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Primark's new US store is 'where bargains were born'

The fashion retailer's first store is in a former department store once famed for its bargain basement. Appropriate much?

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The 7 best tech hubs outside London

Innovation doesn't just centre around Silicon Roundabout, there are also of tech entrepreneurs setting up shop outside the capital.

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Britain's 10 oldest family businesses

Family businesses will contribute £218bn a year to the UK economy by 2018. As these firms show, keeping it in the family can be a recipe to success.

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20 QUESTIONS: Rob Law, Trunki

Best known for being summarily rejected by Dragons' Den, Rob Law's company now turns over £7m a year. He tells us why he originally wanted to call Trunki 'Magma', and why he doesn't trust the UK legal system.

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MT EXPERT: Why 'seeing' your data is the key to understanding it

Data visualisation is no longer a question off knocking up a few graphs. Modern techniques are vital for discovering patterns, unveiling trends and revealing unexpected insights, says James Eiloart.

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Editor's picks

AstraZeneca-Pfizer, Novartis-GSK: Big Pharma is making deals again

AstraZeneca-Pfizer, Novartis-GSK: Big Pharma is making deals again

22 April 2014

It's been years since pharmaceutical companies had a proper spending spree. But with two big deals hinted at in as many days, it looks like Big Pharma is about to start a Big Love-in.

 
 
The 7 best tech hubs outside London

The 7 best tech hubs outside London

17 April 2014

Innovation doesn't just centre around Silicon Roundabout, there are also of tech entrepreneurs setting up shop outside the capital.

 
 
 

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Apple is goading Samsung to 'copy' its green policies

Apple is goading Samsung to 'copy' its green policies

22 April 2014

The tech giant has thumbed its nose at its Korean rival by taking out an ad highlighting its environmental credentials. Very mature.

 
 
Facebook has scuppered Silicon Valley's salary suppression plans

Facebook has scuppered Silicon Valley's salary suppression plans

22 April 2014

Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe couldn't stop the one-time upstart spoiling their scheme, proving collusion is inherently unstable.

 
 
Who'd be the Chosen One? Man U's Moyes gets the boot

Who'd be the Chosen One? Man U's Moyes gets the boot

22 April 2014

After a dismal run of defeats on the pitch, Man Utd manager David Moyes has been sacked by the club this morning.

 
 
National Accident Helpline is chasing the stockmarket as well as compensation

National Accident Helpline is chasing the stockmarket as well as compensation

22 April 2014

IPO WATCH: The 'no win, no fees' claims company is planning a £100m IPO.

 
 
Nokia as we know it is about to disappear forever

Nokia as we know it is about to disappear forever

22 April 2014

A leaked memo shows Microsoft wants to rebrand its recent acquisition as 'Microsoft Mobile'. That will go down like a platform on fire...

 
 
Retail footfall down over Easter

Retail footfall down over Easter

22 April 2014

Looks like the Easter Bunny wasn't generous with retailers: footfall dropped 1.9%. No amount of chocolate can make up for that...

 
 
Card Factory prepares to list: will it be the next victim of IPO fever?

Card Factory prepares to list: will it be the next victim of IPO fever?

22 April 2014

IPO WATCH: The retailer filed its intention to float this morning. It's brave: recent retail floats can't exactly be described as 'successful'.

 
 
10 things we learned this week

10 things we learned this week

17 April 2014

Japan's untold riches, Facebook's high-rolling hiring strategy, Tesco's foray into... Armenia.

 
 

Features

9 epic gadget fails

17 April 2014

In the week Google launches its much-maligned Glass, MT looks at 11 gadgets that were supposed to change the world - but ended up slipping, unnoticed, into obscurity.

 

OP-ED: Myners' plans are the only way to rescue the Co-op

17 April 2014

A system designed to give members a vote on the organisation's leadership has created a democratic deficit, says the Institute of Directors' Dr Roger Barker. Time for a change.

 

AUTHOR Q&A: Wally Olins, Brand New

15 April 2014

Wally Olins, the founder of one of the world's largest brand consultancies, has died aged 83. In March MT quizzed him about his new book and the shape of brands to come.

 

MT EXPERT: Heartbleed - why you only need to worry a bit

11 April 2014

Everyone's panicking about the flaw in internet security software, nicknamed Heartbleed, discovered earlier this week. Stay calm, says Martin Keegan. It's bad, but it's not that bad.

 

EDITOR'S BLOG: A sexist dinosaur pig writes...

11 April 2014

Matthew Gwyther got in a spot of bother at an MT event last night when he suggested being called 'one of the boys' is the greatest compliment a woman could be paid. Here, he defends himself...

 

20 QUESTIONS: Abi Wright, Spabreaks.com

11 April 2014

Abi Wright, the founder of Spabreaks.com and a former 35 Under 35er, on sticky fingerprints, Sheryl Sandberg and 'stealing' money.

 

Social media marketing song: if you don't cringe, you're not human (video)

10 April 2014

Delegates at the 2014 Social Media Marketing World Convention were 'treated' to a song called 'Let's Get Social'. People with ears should probably avoid this

 
 

The MT Interview

Centrica boss Sam Laidlaw: 'Energy is more worthwhile than selling luxury goods'

Centrica boss Sam Laidlaw: 'Energy is more worthwhile than selling luxury goods'

By Chris Blackhurst Thursday, 27 March 2014

The MT Interview: Attacked over gas bills, high pay and his second swimming pool, has the Centrica boss had enough?

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