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    1. August 30, 2015

      Silicon Valley’s young guns could do with softening their image

      Last week Google rejected the thrust of antitrust charges brought against it by the European Commission. Many...

    2. August 27, 2015

      Box and its lessons for ambitious technology start-ups

      What does the future hold for unicorns? There are now 131 private tech companies valued at $1bn or more — a threshold...

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    1. August 26, 2015

      Indians relied on each other for prosperity in Silicon Valley

      Sundar Pichai’s appointment this month as chief executive of the newly rejigged Google prompted happy outpourings...

    2. August 25, 2015

      The backer’s ideal founder: young, female engineer, ex-Google

      Venture capitalists are entrepreneurship’s avant-garde. Their commercial antennas are developed through their access to...

    3. August 24, 2015

      Loeb ruling raises hurdles for activists

      Activist hedge funds will face extra hurdles in their attempts to unseat managers and board directors, following a...

    4. FT Alphaville

      August 24, 2015

      So this is how internet liberty dies? With thunderous spam filters

      Twitter has a problem. Having tried for years to shape the Twittersphere in the image of a “public sphere”, the company...

    5. August 23, 2015

      Sweden’s ‘lagom’ philosophy in the office

      Employers who want to create a collaborative and innovative place to work could pick up some tips from the Swedes. The...

    6. August 20, 2015

      Making it big in China requires a large measure of localisation

      Can a US consumer internet company ever make it big in China? That question, which has long dogged Silicon Valley, is...

    7. August 20, 2015

      Book extract: ‘The Silo Effect’, by Gillian Tett

      On an early summer evening in May 2013, several hundred young(ish) men and women wearing sneakers, jeans and T-shirts...

    8. August 20, 2015

      Tech start-ups flock to Hong Kong

      As he scoured Europe to find parts last year, German entrepreneur Florian Simmendinger was only able to locate a...

    9. FT Alphaville

      August 18, 2015

      Why Soylent is a dangerous cult

      There is so much wrong with Soylent, the meal replacement slop, it’s hard to know where to begin. I mean you could...

    10. August 14, 2015

      Apple hits the road for test car

      Apple is searching for a place to test a car — potentially a self-driving vehicle — in California’s Bay Area, a letter...

    11. August 13, 2015

      NSA skills leak to cyber security start-ups

      Skilled engineers charged with tracking weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East, US government-backed cyber...

    12. August 11, 2015

      Support for start-ups: Y Combinator’s non-profit mission

      Will MacAskill never used to describe himself as an entrepreneur: “Now I do. ‘Entrepreneur’ in so much as trying to...

    13. August 11, 2015

      Pichai’s rapid climb to internet peak

      He may not be well known beyond the confines of Silicon Valley, but for anyone who has followed Sundar Pichai’s rapid...

    14. August 10, 2015

      Twitter shares rise 9% as company insiders buy stock

      Twitter’s interim chief executive and other company insiders have bought about $1.5m of stock in the messaging...

    15. August 7, 2015

      Cannabis: Silicon Valley’s hot new sector

      Cannabis Wearing a straw hat and a big grin, farmer Casey O’Neill is busy greeting customers at a Saturday farmers’...

    16. August 6, 2015

      Lunch with the FT: Neil Shen

      As I follow Neil Shen into the head office of DJI, the largest drone company in the world, its staff greet him with...

    17. August 6, 2015

      Netflix blazes a trail in paid parental leave

      Netflix is clearly an exceptional place to work, with a culture based on giving staff the freedom to work as they see...

    18. August 5, 2015

      Fitbit tumbles despite vaulting results

      Fitbit has seen off the early challenge of the Apple Watch, vaulting over Wall Street’s forecasts in its first earnings...

    19. August 5, 2015

      WeWork seeks new lease of life for the office model

      What is WeWork? According to Adam Neumann, its 36-year-old co-founder, it is variously an “energy” business, a...

    20. August 4, 2015

      China will need to rely on intermediaries to succeed in Hollywood

      Last week Relativity Media, a Hollywood film studio, filed for bankruptcy protection. But even before its fall from...

    21. August 3, 2015

      China concerns bring Apple down to earth

      Apple’s share price took a 2.5 per cent hit on growing investor concerns about its growth in China, in a glum Monday...

    22. August 3, 2015

      A dystopian welfare state funded by clicks

      It is the classic Silicon Valley playbook: offer free services so long as you can monetise your own benevolence. A deal...

    23. August 2, 2015

      Unicorns rarely speak a European language

      What is the language of unicorns? English, with a California twang, in the main. Often Mandarin, now, too. Rarely will...

    24. August 1, 2015

      Uber overtakes Xiaomi in $50bn funding round

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

    25. July 30, 2015

      NBCUniversal in talks to invest in BuzzFeed and Vox Media

      BuzzFeed and Vox Media, two leading digital news groups, are close to striking hefty investment deals with Comcast’s...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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 —...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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,...

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