Apple chief executive Tim Cook said that the company’s new mobile payment service, Apple Pay, which lets customer buy products from select merchants with their phones, was in its “first inning” and the company would consider adding new features.

Apple quarterly results smashed Wall Street expectations with record sales of big-screen iPhones in the holiday shopping season and a 70 per cent rise(...)

Apple’s iPhone 6 went on sale in China earlier this month. Photograph: Diego Azubel/EPA

Apple’s experience in China has been a decidedly mixed one. The company has certainly made lot of money in the world’s second-biggest economy but has (...)

Nokia: “Regaining market share at a rapid clip”. Photograph: Seth Wenig/AP Photo

Nokia reported earnings topping analysts’ estimates as rising network spending by phone carriers in the US and China helped the Finnish equipment make(...)

Chinese state broadcaster CCTV yesterday warned about the iPhone’s ability to track a user via its positioning technology and “view the user’s home address, unit information and whereabouts”.  Photograph: Bloomberg

Apple has been dragged into an escalating confrontation over cyber security and US spying in China after its iPhone was branded a threat to national s(...)

There were contrasting fortunes for Aer Lingus and Ryanair yesterday

European stocks were little changed as Russia restarted military drills along its border with Ukraine, offsetting gains by com(...)

Apple’s iPhone 5C: the tech giant sold 51 million iPhones in the first quarter of 2014. Photograph: George Frey/Reuters

Apple will post its second quarter results after the market close this Wednesday, and investors will be all ears to see if the tech giant can s(...)

 Apple  missed Wall Street’s target for iPhone sales over the crucial holiday shopping season and offered a weaker-than-expected forecast for this quarter, sending its shares down 6 per cent. Photograph:  Stephen Lam/Reuters

Apple missed Wall Street’s target for iPhone sales over the crucial holiday shopping season and offered a weaker-than-expected forecast for this quart(...)

Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC reported a worse than expected net fourth-quarter profit, despite aggressive cost cutting and a one-time gain. Photograph: Pichi Chuang/Reuters

HTC, Taiwan’s largest smartphone maker, posted net income that missed analyst estimates for a fourth consecutive quarter as rising competition from Ch(...)

IMF managing director Christine Lagarde said falling unemployment and the bipartisan agreement over next year’s budget “gives us a much stronger outlook for 2014, which brings us to raising our forecast”. Photograph: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

European stocks continued to indulge in their bullish pre- Christmas mood, advancing for a fourth consecutive day and the biggest four-day rally since(...)

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange wait for the Federal Reserve’s decision in relation to its economic stimulus programme.  Photograph: David Karp

Markets on this side of the Atlantic were again held back by concerns over what the US Federal Reserve would choose to do in relation to its economic (...)