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  1. 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 security and...

  2. FT Alphaville

    September 12, 2014

    Further reading

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

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    May 2012: Alternative Investments Spring 2012 ...
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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. May 13, 2014

    BitPay secures $30m in fundraising drive

    BitPay, whose software is used by Virgin Galactic to let people pay for space flights with Bitcoins, has become the world’s...

  4. April 14, 2014

    SilverRail extends train booking technology to Asia

    SilverRail is extending its train booking technology for European and North American train services to cover Asian operators...

  5. FT Tech Hub

    March 6, 2014

    Sean Parker leaves Founders Fund, not part of latest $1bn fund

    Hold the Sean Parker jokes about $1bn. It was Justin Timberlake, playing Mr Parker in The Social Network, who delivered the...

  6. FT Tech Hub

    March 3, 2014

    Kickstarter hits $1bn - so what did we get?

    Almost five years after launching, crowd-funding platform Kickstarter has received pledges worth $1bn. Half of the money has...

  7. January 27, 2014

    Google buys UK artificial intelligence start-up

    Google has made its largest European acquisition yet with the purchase of DeepMind, an artificial intelligence start-up...

  8. January 23, 2014

    Stripe valued at $1.75bn after funding round

    Stripe, an online payments company founded and run by two Irish brothers in their mid-20s, said it had been valued at...

  9. January 22, 2014

    Davos lacks the Valley’s revolutionary ambitions

    Thousands of chief executives, politicians, leaders of non-governmental organisations and media folk are once again...

  10. December 20, 2013

    Lunch with the FT: Peter Thiel

    Peter Thiel has only just sat down at a corner table in Palo Alto’s Evvia restaurant and he is already into a disquisition...

  11. August 13, 2013

    Technology: Vanity or visionary?

    Growing hamburgers in test tubes. Mining for precious metals on asteroids. Taking a supersonic, ground-level trip from Los...

  12. June 27, 2013

    Facebook backers make big early bet on college start-up

    A trio of Facebook’s earliest and most high-profile investors have reunited to invest another company born on a college...

  13. May 14, 2013

    Peter Thiel’s Valar chooses London for first European investment

    Valar Ventures, the fund founded by Facebook’s first outside investor and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, has made its first...

  14. FT Tech Hub

    April 10, 2013

    Free money transfers for start-ups – a gimmick that’s hard to refuse?

    TransferWise, the money-moving service launched by former Skype director of strategy Taavet Hinrikus, is allowing start-ups...

  15. March 7, 2013

    Davos Man’s faith in globalisation is shaken

    A decade ago, I sometimes joked that “Davos Man” (as the global elite is sometimes dubbed) believed in a holy trinity of...

  16. January 11, 2013

    Unease at Facebook director’s share sale

    Facebook investor and board member Jim Breyer has sold a total of $208m worth of his personal shares in the social...

  17. Economists' Forum

    December 12, 2012

    Synthesising views on west's poor growth

    By Heleen Mees There is a fierce debate over the origins of the disappointing economic growth seen in advanced economies....

  18. November 23, 2012

    Onwards and upwards

    What do you need to make democracy work in the modern world? That is something many Americans might be asking as they digest...

  19. September 30, 2012

    Information revolution yet to pay off

    The US economy has experienced ups and downs over the years, but its trend growth rate has scarcely budged. Depressions and...

  20. August 24, 2012

    The Facebook investor out to cheat death

    Visitors to the website of Founders Fund, the technology investment group launched by PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, are...

  21. August 24, 2012

    IPO woes take toll on credulous investors

    This week one of the first backers of Facebook, Peter Thiel, sold most of his shares in the social network. The sale of the...

  22. FT Alphaville

    August 21, 2012

    The 6am Cut London

    EU investigating cigarette sales to Syria. The sales were by a Swiss-based unit of Japan Tobacco to a firm at least partly...

  23. FT Alphaville

    August 20, 2012

    Man U, a stake for Soros

    Hat-tip to Sam Jones — it’s a 7.85 per cent stake (in the ordinary class A shares) by George Soros. For every defeat to...

  24. July 9, 2012

    Venture capital funding consolidates

    Power is consolidating in the venture capital industry as investors bet on fewer firms to deliver larger, quicker returns...

  25. June 20, 2012

    Thiel launches venture capital group

    Peter Thiel has launched a new venture capital firm, starting with a $402m fund to invest in global technology companies,...

  26. FT Alphaville

    May 17, 2012

    The 6am Cut London

    Cameron adds to eurozone warnings. David Cameron will be saying it in a speech today that the single currency unravelling...

  27. March 30, 2012

    Seachange

    Imagine a network of self-sufficient communities floating in oceans beyond the reach of international governments, capable...

  28. February 1, 2012

    At work, it’s who you know that matters

    The start-up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself and Transform your Career, by Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha,...

  29. January 19, 2012

    Entrepreneur in a hurry to change the world

    David Sacks does not like taking things slowly. The chief executive of Yammer, a corporate social networking tool, even...

  30. December 20, 2011

    University shake-out will benefit us all

    Self-made individuals frequently demonstrate an inconsistent approach towards higher education. Although they achieved...

  31. FT Tech Hub

    November 12, 2011

    San Francisco start-up wants to be the "Salesforce for doctors"

    Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal and an early investor in Facebook, said the US’ inefficient health care system is a...

  32. FT Alphaville

    October 7, 2011

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Friday, - ”If the ECB starts to print finally, we will see an absolutely hellacious rally.” - Peter Thiel,...

  33. September 14, 2011

    Facebook puts off IPO until late 2012

    Facebook is preparing to launch its blockbuster initial public offering in the US towards the end of next year, a later...

  34. FT Alphaville

    August 17, 2011

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Wednesday, - ”…merely saying anything or everything can go wrong, while true, is quite useless and not...

  35. July 5, 2011

    Wall Street vs Silicon Valley

    Wall Street is being dragged into the Silicon Valley talent war as the demand for data analysts increases on both coasts of...

  36. June 25, 2011

    Why many star students are dropping out of college

    When 19-year-old Ben Yu decided to drop out of Harvard in the middle of his freshman year to launch a price-comparison...

  37. FT Tech Hub

    June 24, 2011

    Winklevoss twins open fresh Facebook case

    Tech news from around the web: Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss have not finished with Facebook yet, the Los Angeles Times...

  38. FT Alphaville

    June 2, 2011

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis, and other offerings from Thursday’s FT, Lorenzo Bini Smaghi: Ignoring the core can keep inflation at bay...

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