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    1. FT Alphaville

      January 23, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Friday, - “Draghi’s big announcement seems to have raised expected European inflation by one-fifth of a...

    2. January 22, 2015

      Goldman makes first foray into big data in Asia

      Goldman Sachs has made its first foray into big data in Asia by investing the lion’s share of a $56m round of funding for...

    3. January 21, 2015

      Uber raises $1.6bn from Goldman clients

      Uber has raised $1.6bn in convertible debt with the help of Goldman Sachs, giving the ride-hailing company a fresh infusion...

    4. January 21, 2015

      Technology has to create more than disruption

      Nicolas Brusson, the founder of BlaBlaCar, the French ride-sharing start-up that in June raised $100m to expand across...

    5. January 21, 2015

      Davos 2015: Banks eye tech with sense of déjà vu

      Is there a collection of arrogant, highly paid executives? Tick. Is the public mostly ignorant about the technology those...

    6. January 21, 2015

      Davos 2015: Tech giants risk reputation, warn business leaders

      Large technology companies will experience the same collapse in reputation as banks have endured in recent years unless they...

    7. January 21, 2015

      Venture capital: venturing further

      What makes Silicon Valley start-ups so “disruptive”? Here’s a hint: it has to do with all the money sloshing around. Venture...

    8. January 21, 2015

      Shazam valued at $1bn after new funding round

      Shazam, the music discovery app, has raised $30m in a new funding round that values the British company at over $1bn, as it...

    9. January 19, 2015

      Upbeat WANdisco chief David Richards looks over the horizon

      In tone and demeanour, if not through his British accent or conservative dress sense, David Richards comes across more as a...

    10. FT Tech Hub

      January 14, 2015

      Soylent raises $20m to take on Big Food with its cheap nutritional shakes

      Soylent, the start-up which aims to replace regular meals with its low-cost nutritional drinks, has raised $20m to expand...

    11. January 14, 2015

      Review: The Internet Is Not The Answer

      The Internet Is Not The Answer, by Andrew Keen, Atlantic Monthly Press $25 (£16.99) If you throw enough stones, you are sure...

    12. January 12, 2015

      When a moral machine is better than a flawed human being

      It will be an interesting year for the X-47B. The new unmanned aircraft, developed by Northrop Grumman, will be put through...

    13. January 11, 2015

      Facebook and the ‘daily average people’ formerly known as users

      Most Silicon Valley companies are run by geeks. One of the drawbacks of being a geek is that dealing with other human beings...

    14. January 9, 2015

      Revived Box IPO to test investor appetite

      Wall Street’s appetite for what is expected to be a bumper year for tech IPOs will get an early test later this month with...

    15. January 7, 2015

      Review: Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo!

      Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo!, by Nicholas Carlson, Twelve/John Murray, $30/£20 About 18 months into Marissa...

    16. MBA blog

      January 6, 2015

      Start-up fever

      Stanford is in the heart of Silicon Valley. I should have probably expected to experience start-up fever and I did to some...

    17. January 6, 2015

      Daimler’s self-drive car gears up for the future

      Daimler launches Mercedes-Benz F015 concept car Meet the car of the future: self-driving, with touchscreen walls and seats...

    18. 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 an...

    19. January 2, 2015

      New Year resolutions for financial services

      Kiss is a popular acronym among hipster Silicon Valley types. It refers not to the hit single by Prince, nor the...

    20. January 1, 2015

      Europe’s best days on the internet could lie ahead

      “Don’t get mad, get even,” advised Robert F Kennedy. European governments have been doing both in response to the threat of...

    21. December 30, 2014

      Venture capital funding of London tech start-ups doubles

      London-based technology start-ups attracted record levels of venture capital in 2014, with investors ploughing $1.4bn into...

    22. December 26, 2014

      Silicon Valley comes under fire in Europe

      The global march of Silicon Valley companies began to face serious resistance in Europe this year, as the continent’s...

    23. December 23, 2014

      Ammunition Group: designers that speak geek

      When Apple acquired Beats Electronics, the headphone and digital-music company, in May it closed a loop. Ammunition Group,...

    24. December 19, 2014

      Google accuses Hollywood of secret censorship campaign

      Google has accused the movie industry’s trade body of mounting a secret campaign to censor the internet, in a revival of the...

    25. December 18, 2014

      Airbnb in deal with Amsterdam to collect tourist taxes

      Airbnb has signed an agreement with the city of Amsterdam to collect tourist taxes, its first such agreement with a European...

    26. December 18, 2014

      Unilever ends egg-free mayonnaise lawsuit

      Unilever has withdrawn its lawsuit against Hampton Creek, whose egg-free “Just Mayo” spread it had alleged was misleading...

    27. December 15, 2014

      Proof that the pen is mightier than the keyboard

      My fellow columnist Lucy Kellaway recently wrote a love letter to her Moleskine diary and explained why she doesn’t use...

    28. December 14, 2014

      Investors bank on Lending Club success

      LendingClub slideshow It took just over an hour for investors in Lending Club, an eight-year-old company that uses the...

    29. December 11, 2014

      How Juncker and Luxembourg landed Silicon Valley’s biggest catch

      Jean-Claude Juncker had a mischievous look. It was shortly before the 2004 election and Luxembourg’s premier at the time...

    30. December 9, 2014

      Deutsche Telekom and FireEye create cyber security service

      Deutsche Telekom has formed a joint cyber security venture with FireEye, the Silicon Valley cyber security group, focused on...

    31. December 9, 2014

      An à la carte menu for corporate failure

      Why do companies fail? Considering how important this question is to entrepreneurs, investors, and even society as whole, I...

    32. December 8, 2014

      Why Silicon Valley struggles to conquer Europe

      Has Google lost its compass? Or has the EU lost its way? Apparently both. The world’s most powerful search engine can...

    33. December 8, 2014

      Uber banned in New Delhi after sexual assault allegations

      Indian regulators have banned Uber, the fast-growing Silicon Valley ride-hailing company, from operating in New Delhi, after...

    34. December 8, 2014

      Facebook’s latest rivals fight for attention

      Inlope, which launched last month, is the latest social media platform hoping to make it big. The company, started by two...

    35. December 7, 2014

      Shake-up at New Republic leads to shake-out of talent

      A glittering roster of Washington’s elite turned out in force in November to toast the 100th anniversary of The New...

    36. FT Alphaville

      December 5, 2014

      Guest post: Silicon Valley might kill banks but not banking

      This is a guest post by Jonathan McMillan, a pseudonym behind which two authors stand: One is an investment banker based in...

    37. MBA blog

      December 5, 2014

      Tech trek week

      Day-on-the-Job events are onsite visits to companies to learn about MBA opportunities and get a sense of work culture. A...

    38. December 3, 2014

      Autumn Statement: Green light for ‘driverless car’ trials

      Fully autonomous cars will move closer to reality under government plans to establish “driverless car testbeds” in London,...

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