in Facebook,...

  18. August 11, 2013

    Rally eases fears over techs adapting to ‘mobile’ business model

    A year ago, investors worried that companies such as Facebook, Google and Pandora might struggle to adapt their business...

  19. July 25, 2013

    Zynga hit as it sees hard times ahead

    Zynga shares fell more than 14 per cent in after-hours trading on Thursday after the company warned of difficult times ahead...

  20. July 16, 2013

    French dreams of a start-up renaissance

    On a Friday morning in a modest office block in eastern Paris, Bastien Cazenave is huddled with colleagues behind a computer...

  21. July 3, 2013

    Zynga chief lured from Microsoft with $50m pay package

    Zynga handed new chief executive officer Don Mattrick a pay package worth nearly $50m to lure him away from his former job...

  22. July 2, 2013

    US carmakers rise but US indices fall

    Shares in US carmaker General Motors rose in early trading after June sales came in well above expectations but closed...

  23. July 2, 2013

    Don Mattrick’s mobile challenge as he takes Zynga role

    Like many teenage boys, Don Mattrick was a keen video gamer growing up in Vancouver in the early 1980s. But unlike most, at...

  24. July 1, 2013

    Zynga brings in Xbox head to turn it round

    Zynga has replaced founder Mark Pincus as chief executive, bringing in Xbox head Don Mattrick to try to pull off a turnround...

  25. June 21, 2013

    Founder CEOs: the untouchables

    An overheard conversation between Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page: Sergey: What’s up, Larry? Hey, did you see...

  26. June 12, 2013

    Banks prepare credit to gain edge on Box IPO

    Banks are tripping over themselves to lend money to Box, the cloud computing start-up, in a race to get a slot on one of the...

  27. June 7, 2013

    Timing of the essence for investors in IPOs

    Eighteen months ago Zynga, the biggest games publisher on Facebook, listed on Nasdaq at $10 a share. This week it announced...

  28. June 6, 2013

    Facebook hit by fears over long-term prospects

    Facebook shares have fallen nearly 21 per cent in the past month, as investors worry about a cycle of negative news as well...

  29. FT Tech Hub

    June 5, 2013

    Zynga in the dog house over cuts

    Zynga appears to have wasted the $200m it was understood to have paid last year for OMGPop – with the Draw Something maker’s...

  30. June 5, 2013

    Materials losses send US stocks lower

    The materials sector continued a difficult 2013 as all three major US stock indices lost more than 1 per cent after US data...

  31. FT Alphaville

    June 3, 2013

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - “No, the IT revolution is not over” – says this Fed paper. - Those “great vampiric beasts that...

  32. June 3, 2013

    Zynga to cut jobs as games underperform

    Zynga said it would cut more than 500 jobs – around 18 per cent of its global workforce – as its social games continue to...

  33. June 2, 2013

    Google set to pass Apple as app platform

    Apple is set to lose its crown as the world’s most popular app platform to Google in the next few months as its rival...

  34. The A-List

    May 24, 2013

    Wanted: a Brazilian Mark Zuckerberg

    Latin America’s giant economy urgently needs someone like Facebook’s founder and chairman. Not to disrupt business models...

  35. May 15, 2013

    Wall St rallies despite downbeat earnings

    US stocks soared to record highs on Wednesday, despite further signs that the country’s largest public companies have seen...

  36. May 6, 2013

    Shazam starts to make its own noise

    Rich Riley is stumped. The former Yahoo executive jokes that he has still to find out why the company of which he took...

  37. MBA blog

    May 6, 2013

    Entrepreneurs are a peculiar breed

    Entrepreneurs are a peculiar breed of the human species. John Doerr, venture capitalist and an early investor in Google,...

  38. May 2, 2013

    Twitter fuels IPO talk with hiring of banker

    Twitter has fuelled speculation that it is preparing for an initial public offering by naming Cynthia Gaylor, a Morgan...

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