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week in review

Week in Review, January 31

Apple, McDonald’s, oil majors and Deutsche Bank featured

Cyber fast lane dreams hit hard shoulder

FCC’s new broadband definition could affect US internet speeds

Alibaba’s battle with regulator cools off

Ma meets China’s SAIC in wake of claims investors were misled

Mayer makes amends with Yahoo’s agitators

Alibaba spin-off buys company chief time to rejuvenate business

Apple shares touch new high

Analysts say group beat Samsung as smartphone leader last quarter

Vow of silence amid Twitter’s outrage

When tempted to be unkind I suppress the urge to express half-ideas

An Alternative View: 2014 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival - Day 2...INDIO, CA - APRIL 12: (EDITORS NOTE: Image was processed using Digital Filters) Rapper Jay-Z performs performs onstage during day 2 of the 2014 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 12, 2014 in Indio, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella)

Jay-Z bids for music streaming service Wimp

Rapper offers $56m for venture with more than 500,000 subscribers

Amazon profit offers relief to investors

Ecommerce group’s investments lift Prime membership by 53%

Amazon: ready for prime time

Shareholders wanted profit. Jeff Bezos got the message

Google suffers shortfall in paid clicks

Growth slows in desktop search business

Spotify hires Goldman to raise near $500m

Funding round could value streaming company at $7bn

Apple Pay revives mobile wallet drive

Google and PayPal race to catch up with payments app

Comcast-TWC $45bn deal faces new hurdle

Broadband redefinition makes cable companies look more dominant

Nokia: nice and easy?

Company has to convince investors it has found life after handsets

Alibaba slams regulator’s critical report

Ecommerce group’s shares slide 10% as revenue misses forecasts

Mutual gain that blights science industry

Low-level corruption a worry in medicine

Camera drones: no-frills flying eyes

Low price makes aerial photography available to novices who want to practise manoeuvres

Samsung smartphone unit loses ascendancy

Chip arm is South Korean group’s main profit generator

China link boosts UK engineering group

Yongtai investment drives development at Covpress

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