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    The tech ecosystem would be weaker without banks

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    This speaks for itself. When's the crash?

    Felix Salmon on the redundancy of banks, in Friday’s FT: Today’s big Silicon Valley deals are not based on corporate...

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  1. August 21, 2014

    No need for banks in an era of intellectual capital

    It is merger season in Silicon Valley. More than $100bn in technology deals were done in the first half of this year alone,...

  2. August 20, 2014

    Cyber security group vArmour raises $35m

    Citibank’s venture capital arm and Silicon Valley investment firm Menlo Ventures have invested in vArmour, a newly launched...

  3. August 19, 2014

    US investors pump funds into Europe’s digital scene

    American venture capital groups are investing more into European technology start-ups, as US investors look to cash in on...

  4. August 15, 2014

    Samsung follows rivals into smart homes

    Samsung Electronics is following Google and Apple into the smart home with the acquisition of SmartThings, which allows a...

  5. FT Alphaville

    August 13, 2014

    US regional inequality

    Readers should check out this fascinating piece by the FT’s Anjli Raval on the growing gap in average incomes and home...

  6. August 11, 2014

    Companies must let non-compete clauses go

    Hedge fund manager Christopher Rokos is not the most sympathetic champion for the ordinary worker’s right to change jobs...

  7. August 10, 2014

    Facebook invades your personality, not your privacy

    Facebook’s quarterly earnings, released last month, have surpassed most market expectations, sending its stock price to an...

  8. August 10, 2014

    US venture fund Nyca Partners seeks fintech edge

    A new venture capital fund seeks to bridge the divide between Wall Street banks and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs by bringing...

  9. August 9, 2014

    Judge tells of Silicon Valley ‘fear’ of Steve Jobs

    A US judge on Friday offered a behind-the-scenes look at the force of will with which Steve Jobs once held sway over Silicon...

  10. August 8, 2014

    Rocket Internet: ready for blast-off?

    Are start-ups just commodities that can be copied, improved and executed anywhere in the world? The Samwer brothers think...

  11. August 8, 2014

    Legal student uses ‘cute EU privacy laws’ to take on Facebook

    Of its more than 1.3bn users, Facebook may consider Max Schrems the most troublesome. The 27-year-old Austrian law student...

  12. FT Alphaville

    August 8, 2014

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Friday, - Paul Singer and his Argentina jersey. - Vice and the caliphate, part 1. - “Let’s say Ron Paul is...

  13. August 4, 2014

    LinkedIn pays nearly $6m to settle labour violations

    LinkedIn has agreed to pay almost $6m in wages and damages after an investigation found the social network for professionals...

  14. August 3, 2014

    Footloose frustration

    Andrew Hill’s column last week argued managers are still likely to see poaching of their staff as an annoyance, in spite of...

  15. August 1, 2014

    MP criticises Uber for ‘opting out’ of UK tax regime

    The row over the future of the London taxi market reignited on Friday after an influential MP said new entrants such as...

  16. July 28, 2014

    Zillow to buy rival Trulia for $3.5bn

    Zillow has agreed to buy Trulia for $3.5bn in an all-stock deal that combines the two largest US real estate listings...

  17. July 28, 2014

    LinkedIn boss is wrong about poaching rivals’ employees

    In the 1970s you could buy a hippy-ish poster of a bird flying towards a lurid sunset, with the maxim: “If you love...

  18. July 23, 2014

    BlueFocus to enter US market with stake in Fuseproject

    BlueFocus is to make its first foray into the US, taking a majority stake in Fuseproject, the agency owned by Yves Béhar,...

  19. July 23, 2014

    Sega vs Nintendo: a review of Console Wars by Blake J Harris

    Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo and the Battle that Defined a Generation by Blake J Harris HarperCollins/Atlantic;...

  20. July 22, 2014

    Republicans reach out to voters via Silicon Valley

    Michael Mayernick and his team have spent 24 hours hunkered down with pizza and energy drinks. The result is an app that...

  21. July 18, 2014

    Technology: Wear your medicine

    Walter de Brouwer’s life changed when his son fell 35 feet from a window. Spending anxious months in intensive care, the...

  22. July 18, 2014

    Apple faces threat of legal action over ‘in app’ payments

    Apple may face legal action in Europe over claims that it has not done enough to stop children making “in app” purchases...

  23. July 17, 2014

    Apple adds BlackRock co-founder to its board

    Apple has appointed Sue Wagner, a co-founder of BlackRock, to its board, adding greater M&A experience and its second female...

  24. July 16, 2014

    Evernote CEO Phil Libin faces up to the smartwatch challenge

    As the world becomes hyper-connected, two possible futures lie in wait for the information-dependent. One is a chaos of...

  25. July 15, 2014

    Yahoo agrees to fresh deal on Alibaba stake

    Yahoo has made a deal to keep a greater share of its stake in Chinese ecommerce group Alibaba when it goes public in what is...

  26. July 15, 2014

    Big pharma teams up with big data

    Big pharma and Silicon Valley have been circling one another for some time, looking for ways in which they might harness the...

  27. July 15, 2014

    Seedcamp targets US with new fund

    Seedcamp, the first tech support programme to target early stage European ventures, has raised a $30m fund that will enable...

  28. July 9, 2014

    Review: The Alliance, by Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha, Chris Yeh

    If the hype is to be believed, you can see the future in Silicon Valley. In that part of California, youthful geniuses start...

  29. July 5, 2014

    Greek technology entrepreneurs win funds for start-ups

    With the jobless rate among young graduates approaching 40 per cent, the incentive for skilled Greeks to travel abroad to...

  30. July 4, 2014

    Early bird investors swoop on opportunities for pre-IPO funding

    Scions of more than a half-dozen wealthy American families took a trip last week to the twin valleys of the San Francisco...

  31. July 4, 2014

    Start-up companies help drive rise in employee ownership

    Record numbers of UK businesses are adopting the John Lewis-style model of employee ownership, matching levels in the US and...

  32. July 3, 2014

    Tinder highlights tech world’s frat-pack culture

    Tinder, the social media app, delights in its ability to generate buzz. For, while it presents itself as a “dating” device,...

  33. July 3, 2014

    Chief executives in digital era must be ambidextrous

    Traditionally there have been two types of enterprise – those with a strategy and those without one. Enterprises with a...

  34. July 2, 2014

    Silicon Valley billionaire wins US Bitcoin auction

    A billionaire investor who is campaigning to split California into six states and who funds entrepreneurship classes for...

  35. July 1, 2014

    Barclays hires leading Cameron adviser

    Barclays has turned to one of David Cameron’s most senior business advisers to help it stay atop the rampant activity in the...

  36. June 29, 2014

    UK hopes to attract and hold on to tech group success stories

    Sheffield may not have been the obvious choice when David Richards was searching for a European headquarters for his Silicon...

  37. June 27, 2014

    Tech groups race to reinvent passwords

    Companies and consumers are risking their most sensitive information online by relying on an authentication method that...

  38. June 26, 2014

    New tech conglomerates risk losing creative edge

    Can a loveable start-up still be loveable when it becomes a tech conglomerate with tentacles reaching into every corner of...

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