The iPad and iPhone have sealed Apple’s standing as the world’s most valuable tech company, but the company’s leadership will be challenged to live up to Steve Jobs’ vision

Business pioneers in technology

The industry’s rapid cycles have been an opportunity for young outsiders to bring in a fresh perspective

Jay Z taps top acts to sell music service

Big recording stars given cash and stock in Tidal

Special Reports

Ever-growing online outlets offer marketers more varied points of contact and fresh forms of doing business

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Chief finance officer, information services, regulation and risk, analysis strategy, retail, cash management, finance functions

Vodafone to add bank cards to Wallet

App will be supported on a wide range of Android smartphones


iPad mini
Impact of key events and new product launches
Explore the legacy of iPod
Explore the network of worldwide legal cases

Jeb Bush defends law seen as anti-gay

Apple chief Tim Cook says it will ‘hurt jobs’

Steve Jobs and leadership listicle perils

The genre can be absurd to the point of inanity — even stretching as far as ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

US jobs report crowns active week ahead

Eurozone inflation and unemployment data loom

Dr Google assists in robotic surgery

Collaboration with J&J on operating table systems

Indiana signs ‘religious freedom’ bill

Law enables businesses to deny service to gay and lesbian patrons

Book review: Becoming Steve Jobs

A sympathetic portrait of Steve Jobs seeks to show its subject overcoming youthful excesses


EU plans to revamp digital market

Package to boost ecommerce and shake up telecoms market

Chen banks on BlackBerry’s software pivot

Goal of doubling revenues from services in 2016

Streaming sets off a painful debate

Are Spotify’s Mr Ek and his ilk good for business? asks Jonathan Ford

Silicon Valley lands on big pharma’s turf

Drugmakers unsettled as large tech groups turn to healthcare

Apple puts clinical research tool in your pocket

Innovation helps scientists plug in to data from iPhones

week in review

Week in Review, March 21

Internet TV, Valeant, Rifat sentencing, Ryanair U-turn and more

Universal’s song and dance over Spotify

Music industry pushes for higher streaming revenue

TAG Heuer in smartwatch alliance

Tie-up with Google and Intel to challenge Apple


Internet TV: some sanity in US viewing

Less is more with PlayStation Vue

the Apple Watch

Brands make the best of it

Swiss watchmakers adapt to life with a strong franc and competition from smartwatches

Visitors look around Qualcomm’s display at the Korea IT Show 2007 in Seoul, South Korea, on Thursday, April 19, 2007. Photographer: Seokyong Lee/Bloomberg News

Qualcomm: cashing in its chips

Smartphone chipmaker has an unhappy history with buybacks

Auto R&D: stuck in neutral

Driving ambitions overtaken by margin realities

Nintendo: game changer

Strategy shift to mobile may secure an extra life for the group

Facebook enters money transfer market

Messenger app could compete with PayPal, Square and large banks


Apple: unbundle of joy

Distributing TV is poor business but that won’t stop the group

Google starts checks on new mobile apps

Approval process follows complaints about laissez-faire attitude

Apple nears launch of online TV service

Group in talks with Fox and ABC to provide subscription streaming

Apple Watch and strategic ripple effects

Engage? Ignore? Retreat? How to react when a powerful new product arrives in your sector

Week in Review

Week in Review, March 14

Apple’s Watch, Credit Suisse, Holcim-Lafarge merger, Domino and more

Jony Ive photographed in Cafe Alves at the Apple Campus
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Jony Ive: The man behind the Apple Watch

The British design visionary gives a rare interview

Apple Watch’s ‘wristiquette’ question

Time-saving Smartwatch may bend social rules

Knock-off Apple Watches on sale in China

Suspiciously affordable versions are already on offer

Apple: Mac, still big

Amid the watch hype, spare a thought for a great PC franchise

Luxury is a sideline for the Apple Watch

No other company that I know of offers an upmarket model that is 49 times the basic price

Deciphering the Apple Watch lingo

Translating the argot of Apple’s new Watch into plain English

Clock this: Apple unveils Watch details

Five facts about the device revealed at its launch

HBO frays cable’s cord with Apple TV deal

Unbundling Game of Thrones from pay-TV could disrupt partners

Apple spotlights apps to woo Watch buyers

Tim Cook details new features at launch of $349-$17,000 device

Crunch time for Apple bulls and bears

Device being launched on Monday has already divided opinion over the company’s prospects

EU antitrust chief not afraid of a fight

Competition enforcer eschews settlement for more confrontational route

Landmarks on a journey to uncertainty

Nasdaq record and US jobs data leave hard questions unanswered