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  1. April 17, 2014

    The Collison brothers and $1.75bn online payments start-up Stripe

    For two young founders of a billion-dollar start-up, the Collison brothers are remarkably self-effacing. Patrick and John...

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  1. FT Tech Hub

    April 17, 2014

    Americans fear rise of the machines, survey finds

    While Silicon Valley races ahead into a future filled with drones, robots and wearable technology, the rest of the US...

  2. April 15, 2014

    AngelList sees $25m investor fund

    A $25m fund has been raised to back angel investors in the US through a novel form of online investment, marking the latest...

  3. April 14, 2014

    The Academic Week Ahead

    Monday – April 14 Be digital MBA students, professors and mentors from Iese Business School in Spain are visiting Silicon...

  4. FT Tech Hub

    April 10, 2014

    Google Glass goes on general sale, sort of

    It is nearly two years since Google took the wraps of Glass, its ambitious smart glasses project, and said it was aiming to...

  5. April 10, 2014

    Activist investor Icahn gains little after agreeing truce with eBay

    Activist investor Carl Icahn has called off his assault on eBay, ending with few of the spoils he had been seeking in his...

  6. April 10, 2014

    Google and Facebook add creative verve to their mix

    Facebook and Google make a combined $60bn a year selling advertising space on their sites. But in an effort to increase that...

  7. April 9, 2014

    Dropbox apps to target Google and Apple

    Dropbox, fresh from a new round of funding, is attempting to move from behind-the-scenes cloud storage to a portfolio of...

  8. April 9, 2014

    Silicon Valley gets excited about a small news story

    Suddenly, after a prolonged drought, fresh money is pouring into US digital news. The strange thing is where it is going....

  9. April 8, 2014

    Investors take $275bn bite out of big tech groups

    Stock market investors have just taken a $275bn bite out of the world’s largest publicly traded internet companies. The 14...

  10. April 7, 2014

    California’s big dry shows little let-up

    California’s record-setting drought is touching the heart of Silicon Valley. With the rainy season ending with hardly any...

  11. April 7, 2014

    Fred Davis strikes out to nurture digital media opportunities

    Fred Davis, the music-industry lawyer who co-founded Code Advisors, the Silicon Valley-focused boutique investment bank, is...

  12. April 4, 2014

    Apple’s ‘holy war’ was a feud that made the Valley fertile

    A year before he died in 2011, Steve Jobs wrote a blunt description of Apple’s agenda. “Holy war with Google” was the first...

  13. April 3, 2014

    Google’s Nest Labs halts smoke alarm sales

    Nest Labs, the smart-home device maker acquired by Google for $3.2bn in January, has halted sales of its Protect smoke alarm...

  14. FT Tech Hub

    April 3, 2014

    Google: The price of a vote

    Google’s founders have just completed a silent coup of their own company – and so far, it hasn’t cost them a dime. The new...

  15. April 3, 2014

    A Silicon Valley comedy that is almost as strange as the truth

    Could there be a better-timed comedy series than HBO’s new Silicon Valley? The tech hotspot has never been hotter. And the...

  16. April 3, 2014

    Industry challenges tech groups over patents

    The heavyweights of industrial America have turned on Silicon Valley in a battle over patents by attacking reform...

  17. April 2, 2014

    Alibaba invests in ride-sharing app Lyft

    With an eye on the growth of mobile ecommerce, Chinese ecommerce company Alibaba and prominent Silicon Valley venture...

  18. April 2, 2014

    Google founders look to cement control with novel share split

    From Thursday, stock market investors will face an unusual choice when it comes to buying shares in Google: whether they...

  19. March 31, 2014

    Intel takes lead in $900m fundraising for ‘big data’ start-up

    A Silicon Valley “big data” start-up has raised $900m in a private share sale, marking the biggest fundraising by a US tech...

  20. March 30, 2014

    Tech-savvy drawn to warm climate and cool image of Barcelona

    From California’s Silicon Valley to London’s less salubrious-sounding Silicon Roundabout, technology start-ups have...

  21. FT Tech Hub

    March 30, 2014

    Silicon Valley notebook: Spotting the next big app

    Want to hear a Silicon Valley joke? Two geek billionaires walk into a coffee shop and nobody notices. There’s no punchline....

  22. March 30, 2014

    TMTs add verve to global deal activity

    If ever an image was needed to illustrate the confidence of an industry, it came in February with Facebook’s $19bn...

  23. March 30, 2014

    Apple seeks $2bn from Samsung in fresh patent battle

    Apple will this week seek more than $2bn in damages from Samsung for allegedly copying features of its iPhone, as Google...

  24. March 28, 2014

    Barometer: tech

    Keeping it clean Laundry Basket by Vipp , £355, skandium.com . . . Magic High Tech Super Clean Keyboard Gap Dust Cleaning...

  25. March 28, 2014

    Technology: All eyes on the future

    Palmer Luckey is holding court among the geeks. The boy king of virtual reality is answering questions from game developers...

  26. March 28, 2014

    Tiny drone maker lands in Facebook spotlight

    Facebook hopes to secure future with deals The future of internet connectivity – and Facebook – could lie with a small...

  27. FT Alphaville

    March 27, 2014

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Thursday, - Japan must cut depreciation allowances. - Modi the moderate. - India’s investment slowdown. - The...

  28. March 24, 2014

    Box reveals losses as it seeks $250m in IPO

    Box, the enterprise cloud storage company, said it hopes to raise $250m in an initial public offering as it revealed...

  29. March 24, 2014

    Palo Alto Networks buys Israel’s Cyvera

    Palo Alto Networks, a Silicon Valley security company, has bought an Israeli cyber defence company for about $200m, in a...

  30. FT Alphaville

    March 24, 2014

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Monday, - Did Yellen intend to tighten policy last week? - Pettis: the economic consequences of income...

  31. March 20, 2014

    Airbnb valuation soars to $10bn

    Airbnb is set to join Dropbox and WhatsApp in Silicon Valley’s $10bn valuation club with a private fundraising that will...

  32. March 17, 2014

    Start-ups box clever with home furniture to tap ecommerce growth

    A growing number of well-funded start-ups are betting on high-end furniture and home goods as a way to ride the growth of...

  33. March 17, 2014

    Silicon Valley faces visa scramble for foreign workers

    Tech companies in booming Silicon Valley, where engineers are in high demand but short supply, are facing the most...

  34. FT Tech Hub

    March 17, 2014

    Facebook Paper: a new era in Silicon Valley design

    By Hannah Kuchler and Tim Bradshaw Facebook unveiled the sleek, unfolding pages of its Paper app last month to appreciative...

  35. March 17, 2014

    Start-ups with an Apple flavour

    Steve Jobs hurled many abusive names at Andy Grignon during his six years at Apple. Mr Grignon internalised the criticism to...

  36. March 17, 2014

    Blur brings a Silicon Valley blueprint to green Devon

    Not content with trying to become the eBay for business services, Blur Group is now hatching Britain’s latest answer to...

  37. March 14, 2014

    The sweatshirt’s rise to high fashion

    When Microsoft distributed a press photo of Satya Nadella, its incoming chief executive, last month, his outfit brought a...

  38. March 14, 2014

    There are no runners-up in this tech boom

    Silicon Valley is known for its paranoia. It is understandable that the entrepreneurs and venture capitalists who finance...

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