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  1. FT Alphaville

    July 24, 2014

    When are monopolies a good thing?

    Here’s the proposition. Rule by committee isn’t a good thing. In the worst-case scenario it leads to the “Lawrence of...

  2. May 28, 2014

    Google steers new course with driverless car

    Google self-driving car Google is taking the stabilisers off its driverless car project, producing its own fleet of 100...

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  1. May 13, 2014

    Clock ticking on Google’s driverless cars

    Google is “very actively” working on how to put its driverless cars to public use in the next three years, according to the...

  2. FT Tech Hub

    April 3, 2014

    Google: The price of a vote

    Google’s founders have just completed a silent coup of their own company – and so far, it hasn’t cost them a dime. The new...

  3. April 3, 2014

    Barnes & Noble tumbles as Liberty cuts stake

    Shares in Barnes & Noble tumbled on Thursday after the company revealed Liberty Media, which at one point held 16.7 per cent...

  4. FT Alphaville

    April 3, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE A guest post byAnne Stevenson-Yang of Beijing based J Capital Research provides some...

  5. The World

    January 22, 2014

    Davos: what to read this morning

    (c) World Economic Forum It’s day one at Davos, with business and political leaders, gathered in the Swiss resort for the...

  6. Material World

    January 6, 2014

    Competing shows: LC:M vs CES

    Getty Images Forget the uproar around competing menswear shows LC:M, which starts Monday and ends Wednesday (read Charlie...

  7. November 26, 2013

    DNA test company told to stop selling kits

    23andMe, a DNA testing company that came to symbolise Silicon Valley’s ambition of grabbing a leading position in the...

  8. October 10, 2013

    Why the Nobel is still the greatest prize

    This is the time of year when eminent scientists, economists, writers and peacemakers long for a telephone call from a...

  9. August 29, 2013

    China’s Xiaomi poaches senior Google executive

    Google has lost a top executive from its Android management team to fast-rising Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi, less than...

  10. 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...

  11. August 11, 2013

    Jeff Bezos is a disrupter, only not at home

    When I heard Jeff Bezos had bought The Washington Post my mind skipped – as it always does when I hear his name – to socks...

  12. FT Tech Hub

    August 9, 2013

    Bebo’s video – another tech founder has the last laugh

    It takes some nerve to sell a company for $850m and then describe it as “the biggest repository of online cock and balls...

  13. FT Alphaville

    August 5, 2013

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - Mr Kuroda’s vacation plans. - US budget bedlam coming this fall. - The anniversary of S&P’s...

  14. August 5, 2013

    Google’s Brin bankrolls lab-grown burger

    Sergey Brin, the billionaire founder of Google, has emerged as a bankroller of a project that has been dubbed the future of...

  15. 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...

  16. June 18, 2013

    Google settles suit over founder control

    Google has moved a step closer to an overhaul of its capital structure that would effectively guarantee founders Larry Page...

  17. June 17, 2013

    Spy who came in from the cold sees future in biotechnology

    Russia does not yet have a biotech sector, but if the former spy Anna Chapman has her way, that is going to change. Ms...

  18. March 20, 2013

    US heartland offers visions of cable’s future

    It is 600 miles from Olathe, Kansas, to Englewood, Colorado, and both towns can seem a million miles from the media hubs of...

  19. February 20, 2013

    Winners of life science prize revealed

    A group of Silicon Valley billionaires has clubbed together to create a 21st century rival to the Swedish Nobel Prize,...

  20. January 25, 2013

    Eyes left: a day out with Google

    I am cycling through central London, and Google is talking to me. An earphone squeezed under my helmet is wired to my phone,...

  21. September 11, 2012

    Google – cheap if not cheerful

    Google shares briefly passed $700 last week, for the first time since late-2007. Not a moment too soon. The shares have...

  22. Material World

    September 10, 2012

    Google Glass and DVF in a NY Fashion Week Moment

    My favourite fashion week moment so far, three days into the start of the New York collections, has to be Diane von...

  23. July 8, 2012

    Start-ups jostle for Sun Valley spotlight

    The guest list features Jordan’s king and queen, Italy’s prime minister, three mayors, two governors and the director of the...

  24. FT Tech Hub

    June 30, 2012

    Story of the Week: Google's new gadgets

    Google’s tablet and living-room media device, unveiled at its annual developer conference, were enough to have some Google...

  25. Material World

    June 28, 2012

    Google Glass has a style problem

    So Google has unveiled its disruptive hardware technology, Google glass, the smart headgear that Googlers said showed the...

  26. FT Tech Hub

    June 28, 2012

    Google's "smart" glasses: a first hands-on

    The Google Glass project is an impressive demonstration of the search company’s willingness to confront big technical...

  27. June 27, 2012

    Google unveils prototype ‘smart’ glasses

    Google sought to leapfrog rivals such as Apple and Microsoft as it unveiled a prototype of a pair of “smart” glasses...

  28. May 20, 2012

    Happy to be a bit more ‘un-Googley’

    There’s something rather un-Googley about Nikesh Arora. It isn’t just that he’s the top business executive in a company that...

  29. May 15, 2012

    Facebook raises IPO price range

    Facebook has increased the price range for shares in its initial public offering, pushing the company’s valuation to as much...

  30. April 27, 2012

    Tech power shift puts bankers on back foot

    As Wall Street makes final preparations for the largest technology debut by value in history, it has also faced what some...

  31. April 27, 2012

    Celestial rewards

    Once the wealthy were content to indulge their fancies with gothic castles and bridges to nowhere in the Arizona desert, but...

  32. April 22, 2012

    The waning power of equity ownership

    Quoted equity has always been a peculiar form of ownership. The investor has no direct control over the assets of the...

  33. April 15, 2012

    Third-class shares

    Google pioneered the technology industry dismal trend of stripping shareholders of voting rights with its initial public...

  34. April 13, 2012

    Little to choose from in Google share split

    The new class of shares to be created by Google’s first-ever stock split will present an unusual quandary for investors...

  35. April 13, 2012

    US stocks drop on China GDP miss

    Wall Street welcomed the start of earnings seasons with Alcoa reporting better-than-expected results. But, by Friday, even...

  36. April 13, 2012

    Letter from Lex: Tech difficulties

    It was a week for the tech geek. Two of the biggest – Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin – raised corporate...

  37. FT Tech Hub

    April 13, 2012

    Wall Street's new choice: GOOG or GOOG-C?

    Facebook won’t be the only new internet stock that will soon be turning heads on Wall Street. Google has just come up with a...

  38. April 13, 2012

    Trust Google: profits clicking

    Crazy name, crazy company. Once again much will be made about corporate governance at Google following Thursday’s...

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