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    1. FT Alphaville

      July 22, 2016

      Peter Thiel bets on European deposit protection

      Cast your mind back to October 2008. The global financial crisis was upon us. The sky was falling. The end was near....

    2. FT Alphaville

      July 22, 2016

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Friday, - Musk just threw down the gauntlet to Uber, public transport and logistics. - The Brexit campaign...

    1. July 7, 2016

      Tech needs to be hands-on in helping users with automated future

      Imagine a place where driverless cars roam the streets, intelligent electricity grids regulate the power and everything...

    2. June 12, 2016

      The Gawker tale is not just about the rich and powerful

      The war between Gawker and Peter Thiel, waged via the billionaire’s proxy, Hulk Hogan, inspires both disgust and awe....

    3. June 12, 2016

      Gawker court case leaves digital media with much to wrestle over

      When Gawker Media filed for bankruptcy protection last week, following its court defeat to ex-wrestler Hulk Hogan and...

    4. June 10, 2016

      Gawker files for bankruptcy protection

      Gawker Media, the online media group, has filed for bankruptcy weeks after a judge upheld a ruling for it to pay $140m...

    5. Fast FT

      June 10, 2016

      Gawker Media files for bankruptcy

      Gawker Media, the online news media group founded by Nick Denton, has filed for bankruptcy just weeks after a judge...

    6. May 28, 2016

      Gawker fight pits Silicon Valley against the media

      The fight between a scurrilous website and a libertarian billionaire with a vendetta is at the centre of a dispute...

    7. FT Alphaville

      May 27, 2016

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Friday - The IMF goes against “neoliberalism”. - A profile of Harvard professor Dani Rodrik, who warned us...

    8. May 26, 2016

      Gawker hires bank after takeover approaches

      Gawker Media has hired bankers to weigh options after receiving multiple approaches by rivals to acquire the salacious...

    9. Fast FT

      May 26, 2016

      Penske Media among groups that have mulled Gawker buyout

      Penske Media Corporation, the owner of a portfolio of titles including Variety and Women’s Wear Daily, is among a group...

    10. May 26, 2016

      Beware of the rich who use litigation as a means to an end

      The admission by the Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel that he financed the lawsuit for invasion of privacy...

    11. May 26, 2016

      Gawker asks for review of ‘Thiel-funded’ lawsuit

      Gawker Media will call on a Florida appeals court to overturn $140m in damages against the company after Silicon Valley...

    12. May 5, 2016

      Financial services companies braced for automation

      Casey Crawford, an American football player turned mortgage boss, says his corner of the US’s financial sector is ripe...

    13. February 26, 2016

      Is ‘done’ better than ‘to do’ when it comes to making lists?

      Writing a “done” list instead of a to-do list, and leaving your problem-solving to when you are tired are two of the...

    14. February 9, 2016

      Zenefits replaces chief amid legal fears

      Zenefits, the human resources technology start-up valued at $4bn less than a year ago, has replaced its founder as...

    15. January 8, 2016

      Peter Thiel invests in third German fintech start-up in past year

      Peter Thiel, the PayPal co-founder, has backed his third German fintech start-up in a year, investing €1m in Deposit...

    16. January 4, 2016

      Mark Zuckerberg rejects fears of rogue artificial intelligence

      Technology leaders such as Elon Musk of Tesla Motors and venture capitalist Peter Thiel have warned that rogue AI, or...

    17. December 18, 2015

      Since you asked: Awkward questions on AI

      “Silicon Valley in move to keep AI safe ” Financial Times, December 12 Is artificial intelligence really something we...

    18. December 12, 2015

      Silicon Valley in move to keep AI safe

      Elon Musk, Peter Thiel and other Silicon Valley heavyweights are set to pour $1bn into a new attempt to protect...

    19. Brussels Blog

      November 12, 2015

      Ireland (still) ♥ Apple

      With Margrethe Vestager handing down her decision last month that Starbucks and Fiat received unfair tax benefits from...

    20. November 1, 2015

      Wealthy Republican donors look to Rubio

      Jeb Bush defended his flagging presidential campaign on Sunday amid signs that wealthy Republican donors increasingly...

    21. October 14, 2015

      How MBA courses offer fresh thinking for students

      The onus of paying six-figure tuition fees and the stress involved in balancing two years of studying with work...

    22. FT Alphaville

      September 25, 2015

      Burn it like a bitcoin processor company (Updated)

      You may remember BitPay, the bitcoin payments processor, on account of its proud assertion back in May 2014 that it was...

    23. September 16, 2015

      The power of prizes to encourage innovation

      In 1906, Lord Northcliffe, the proprietor of Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper, offered a £10,000 prize to the first...

    24. July 21, 2015

      European tech: In Silicon Valley’s shadow

      Ambarish Mitra remembers the phone call well. The voice at the other end — from a US company he refuses to identify —...

    25. FT Alphaville

      July 8, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Wednesday, - Remember when front-running meant something? - Where Bloomberg discovers that large orders...

    26. June 24, 2015

      Palantir goes from CIA-funded start-up to big business

      In Lord of the Rings, a Palantir is a seeing stone, a device through which those who gaze can see hidden truths and...

    27. MBA blog

      June 18, 2015

      Four biggest lessons from my first year at UCLA Anderson

      It all works out It does! I might have heard this countless of times from peers, second years, professors and alums,...

    28. FT Alphaville

      April 30, 2015

      Meet the company that wants to put a bitcoin miner in your toaster

      The Manhattan Project-type secrecy surrounding a company called 21 Inc — hitherto known as 21e6 — has been stupendous,...

    29. April 21, 2015

      The US potential of pot: from legalising to monetising

      In the 19th century, American prospectors headed west to make their fortunes mining gold. Today, from California and...

    30. April 20, 2015

      US insurance start-up valued at $1.5bn

      Oscar, a New York start-up with ambitions to transform the US health insurance landscape, has attracted the backing of...

    31. April 16, 2015

      Peter Thiel changes course with funding of two Berlin start-ups

      PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel has made a rare foray into continental Europe, leading funding rounds in two Berlin...

    32. FT Alphaville

      April 7, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Tuesday, - John Oliver interviews Edward Snowden. - The Internet doesn’t make you smarter; you only think...

    33. February 24, 2015

      James Proud, Hello: Degree skipped, product shipped

      About a year ago, hype about the coming trend of wearable technology was reaching fever pitch. Rumours of Apple’s...

    34. February 18, 2015

      TaskRabbit plans for an odd-job revolution

      Leah Busque has set herself a task as difficult as any of the morning-after clean-ups, del­iveries to seventh-floor...

    35. February 2, 2015

      Peer-to-peer lender SoFi raises $200m

      SoFi, the peer-to-peer lender that specialises in student loans, has raised $200m in a financing round that values the...

    36. January 4, 2015

      Investor rush to artificial intelligence is real deal

      Silicon Valley loves a new fad. To judge by the spate of fundraising by start-ups in recent weeks, it has found one in...

    37. FT Alphaville

      December 17, 2014

      At a loss

      Bloomberg Businessweek already wrote the definitive profile of OnDeck Capital, the latest hot initial public offering...

    38. FT Alphaville

      November 17, 2014

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Monday, - “Japan’s present predicament is a more extreme version of the choice faced by the UK in 2011…” -...

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