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FT journalist lunch auction raises £120k for Sightsavers

The Financial Times’ recent online auction, calling for bids to win lunch with an FT journalist at a prestigious restaurant, has raised close to £120,000 for the charity Sightsavers.

Sightsavers, which aims to change the lives of some of the 39 million people in the world who are blind, is the recipient of this year’s FT seasonal appeal. The appeal runs from November to January and involves reporting on a charity’s work in print an online to encourage donations. Read more >>

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FT Conferences makes San Francisco debut with Financing Innovation

On December 6 in Palo Alto, California, the Financial Times, in partnership with Stanford Graduate School of Business, hosted its inaugural Financing Innovation conference. Chaired by Richard Waters, West Coast Editor of the FT, the conference gathered investors and corporate leaders to discuss the latest advances, arising investment opportunities, and the impact on business strategies in this rapidly changing landscape.

Innovation has long been central to US economic success, and in his opening remarks, Richard Waters noted, “The innovation coming out of the Valley right now has got the world’s attention, not just the East Coast’s.” Read more >>

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FT: Going places with Foursquare

Foursquare users can now see lists of FT reviewed restaurants in the UK and New York on the Financial Times’ Foursquare page.

On the back of Foursquare’s recently launched lists and pages functionality, the FT has set up a list of UK and New York restaurants reviewed by the FT on Foursquare. If you’re a Foursquare user who follows the FT page, you will see our tips popping up every time you check into a restaurant we’ve reviewed. Then you can – with a single tap – read what the FT thought about the restaurant you’re in. Read more >>

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FT.com launches new “Suits and the City” photoblog on Luxury 360

“Suits and the City,” a new photoblog documenting the look of New York’s best-dressed professionals, has already proven to be a welcome addition to FT.com. The blog can be found on Luxury 360, a subsection of FT.com that houses all FT news, analysis and special features related to the luxury industry. It is edited by FT fashion editor Vanessa Friedman and photographer Sophie Elgort.

Each day, Elgort scouts the streets of New York to find “people who stand out and whose outfits don’t blend in with what everyone else is wearing. Sometimes it is as simple as a really nice, well fitted suit, whereas other times it is somebody who can pull off wearing lots of colors or patterns, putting them together in a way that is still professional.” Once the subject’s photo is snapped, she gathers information on what designers they’re wearing and speaks to them about the philosophy behind their style. The slideshow is updated daily at http://on.ft.com/t6syoDRead more >>

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David Cameron remarks on UK Life Sciences at the FT Global Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Conference

The British Prime Minister delivered remarks on proposed policy changes that would make the UK more competitive in Life Sciences at the FT Global Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Conference in London on Monday 5th December.

Financial Times Editor Lionel Barber introduced Mr Cameron to the stage at the Marriott Grosvenor Square where he addressed a room of over 100 executives from across the pharmaceutical industry. Read more >>

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Financial Times launches Android App

LONDON: 05 DECEMBER 2011: The Financial Times has launched the beta version of its Android App, available for a range of large screen tablets, including the Samsung 10.1 inch tablet and small screen Android phones.

The app is available to download for free from the Android market and is integrated into the FT.com access model whereby, upon registration, users are able to sample the content before subscribing. This ensures that customers can access FT content on a desktop computer and across multiple devices, with one login and one subscription payment. Read more >>

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FT Photography Auction for Sightsavers raises close to £50,000

This week’s FT Photography Auction, in aid of seasonal appeal partner Sightsavers, raised £48,800.

The event, at Getty Images Gallery in London on Wednesday 30th November, saw 20 stunning photographs auctioned by Sotheby’s auctioneer Adrian Biddell. Photos included works donated by celebrated photographers such as Martin Parr, Charlie Bibby, Tom Hunter, Matt Cardy, Eamonn McCabe and Jane Bown, plus a one-off print of all 2011 F1 World Championship drivers, signed by all the drivers and taken by top sports photographer Andrew Hone. Donations from bidders were matched by funding from Standard Chartered Bank and the UK Government, tripling the total. View photos from the event here. Read more >>

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FT and IFC launch 2012 Sustainable Finance Awards

The Financial Times and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, have launched the 2012 FT/IFC Sustainable Finance Awards, the world’s leading awards for banks and other financial institutions that demonstrate leadership and innovation in integrating environmental, social and corporate governance considerations into their business.

Now in their seventh year, these awards reflect the growing role that the financial sector plays in addressing some of the world’s most pressing challenges, including climate change and environmental degradation, social exclusion, food security, improving access to finance and using technology to better serve the world’s poor. Read more >>

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FT.com wins EPPY Award for “Best News Website” from Editor & Publisher

FT.com won the EPPY Award for “Best News Website with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over” from Editor & Publisher today. A top honour for media-affiliated websites worldwide, judges selected a winner based on website content, design, functionality, overall impression and usability.

Visit http://bit.ly/t2rolQ for more information and the full list of winners. Read more >>

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Borzou Daragahi wins American Academy of Diplomacy award

Borzou Daragahi, the FT’s North Africa correspondent, has been honoured by the American Academy of Diplomacy with the Arthur Ross Media Award for Daily Reporting. Other honorees in today’s ceremony included Robert Gates (former US secretary of defence) and Amb. Edmund J. Hull (former US ambassador to Libya and author of High Value Target: Countering Al-Qaeda in Yemen).

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