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Why Apple flopped in the living room

Why Apple flopped in the living room

Earlier this month, Apple poached the chief of Amazon’s Fire TV unit to run its television operations. Timothy D Twerdhal brings hardware and content experience to his new gig, and his hiring suggests a renewed

Apple struggling to make big deals

Apple struggling to make big deals

“We are always looking at acquisitions,” Apple CEO Tim Cook told analysts last month. “There’s not a size that we would not do.” It’s a message he’s increasingly stressed over the past year as investors

BlackBerry files patent suit against Nokia

BlackBerry files patent suit against Nokia

BlackBerry has filed a patent-infringement lawsuit against Nokia, demanding royalties on the Finnish company’s mobile network products that use an industry-wide technology standard. Nokia’s products including

Microsoft wants a ‘Digital Geneva Convention’

Microsoft wants a ‘Digital Geneva Convention’

Microsoft is urging countries to step up protection for civilians from state-sponsored cyber hacking, through the formation of international agreements similar to the Geneva Conventions and an independent

Microsoft wins pivotal privacy case

Microsoft wins pivotal privacy case

Microsoft persuaded a judge not to let the US government out of a lawsuit alleging the company’s free-speech rights are violated by a law that blocks it from alerting users to the clandestine interception of

120 companies challenge Trump on immigration

120 companies challenge Trump on immigration

More than 120 companies, from Apple to Zynga, filed an impassioned legal brief condemning US President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration, stepping up the industry’s growing opposition to the policy. The amicus brief was filed late

Google warns of new rivals

Google warns of new rivals

Alphabet has warned investors about a slew of new competitors, highlighting the company’s broad expansion beyond its original Google search business. It named rivals including Apple, Netflix and Hulu, while highlighting risks from

TalkCentral: Ep 166 – ‘A trillion dollars’

TalkCentral: Ep 166 – ‘A trillion dollars’

It’s TalkCentral time. In this week’s news-packed episode, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg ask: which will be the first big tech company to reach a market capitalisation of a trillion dollars? Also this week, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Alphabet announce

Trump ban fuels Silicon Valley outrage

Trump ban fuels Silicon Valley outrage

US immigration restrictions introduced over the weekend are bringing the technology industry together in unified anger like never before. While the clampdown isn’t an immediate threat to businesses, emotions

Trump on collision course with Silicon Valley

Trump on collision course with Silicon Valley

US President Donald Trump’s clash with Silicon Valley over immigration is about to become even more contentious. After the new president banned refugees and travellers from seven

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