Week in Review, July 23

Week in Review

SoftBank in £24bn chip deal; HSBC, US banks, VW and Microsoft also in the news

Verizon nears deal to buy Yahoo

US telecoms group faced several rival suitors in drawn-out auction

Twitter still waiting for @Jack comeback

Messaging platform strives to boost user numbers as rivals compete on news and video

Lenovo: Pokéhunters

Touting Chinese tech group as the next beneficiary of the monster-catching game seems far-fetched

Samsung countersues Huawei over patents

South Korean group fires back at Chinese rival

Pokémon Go launches in Japan

Logjam on app stores as home market made to wait 10 days

Six Flags Magic Mountain - The New Revolution Photos by Greg Grudt/Mathew Imaging

On a rollercoaster with added VR

A digital dogfight is mirrored by loops and swoops of the ride

Aquila moments after takeoff - Facebook Connectivity Lab announced the first full-scale test flight of Aquila, their high-altitude unmanned aircraft

Facebook internet drone passes first test

Solar-powered drone fleet aims to bring web to millions

F2828M Apple Watch Billboard above Union Square, San Francisco, CA.
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Apple Watch sales fall 55%

IDC says interest in category is expected to be muted in 2016

Mind the gap in tech reporting numbers

The true cost of disruption often lies hidden

German challenger bank gets full banking licence

N26, a Berlin-based start-up, plans to expand its digital banking product across Europe

Elon Musk outlines lofty goals for Tesla

Vehicle group to make full range of electric cars, buses and trucks

Intel struggles to offset PC decline

Qualcomm taps into smartphones’ brighter fortunes with China deals

Twitter’s overdue action on abuse

It is often impossible to separate good free speech from bad

Murdoch and Son are back in charge

Fox and SoftBank founders are guiding spirits who move more on instinct than hard data

Uber challenged on UK drivers’ status

Landmark legal case on whether car-booking app’s drivers are self-employed or workers with rights

SoftBank sales help Arm-and-a-leg deal

Masayoshi Son asset sales to fund £24bn deal for UK chip designer

McDonald’s Japan: Pikachew

Pokémon upside option could complete a very happy meal

How Son brought Arm into SoftBank’s embrace

Long-time admiration of UK chip designer culminates in deal crafted over whirlwind fortnight

Microsoft: tinted windows

The profits look fudged, but the non-GAAP critics should back off

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