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      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...

    2. May 27, 2015

      Generali braced for insurance revolution

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

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    1. 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...

    2. 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,...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. May 20, 2015

      Technology helps feed a hungry world

      Until recently, data analytics, apps, web-enabled sensors and robotics had little to do with the world of soil, fertiliser...

    8. May 20, 2015

      Yahoo moves to soothe investors over Alibaba tax fears

      Yahoo has sought to calm investors after fears that the internet company could be forced to pay tax on the spin-off of its...

    9. FT Alphaville

      May 19, 2015

      21 Inc and the plan to kill the free internet

      Details of the hottest, most secretive bitcoin start-up in Silicon Valley have finally been revealed by chairman and...

    10. FT Alphaville

      May 19, 2015

      Scenes from the 21 Inc pitch book

      Some people may have had difficulty understanding what the hell Balaji S. Srinivasan, chairman-cum-ceo of secretive Silicon...

    11. May 19, 2015

      When it is OK to install a sauna in a start-up

      When TransferWise, an online money transfer service, moved to new headquarters in London recently, it installed a sauna in...

    12. May 19, 2015

      OmniVision for a more grounded China bull run

      A group of Chinese investors banded together last autumn and spent $1.9bn on acquiring OmniVision Technologies, a Silicon...

    13. May 18, 2015

      Women leaders feel under more stress in the workplace

      An increasing amount of attention is being paid to the troubling fact that women in the workplace, especially in management...

    14. May 13, 2015

      Uber poaches Rachel Whetstone from Google

      Uber has poached Google’s communications and policy chief Rachel Whetstone, less than a year after the car-hailing service...

    15. Tech blog

      May 12, 2015

      Facebook hires a net neutrality moderate

      In Kevin Martin, former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission under George W Bush, Facebook has just hired a...

    16. 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...

    17. May 8, 2015

      Tragic Dave Goldberg stood for Silicon Valley’s nurturing side

      Silicon Valley got a taste of its own mortality this week. Last Friday’s death of Dave Goldberg, a successful entrepreneur,...

    18. May 8, 2015

      Fintech finds new friends

      When Michael Bloomberg gave the commencement address at Stanford in 2013, towards the end of his tenure as mayor of New...

    19. May 7, 2015

      Banjo latest California start-up to attract big funding round

      Banjo became the third Silicon Valley company to announce a substantial private financing round on Wednesday, as the social...

    20. May 6, 2015

      Boost to US enterprise technology as Zenefits valued at $4bn

      Investor enthusiasm for consumer-facing start-ups showed further signs of spilling over into the enterprise technology world...

    21. May 6, 2015

      Accel Partners invests $75m in China drone maker DJI

      DJI, the Shenzhen-based drone maker, has secured a $75m investment from Accel Partners, the Silicon Valley venture capital...

    22. 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...

    23. May 5, 2015

      Tech companies see market opportunity in healthcare innovation

      Few people would admit to, much less boast about, keeping a copy of the 906-page US Patient Protection and Affordable Care...

    24. May 5, 2015

      Dual-class shares: cult classics

      If Silicon Valley is a cult, company founders are its prophets. So dual-class share structures fit right in. For, as every...

    25. May 5, 2015

      Big shoes to fill for Cisco’s new chief

      John Chambers’ exit as chief executive of Cisco will leave only Amazon’s Jeff Bezos as a big tech company boss who has...

    26. May 3, 2015

      Twitter chief’s six common crimes against the dictionary

      Twitter’s first-quarter earnings were a washout. It is not just that the numbers were poor or that they were leaked — there...

    27. May 2, 2015

      Dave Goldberg, technology entrepreneur, 1967-2015

      Best known as the husband of Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, Dave Goldberg — who died on Friday aged 47...

    28. May 1, 2015

      Carmaker Tesla looks to spark revolution in domestic power

      Tesla Motors, the Silicon Valley electric car company, has taken a big bet on domestic power storage, highlighting the...

    29. April 30, 2015

      China’s IPO froth bubbles over

      What’s frothier than the Chinese stock market? Chinese IPOs. They’ve become so bubbly that one concerned management team has...

    30. April 30, 2015

      Blur Group’s aspirations have not always reflected reality

      The ambition of Philip Letts, chief executive and founder of Blur Group, is more Silicon Valley than south coast. The...

    31. FT Alphaville

      April 30, 2015

      Meet the company that wants to put a bitcoin miner in your toaster

      The Manhattan Project-type secrecy surrounding a company called 21 Inc — hitherto known as 21e6 — has been stupendous, even...

    32. April 29, 2015

      Anonymous sharing app Secret shuts down

      Secret, an anonymous sharing app backed by Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Ashton Kutcher, is shutting...

    33. April 28, 2015

      GoPro upbeat on future as profits sparkle

      GoPro’s profits leapt 52 per cent in the first quarter, beating Wall Street’s forecasts, the action-camera maker reported on...

    34. April 27, 2015

      The political storm over the Googleplex

      Google regularly tops the list of companies that students want to work for and, visiting its Silicon Valley campus last...

    35. April 24, 2015

      Mattel bounces on Goldman upgrade

      Shares in Mattel were buoyed after analysts at Goldman Sachs upgraded the toymaker behind Barbie and Hot Wheels, as they...

    36. April 24, 2015

      Blue Bottle and Tartine look to scale without losing identity

      Silicon Valley is highly caffeinated at the best of times. But when in 2012 the artisanal coffee company Blue Bottle Coffee...

    37. April 23, 2015

      Pentagon makes pitch to young tech-savvy individuals

      The Pentagon must shake up its personnel policies and shed its “dreary” image in order to attract young tech-savvy...

    38. April 22, 2015

      Facebook: hey big spender

      It is a truth universally acknowledged that when a Silicon Valley company reaches a certain size, it must be in want of...

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