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

Apple CEO Steve Jobs speaks in London during the launch of the European iTunes online music store, June 15, 2004
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Charisma matters. But can it be taught?

The secret ingredient that swings corporate decisions

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Adele breaks record for US album sales

Strategy to hold back album from streaming sites pays off

Special Reports

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

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An Enjoy 'Expert' delivering a Sonos music system

A retail future hand-delivered by geeks

Enjoy’s founder set up Apple Stores but will his latest venture work, asks Jonathan Margolis


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

GM ‘committed’ to electric future

Carmaker says planned Chevrolet Bolt will shake up market

Brian Welle of Google

Largely white and male Google learns to ‘unbias’ itself

Technology companies are less inclusive than they think

Cocktail of old and new: Jean-David Blanc, left, and Pierre Lescure say Molotov will rediscover the serendipity of live TV
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Rescheduling television’s future

Amid digital paralysis, a bid to help viewers stumble upon shows

Epayments a guide to alternatives to cash

Money has been popular for more than two millennia, will digital technology finally replace it?

Facebook looks to humans to build AI

Group says social data it collects is richer than rivals’ efforts

Hon Hai: universal truths

Shares in group rose on third-quarter numbers, but upbeat reaction is only partly warranted

Apple and Amazon in German investigation

Technology groups under scrutiny by cartel regulator

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Unicorns beware: markets get it wrong

Lessons for private tech companies before they go public

Dialog wins regulatory approval for Atmel

Bid would reduce company’s exposure to Apple

Lionel Barber

Making news for the new world

The future is text-plus: an exciting combination for the age of social media, writes Lionel Barber

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Steve Jobs — film review: ‘Loudly enjoyable’

Aaron Sorkin’s script is the real strength of this fast-paced film

Huawei Watch: deserves more face time

Android device brings the everyday wristworn computer nearer

Apple eyes person-to-person payments

Move to allow transfers between users would challenge PayPal

‘The smartphone is a very powerful way to gather data’: Massachusetts General Hospital researcher Stanley Shaw
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Medics herald an app-driven revolution

Smartphone technology unlocks vast audience

Dialog-Atmel: microchips, macro price

Not all of Elliott’s complaints are convincing. The main one is

Cutting through a web of wires

For tech companies, product innovation does not always guarantee success

Founders’ vision keeps engine running

Lasting companies preserve core values while stimulating innovation

Steve Jobs
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Imitators take note — Jobs was more than a showman

Habits adopted during a company’s early years influence performance, writes Michael Moritz

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Bobby Kotick, king of the gamers

Activision chief’s knack for blockbusters is the envy of his Hollywood friends, writes Tim Bradshaw

Toyota to set up California robotics unit

Carmaker to invest $1bn in artificial intelligence

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Readers quiz finance guru John Kay

Columnist grilled about financial scandals and the housing market

Qualcomm: debt collectors

US chipmaker in need of new contracts and paying customers

Apple TV: App Store makes it one to watch

Set-top box’s variety of viewing and new features are a TV guide to the future — despite bugs

Apple turns attentions to India

Tech group ramps up operations in a country many view as its last great untapped growth opportunity

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Do not let the spies weaken encryption

The internet’s biggest privacy problem is not that there is too much security, but too little

AIG chief dismisses Icahn break-up plan

Insurer seeks to deflect activist pressure with $400m in savings


Fitbit: run to the office

Corporate sales offer best chance of beating low-cost Xiaomi and high-end Apple

Mobile payments: Food fight

Retailers, banks and Apple are fighting over the economics of payments while another company profits

FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2013 file photo, singer Adele performs during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Adele's “Hello” was released Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, and topped the iTunes singles chart in 85 countries. The music video broke the Vevo record for most views in a day with 27.7 million. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Streaming services dance to Adele’s tune

Singer leaves executives in the dark over digital distribution

Week in Review

Week in Review, October 31

Deutsche Bank cuts and runs; Hyatt eyes Starwood, and more

Cook takes on Apple doubters

Tech group’s chief executive trumpets long-term prospects

Apple and Twitter: age before beauty

Saturation fears overdone at one group and understated at other

Google adds podcasts to music service

Tech group signs deals with Earwolf, Gimlet Media and HBO

Apple promises blooming iPhone sales

Profit rise of 31% to $11bn in latest quarter as China holds up

Apple profits top forecasts though China cools

iPhone unit sales grew by 22 per cent year-on-year

JPMorgan to launch Apple Pay rival

Bank seeks to profit from rising smartphone usage

Apple investors worry iPhone losing shine

Fears grow that sales might see year-on-year drop for first time