Tim Cook, Apple executive:illustration by Joe Cummings

Tim Cook became chief executive of Apple Inc in August 2011, taking over from company co-founder, Steve Jobs.

He was recruited from Compaq in 1998 and given the task of slashing costs. Previously he worked for Intelligent Electronics and IBM.

A letter from Google, Apple and Facebook

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

Apple builds secret virtual reality unit

iPhone maker builds prototypes as it seeks new sources of growth

Joe Cummings illustration, Vestager

Margrethe Vestager, EU competition chief

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

Apple seeking to change tune about core

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

Apple: changing the subject

As iPhone sales go into decline, the group is determined to show it is more than a hardware company

Apple’s Cook lobbies EU over tax threat

Chief seeks to stave off bill for billions underpaid in Ireland

Top CEOs struggle for name recognition

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is the world’s best-known CEO

Apple: live long and suffer

Group’s profits will increasingly depend on iPhone upgrade frequency

White House seeks tech help to fight Isis

New campaign to counter terrorists’ propaganda

Apple pays €318m to close Italy tax case

Deal follows meeting between CEO Cook and Italian PM Renzi

Apple opens board choices to big investors

Improved shareholder rights demanded by largest pension funds

UK bill creates key for bad guys, says Apple

Tim Cook lays out objections to proposals

Apple chief rounds on US tax code

Cook says outdated rules to blame for offshore cash controversy

Apple’s chip design unit gives it an edge

Ability to craft own silicon could give competitive advantage

Apple rejigs top ranks amid iPhone nerves

Jeff Williams takes up role left vacant after Tim Cook elevated

Cocktail of old and new: Jean-David Blanc, left, and Pierre Lescure say Molotov will rediscover the serendipity of live TV
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Rescheduling television’s future

Amid digital paralysis, a bid to help viewers stumble upon shows

Bardic lessons on tragic succession planning

Clear processes for nurturing and selecting leadership talent can pay dividends

Cook takes on Apple doubters

Tech group’s chief executive trumpets long-term prospects

Apple boosts China renewable energy push

Tech group and Foxconn to build more solar power plants

Apple sees ‘massive’ car industry upheaval

CEO makes strongest hint yet that company is weighing making cars

Ex-Boeing finance head joins Apple board

Tech group bolsters manufacturing and operational experience

Apple iPhone 6s beats sales forecasts

Strong numbers after early China release fail to lift share price

Modi signs US tech deals

Silicon Valley tour highlights ‘Digital India’ push

Cisco: photo-op

The renewed emphasis on China promises uncertain rewards

Tech chiefs put brave face on Xi meeting

Apple, Microsoft and Facebook heads given address, not discussion

Apple hit by rare malware attack in China

iPhone maker forced to pull popular mobile apps from service

User screens from the Apple iOS9 operating system update

iOS 9 release: Apple opts for subtlety

Operating system update focuses on incremental improvements

Apple TV wants viewers to change channel

Relaunch of television offering has app store at its core

Apple aims to keep momentum via iPhone 6S

Observers question level of demand for latest smartphone

Raucous TV it pays traders to watch

CNBC is good a place as any for Cook to update market on Apple, writes Robert Armstrong

China slide belies consumer market health

Nimble companies maintain profits as spending habits evolve

Apple: selective disclosure

Company’s bold answer to fear in China is the first step to improving its valuation

Apple leads technology stock recovery

Share price claws back $78bn after opening down 10%

China concerns bring Apple down to earth

Shares hit lowest level since January as other tech stocks suffer

Sky-high expectations weigh on Apple

Valuation falls sharply on lower than expected sales of iPhones

Apple appoints Ive as design chief

UK designer rivals CEO Cook in influence at tech group

Apple iPhone boom as China switches on

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

Lunchtime talks from a variety of speakers could get creative juices flowing

America’s female labour force needs a new deal

Having fought anti-gay discrimination, businesses must help women

Jay Z pitches Tidal as friend of artists

Hip-hop star and others sing the same tune on streaming

Corporate backlash hits ‘anti-gay’ bills

States backtrack on new laws as Walmart and GE join critics