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Apple’s $3bn deal to buy Beats shows a departure in its growth strategy, and could be seen as a desperate bid to recapture its former popularity

Could Apple’s purchase of Beats restore the brand to its former ‘cool’ glory?

Apple’s $3bn deal to buy Beats shows a departure in its growth strategy, and could be seen as a desperate bid to recapture its former popularity

Once known as the perfect blend of hipster cool and technological innovation, Apple’s reputation has in recent years shifted in the eyes of the public to one of mainstream dominance and bland uniformity. A company that was a decade ago heralded as provi...

World Finance talks to Shahbaz Ali, President and CEO of Tarmin Inc, about how his company is rising to the challenge of data storage

Tarmin discusses its unique approach to data storage | Video

World Finance talks to Shahbaz Ali, President and CEO of Tarmin Inc, about how his company is rising to the challenge of data storage

Data overload may not be an obvious problem affecting businesses, but it's become one of the biggest pitfalls stifling growth. One company helping others to rise to the challenge of data management is Tarmin Inc. President and CEO Shahbaz Ali discusses ho...

With online banking trends on the increase and more products designed to cater for mobile devices, the tech industry is having to adapt globally at an incredible rate

Path Solutions steps up digital banking

With online banking trends on the increase and more products designed to cater for mobile devices, the tech industry is having to adapt globally at an incredible rate

As Islamic finance grows and expands into new markets, greater opportunities have emerged and the technology that comes with it has evolved. World Finance spoke with Rosie Kmeid, Global Head of Corporate Communications and Marketing at Path Solutions to f...

Technological developments bring ample opportunities

Rapid technological development has brought with it a number of new opportunities in financial services as the industry constantly evolves, catering to the changing demands of modern business. Here, World Finance acknowledge those at the forefront, in the Technology Awards 2014

Where once global economic growth was dictated by labour, the wake of the digital revolution has cemented technology as perhaps the single-most important factor today in spurring social and economic growth. Technology has come to form a considerable – a...

Declining mobile sales have seen Samsung’s profits fall this quarter, shortly after the company’s closest rival posted better-than-expected results

Samsung’s profits plummet as Apple exceeds expectations

Declining mobile sales have seen Samsung’s profits fall this quarter, shortly after the company’s closest rival posted better-than-expected results

The world’s leading smartphone maker has posted its first operating profit decline in nine quarters, owing to increased market competition and slowing momentum, most notably in emerging markets. However, Samsung's lacklustre mobile performance will like...

After impressive quarterly results, Apple has outlined a range of shareholder-related measures to restore confidence in the company’s stock

Apple increases share buyback programme as profits soar

After impressive quarterly results, Apple has outlined a range of shareholder-related measures to restore confidence in the company’s stock

Apple has announced plans to buy back an additional $30bn worth of stock from shareholders, following the announcement of unexpectedly healthy profits. The company’s quarterly profits beat analysts’ expectations and came by way of impressive iPhone sa...

World Finance interviews Hanadi Jabado, Director of Accelerate Cambridge, to discuss whether the government's Silicon Roundabout incubators have any intrinsic value

Entrepreneurs are ‘drowning’ in incubators, says tech expert of government’s Silicon Roundabout | Video

World Finance interviews Hanadi Jabado, Director of Accelerate Cambridge, to discuss whether the government’s Silicon Roundabout incubators have any intrinsic value

Has the government's Tech City initiative - otherwise known as Silicon Roundabout - helped entrepreneurs realise their dreams? One silicon-sceptic is Hanadi Jabado, Director of Accelerate Cambridge and a technology expert. World Finance speaks to Jabado t...

Facebook’s $19bn acquisition of WhatsApp became its 45th buyout. We count down eight other young companies that the social media giant quickly snapped up

Zucker Punch: 8 Facebook acquistions to remember

Facebook’s $19bn acquisition of WhatsApp became its 45th buyout. We count down eight other young companies that the social media giant quickly snapped up

2005 What’s in a name? An awful lot, it seems, when you’re dealing with Facebook. It all started with a domain name called AboutFace. Well, that was too close for comfort, so in August of 2005 Facebook site snapped up the Boston-based firm for $2...

World Finance interviews This Is My Jam Co-founder Hannah Donovan on how expensive rent is eroding the start-up culture of London's Silicon Roundabout

Sky-high rents force tech start-ups to leave London’s Silicon Roundabout | Video

World Finance interviews This Is My Jam Co-founder Hannah Donovan on how expensive rent is eroding the start-up culture of London’s Silicon Roundabout

Hannah Donovan, Co-founder and Design Director of This Is My Jam, speaks about the changing vibe of London's Silicon Roundabout. With rents reaching extortionate prices and the government pushing its own agenda, is the Old Street tech hub losing its allur...

Despite being the youngest and smallest car manufacturer in the US, Tesla is currently valued at more than General Motors and Fiat. What sets the company apart from the rest?

What’s Tesla’s secret?

Despite being the youngest and smallest car manufacturer in the US, Tesla is currently valued at more than General Motors and Fiat. What sets the company apart from the rest?

Tesla Motors is a Palo Alto, California-based automobile manufacturer, a 10-year-old start-up that only rang up its first profit in the first quarter of last year. Its total array of models comes to just two, with two more in the offing, and 2014 sales ar...

The mobile developers behind runaway success Candy Crush Saga have announced their intent to go public. King Digital Entertainment is not short for cash, but it may find it difficult to attract serious investment

The Candy Crush touch: from obscurity to IPO

The mobile developers behind runaway success Candy Crush Saga have announced their intent to go public. King Digital Entertainment is not short for cash, but it may find it difficult to attract serious investment

In the fast moving, boom-and-bust business of mobile app development, it’s virtually impossible to retain control over the market’s notoriously fickle consumer base. Similar to speculative investors, app users are constantly on the lookout for the nex...

Struggling smartphone maker has revealed the extent of this past year’s losses alongside better than expected fourth quarter results

BlackBerry suffers $5.9bn annual loss

Struggling smartphone maker has revealed the extent of this past year’s losses alongside better than expected fourth quarter results

BlackBerry’s recently released end of year results reveal revenue to have fallen 64 percent year-on-year and annual losses to have reached some $5.9bn, as the Canadian company still struggles to instigate a return to once impressive form. Nonetheless, B...

Acquisition-happy social media company looks to snap up Oculus VR in the near future, but not without inciting criticism from some of the VR firm’s long-time supporters

Facebook to acquire Oculus VR for $2bn, fans express concerns

Acquisition-happy social media company looks to snap up Oculus VR in the near future, but not without inciting criticism from some of the VR firm’s long-time supporters

Facebook has unveiled its plans to acquire Oculus VR for approximately $2bn, in an effort to preempt the various ways in which social engagement will evolve over the coming years and gain a precious foothold in the emerging virtual reality (VR) market. Fa...

Could cloud be the silver lining to Oracle’s share slump?

US computing giant sees five percent fall in share price after disappointing earnings announcement, but could the company’s cloud operations help it turn things around?

One of the most dominant computing companies for the last 30 years, Oracle’s recent difficulties continued with news that its earnings and revenues were worse than expected. The company reported revenues of $9.3bn for the third quarter of last year, ...

Telecom giant continues European expansion push with acquisition of Spanish firm after selling stake in US giant Verizon

Vodafone snaps up Ono in €7.2bn deal

Telecom giant continues European expansion push with acquisition of Spanish firm after selling stake in US giant Verizon

Months after UK telecom multinational Vodafone announced it was retreating from its US operations, the company has made an effort to refocus its expansion plans on Europe. This morning a deal to buy Spain’s Ono telecom firm added to a number of strategi...

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