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

China buying more iPhones than US

Shifting power balance in smartphone market

Amcor: more flexibility needed

It isn’t easy taking over a successful business

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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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Cook stock rewards could exceed $500m

Sharp rise in stock propels value of Apple chief’s incentive scheme


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

Microsoft kicks off Artificial Reality Wars

The stakes are much higher as tech group shows off HoloLens device

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Google Cardboard, a $25 VR headset

This lo-fi box is the biggest bargain in technology today

Microsoft tests cutting edge holograms

Free Windows upgrade as it adjusts business model

Apple buys UK music data start-up Semetric

Acquisition comes ahead of relaunch of Beats Music

Shares sink as Sharp warns on earnings

Shrinking profit margins and weak yen squeeze Japanese group

Google shrugs off Glass setback

Reversal for group’s X lab comes as Wall St frets over margins


Google leading talks to buy Softcard

Troubled mobile payments company could be sold for about $100m

What’s in the mobile pipeline for 2015?

Low-cost manufacturers and faster chips will make their mark

Google suspends sale of smartglasses

Management reshuffled at product criticised as threat to privacy

Apple and Ericsson launch legal battle

Companies launch rival cases over payment agreements

Apple App Store beats sales records

Customers spent close to $15bn on apps in 2014

Smartphone squeeze hits Samsung profits

Company feels effect of Chinese rivals and Apple’s iPhone 6

Deezer buys Muve Music to tap US market

Paris-based streaming service hopes deal will fuel expansion

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Apple’s Watch faces attack of the clones

Chinese competitors exhibit knock-off devices at CES

Monster sues Dr Dre’s Beats

Audio group accuses former partner ‘of corporate betrayal’

Motorola returns to China’s phone market

Strategic shift follows mobile maker’s sale to Lenovo

Servers: off-brand demand

Server demand is growing, but that may not help big vendors

HTC staunches market share erosion

Taiwanese group boosted by new mid-range phones and Google tablet

Gen X, boomers and why products fail me

The individual tailoring of goods and services is yet to find a mass audience

Golden Flannel of the Year Award

Under Tim Cook’s leadership, Apple succumbed to drivel

Taylor Swift at the O2 Arena, London, UK

Download slide shows digital music shift

US and UK streaming growth contrasts with declining album sales

Europe’s best days online could lie ahead

Rushed legislation aimed at limiting US companies is misguided

Music downloads fall prey to streaming

UK sales decline despite strong performance from British artists

Gazprom: What is a company, anyway?

World-leading profits might not matter

Rockstar sells phone patents in $900m deal

Latest sign of cooling in smartphone wars


It’s natural to ask if there is an app

A MacBook’s default settings have the potential to make me feel infantile

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Ammunition Group: designers speaking geek

The design studio working with start-ups on consumer-friendly tech

Drinks companies shaken by rouble turmoil

Consumer goods groups struggle with Russian volatility

Rdio to roll out more TV platforms

Music streamer ‘wants to be everywhere’

Big banks need to embrace digital era

Smaller operators are posing a threat to the status quo as they target profitable areas

Small-cap Week, December 20

MySale, Real Good Food, Fortune Oil, and Beacon Hill featured


BlackBerry Classic: hands-on review

Upgrade is a reminder that the keyboard king has not kept up

Classic Blackberry phone

BlackBerry taps keyboard addiction

Classic phone launch aims to push buttons in Chen turnround drive

Xiaomi: never mind the profits

How loyal are the tech group’s customers?

Imagination conjures vision of sales rise

Apple chip supplier says heavy investment in products is complete

Taiwan tech: the screen and the cycle

Component makers seldom live happily ever after

Person of the Year: Apple CEO Tim Cook

The technology group’s chief executive has faced criticism but he turned things round in 2014