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US dominates with world’s largest firms

US dominates with world’s largest firms

Although the rise of China as an economic power has been substantial, it is sometimes worthwhile to be reminded of just how the US still dominates the world economy. While China may be catching up in GDP terms, it is still a long way behind

Samsung profits soar on S7 sales success

Samsung profits soar on S7 sales success

Samsung Electronics reported its biggest operating profit in more than two years, bolstered by brisk demand for its Galaxy S7 smartphones, cost controls and sluggish iPhone sales. Shares in the world’s largest maker of phones and memory chips rose

Music labels need to fear Apple’s love for Jay Z

Music labels need to fear Apple’s love for Jay Z

The different factions of the music industry – artists, labels, agents and publishers – rarely agree on anything. But on one thing they are united: streaming services are the future. Apple Music, Spotify and their rivals allow users to listen

Apple said to be in talks to buy Jay Z’s Tidal

Apple said to be in talks to buy Jay Z’s Tidal

Apple is in preliminary talks to buy Tidal, the streaming music service largely owned by musician Jay Z, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing unidentified people familiar with the discussions. The newspaper said the talks may not result

The best company in the world to work for

The best company in the world to work for

Internet giant Google is the most desirable employer globally, according to survey by more than 267 000 millennials. Universum’s Talent Survey asked business and engineering/IT students in the world’s 12 largest economies to choose their

China cracks down on apps

China cracks down on apps

More than half a billion Chinese smartphone users face increased monitoring of their mobile app usage thanks to new laws targeting operators including Apple. App stores and providers must establish the identity of users, while

BMW in race to build car of the future

BMW in race to build car of the future

BMW is accelerating plans to acquire technology expertise in a race with the likes of Apple and Google to make cars smart enough to react like human drivers. The German automaker is pushing to acquire start-ups, partner with

Apple dumps Trump

Apple dumps Trump

Apple CEO Tim Cook is hosting a 28 June fundraiser for US house speaker Paul Ryan and his political operation, according to two Republican aides. Some of the money will go to the National Republican Congressional Committee

TalkCentral: Ep 148 – ‘Ken sent me’

TalkCentral: Ep 148 – ‘Ken sent me’

In the latest episode of TalkCentral, your hosts Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg talk about Microsoft’s blockbuster acquisition of LinkedIn and what it all means. Also this week, they discuss Apple’s Worldwide Developer

iOS vs Android: which is winning?

iOS vs Android: which is winning?

Both Apple and Google use their developer conferences to introduce updates to their mobile operating systems. Google IO, held last month, introduced Google’s latest version “N” of Android, along with new apps. Apple has done the

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