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iPhone sales set to rebound, but for how long?

Apple results next week will likely show iPhone sales growing again, bucking a year of declines. That’s the good news. The bad news: the average selling price of the handsets in the key holiday quarter ending in late December may

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What Trump told US tech leaders

Tech executives summoned to meet with Donald Trump in New York Wednesday had reason to suspect they were being lured into a trap. In the run-up to the election, the President-elect clashed with industry

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Trump to meet US tech leaders

President-elect Donald Trump invited technology leaders to a discussion next week in New York where Silicon Valley will begin building relationships with an incoming administration it initially distrusted and mostly criticised. Oracle co-CEO

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Trump win: tech industry reacts with dismay

The 2016 presidential race was a powerful illustration of the influence that Internet services have to shape the national political conversation. Yet in the end, many of the people involved in technology didn’t get what they wanted

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The tech billionaire backing Donald Trump

Peter Thiel is standing by Donald Trump, saying the Republican presidential candidate “gets the big things right” and that the US needs a political outsider to fix its systemic problems. The billionaire venture capitalist and Facebook board member

Alistair Fairweather
Genius capitalises on insanity

For the better part of a decade, the US has been in a slump. Its unemployment rate remains stubbornly high, its growth rate even more stubbornly low. Its government is deadlocked, its debt is rising quickly and its populace is largely gloomy about the future. And yet, at least in one city, the ­optimism is palpable