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

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

Special Reports

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

The Connected Business logo

Chief finance officer, information services, regulation and risk, analysis strategy, retail, cash management, finance functions

Robert Brunner, left, founder and partner of Ammunition, and Matt Rolandson, fellow Ammunition partner
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Ammunition Group: designers speaking geek

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


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

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

Weak yen divisive for Abe ahead of poll

Japanese PM hails boon to exporters but wider impact unclear

Best podcast apps for listening to Serial

How to trade up from the basic iPhone player as medium flourishes

Apple supplier Wintek closes China plants

Touchscreen maker axes 7,000 jobs and leaves creditors chasing debts

India ban threatens Xiaomi’s expansion

Chinese smartphone maker told to cease sales and imports in India

Patients to play active role in digital future

The contours of a more efficient health landscape are slowly coming into view

Sharp's free-form display

Sharp displays may be the shape of things to come

Growth is likely to come from the auto sector as consumer electronics slows

(left to right) prototype humanoids created by Asratec, Toshiba and Aldebaran are designed for use in construction and domestic work

The ghost in the machine gets smarter

Outside investors seek to monetise opportunities, in rescue, healthcare and reconnaissance

Jamie Dimon has ‘no evidence of cancer’

JPMorgan chief passes milestone in 5-month health battle

The new politics of hate

Think that multinationals can do as they like on tax? Think again

BlackBerry faces banker loyalty test

Corporate customers ask about alternatives as new software rolled out

Patrick Thomas
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The business guru: Patrick Thomas

Forget the label – see the person, says the former chief executive of Hermès

Mistakes maketh the man

Dwelling on investing mistakes may be the best way to avoid repeating them

Google overtakes Apple in US classroom

Schools favour cheaper Chromebooks over iPads

Cloud goes business class

Dropbox and Microsoft team up to woo mobile corporate users

The Samsung phone is no longer smart

South Korea’s group has never persuaded consumers its brand is as desirable as Apple’s

Capitalists sold the mills and bought the future

If capital is indeed back as Piketty says, it is in a different way

MPs slam Facebook in Lee Rigby case

Killer of UK soldier in London had discussed murder online

Week in Review

Week in Review, November 22

BNP faces French probe; also news on Apple, Facebook and Shell

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 09: Twitter Co-Founder and Chairman and Square CEO Jack Dorsey speaks onstage during "From 7 Dwarves to 140 Characters" at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on October 9, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Kimberly White/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)

Square to launch Register app worldwide

Payments company pushes to diversify its revenue streams

Samsung Gear S: a smartphone on the wrist

Wearable’s connectivity makes it feel like gadget from the future

From left: Jimmy Iovine, Tim Cook, Dr Dre and Eddy Cue

Apple plans to push Beats to every iPhone

Subscription music service will be in iOS update in early 2015

Blue-chip bond issuers cannot meet demand

Investment grade corporate debt sales robust as junk market slows

Nokia tablet

Nokia takes on Apple with tablet device

Finnish group forms partnership with iPad maker Foxconn

Complacency over tax avoidance wanes

Institutional investors start to pay attention to tax practices

SoundCloud seeks new mix in music

Co-founder wants streaming service to link with big labels

SmartThings hub

Gadgets to harmonise smart home hubbub

Can two devices sort out web-enabled domestic chaos?

Podcasting enjoys a renaissance

Boom in spoken word content lures advertisers