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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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 —...

    11. FT Alphaville

      July 8, 2015

      Further reading

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

    12. 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...

    13. 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,...

    14. 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,...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. FT Alphaville

      December 17, 2014

      At a loss

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

    24. 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…” -...

    25. MBA blog

      November 3, 2014

      A few of my favourite things

      View of the Boston Charles River at sunset When I conducted my business school research, I asked many alumni if they...

    26. October 26, 2014

      The Silver Economy: Silicon Valley joins quest to ‘cure’ ageing

      From earliest recorded history, a procession of emperors, alchemists and charlatans have searched in vain for the...

    27. October 14, 2014

      Live longer – and thank economics

      In developed countries today life expectancy at birth is about 80 years. That figure has almost doubled over the past...

    28. October 14, 2014

      Throw in the towel and give up on failure

      Failure, long embraced by the doyens of the start-up community as a vital step in any entrepreneur’s career, may be...

    29. FT Alphaville

      October 8, 2014

      Thiel on the race to zero

      Billionaire investor and well known libertarian Peter Thiel has been on the road promoting his new book Zero to One for...

    30. October 2, 2014

      Rocket Internet: It’s lonely out in space

      Venture capital should not go public, Peter Thiel (a US venture capitalist) declared this week. Maybe it is better to...

    31. October 1, 2014

      Snoop Dogg joins Reddit funding round

      Snoop Dogg, the hip-hop star, Silicon Valley investor Marc Andreessen and the Oscar-winning actor Jared Leto have...

    32. 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...

    33. September 30, 2014

      PayPal’s Thiel rounds on European tech entrepreneurs and regulators

      Europe is a “slacker with low expectations”, held back by the poor work ethic of its people and run by politicians that...

    34. September 20, 2014

      Secrets of Silicon Valley

      The silicon road Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future, by Peter Thiel with Blake Masters, Virgin...

    35. September 14, 2014

      Tech chiefs in plea over privacy damage

      The US tech industry has failed to appreciate the mounting global concern over its record on online privacy and...

    36. FT Alphaville

      September 12, 2014

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Friday, - Scotland and the SNP: Fooling yourselves and deceiving others. - Their own imaginary Keynes. -...

    37. FT Alphaville

      September 5, 2014

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Friday, - Koons’ work as the apotheosis of Walmart. - Goldman just says “vice president” to be polite. - A...

    38. 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...

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