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  1. October 31, 2013

    Microsoft urged to spin consumer business

    Microsoft’s next chief executive should consider spinning off consumer businesses including search advertising and the Xbox...

  2. August 15, 2013

    Apollo co-founder buys into New Jersey Devils

    Investors led by private equity heavyweight Josh Harris have bought the New Jersey Devils ice hockey franchise for about...

  1. May 17, 2013

    The Art Market: bid to save the planet

    The contemporary art auctions in New York got off to a roaring start with Christie’s 11th Hour sale on Monday, organised by...

  2. June 29, 2012

    The List: Five prizes for changing the world

    The biggest cash prize in economics after the Nobel will be awarded on July 5. But the £250,000 Wolfson Economics Prize –...

  3. December 16, 2011

    The folly of private space travel

    Nasa, the government space programme that once brought the US boundless prestige, is underfunded and feckless. Last year,...

  4. October 31, 2011

    Revenge of the researchers

    Richard Sherlund is in many respects back where he started. For nearly two decades, Mr Sherlund was frequently called “the...

  5. FT Alphaville

    October 31, 2011

    Work out where the money is with these handy EFSF guides

    RBC Capital Markets has busted out the PowerPoint to depict the two ways EFSF could achieve the “several fold” leverage...

  6. July 29, 2011

    Sea monsters

    The other Kate’s wedding this summer was – of course – Moss’s. And without such intense media scrutiny as her namesake or...

  7. July 12, 2011

    When two’s company but three’s a crowd

    For those starting out in business, I recommend taking a partner. Such relationships help spread the load and usually make...

  8. FT Tech Hub

    July 11, 2011

    Google looks at business version of Plus

    Tech news from around the web: Google is lining up business-focused features for its Google+ social network, says Bloomberg....

  9. July 6, 2011

    ‘Grey pound’ lifts N Brown and Jacques Vert

    A lack of belt-tightening among older and larger customers has boosted sales at fashion groups N Brown and Jacques Vert,...

  10. July 5, 2011

    Jacques Vert beats gloom to post profits rise

    Jacques Vert, the women’s fashion retailer, has shrugged off soaring costs for raw materials and the gloom affecting the UK...

  11. June 23, 2011

    Hey, big spender: Paul Allen on philanthropy

    Giving it away: Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, shares many philanthropic interests with Bill Gates Paul Allen may be...

  12. FT Tech Hub

    May 23, 2011

    30 years on, IBM lays its PC ghosts to rest

    It was back in 1980 that IBM committed the tech industry’s most famous mistake: hiring a little company called Microsoft to...

  13. April 27, 2011

    Tale from Microsoft’s lost visionary

    Idea ManA Memoir by the Co-founder of Microsoft By Paul Allen Penguin, $27.95/£20 This memoir of Paul Allen, co-founder of...

  14. April 6, 2011

    No choice but to chase the ‘high-tech hellhounds’

    Business is personal. It doesn’t matter if you’re the boss of a struggling start-up or a multibillionaire, there are often...

  15. FT Tech Hub

    March 31, 2011

    Where Microsoft went wrong - by Paul Allen

    The details of Paul Allen’s testy personal relationship with Bill Gates have been the most eye-catching part of his...

  16. March 30, 2011

    Microsoft memoir tells of Gates ‘rip off’ plan

    Bill Gates drove a tough bargain with his Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, at one stage even discussing what amounted to...

  17. October 27, 2010

    Income levy plan divides richest residents

    A ballot initiative in Washington state that would impose an income tax on its wealthiest residents is pitting some of the...

  18. August 28, 2010

    Microsoft co-founder starts patent lawsuit

    Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, on Friday mounted a wide-ranging patent case against some of the best-known internet...

  19. July 16, 2010

    Billionaires bearing gifts

    Paul Allen, who founded Microsoft with Bill Gates in 1975, announced this week that he would give half his $13.5bn fortune...

  20. December 11, 2009

    Man in the News: Burt Rutan, rocket man

    On a freezing evening in the Mojave desert this week, 800 people huddled under a swaying plastic tent to see the man hailed...

  21. November 17, 2009

    Microsoft co-founder treated for cancer

    Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, is being treated for a form of cancer known as non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a member of his...

  22. April 21, 2009

    Tory task force

    Chairing the Tory party review of the UK's creative industries, which had its launch at Westminster last night, former BBC...

  23. February 13, 2009

    Charter to file for bankruptcy protection

    Charter Communications, the fourth largest US cable operator, will file for bankruptcy protection on or before April 1 as...

  24. FT Alphaville

    January 13, 2009

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Tuesday’s FT: The Short View: Could the eurozone actually split up? John Authers ...

  25. January 13, 2009

    A profitable view of philanthropy

    The sun is setting over Seattle, but more than two hours into an interview, Bill Gates shows no sign of either running out...

  26. January 12, 2009

    A profitable view of philanthropy

    The sun is setting over Seattle, but more than two hours into an interview, Bill Gates shows no sign of either running out...

  27. FT Alphaville

    May 27, 2008

    The perfect end to Pompey's season

    Scummers’ alleged bid talks are off. The non-news in full: Southampton Leisure Holdings plc (“the Company”) Offer talks...

  28. January 26, 2008

    Give and tech

    In the world of Venture Philanthropy, charity begins globally and, more often than not, online. As Salvatore LaSpada, chief...

  29. October 25, 2007

    Hedge fund is bidder for Southampton

    Sisu Capital has emerged as the mystery bidder for Southampton Football Club. If the deal goes ahead, it could become the...

  30. FT Alphaville

    October 24, 2007

    Alpha Saint - Southampton's unlikely saviour

    The mystery bidder for Southampton FC has been named as Mayfair hedge fund Sisu Capital by London’s Evening Standard,...

  31. October 10, 2007

    NBC buys Oxygen for $925m to extend reach into cable sector

    NBC Universal is paying $925m to acquire Oxygen Media, the women's cable network, in a further effort by chief executive...

  32. October 10, 2007

    NBC purchases Oxygen in $925m cable deal

    NBC Universal is paying $925m to acquire Oxygen Media, the women's cable network, in another effort by Jeff Zucker, chief...

  33. October 10, 2007

    NBC takes further step into cable with Oxygen Media deal

    NBC Universal is paying $925m to acquire Oxygen Media, the women's cable network, in a further effort by Jeff Zucker, chief...

  34. October 9, 2007

    NBC steps further into cable with Oxygen

    NBC Universal on Tuesday said it would pay $925m for Oxygen Media, the women’s cable network, in another effort to move...

  35. FT Alphaville

    July 18, 2007

    Un-saintly communications from Southampton FC

    A thoroughly un-illuminating statement from Southampton Leisure, owner of the south coast football club, on Wednesday. Some...

  36. June 8, 2007

    Observer: Ivy league drop-out

    Harvard's prodigal drop-out - Bill Gates - returned to the Ivy League campus yesterday where he was the headline speaker at...

  37. June 5, 2007

    Observer: On good terms

    Bill Gates, Harvard's most famous drop-out, returns to Cambridge this week to pick up, finally, a degree, albeit an honorary...

  38. June 1, 2007

    Lunch with the FT: Jude Kelly

    Before she utters a word to me, Jude Kelly has made a statement. Her assistant has booked lunch at The Hospital, a small but...

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