Apple empire wavers as iPhone sales slow
Are we reaching the end of the Apple age? And if so, should we mourn it? This week, CEO Tim Cook warned investors that the company’s latest revenues will be lower than expected.
Books to rockets: the modern era’s richest man
Is Jeff Bezos a hero or villain? The billionaire entrepreneur has officially become the richest man in modern history, overtaking Bill Gates. But scandals consistently dog his Amazon empire.
Amazon promises to fix Alexa’s ‘creepy’ laugh
Would you want Alexa in your home? The AI assistant can answer questions, play music and switch off your lights. But recently it has begun “randomly” laughing at users for no reason…
Anti-gun activists take aim at Amazon
Is Amazon evil? A huge backlash has hit the business for supporting the National Rifle Association. But some say Amazon represents far deeper dangers which put our very democracy at risk.
Apple needs cutting down to size, experts say
Exactly ten years and a day have passed since the first iPhone was launched. Apple now utterly dominates the smartphone market. Is the power of the biggest technology firms bad for us all?
‘Death by 1,000 clicks’: BHS nears collapse
‘Dated.’ ‘Old-fashioned.’ ‘A staple of British history.’ BHS department stores face bankruptcy: more victims of the internet, say commentators. Can shops survive the digital revolution?
Here in 30 minutes: meet Amazon’s new drone
Amazon has revealed its latest airborne delivery technology. Soon, it says, drones will be as commonplace as delivery trucks. Is the need for instant gratification hurting society?
Authors’ incomes collapse to record new lows
A survey published this week reveals that the earnings of British authors have fallen to just £11,000 per year. Should we be alarmed that so few writers can make a living from their work?
Starbucks to end ‘insulting’ tax payments
With gloomy predictions of a long period of austerity for the UK, pressure grows for global corporations to pay more UK tax. Ministers and MPs are calling for ‘fair’ contributions.
Shops battle for survival against internet titans
This Christmas, over two million shoppers are expected to abandon the High Street and buy all their gifts online. Traditional retailers are fighting back – but is their struggle futile?
Google begins new assault in technology war
With the launch of the Nexus7 last week, Google has become the latest of the world’s tech giants to produce a tablet computer, opening up a new battlefront in a trillion-dollar business war.
Lost Amazonian tribe threatened by loggers
They're a thriving and healthy community, with no contact with the outside world. But illegal loggers want their land. So must another tribe die?