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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

Apple is expanding its services business, adding a streaming platform, gaming subscription service, an expanded version of its news app and a credit card. The company unveiled a plethora of services overnight during an event at its headquarters. Commentators suggest the company is reaching out in other fields to try

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Technology overlords Google, Amazon and Apple have been named as the most innovative companies for 2019 by Boston Consulting Group. Following the top three came Microsoft, Samsung, Netflix, IBM, Facebook, Tesla and Adidas. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Apple has topped the annual list since 2005 but Google

Artificial intelligence (AI) continues to be a lucrative technology space with the majority of startups either managing to secure venture capital (VC) backing or being involved in the thick of merger and acquisition (M&A) deal activity during 2014-2018. As a result, the race to fund or acquire AI-startups reflects the

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The rivalry between Spotify and Apple has taken a legal turn. The audio streaming giant has filed an antitrust complaint with the European Commission against Apple, claiming its App Store purposely limits choice and stifles innovation at the expense of the user experience. In a post, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek

The four biggest smartwatch vendors, Apple, Fossil, Fitbit and Samsung, will have their market share for connected watch shipments fall to 47 per cent by 2023, down from an estimated 58 per cent in 2018, according to a new study from Juniper Research. The decline is linked to the growth

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The growth in smartphone prices is causing a drop in sales, according to research from Telsyte which showed sales decreased 3 per cent in 2018 compared to the year prior. The research, Telsyte Australian Smartphone & Wearable Devices Market Study 2019, said 4.6 million smartphones were sold in the second

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Google (Alphabet) Google’s parent company Alphabet beat revenue and earnings per share expectations however increased costs pushed shares down. Full year revenue up 23 per cent year-on-year to $136.8 billion, while Q4 revenue jumped 22 per cent to $39.3 billion. Advertising revenue for the three months ended December 31 were

Apple CEO Tim Cook has asked US regulators to scrutinise data brokers and reiterated his calls for comprehensive federal privacy legislation to protect consumers. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter “Consumers shouldn’t have to tolerate another year of companies irresponsibly amassing huge user profiles, data breaches that seem out