Apple

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 should not be too excited over India

Tech group’s products cost more than most Indian consumers are willing to pay

Snatching at Apple’s crown

Leader’s slip from top spot may prove to be an omen, writes Linda Yueh

Special Reports

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

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Technology: The rift with reality

Investment is pouring into virtual reality products but their effect on society is up for debate

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

Hon Hai/Sharp: badly screened

Sale of the struggling group would be a win for Japan

Alphabet’s gamble on the future of tech

US group may have the money for moonshots but does it have the discipline?

Norway’s oil fund presses multinationals

Largest sovereign wealth fund votes against 9,000 resolutions

Sticky moments with the Google Pixel C

With aaannoyiiing keys and too few apps, this is a work in progress

A letter from Google, Apple and Facebook

You pay tax because you have no better ideas how to use the money. We do

Visitors look at Sharp Corp.'s Aquos liquid crystal displays at the Combined Exhibiton of Advanced Technologies (CEATEC), Chiba Prefecture, Japan, on Wednesday, October 4, 2006. Photographer: Haruyoshi Yamaguchi/ Bloomberg News; A man works in Foxconn's exhibition room during the Computex Technology Expo in Taipei, Taiwan, on Monday, June 4, 2007. Taiwan's electronics manufacturing industry may increase its outsourcing to China as it focuses on developing wireless technology. Photographer: Maurice Tsai/Bloomberg News.

Hon Hai ahead in race to acquire Sharp

Apple supplier overtakes Japan’s INCJ in takeover battle

Alphabet: Betting on the top dog

A portfolio of just the leading stock by market cap would have performed surprisingly well

UK’s AI start-ups lure US tech titans

Microsoft’s purchase of London-based Swiftkey is latest start-up to be snapped up by a US group

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Developers look beyond the app

Competition is forcing companies to skip the download stage

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Alibaba in $800m Magic Leap fundraising

Funding values secretive augmented reality start-up at $4.5bn

US lawmakers slam ‘hostile’ EU tax drive

Europe accused of unfairly targeting Apple and Amazon

Alphabet driven by core internet business

Google holding group becomes world’s most valuable company as it shows progress in mobile shift

Alphabet: Comes before Apple

Little to get excited about on costs or segment reporting but Google’s revenues are another matter

Alphabet eyes most valuable company crown

Google owner overtakes Apple as it details $3.6bn ‘moonshot’ cost

Tech groups face data transfer scrutiny

EU looks at methods devised after ECJ struck down ‘safe harbour’

Sony’s stronger profits buoy shares

Turnround on track but image sensor business lags

Google investors await ‘moonshot’ details

Wall St set to turn blind eye to sizeable losses in non-internet businesses

US blasts Brussels over tax probe bias

EU accused of targeting funds owed to American Treasury

Apple builds secret virtual reality unit

iPhone maker builds prototypes as it seeks new sources of growth

Valuation swings point to tech shift

Amazon, Microsoft, Apple and Facebook shine light on cloud computing and mobile ads

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Margrethe Vestager, EU competition chief

The Eurocrat taking on the tech giants is an elusive character, write Christian Oliver and Alex Barker

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Xerox bows to Icahn and hits split button

Activist investor offered board seats as photocopier group divides

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Renishaw hit by Asian slowdown

Profits at specialist UK engineer fall by more than half

Google and Apple hit back on EU tax deals

Call for Brussels’ probe could drag antitrust chief into row

Google, Europe and the pursuit of tax

Policymakers should be asking why young engineers head to Silicon Valley, writes Michael Moritz

Apple flicks the wrong switch

An attempt to draw attention away from iPhone sales has left Wall Street unimpressed

BMW

‘My desire for electric car was reversed’

From purchasing to charging, ownership remains more difficult than it should be

Looking to lift the January blues

There are three factors that could help investors shake off the sense of doom and gloom

Tech components: old tricks make dogs

Gadget consumers have fallen victim to smartphone indigestion

Samsung warns on profits

Components unit faces waning demand from global manufacturers

Facebook: on point

Social network looks the sharpest of the Fangs

Apple seeking to change tune about core

Tech group’s focus on growth of services as device sales slow

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Alphabet and Apple spell global tax war

A fiscal system formed under the League of Nations in 1928 is about to fracture and fall apart

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Spotify looks to raise $500m in debt

Streaming service wants to borrow from investors

Ericsson shares slide after weak sales

Telecoms group hit despite strong performance in core markets

Pouring oil on troubled stock markets

Crude price should not be used as ‘proxy’ for global economy

Foxconn pitches to Tokyo over Sharp bid

Chairman looks to assuage concerns about foreign ownership

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