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

Companies fall short on minerals reporting

Campaign groups say 80% fail to fully comply with US regulations

China needs to export ideas to compete

You cannot take on Apple in the US by pretending you are Apple, writes Michael Schuman

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

Arm profits buoyed by strong iPhone sales

Company also benefits from consumer shift to 4G


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

Investors fight for greater say on boards

More than 100 companies face votes on right to nominate directors

Instagram develops app for Apple Watch

Photo-sharing group makes first foray into wearable technology

Is Apple’s watch a must-keep?

We all want an Apple Watch — but does it have heirloom potential?

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Huawei looks to go upmarket

Chinese telecoms group takes aim at Apple and Samsung

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How product upgrades make us careless

Smartphone makers rejoice: research finds glossy new version can make owners cavalier with old model

Review: Strategy Rules

A study in what business leaders in other sectors can learn from three tech pioneers

Deal needs all Suri’s management wiles

Alcatel-Lucent takeover would be a stunning move

US companies unleash share buyback binge

Shareholders on track for $1tn in cash returns this year

IBM signs digital health deal with Apple

Doctors and insurers can gain access to Apple Watch health data

The $82bn listed-company tax gap

Widespread use of tax havens and minimisation strategies

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How Apple plans to sell a $10,000 Watch

Will iPhone-style retailing persuade people to pay Rolex prices?

Apple sparks gold rush for luxury Watch

US and China customers inundate group’s website

A worker demonstrates Apple Pay inside a mobile kiosk sponsored by Visa and Wells Fargo to demonstrate the new Apple Pay mobile payment system on October 20, 2014 in San Francisco City
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How secure are new payment technologies?

Latest developments increase safety — but can also pose risks

Apple’s wristy business

The trick will be when, or if, the Watch cuts ties to the iPhone

The new Apple Watch is displayed during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. Apple unveiled the Apple Watch wearable tech and two new iPhones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Atom Bank keeps faith with wearable tech

Challenger optimistic that customer resistance will fade

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America’s female labour force needs a new deal

Having fought anti-gay discrimination, businesses must help women

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What helps companies endure?

A look at what factors affect the lifespan of a company

Google warns Australia over tax clamp

Companies could be hit by retaliatory action

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Tech industry gripped by patent case

Ruling could change how intellectual property royalties are set

A man holds the new Fire smartphone by Inc. and demonstrates the phone's app's including icons for Spotify, Shazam, eBay, Skype, and Linkedin during a demonstration at a news conference in Berlin, Germany, on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014
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Start-up managers are the unsung heroes

Hot start-ups poach savvy staff who become industry stars in their own right, writes Murad Ahmed

The new Apple Watch is displayed during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. Apple unveiled the Apple Watch wearable tech and two new iPhones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

App groups race for a bite at Apple Watch

Handpicked developers given lab access under tight security

Still Alice

The powerful effect of being remembered

The more someone can recall all small talk at previous meetings, the more you like and trust them

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Connected cars: Tyred and wired

As the automobile becomes smarter, makers face a future where profits lie in technology more than metal

Jay Z pitches Tidal as friend of artists

Hip-hop star and others sing the same tune on streaming

Apple under EU scrutiny over streaming

Concern amid battle over future of free music streaming services

Corporate backlash hits ‘anti-gay’ bills

States backtrack on new laws as Walmart and GE join critics

Jay Z launched Tidal with a host of other pop starts, including Madonna

Tidal tilts power back to record labels

Launch of music streaming service signals a shift from tech companies, says Ludovic Hunter-Tilney

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Companies have a new audience

Younger consumers with liberal attitudes are a bigger market than religious conservatives

Viewers in control as video proliferates

Nielsen survey highlights challenge facing media companies

Indiana governor to ‘fix’ religious bill

Pence to amend law that sparked uproar over discrimination fears

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

Vodafone to add bank cards to Wallet

App will be supported on a wide range of Android smartphones

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