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Microsoft’s recent gains in new markets have been overshadowed by a multi billion-dollar writedown and a strengthening US currency

Microsoft suffers its biggest quarterly loss after writedown

Microsoft’s recent gains in new markets have been overshadowed by a multi billion-dollar writedown and a strengthening US currency

Microsoft has turned in a record $3.2bn loss for the latest quarter, ending June 30, after having suffered a $7.5bn writedown charge recently - courtesy of Nokia’s struggling mobile business. Company sales were down also by 5.1 percent, as the impairmen...

Algorithms have formed the backbone of many online music services, but there is a shift towards the old industry model of human tastemakers

Rage against the music machines: are algorithms getting silenced?

Algorithms have formed the backbone of many online music services, but there is a shift towards the old industry model of human tastemakers

Man versus machine is a debate that has raged in many of the world’s most important industries, but only recently has it started to have an impact on the creative markets. From heavy factory machinery to computer processing, machines have enhanced many ...

Technology entrepreneur says billion dollar valuations do not guarantee success and switching to profitability should be the end goal

Is the tech-heavy NASDAQ valuation bubble ready to pop?

Technology entrepreneur says billion dollar valuations do not guarantee success and switching to profitability should be the end goal

Clemens Aichholzer, founder of Mind Agilis, tells World Finance that a billion dollar valuation is no longer unique in a positive financing environment that exists globally for tech firms. ...

World Finance speaks with Richard Dobbs co- author of No Ordinary Disruption on the key forces transforming the global economy over the next two decades

The future part 2: poorer, taxed harder, and more opportunistic

World Finance speaks with Richard Dobbs co- author of No Ordinary Disruption on the key forces transforming the global economy over the next two decades

Author discusses what businesses and politicians can expect over the next few decades ...

World Finance speaks with Richard Dobbs co- author of No Ordinary Disruption on the key forces transforming the global economy over the next two decades

The future part 1: poorer, older and more resourceful

World Finance speaks with Richard Dobbs co- author of No Ordinary Disruption on the key forces transforming the global economy over the next two decades

Author discusses what businesses and politicians can expect over the next few decades ...

With the highest internet penetration in the MENA region, an Iranian tech heavyweight says investors are noticing just how fertile the landscape has become

Venture capitalists vying for Iran’s next tech megawatt

With the highest internet penetration in the MENA region, an Iranian tech heavyweight says investors are noticing just how fertile the landscape has become

World Finance speaks to Nazanin Daneshvar, founder of Takhfifan, the country’s most popular voucher buying website, about how international venture capitalists are accepting a high risk profile to establish an investment presence in Iran’s burgeoning ...

Taiwan long been known for its manufacturing strengths, but is this still what drives the country today?

From ‘Made in China’ to ‘Designed in China’?

Taiwan long been known for its manufacturing strengths, but is this still what drives the country today?

World Finance speaks with Simon Shen CEO of electronics conglomerate, New Kinpo Group and its newly-founded 3D printing brand, XYZprinting on the future of manufacturing in China. ...

Female entrepreneurship could be the way forward in establishing gender parity, but women remain drastically underrepresented among tech start-ups – the businesses offering the biggest potential

Start-ups fail to help women start up

Female entrepreneurship could be the way forward in establishing gender parity, but women remain drastically underrepresented among tech start-ups – the businesses offering the biggest potential

In February, 800 female entrepreneurs gathered at the Female Founders conference hosted by Y Combinator. That’s certainly a promising sign, but the very existence of a separate entity dedicated to women is a stark reminder that men remain the overwhelmi...

While crowdfunding takes on many forms, potential investors should consider the final product as well as the investment capital of a company

Investors navigate the risks of crowdfunding

While crowdfunding takes on many forms, potential investors should consider the final product as well as the investment capital of a company

Crowdfunding sites have revolutionised the way people invest and how international companies seek out capital, with the World Bank estimating that the industry is set to bring in more than $93bn worth of investment by 2025. Most people who have taken part...

Cybercrime is on the rise, and it could threaten the world’s biggest institutions. If economies are to protect themselves effectively then efforts to tackle it need to go far beyond Obama’s crackdown

Get ready: the cyber-criminals are coming, and they’re better than ever

Cybercrime is on the rise, and it could threaten the world’s biggest institutions. If economies are to protect themselves effectively then efforts to tackle it need to go far beyond Obama’s crackdown

The prolific Sony hack late last year sparked attention and debate across the world. But it was just one of the latest in a string of malicious cyber attacks doing untold damage to the reputations and revenue bases of the globe’s largest corporations ...

Murex spearheads capital market innovation

Enterprise software providers have a crucial role to play in driving innovative growth through capital markets, integrating technology and financial services for stronger results

Out of the financial crisis came a common consensus that agreed capital markets must exist in a more tightly controlled risk management environment, if only to avert the calamitous events of the recent past. With this school of thought has emerged a sharp...

2015 will be FinTech's year, says Kantox's Philippe Gelis

Is FinTech really recession proof?

2015 will be FinTech’s year, says Kantox’s Philippe Gelis

Reporting from Finovate Europe 2015, World Finance asks if the financial technology sector will ever slow down. Come back later for a full transcript of this video....

Beware a FinTech swarm, says KPMG's Warren Mead

What threat do traditional banks face from FinTech?

Beware a FinTech swarm, says KPMG’s Warren Mead

More collaboration between traditional banks and the financial technology sector will help both to thrive, the KPMG partner tells World Finance. Come back later for a full transcript of this video....

We must learn from Scandinavia's approach to women in boards and as entrepreneurs

Heilmann: EU not doing enough to promote female entrepreneurship

We must learn from Scandinavia’s approach to women in boards and as entrepreneurs

World Finance reports from Finovate Europe 2015 and asks Stefan C Heilman, "Where are all the women?" Come back later for a full transcript of this video....

President Modi is determined to turn India’s reputation as a lower-end tech economy into that of a leading digital region

India plays catch-up with the rest of the technology world

President Modi is determined to turn India’s reputation as a lower-end tech economy into that of a leading digital region

Despite an abundance of first-rate engineering and scientific minds, India’s technology sector has not got anywhere close to the sort of innovation and profitability seen in other parts of the world. While Silicon Valley-based firms have shaped the digi...

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