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

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Apple: the next small thing

There are whispers of weak demand for the Watch

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Apple Watch’s pluses emerge over time

Once you tailor the functions to your personal taste, it is hard to imagine being without it

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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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Spotify pushes into video and podcasts

Streaming group adds new products before Apple launches service


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

Google frames new future for Glass device

Tony Fadell says there are ‘no sacred cows’ in wearables review

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George Lucas reaps $2.2bn Disney profit

Media group’s share price has risen close to 70% in past 2 years

Apple damages at risk in patent case

Lower court told to reconsider issue of iPhone’s ‘trade dress’

Suppliers get slice of Apple’s iPhone spoils

Booming earnings in supply chain highlight smartphone market shifts


Mobile fight widens for tech and media

Verizon-AOL deal and Facebook’s news tie-up reveal industry shift

$1bn tech groups a risky investment

Crowdfunding provision in US law for start-ups could imperil the public

Sharp warns on ability to stay afloat

Japanese supplier of screens to Apple reports $1.9bn annual loss

Fitbit in rude health ahead of IPO

Questions raised over ability to maintain its lead

Top 50 US hoarders sit on $1tn in cash

Taxes and tepid economy stop companies from repatriating dollars

Ericsson sues Apple over European patents

Swedish group seeks injunctions preventing iPhone and iPad sales

Lament for share buyback short-termism

Lombard Odier manager concerned over tech companies

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Microsoft shows off ambitious Hololens

Impressive prototype resembles reading glasses and a ski mask

Making money from Obamacare

America’s health reforms have created a feast of opportunity for tech companies

EU tax deal probe to miss deadline

Vestager says Brussels will not sacrifice quality for speed

Europe’s timid embrace of digital economy

The EU’s task is to learn more and guard against special interests

Icahn calls Apple a rare 50-year success

Activist investor still wants iPhone maker to do more buybacks

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Hwang Chang-gyu: KT’s chip veteran

After Samsung fame, the South Korean attempts telecoms turnround

Exxon beats Apple as top dividend payer

Oil company boasts an annual payout rate of $12.2bn vs $12bn

Apple Watch misses mark on tattooed arms

Group says heart-rate monitor does not work through inked skin

Apple targets ‘silver surfers’ with iPad

Modified tablet for Japan to tap into the ageing population

Microsoft opens to Android and Apple apps

Strategy aimed at luring developers to Windows

Apple warns of material risk in tax probe

European investigation into Irish deals may trigger billions in fines

Samsung confident of smartphone revival

Group expects strong demand for new Galaxy S6 flagship handset

Five future marketing trends

Potential for creativity to build reputations is growing

Tech groups spawn Europe data agency row

Twitter joins peers in submitting to Irish data protection rules

China becomes increasingly core to Apple

Asian powerhouse poised to become tech group’s biggest market

Apple iPhone boom as China switches on

World’s most valuable company returns further $70bn to investors

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What to Watch: Apple earnings

Share price grazes new high as record second quarter anticipated

Apple Watch review: Stylish, but slow

Best smartwatch on the market suffers from slow software

New MacBook and Chromebook Pixel laptops

Interchangeable USB-C cable will improve computer design and is thrillingly transgressive

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Qualcomm cuts $1bn off revenue outlook

Chipmaker blames missing out on Samsung’s latest Galaxy phones

Google enters US wireless service market

Internet group’s Project Fi is designed to cut mobile bill costs

Companies fall short on minerals reporting

Campaign groups say 80% fail to meet conflict zone requirements

China needs to export ideas to compete

You cannot take on Apple in the US by pretending you are Apple, writes Michael Schuman

Arm profits buoyed by strong iPhone sales

Company also benefits from consumer shift to 4G

Investors fight for greater say on boards

More than 100 companies face votes on right to nominate directors

Instagram develops app for Apple Watch

Photo-sharing group makes first foray into wearable technology