Other people's business


New Statesman
Five questions answered on the sale of Virgin Media to Liberty Global
By Heidi Vella - 06 February 11:05

Birth of the world’s biggest broadband company.

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Are the French right to ban the word "hashtag"?
By Hannah Meltzer - 06 February 9:35

Cultural anxiety on twitter.

Amazon introduces "Amazon Coins" for some reason
By Alex Hern - 06 February 8:46

A new currency, in case you don't already have enough currencies.

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Barclays' little story and how it changed banking culture
By Elsa Buchanan - 05 February 17:55

Top City boys queue up, two by two, for a grilling.

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Centrica's exit isn't as big a deal as you think
By Will Darymple - 05 February 13:09

Centrica withdrew from new UK nuclear projects.

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"There is not some magic bullet"
By Raymond Doherty - 05 February 10:55

Business quote of the day.

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Osborne thinks we're a Mac. We're a PC
By James Ratcliff - 05 February 10:30

Our banks don't have a reset button.

Another week, another banker is on the podium. Getty Images
After what just happened to Chris Lucas, who'd be a banker?
By Oliver Williams - 04 February 14:55

Banker bashing is our new national sport.

New Statesman
How a blackout at the Superbowl became a goldmine for advertisers
By Fred Crawley - 04 February 13:13

A silver lining lined with actual silver.

It's astonishing the banks haven't been ring-fenced earlier
By Alex Hern - 04 February 13:10

The in-kind subsidy to consumer banks has been crying out for a limit.

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Osborne's ring fence will be made of cheese wire
By New Statesman - 04 February 10:30

Power to break up the banks.

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400ms of insider information
By Alex Hern - 04 February 9:52

High frequency (insider) trading.

Amazon: the backlash backlash
By Alex Hern - 04 February 8:21

Minuscule profits might be a sign of health.

Switzerland shifts gold off the books in preparation for Basel III
By James Ratcliff - 01 February 15:45

Swiss banks move private investors to institutional accounts.

Indian watch aims to stop rape, but may lead to false security
By Sophie Barnes - 01 February 13:51

Can technology make day-to-day life safer for women in India?

Apple's secret weakness: its margins aren't as high as you think
By Alex Hern - 31 January 13:34

55 per cent profit margins sounds like a lot, but someone's got to pay for iOS.

Leaked EU FTT will likely hit the City too, whether we want it or not
By Alex Hern - 30 January 15:24

If you can't beat them, maybe you should think about joining them?

A Samsung phone, a Blackberry phone and an iPhone 4.
Blackberry's famous, desperate last stand
By Nicky Woolf - 30 January 14:13

Blackberry-worshipper Nicky Woolf is begging RIM not to sound the death knell on the device he loves so much.

Seven FTSE 100 boardrooms without a single woman
By Marie Le Conte - 30 January 13:30

Cable: "Doing nothing is not an option anymore”

Five questions answered on BP's record fine
By Heidi Vella - 30 January 11:04

Criminal fine over Deepwater Horizon disaster.

Amazon reports profit plummeting, stocks hit record high
By Alex Hern - 30 January 10:28

Bizarro world in Wall Street.

New Statesman
All the cool kids go to McDonalds, according to McDonalds
By Hannah Meltzer - 30 January 10:24

The ADgenda: nobody tapes their face to dogs.

Don’t call it a comeback
By Fred Crawley - 29 January 18:06

Yahoo's showing signs of motion after a long period in the morgue. But is it reborn, or just undead?

New Statesman
We were naive to think a low-carbon revolution was coming
By Nathan Goode - 29 January 16:47

A long way from the shift.

Ford goes Full Austerity
By Oliver Williams - 29 January 16:05

Today’s headline – Ford – is neither a triumph nor failure.