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      May 22, 2015

      Plus500 on a Cable Car ride - Update 2

      Update 2: shares resumed, following a statement of sorts. The Company can confirm that on 9 January 2015, its UK...

    2. May 20, 2015

      Uber accused of asking driver to make false allegations

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    1. May 20, 2015

      Silicon Valley has become a dream factory

      Coming to San Francisco for the first time in a few years brings home how much it has been transformed. Whatever you call...

    2. May 19, 2015

      Los Angeles boosts fight on minimum wage

      Los Angeles on Tuesday became the largest city in the US to embrace a movement to raise minimum wages, when its city council...

    3. May 10, 2015

      Wearable technology finds its place on campus

      As Silicon Valley busies itself inventing new forms of wearable technologies, a handful of business school professors and...

    4. May 7, 2015

      US biotech group Verseon to list on Alternative Investment Market

      A Californian biotech company that uses computer algorithms to discover medicines will complete a £300m stock market listing...

    5. May 5, 2015

      Digital start-ups question links to ‘Tech City’

      Unruly, the social video advertising agency, has a typically fashionable east London office with high ceilings and exposed...

    6. April 29, 2015

      Business needs to raise its voice in the house price debate

      Protests in the London suburb of Brixton broke out on Saturday over gentrification and rising house prices. By London...

    7. April 26, 2015

      California prepares for the next ‘big one’

      The 800-mile San Andreas Fault, which runs from northern California to Mexico, has been the source of the state’s biggest...

    8. April 21, 2015

      US warns of risks from deeper encryption

      The head of the US Department of Homeland Security has warned the cyber security industry that encryption poses “real...

    9. April 21, 2015

      DoJ security chief in plea over hackers

      The top national security official at the Department of Justice is urging the private sector to report more cyber attacks,...

    10. FT Alphaville

      April 14, 2015

      Outsource your dating to India

      Deutsche are back with their cheap date index. And some other price comparisons, of course: We recomputed our three indices:...

    11. April 7, 2015

      Middle managers who are a start-up’s unsung heroes

      On April 1, 2004, Eileen Burbidge stepped off the overnight flight from San Francisco to London. After years of working in...

    12. Tech blog

      April 4, 2015

      Financial innovation, Silicon Valley style

      Alternative lenders such as Lending Club are now well known for having created new kinds of securities for investors looking...

    13. April 3, 2015

      Snapshot: ‘Rosina and models’ (2013), by Yvonne Venegas

      Contemporary Mexican photographers “I like to photograph the things that come between the perfect moment and the mistake,”...

    14. April 3, 2015

      US companies cut back sharply on hiring

      US companies scaled back hiring sharply last month, adding to evidence that the economy has lost momentum since the start of...

    15. March 30, 2015

      Two US agents charged over Silk Road

      Silk road investigators charged with wire fraud Two US agents investigating Silk Road have been charged with stealing...

    16. March 29, 2015

      Parking sensors to go on trial in Berlin and Dubai

      Traffic wardens will have a new ally from this summer when trials of a scanner system that gathers data about parking spaces...

    17. March 27, 2015

      Ellen Pao loses Kleiner Perkins gender bias case

      A jury in San Francisco rejected claims from Ellen Pao, a former junior partner at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins,...

    18. Tech blog

      March 26, 2015

      Did Facebook's CTO let the virtual cat out of the bag on Oculus launch date?

      When will the consumer version of the much-anticipated Oculus Rift virtual reality headset ship? With competition looming...

    19. March 25, 2015

      Facebook opens Messenger to developers

      Deal-making Facebook tries its hand at parenting at F8 conference Facebook is betting that its growing messaging app will be...

    20. March 25, 2015

      ‘Becoming Steve Jobs’, by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli

      Who needs another Steve Jobs biography? Four years after his death, Apple’s co-founder continues to serve as inspiration for...

    21. FT Alphaville

      March 20, 2015

      The changing geography of US employment

      In a previous post we looked at which US states were the best for job growth in 2014. (North Dakota was best overall,...

    22. March 19, 2015

      Elon Musk tempers autonomous driving claims

      Elon Musk, the Tesla Motors boss known for his expansive claims for technology, appeared to promise a leap forward in...

    23. March 12, 2015

      Rakuten-backed Lyft valued at $2.5bn

      Lyft has raised $530m in new funding in a round led by the Japanese ecommerce group Rakuten, as the San Francisco-based...

    24. March 11, 2015

      Venture capital needs to be a happy family

      The San Francisco trial pitting Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, one of Silicon Valley’s oldest and most venerable venture...

    25. MBA blog

      March 10, 2015

      Five states in 15 days

      In early February, I headed to Park City with approximately 1,000 first and second-year students for a long weekend of...

    26. March 9, 2015

      Apple spotlights apps to woo Watch buyers

      Apple’s luxury aspirations Apple is turning to partners’ applications to persuade consumers to pay between $349 and $17,000...

    27. Tech blog

      March 9, 2015

      Time for Apple Watch - live

      This is the transcript of the Live Blog session ending at 19:26 on 9 Mar 2015. After all the anticipation and the hype, the...

    28. March 6, 2015

      Apple tests luxury appeal with gold watch

      Apple’s luxury aspirations When Tim Cook unveiled the Apple Watch in September, the iPhone maker’s chief said it was the...

    29. Tech blog

      March 4, 2015

      From wearables to Uber for kids, start-ups look to tech to protect children

      Michael Ginty, former head of global security for Uber, used to spend his days thinking about how to keep the ride-hailing...

    30. February 26, 2015

      The legend of the Silicon Valley unicorns

      In a very pleasant corner of San Francisco, Nasdaq is quietly expanding its West Coast operations. But it is not in town...

    31. February 25, 2015

      Clinton warns Silicon Valley going backwards

      Hillary Clinton has warned there is a “real human cost” to technology, using a speech at the heart of Silicon Valley to...

    32. February 24, 2015

      Walmart pay rise obscures shift in US labour market

      Walmart employees may have cheered recent news that they had been given a pay rise. But for workers such as Fatmata Jabbie,...

    33. Gavyn Davies

      February 22, 2015

      The Fed's global responsibilities

      When the Federal Reserve starts to raise US interest rates later this year, there will be a major shift in the global...

    34. FT Alphaville

      February 20, 2015

      Which US states and cities are richest? Depends how you count

      The straightforward ranking of US states by personal income per person has Washington DC, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New...

    35. February 19, 2015

      Hapag-Lloyd sailings cancelled into May as slowdown drags on

      One of the world’s largest shipping lines has cancelled most sailings from Asia to the US west coast for the next three...

    36. February 19, 2015

      Twitter goes global to attract developers

      Twitter has embarked on an international tour to woo companies and programmers to build new products for the microblogging...

    37. February 17, 2015

      How to be the perfect guest, by Airbnb

      One was founded in a San Francisco apartment less than 10 years ago, while the other grew out of Georgian drawing rooms in...

    38. February 12, 2015

      British tech industry needs homegrown cash boost

      This week Boris Johnson, mayor of London, has been banging his drum in New York. He is not, however, promoting his ideas...

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