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Big consumer tech companies continue to dominate Interbrand’s list of the world’s most valuable brands in 2019, while B2B software vendors like Adobe, Salesforce and Microsoft are some of the fastest growing brands globally. Interbrand, which developed a methodology to put a dollar value on brand, released its annual list

Netflix fell 300,000 subscriptions short of its forecast in the US market and 200,000 short in global additions in the last quarter, missing growth targets for the second quarter in a row, according to Q3 results released overnight. The company has downgraded its forecast for total subscriber adds in 2019

This year, the world’s four most valuable companies — Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, and Alphabet — all signalled a new or renewed push into gaming. The tech giants all want a bigger share of what market researcher NewZoo says is a $US152 billion gaming market, currently growing at 9.6 per cent

Ongoing reputational scandals around data usage, privacy and transparency have impacted Facebook, Google and Apple brand trust measures globally, how do Australians feel about this issue? Brand trust is becoming a bigger issue for the large tech players with latest research showing they are not immune to reputational damage from

There is a growing appetite for wearable technology and smart speakers in Australia, according to new research. Telsyte research also shows that 1 in 5 (20 per cent) Australian households at the beginning of July 2019 had at least one smart speaker, up from 16 per cent in December 2018.

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Deal making landscape in the artificial intelligence (AI) tech space during 2014–2018 was dominated by global tech giants, according to GlobalData. Of the top five acquirers, four were based out of the US, with Ireland-based Accenture being the only exception in the list. The four US-based companies–Facebook, Microsoft, Apple and

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Apple has once again exerted its control over its mobile operating system to limit data collection in the name of improved user privacy. During its WWDC event this week Apple unveiled a single sign-in function, which is pitched as a privacy-focused alternative to Google and Facebook logins. The “Sign in

All four US consumer tech giants — Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple — are facing a new antitrust probe conducted by the US Congress. The House Judiciary Committee announced on Monday it would launch a broad investigation to determine if dominant firms are engaging in anti-competitive conduct, and whether or

There hasn’t been much good news out of publishing and media since the Great Recession, but one segment, recorded audio, is exploding everywhere, all at once. The US audiobook market recored 47 per cent year on year growth in the last twelve months. Audible Australia recently announced an aggressive push

Shares in retargeting company Criteo have taken a dive after it was reported that Google is considering changes to its ad tools that would make it more difficult to target ads through its Chrome browser. If true it will be the third technology industry giant to have introduced changes hostile