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    1. October 21, 2014

      Irish start-ups stand out from the crowd in Silicon Valley

      The flood of big technology companies arriving in Ireland has encouraged some young Irish start-ups to move in the opposite...

    2. FT Tech Hub

      October 21, 2014

      Leeo wants to bring the smart home to the masses

      The Silicon Valley crowd loves Nest’s $250 thermostats and $99 smoke alarms. But while its $3.2bn acquisition by Google...

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    1. FT Tech Hub

      October 20, 2014

      Facebook's new board member apologises for harassment

      Jan Koum, WhatsApp’s chief executive officer and Facebook’s newest board member, apologised today for harassing an...

    2. October 20, 2014

      Facebook sues over ‘fraudulent lawsuit’

      Facebook is suing US law firms alleging they knowingly represented a fraudster who claimed to be owed Facebook shares, in a...

    3. October 20, 2014

      Google Ventures spells out strategy for investing in Europe

      Google Ventures, the investment arm of the US technology group, has set out its strategy to fund European start-ups, saying...

    4. FT Tech Hub

      October 20, 2014

      News start-up Ozy vies for millennials' attention

      First it was Vice, then came Buzzfeed. Now, Ozy has become the latest news start-up aimed at young, digital natives to ramp...

    5. October 17, 2014

      Big data begins to flex its lobbying muscles

      It used to be said that Wall Street held the swing vote in US money politics. Defence and energy always plumped for...

    6. October 17, 2014

      Egg-freezing is latest talking point in Valley diversity debate

      Free lunch, free laundry and now free egg-freezing. Apple and Facebook have added oocyte cryopreservation – or freezing of...

    7. October 16, 2014

      Google overtakes Goldman Sachs in US political donations

      Google has surpassed Goldman Sachs as a US political donor in a sign of Silicon Valley’s increasingly assertive efforts to...

    8. October 16, 2014

      Driverless eggs, frozen families and fertility in Silicon Valley

      Facebook and Apple are hoping to boost their appeal to female staff and applicants with the new perk of financial assistance...

    9. October 16, 2014

      More UK children born to women over 30

      More children were born to women over the age of 30 rather than under for the first time in 2013, according to figures...

    10. October 15, 2014

      Technology will hurt the banks, not kill them

      Technology has its eyes on banking. Apple is expected this week to launch Apple Pay, its touchless payment system for...

    11. October 15, 2014

      Egg freezing is a perk too far in Silicon Valley’s war

      Companies are always looking at ways to attract and retain talented employees. Nowhere more so than in Silicon Valley, where...

    12. FT Alphaville

      October 15, 2014

      Eggbanxx benefits!

      No, it’s not a new cryptocurrency initiative focused on exploiting the naturally occurring phenomenon of “coin eggs”, which...

    13. October 15, 2014

      The ‘techno-hippies’ shunning Silicon Valley’s disruption mantra

      They have no name and no leader. But you could call them “techno-hippies”. Somewhere between the cheerful profiteering of...

    14. MBA blog

      October 14, 2014

      An exhausting induction week

      Drinks reception at the Science Museum When I first saw the timetable for induction week I thought it looked like an easy...

    15. Business Blog

      October 14, 2014

      The latest perk in Silicon Valley? Egg-freezing

      Corporate perks are tricky. One employee’s free healthy meal at Google’s canteen is another’s misery – yet another reason...

    16. October 14, 2014

      Throw in the towel and give up on failure

      Failure, long embraced by the doyens of the start-up community as a vital step in any entrepreneur’s career, may be slipping...

    17. MBA blog

      October 13, 2014

      Reflections on South Africa

      We prepared for months, we contacted companies of all sizes to set up meetings, and finally we travelled thousands of...

    18. October 10, 2014

      Letter from Lex: What drives mergers, really?

      Readers, This has been a shaming week for one of Lex’s worst enemies. Hurrah! We refer of course to the Synergies Number....

    19. October 9, 2014

      Symantec splits amid cyber competition

      Symantec, the business best known for Norton antivirus software, is splitting into two publicly traded units, as it...

    20. October 9, 2014

      Tech groups warn over US online snooping

      Leaders at two top tech security firms have warned that American businesses are being hurt by concerns about US online...

    21. FT Tech Hub

      October 8, 2014

      Cult hit start-up Product Hunt lands new funding

      Start-up Product Hunt, not yet one year old, may be setting new records for fastest fundraisings and longest list of big...

    22. October 8, 2014

      Truecaller is EU’s latest start-up to draw Silicon Valley funding

      Truecaller, a Swedish company attempting to create a “universal phone book” app, has secured $60m in funding from some of...

    23. October 7, 2014

      Tech groups push White House for more work permits

      Tech groups including Intel, Texas Instruments and Facebook-linked lobbyists are urging the White House to bypass Congress...

    24. October 3, 2014

      India ecommerce VC investment tops $1bn mark

      Excitement over India’s ecommerce sector has pushed early-stage venture capital investment above $1bn in 2014, as both...

    25. October 1, 2014

      Silicon Valley has lessons for the post-Soviet world

      Robert Noyce is not a household name. Perhaps he should be, as his work has helped create the modern world. Noyce, who died...

    26. September 30, 2014

      Snoop Dogg joins Reddit funding round

      Snoop Dogg, the hip-hop star, Silicon Valley investor Marc Andreessen and the Oscar-winning actor Jared Leto have joined a...

    27. September 30, 2014

      PayPal’s Thiel rounds on European tech entrepreneurs and regulators

      Europe is a “slacker with low expectations”, held back by the poor work ethic of its people and run by politicians that...

    28. September 26, 2014

      Activist urges Yahoo to merge with AOL

      Starboard Value, a US activist investor, has called on Yahoo to explore a strategic tie-up with AOL as a way to reduce the...

    29. September 26, 2014

      Burnin' down the house

      Silicon Valley start-ups that burn through cash like crazy used to be all the rage. But not anymore. At least not according...

    30. FT Alphaville

      September 24, 2014

      Tech bubble or no tech bubble?

      Last Thursday the below snapshot of techies panhandling for funding on the side of the street hit Valley Wag: This came a...

    31. September 23, 2014

      More women win venture capitalist backing in Silicon Valley

      Michelle Lam is a former venture capitalist and once served as chief financial officer for a data company bought by the US’s...

    32. September 22, 2014

      I invoke the right to forget Eric Schmidt’s new book on Google

      Two predictions: How Google Works by Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg, out this week, will be a bestseller; How Google...

    33. September 22, 2014

      Start-up fund Mosaic glimpses promised land

      Moses was a “proto-venture capitalist”, according to the founders of Mosaic Ventures – a new $140m start-up fund set to...

    34. September 20, 2014

      Secrets of Silicon Valley

      The silicon road Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future, by Peter Thiel with Blake Masters, Virgin...

    35. September 19, 2014

      The Diary: Caroline Daniel

      It is 16 years since I spent an evening in San Francisco, but as soon as I arrive at PR-and-lifestyle guru Susan MacTavish...

    36. September 18, 2014

      Apple’s iPhone 6 debut in China delayed by regulators

      Apple’s iPhone 6 passed a key regulatory hurdle in China but still has not received permission to be sold in the country,...

    37. September 18, 2014

      Apple moves to reassure users on privacy

      Apple is seeking to distance itself from Google over its handling of personal information, as it tries to move past a recent...

    38. FT Tech Hub

      September 17, 2014

      Can fashion fix the paradox of wearable tech?

        © Photo: Getty If Google Glass didn’t exist, guys in Silicon Valley would be having affairs or buying unsuitable...

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