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    1. December 24, 2014

      Uber chief indicted in South Korea

      Uber has suffered another blow in its aggressive expansion drive in Asia, after its chief executive was indicted in South...

    2. December 23, 2014

      Ammunition Group: designers that speak geek

      When Apple acquired Beats Electronics, the headphone and digital-music company, in May it closed a loop. Ammunition Group,...

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    1. December 23, 2014

      Thirteen traits of a truly innovative organisation

      The Holy Grail for most companies is innovation. Those that manage to successfully invent, and thus grow organically, are...

    2. December 18, 2014

      UberPool, Lyft Line: my car trips with strangers

      First, they came for the taxis. Now, Uber and Lyft have their eye on disrupting public buses, as they roll out their...

    3. December 16, 2014

      Orange sued by start-up over app

      Orange is being sued by a San Francisco-based start-up which claims the French telecoms group stole its intellectual...

    4. December 16, 2014

      Payments group Adyen valued at $1.5bn in funding round

      Adyen, the Amsterdam-based technology company that processes payments for businesses including Facebook, Google and Airbnb,...

    5. December 11, 2014

      Best podcast apps for listening to Serial and other hot downloads

      The Serial phenomenon has thrown podcasting back into the headlines in the past couple of months, spearheading a revival in...

    6. December 10, 2014

      Shazam hopes new features will help it get closer to IPO

      Shazam is introducing a suite of features designed to convince people to use its music recognition app for longer periods of...

    7. December 10, 2014

      BlaBlaCar sets course to hit all points other than the US

      Europe’s technology start-ups often subscribe to the idea that, if they can make it in America, they can make it anywhere....

    8. December 9, 2014

      BBVA buys Spanish ‘big data’ start-up

      BBVA has bought a Spanish “big data” start-up in the latest sign that large banks are increasingly eager to integrate new...

    9. December 9, 2014

      An à la carte menu for corporate failure

      Why do companies fail? Considering how important this question is to entrepreneurs, investors, and even society as whole, I...

    10. December 8, 2014

      Facebook’s latest rivals fight for attention

      Inlope, which launched last month, is the latest social media platform hoping to make it big. The company, started by two...

    11. December 8, 2014

      Leaks boost privacy start-ups

      Companies that aim to provide better standards of privacy for internet users are hoping to seduce the mass market next year,...

    12. December 8, 2014

      Commercialisation of space is new final frontier

      Space travel used to be the preserve of governments, but high costs and public spending priorities had driven it into...

    13. December 7, 2014

      Investors set their sights on Indonesia’s tech sector

      When tech entrepreneur William Tanuwijaya was negotiating with venture capitalists over the biggest investment in an...

    14. December 2, 2014

      Chinese tech group Xiaomi to invest in Silicon Valley start-up

      Xiaomi, the fast-growing Chinese smartphone maker, is making its first US investment, as part of a $40m fundraising for...

    15. December 2, 2014

      Stripe banks $70m in fundraising, valuing company at $3.5bn

      Online payments start-up Stripe on Monday closed a $70m fundraising round that has seen the company’s valuation double in...

    16. December 2, 2014

      Dubai: the statelet start-up

      Daytime population: 3.3m GDP per capita: $41,670 Foreign workers in private sector: 95 per cent New businesses started this...

    17. December 2, 2014

      Sinclair launches new Spectrum computer

      Geeks and gamers with a fetish for all things retro may soon be able to pick up a new model of the Spectrum, one of the...

    18. November 27, 2014

      Poland’s digital start-ups eye far shores

      The leafy Warsaw neighbourhood of Zoliborz – noted for its pleasant architecture – might not be the obvious place to look...

    19. November 27, 2014

      Monitise signs up Santander, Telefónica and MasterCard

      Monitise has struck deals that will see Santander, Telefónica and MasterCard become major shareholders in the British mobile...

    20. November 26, 2014

      Wendy Kopp: ‘Once you know how the world works, you’ll operate less boldly’

      The morning I meet Wendy Kopp, I arrive a few minutes before she does. This is no easy feat, as the founder of Teach For...

    21. November 25, 2014

      Digital VAT changes threaten fledgling UK entrepreneurs

      A measure designed to prevent internet giants avoiding tax could drive fledgling entrepreneurs out of business, lobby groups...

    22. November 25, 2014

      Bigger role for peer-to-peer online economy envisioned in UK

      Using a car parked on the side of the road could soon be as simple as taking the Tube, under proposals from the government’s...

    23. November 24, 2014

      Lord Mark Malloch-Brown to chair election technology group SGO

      Lord Mark Malloch-Brown is set to become chairman of the world’s leading provider of election technology this week. The peer...

    24. November 24, 2014

      Innovation that succeeds by exploiting the past creatively

      If you have ever attended an innovation conference, you will be familiar with consultants’ graphs that show how, say, the...

    25. November 20, 2014

      ‘Arrogant’ start-ups face challenge of when to ignore their critics

      When Google’s founders held investor meetings ahead of their float a decade ago, their lack of interest in the ways of Wall...

    26. November 19, 2014

      Kik teen chat app draws venture capital

      Kik, the chat app that has become a favourite among teenagers, has raised $38.3m in venture capital funding, to fuel its...

    27. November 19, 2014

      Security group CipherCloud raises $50m

      CipherCloud, a cyber security start up, has raised $50m to help it keep pace with the rapid move by businesses to the cloud,...

    28. November 19, 2014

      UK ‘fintech’ start-ups race for US expansion

      British tech start-ups focused on cracking the multibillion-dollar global remittances market are racing to expand into the...

    29. November 18, 2014

      Dublin: the tiger’s roaring tech hub

      Population: 530,000 Start-ups: 200-plus US tech companies with Europe HQ here: 8-plus (including Google, Facebook, Twitter,...

    30. November 17, 2014

      UK urged to back business ‘scale-ups’ rather than start-ups

      Creating Britain’s answer to Google or Apple demands policies that focus less on “start-ups” and more on midsized...

    31. November 13, 2014

      Mind Candy reveals scale of its struggle to shift to mobile

      Mind Candy, the London start-up behind hit children’s game Moshi Monsters, has revealed the extent of its struggle to adapt...

    32. November 11, 2014

      Hortonworks: here’s a who

      Naming a technology after a stuffed animal is a fine example of Silicon Valley’s taste for the self-consciously laid-back....

    33. November 11, 2014

      Israeli entrepreneurs and immigration: ‘Start-up Nation’ stifled

      Wix is an innovative, growing technology concern of the kind in which Israel takes pride, and from which it gets its...

    34. November 6, 2014

      Pitch@Palace: a royal warrant for disruption

      The man on stage lifted a hammer. “Are you insured, your Royal Highness?” he asked, before bringing it crashing down on a...

    35. November 4, 2014

      Virgin Galactic crash and the need for risk-takers

      The tragedy of Sir Richard Branson’s exploding spaceship is an example of entrepreneur overconfidence. The price of failure...

    36. November 4, 2014

      Nairobi: Silicon Savannah springs to life

      Population 3m Number of millionaires 5,000 Percentage that use mobile money 74 per cent Nairobi’s shiny new malls and snazzy...

    37. November 3, 2014

      Crowdworkers form their own digital networks

      They are the invisible labourers whose toil in the digital economy powers many rising technology companies. Crowdworkers...

    38. November 2, 2014

      New battery aims to transform electric cars

      A new battery that promises to solve two of the biggest grumbles about electric cars – high prices and low driving ranges –...

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