Apple retains coolest brand

Apple confirmed investor fears about the first-ever decline in sales of iPhone in the current quarter with the release of its December quarter results. In speaking to investors, chief executive Tim Cook tried to assuage concerns that the slide would be as precipitous as some analysts had suggested,. Tim Bradshaw, US technology correspondent, and Tom Braithwaite, Lex writer in San Francisco, track the reaction to the results, with Emiliya Mychasuk, US Online News Editor, riding along. 

There is a growing digital divide between the world of contactless payments and countries where cash is still king. Iliad could be planning a UK odyssey, the back-tax backlash against Google continues and an AI pioneer has died. #techFT is a daily newsletter on technology, digital media and telecoms. You can sign up hereRead more

Google’s tax deal with the British authorities could be the first of many by non-domiciled companies, but has it set too low a bar for settlements? Apple is set to report another blockbuster quarter, but Wall Street is more concerned about the current one. #techFT is a daily newsletter on technology, digital media and telecoms. You can sign up hereRead more

Given the theme of this year’s World Economic Forum was the Fourth Industrial Revolution, it was natural that Silicon Valley’s tech entrepreneurs were publicly lionised as creative disrupters, writes John Thornhill.

But that didn’t stop some traditional companies, which are being disrupted, privately grumbling that the tech upstarts sometimes appeared to play by different rules. Read more

Pope Francis has met the head of the Apple church as he develops his interest in tech, all Davos attendees can talk about is bitcoin and blockchain, while children in Japan are obsessed with Pepper the robot. #techFT is a daily newsletter on technology, digital media and telecoms. You can sign up hereRead more

Could artificial intelligence make human fund managers redundant? Who will win a $5bn battle for Sharp? Is the cheaper Yi Action camera as good as the equivalent GoPro. Answers in #techFT, a daily newsletter on technology, digital media and telecoms. You can sign up hereRead more

Automation and the disruption it will create is a big theme at the World Economic Forum this year; bitcoin’s blockchain ledger system could be adapted to improve everything from tax collection to the sharing of health records; the latest Sony Ultra Short Throw projector can offer unique visions. #techFT is a daily newsletter on technology, digital media and telecoms. You can sign up hereRead more

Friends Reunited is being disbanded, Pakistan has lifted its YouTube ban, the $55,000 Bacch Stereo Purifier makes audio holograms. #techFT is a daily newsletter on technology, digital media and telecoms. You can sign up hereRead more

Europe is taking the first steps to break down the legal barriers to watching your favourite TV shows wherever you are, there’s a new surge of VC investment in start-ups, SpaceX is struggling to get its sea legs and Goat Bikes are the latest concealed-motor cycles to launch. #techFT is a daily newsletter on technology, digital media and telecoms. You can sign up hereRead more

India has mighty tech ambitions and huge infrastructure problems to overcome to achieve them, US start-up funding has fallen by a third and Dennis Crowley’s Foursquare is a victim. #techFT is a daily newsletter on technology, digital media and telecoms. You can sign up hereRead more

Feeding the world in 2050 will require major tech advances, the Pope has a Friday meeting with Google, SoundCloud has secured a major licensing deal, the Light Phone is designed to do as little as possible. #techFT is a daily newsletter on technology, digital media and telecoms. You can sign up hereRead more

The PC had a bad 2015, but this year could be much better as businesses and consumers upgrade to Windows 10 and are attracted by new designs and features. #techFT is a daily newsletter on technology, digital media and telecoms. You can sign up hereRead more

5G is top of the agenda for a European Commission meeting with 10 telecoms chiefs, carmakers are at risk of becoming bit-part providers in their own industry, Skyscanner is the UK’s latest unicorn. #techFT is a daily newsletter on technology, digital media and telecoms. You can sign up hereRead more

Carmakers are driving towards becoming purveyors of mobility services, Apple Music has more than 10m subscribers already, but the company has made an error when it comes to counting Apple News users. #techFT is a daily newsletter on technology, digital media and telecoms. You can sign up hereRead more

Apple is exploring emotional connections with its latest acquisition, Samsung has increased profits, Kodak is reviving the Super 8 format. #techFT is a daily newsletter on technology, digital media and telecoms. You can sign up hereRead more

Netflix is streaming content to 130 more countries, the latest drone can carry a human, Samsung’s new fridge snaps its contents every time you close the door. #techFT is a daily newsletter on technology, digital media and telecoms. You can sign up hereRead more

Toyota and IBM may be staking their futures on artificial intelligence, it’s gadgets galore at CES 2016, Fitbit has been blazing a fail and could blockchain finally rid us of red tape and the need for lawyers? #techFT is a daily newsletter on technology, digital media and telecoms. You can sign up hereRead more

The connected car – driver optional – is a big theme at CES 2016, Orange and Bouygues are in merger talks, NYC has gigabit WiFi from today, Yahoo Screen is going dark. #techFT is a daily newsletter on technology, digital media and telecoms. You can sign up hereRead more

CES is upon us and the annual consumer electronics megabash in Las Vegas is showing off the latest in VR, drones and wearables. Meanwhile, Mark Zuckerberg has Iron Man ambitions, it’s thanks to the Fangs that the US stock market avoided a terrible year and Light may have done a blinding job with its astonishing L16 camera. #techFT is a newsletter on technology, digital media and telecoms. You can sign up hereRead more

You can celebrate Christmas with the beatles on your favourite streaming service, send someone an emoji rather than a card and give them a useless piece of plastic like the NoPhone Zero as a present. #techFT is a newsletter on technology, digital media and telecoms. You can sign up hereRead more