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      June 30, 2015

      Help wanted: solving the talent challenge for emerging market entrepreneurs

      If you think launching a start up in Silicon Valley is hard, try it in Sierra Leone, Surinam or Senegal. Emerging market...

    2. June 30, 2015

      Cash for personal data does not add up, says Ipsos boss

      Companies should not offer to pay people for personal data because the rich will simply opt out, says the head of one of the...

    3. June 30, 2015

      Banks and exchanges turn to blockchain

      The blockchain — the technology that underpins bitcoin — has been called “the future for financial services infrastructure”....

    4. June 29, 2015

      How to short Silicon Valley’s ‘unicorns’

      June has been a month of sticker shock in Silicon Valley. The hottest private tech companies have been raising money at...

    5. June 28, 2015

      Silicon Valley: Inside the winners’ circle

      When he last turned to investors to raise cash a year ago, tech entrepreneur Ken Lin thought a stock market listing was...

    6. June 26, 2015

      Drones get a new mission: saving lives in the Mediterranean

      Buffeted by the wind, a wooden vessel carrying 297 mostly Eritrean migrants, many of them young women, begins taking in...

    7. June 26, 2015

      Instagram unfiltered

      Large, square photos of a towering redwood forest, a yacht at sunset and a carefully crafted cup of coffee adorn the walls...

    8. June 26, 2015

      The Ideas Column: Bubble trouble

      A bumper sticker popular in Silicon Valley a decade ago implored: “Please God, Just One More Bubble.” The drivers got their...

    9. June 23, 2015

      Google launches free music streaming

      Google introduced a free version of its subscription music service in the US on Tuesday, days ahead of the launch of Apple’s...

    10. June 23, 2015

      Michael Gould, Anaplan: from cowshed to spreadsheet killer

      In Silicon Valley, the garage is the first home of many a tech start-up in popular imagination. In northern England, it...

    11. June 22, 2015

      Uber’s total funding nears $10bn

      Uber’s latest financings will bring its total funding to $10bn, setting a new record for a US tech company before it goes...

    12. Lex Live

      June 22, 2015

      Is there a bubble in Silicon Valley?

      Uber is fundraising at a $50bn valuation; Airbnb at $20bn. Are private tech companies getting massively higher valuations...

    13. June 19, 2015

      Watch out Silicon Valley, here comes Europe

      The thrill of entrepreneurship is that there is no such thing as a level playing field. Ours is an industry of outrageous...

    14. June 18, 2015

      Uber: Risky business

      High-risk assets come at a discount. Unless the asset is Uber, in which case the laws of physics are suspended and risk...

    15. June 16, 2015

      BuzzFeed hires former Guardian deputy editor Janine Gibson

      The former deputy editor of the Guardian, Janine Gibson, has joined BuzzFeed, in a move that highlights the viral news...

    16. June 15, 2015

      Apple News service to hire team of journalists

      Apple is hiring a team of journalists to run its Apple News service, part of a broader push by the company to personalise...

    17. June 15, 2015

      Tech prodigy eyes $40m in drive for sleep sensor start-up

      London-born tech entrepreneur James Proud skipped college to move to San Francisco as a teenager. Now, less than a year...

    18. June 15, 2015

      Europe incubates tech’s new billion-dollar babies

      Once the stuff of legend in Europe, unicorns are becoming easier to find on the continent. A study released on Monday by...

    19. June 9, 2015

      Rivals poke fun at Apple’s imitation game

      Apple on Monday added a new claim to the blurb that appears at the foot of its press releases: “Apple leads the world in...

    20. FT Alphaville

      June 8, 2015

      Techcrunch discovers finance may be technological

      If you ever needed proof that California-based techies live in a bubble of self-deluded superciliousness, where (to their...

    21. June 8, 2015

      Silicon Valley is not dressed for success

      José Neves is not impressed by Silicon Valley. The men — and they are almost always men — who lead the tech world are...

    22. June 5, 2015

      More cities aim to establish start-up clusters

      Andrew Daniels, founder of a web design and mobile app developer based in Manchester, believes his “can do” city has the...

    23. June 4, 2015

      Hard act to deliver services for the on-demand economy

      Silicon Valley is in the firm grip of a “growth over profits” mania. With investors willing to pay up for any new internet...

    24. June 3, 2015

      Deutsche Bank to create innovation hubs to boost technology

      Deutsche Bank is to open innovation hubs in London, Berlin and Silicon Valley in an attempt to improve its use of digital...

    25. June 3, 2015

      Tech’s private companies: public enemies

      When the Dutch East India Company distributed shares to the public 400 years ago, the group received capital and investors...

    26. June 3, 2015

      Anne Wojcicki, the freewheeling queen of home DNA testing

      Anne Wojcicki made a special effort to look smart when she addressed a US congressional panel on direct-to-consumer genetic...

    27. June 2, 2015

      Private share trading takes off as tech companies shun IPOs

      The easy availability of investor cash has allowed many technology companies to delay listing on public markets but caused a...

    28. FT Alphaville

      June 2, 2015

      Maybe Sand Hill is not the new Wall St after all...

      A Silicon Valley start-up that tried to offer trading in derivatives linked to private SV companies like Uber and Jawbone...

    29. June 2, 2015

      Ellen Pao plans to appeal Kleiner gender-discrimination case

      Ellen Pao is appealing the loss of the gender-discrimination lawsuit she filed against former employer Kleiner Perkins...

    30. June 1, 2015

      FireEye: Unhappy returns

      No tech sector is hotter than cyber security. So why is FireEye, a young Silicon Valley cyber security darling, resorting to...

    31. June 1, 2015

      German antitrust chief warns against restricting Google

      Germany should ease regulations for digital insurgents and refrain from imposing special restrictions on Google, the...

    32. MBA blog

      May 28, 2015

      Reflections on China

      We have just had our debrief on the class trip to China, so it’s a good time to give you my thoughts. Before we left, I...

    33. May 27, 2015

      Generali braced for insurance revolution

      Insurance companies “will disappear” unless they embrace sweeping technological change, Generali’s chief executive warned as...

    34. May 27, 2015

      Sonos chief rings alarm over preferred stock

      Too many leading private technology companies are putting early shareholders and employees at a disadvantage by offering...

    35. May 27, 2015

      Vox Media buys Recode in all-stock deal

      Vox Media is buying Recode, the tech-business news site founded by Silicon Valley veterans Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg,...

    36. May 27, 2015

      German auto brands trio faces Silicon Valley competitors

      In the early 1970s, when a young Ferdinand Piëch joined Audi, the German marque had lower revenues per car than Opel and was...

    37. May 26, 2015

      Acquiring proven entrepreneurs is a smart way to innovate

      Nearly every company understands the urgent need for innovation. Technology and globalisation have so accelerated change...

    38. FT Alphaville

      May 21, 2015

      The sharing economy will go medieval on you

      In Paris this week, at the Ouishare Fest, the great and the good from Europe’s sharing economy have been delving deep into...

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