FT Labs is a small team at the Financial Times, striving to reach and engage readers with the world’s finest journalism, by looking for gaps, opportunities, concerns, and the unknown.
We are helping prepare for new technologies, ideas, and behaviours, which might help or hinder.
Along the way we are looking to create and take advantage of collaborations between teams within the FT as well as externally.
In January 2012, Assanka, the web and application development company acquired by the Financial Times, was officially rebranded as FT Labs.
From 2012 to 2015, pieces of this original FT Labs group split off into separate products and teams, merging into the larger FT organisation. These include:
- Web App
- MBA Rankings
- and a long tail of smaller products
Since January 2015, FT Labs (2.0) been the small R&D team within the FT as described above, rising from the ashes of the former inhabitants of the brand name.
Some former denizens of the various incarnations of FT Labs are listed in the alumni page.