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Apple’s growth streak under threat as China’s zero-Covid backlash bites

Apple risks breaking a 14-quarter growth streak during the peak holiday period as chaotic conditions at its assembly plant in China hit iPhone production, marking the company’s biggest supply chain challenge since the onset of the pandemic. Analysts have been cutting Apple earnings estimates after the group issued a rare warning on November 6 that manufacturer…
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29 November 2022 0

UK civil servants warn over lack of digital resources and skills

More than half of UK civil servants have warned their departments lack the technological tools, resources and skills necessary to transform public services, according to a government-backed survey. Earlier this year, ministers set out a “road map” to improve digital public services by 2025, with the ambition to deliver “world-class” systems and “attract and retain…
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29 November 2022 0

Bracken Bower Prize 2022: excerpts from the finalists’ proposals

Edited excerpts from the book proposals of the three finalists for the 2022 Bracken Bower Prize The Unstoppable Rise of Private Capital in Public Health How businesses can help or harm the future of healthcare BY VICTORIA BERQUIST  The writer is a doctor, adviser to public and private healthcare organisations across several geographies, and is completing…
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29 November 2022 0

UK government drops ‘legal but harmful’ clause from new online law

The UK government is scrapping controversial powers to force internet companies to take down “legal but harmful” content, following a backlash from the tech industry and free speech advocates. The measure had been expected to form part of the long-awaited Online Safety Bill and would have represented a radical departure from existing global rules that…
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28 November 2022 0

Elon Musk lashes out at Apple over Twitter

Elon Musk has claimed that Apple is curbing advertising on Twitter and threatening to “withhold” the social media platform from its App Store, as the world’s richest man locks horns with the most valuable tech company. In a flurry of more than a dozen tweets on Monday focused on the iPhone maker, Musk wrote that…
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