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      Uber has closed a new $1bn funding round to fuel its fight against local rivals in China and India, in a deal that...

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      NBCUniversal in talks to invest in BuzzFeed and Vox Media

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    1. FT Alphaville

      July 30, 2015

      Disrupting FREEDOM!

      Citi’s back with the upcoming third edition of its Disruptive Innovations report, with ten new big opportunities to...

    2. July 29, 2015

      Nokia returns to consumer tech with virtual reality camera

      Nokia is plotting a return to the consumer market inspired more by a hovering robotic sphere from Star Wars than its...

    3. July 29, 2015

      Yelp earns just one star as sales outlook cut and chairman quits

      Shares in Yelp, the reviews website, tumbled after it said it was having trouble hiring sales staff and would stop...

    4. July 27, 2015

      News business has the wind in its sails

      After a decade it would rather forget, the news industry suddenly has wind in its sails. From Nikkei’s surprise £844m...

    5. July 22, 2015

      Myriad chases Silicon Valley fairy dust

      West Coast jargon has slipped into the language as start-up culture goes mainstream. We now know founders chase funding...

    6. July 21, 2015

      Traffic acquisition costs hold back Yahoo

      Yahoo increased revenue at the fastest rate for nine years in the second quarter, but the cost of acquiring traffic...

    7. July 21, 2015

      European tech: In Silicon Valley’s shadow

      Ambarish Mitra remembers the phone call well. The voice at the other end — from a US company he refuses to identify —...

    8. July 20, 2015

      Search for alien life receives $100m boost

      Is anyone out there? Astronomers’ search for signals from intelligent life elsewhere in the universe, unsuccessful for...

    9. July 19, 2015

      Industry savvy teaching keeps courses in the game

      If you want to experience the future, they say, move to Silicon Valley. That is what Sam Grausz did when he crossed the...

    10. July 19, 2015

      Doubts remain over prospects of Apple Watch

      Apple’s launch of its Watch in April was its most significant product introduction since the iPad made its debut five...

    11. FT Alphaville

      July 17, 2015

      Ooma, oops!

      Not all US tech IPOs head directly to the moon… That’s Ooma Inc. Five million shares were sold on Friday at $13 apiece...

    12. July 14, 2015

      FT Explainer: The blockchain and financial markets

      Banks and exchanges are all taking a keen interest in applying the blockchain, the record of asset ownership that...

    13. July 13, 2015

      Slack, the app that wants to be a digital spine for business

      Stewart Butterfield, co-founder of Slack, the communication app for office workers that has been growing like a weed,...

    14. July 8, 2015

      FBI warns it cannot crack Isis encryption

      The FBI’s tools to fight terrorism were becoming ineffective in the face of increasingly sophisticated encryption by...

    15. July 5, 2015

      Dan Schulman, PayPal CEO designee: flip-flops and a hint of suit

      It is rare to turn up to an interview at a financial services company and find the chief executive wearing flip-flops....

    16. July 2, 2015

      Make tech’s disrupters fix their own diversity problem

      Silicon Valley is in love with “disruption” — ideas and practices that subvert the established order. So here’s one:...

    17. July 2, 2015

      Salesforce: tree, meet sky

      Grow! Grow! Grow! So runs the refrain of the Silicon Valley fight song. Few companies chant like Salesforce, which has...

    18. beyondbrics

      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...

    19. 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...

    20. June 30, 2015

      Banks and exchanges turn to blockchain

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

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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