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

Publishers seek US music licensing reform

Rights owners say artists not receiving fair pay from digital play

One Stop stores to launch beacon service

Customers will be sent offers of discounts to their smartphones

Special Reports

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

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week in review

Week in review, August 23

Berkshire, Apple, BHP Billiton, and car parts suppliers featured


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

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Tech group’s shares hit new high

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Banks bypassed by intellectual capital

Silicon Valley deals are not based on factors that bankers can model, writes Felix Salmon

Asus Zenbook UX303LA

A laptop choice for every price range

The lightweight computers remain the workhorse for most people

Apple: why so tasty?

Share price rally could be about cash, the next iPhone – or nothing at all

Apple shares close at record high

Stock ends day at $100.53 on anticipation of product launches

Apps: Growing pains

Once a thriving cottage industry, bigger players are now dominant and profits are squeezed

Appetite for new apps wanes

Developers worry their best days of growth are ending

Wall Street bulls climb wall of worry

Positive signs that S&P 500 revenue growth is coming

Apple admits storing user data in China

US group denies move compromises privacy

Samsung follows rivals into smart homes

South Korean electronics group buys SmartThings app start-up

Amazon’s battle with the publishers

Retailer might show some humility in war with Hachette

Robust PC and smartphone sales lift Lenovo

First-quarter profits beat analysts’ forecasts

Actor Robin Williams remembered

Apple chief Tim Cook praises ‘incomparable talent and great human being’

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Monopoly is no friend of democracy

The challenges from smaller competitors spur the innovations that matter

Companies must let non-compete clauses go

Employers must seek better ways to retain skilled staff


Bridges to span Amazon’s dominance

What can publishers do to hit back at their biggest customer?

In defence of angry office outbursts

The sanitisation of workplace feelings has gone too far, but useful rages take practice

Jan 2007 big mistake: Mr Ballmer has a laugh at the launch of Steve Jobs’ iPhone, saying it ‘doesn’t appeal to business customers’

Judge tells of others’ ‘fear’ of Apple’s Jobs

Settlement over alleged non-poach ‘conspiracy’ is rejected

Week in Review

Week in review, August 9

Featuring StanChart, Cobalt, Apple and Kors

China bans Apple products for officials

State-led campaign against US tech companies gathers momentum

China widens anti-monopoly probes

Executives wonder if raids are part of protectionist push

Groupon: coupon cutting

Deals website takes buybacks fad to its logical extreme

Mobile app sector spawns 1m European jobs

Apple dominates through direct roles and developers

Apple and Samsung end non-US disputes

Smartphone makers to fight on over patents in US courts

US tech in China: pawns of villains?

Beijing’s moves seem to be part retribution and part opportunism

Buybacks deliver superior performance

Companies that reduce their share counts outperform the market

Russia lashes out at EU sanctions

Moscow warns ‘irresponsible step’ will push up energy costs

Apple TV opens channel in Latin America

Company will compete in tough sports broadcasting market

Where the Tesco executives are now

Sir Terry Leahy’s team was ousted when Philip Clarke took the helm

LinkedIn boss is wrong on poaching staff

Most leaders will authorise all available methods, from money to menaces, to keep their best staff

week in review

Week in review, July 26

Featuring Google, Apple, Credit Suisse and Tesco

Bose gets noisy in suit over Apple’s Beats

Claims that rival infringed patents on noise-cancelling technology

Tablet magic wanes as Jobs’ dream realised

Demand for computing screen slabs is slowing

Apple attempts a return to innovation

A lot of technologies were only brought in thanks to government funding, says Izabella Kaminska

BlackBerry Z3
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BlackBerry in talks to rival Apple-IBM tie

Device maker attempts to recover lost ground

Sega vs Nintendo: Console Wars book review

A 1990s battle that could offer lessons for today’s smartphone makers

Apple R&D spike hints at new products

More than just the annual iPhone refresh likely coming soon