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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

US to test Dixons Carphone’s tech stamina

Honeybee software generates buzz in retail collaboration

Apple Music: the spirit of the iPod

From Beats 1 to personalised touch, entertainment app packs in everything as it responds to Spotify

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

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Some of the media organisations which have struck deals with Facebook and Apple to provide digital news in new formats
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The future of news: Stop the presses!

Will established newspaper and magazine brands be helped or hindered by link-up with Apple and Facebook?

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Power play: US drama ‘House of Cards’ streamed on Netflix. The growth of subscription- based services is squeezing traditional providers such as the BBC

How the subscription is back

Technological change is helping drive return of the model

Apple loses appeal against ebook ruling

Court upholds decision group and publishers worked to raise prices

Week in Review

Week in Review, June 27

Apple changes its tune; Boeing and Quindell also in the news

New York’s biggest Apple

‘In years to come we may find it utterly bizarre to think that anyone ever wanted to go into a windowless basement to buy an iPhone’

Carl Icahn sells out of Netflix

Investor made $2bn profit on video streaming group

Google heads queue to lobby Brussels

Big tech names in charm offensive with regulators

Google launches free music streaming

‘Freemium’ model rolled out days ahead of Apple’s rival offering

Hulu deal with Showtime to offer video

Deal marks first foray into premium cable programming

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Instagram to ease discovery of trends

Social network will help users find curated content

Jay Z’s Tidal loses second chief executive

Fresh setback for rapper’s streaming music service

Singer Taylor Swift performs as Moet & Chandon Toasts 2015 As The Official Champagne Of New Year's Eve In Times Square on December 31, 2014 in New York City
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Even Taylor Swift can’t fix online problem

Musicians’ incomes will only rise with the sales of digital music

Apple’s deep pockets pose Spotify threat

US group signals goal to dominate market even at expense of cash pile

Apple in Swift change of tune

Company to pay artists during trial period after attack by singer

Singer Taylor Swift performs as Moet & Chandon Toasts 2015 As The Official Champagne Of New Year's Eve In Times Square on December 31, 2014 in New York City
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Taylor Swift takes pop at Apple Music

Free three-month trial period hits a sour note with singer

Swiss watches: clocking it

Apple is lurking but the Alpine gloom is overdone

Twitter hires editors to catch lightning

Plan to curate tweets as tech companies push further into media

Does more than just play videos: the Nvidia Shield

Internet TV boxes: Nvidia best on Android

Graphics chipmaker’s Shield beats Google for ease of use

Ex-Google exec takes fight to adblockers

Barokas’ venture aims to help publishers prevent loss of ad revenue

The Fitbit Surge

Fitbit reaches $4bn IPO valuation

Company raises $732m as wearables market hots up

Young people switch off television news

Focus turns to technology platforms and social media

Participants in the WWDC 2015 Apple developers conference sit in front of a over-sized logo of the iPhone manufacturer in the Moscone Center West in San Francisco, USA, 08 June 2015. At the conference Apple announced a new music service to compete with Spotify and Deezer. Photo: CHRISTOPH DERNBACH/dpa

Apple News service to hire journalists

Content selected and delivered to devices will be personalised

Participants in the WWDC 2015 Apple developers conference sit in front of a over-sized logo of the iPhone manufacturer in the Moscone Center West in San Francisco, USA, 08 June 2015. At the conference Apple announced a new music service to compete with Spotify and Deezer. Photo: CHRISTOPH DERNBACH/dpa

Winners and losers from share buybacks

Global economy is witnessing a redistribution of wealth and income

Week in Review

Week in Review, June 13

Apple streams it up; Deutsche Bank, HSBC and Nat Rothschild also in the news

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Who will win the streaming wars?

With the launch of Apple Music, the real battle starts now for music-streaming giants

The legacy of Jobs as a civil rights hero

Smartphones are ubiquitous and their video capabilities are shifting power to the streets

Tech giants brew up battle over mobiles

Changes to how apps and ‘personal assistants’ like Siri work will have huge implications for others

LG Watch Urbane

Smartwatches: wearables’ new features

Fast improvements to ‘complications’ and voice control

Samsung feels the squeeze in China

Korean manufacturer retreats under twin attack from more expensive Apple and cheaper rivals

Apple to enable iPhone users to block ads

Move could stop web publishers from reaching valuable customers

Spotify raises $526m before Apple battle

Funding round values music streaming company at $8.5bn

Apple music deals draw antitrust scrutiny

Dealings related to streaming service probed in two US states

Apple and Spotify gear up for battle

US tech group faces many challenges in music streaming market

Pandora: the next track

There is a simple way for the online radio group to return shareholder value — sell itself

Rivals poke fun at Apple’s imitation game

Critics see little that is truly novel in move into music streaming

Apple launches new streaming service

Big push into digital music will compete with Spotify and Google

Banks line up for Apple Pay UK launch

Customers could make purchases with tap of a mobile device

EU seeks countries’ tax ruling details

Campaign against avoidance by multinationals steps up

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