How Apple Became a Trillion-Dollar Company and Lost Its Soul

“After Steve: How Apple Became a Trillion-Dollar Company and Lost Its Soul” is a genuinely engrossing new book. It follows the paths of two men who shaped the post-Steve Jobs period at Apple: Tim Cook and Jony Ive. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author. Something is loading. When … Read more

Apple’s Steve Jobs Used Vacations for Big-Picture Brainstorms

An early Apple engineer said Steve Jobs would use his vacation for big-picture brainstorming. Sometimes that would mean Jobs calling employees five or six times a day. Those chats would cover new technologies and what’s next for Apple. Something is loading. Apple co-founder Steve Jobs appears to have also struggled to turn his brain off … Read more

Elon Musk trolls Tim Cook on Twitter over Apple’s $19 cleaning cloth

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has trolled Apple CEO Tim Cook on Twitter over Apple’s new $19 cleaning cloth. In celebration of Apple’s new store in Istanbul, Cook tweeted on Friday: “Introducing Apple Bagdat Caddesi, our beautiful new store in Istanbul. We’re glad to be a part of this vibrant community and we can’t wait to … Read more

Steve Jobs’ most magical feat took a decade to reveal itself

When Steve Jobs resigned as Apple CEO in August 2011, it marked the end of an epic 15-year burst of creative and commercial energy. Jobs’ successor, Tim Cook, was a skilled operator with no evidence of product vision. Even the most bullish Apple fans would not have imagined what’s happened since Cook took over. See … Read more

Samsung leads global smartphone market in Q2 despite decline: Report

Global smartphone market grew 19 per cent (year-over-year) but declined by 7 per cent quarter-over-quarter as 329 million units were shipped led by Samsung, a report said on Thursday. Samsung retained the number one spot with shipments reaching 58 million units in Q2 2021, however, its market share declined to 18 per cent as compared … Read more

Xiaomi is world’s No. 2, beats Apple

Xiaomi has become the world’s second biggest smartphone maker over the past quarter following an 83% jump in shipments, according to preliminary estimates by Canalys. This marks the first occasion that Xiaomi, the Chinese maker of everything from rice cookers to gaming monitors, has broken into the top two, historically dominated by Samsung and Apple. … Read more

G7 nations reach ‘historic’ agreement over global corporate tax

Finance ministers from wealthy G7 nations on Saturday pledged to commit to a global minimum corporate tax of at least 15 percent, rallying behind a US-backed plan. “We… commit to a global minimum tax of at least 15 percent on a country by country basis,” said a statement at the conclusion of their London meeting. … Read more