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Ah, the iPhone. Roughly a third of American adults use them. In fact my analytics suggests there's a better than even chance you're reading this article on one right now.

After revealing the name of its soon-to-be-opened new headquarters in Silicon Valley, the iPhone maker is growing its footprint and workforce in Seattle—not far from the homes of Amazon and Microsoft.

Amid a tough year for Apple that saw its first revenue decline since 2001, investors are particularly nervous about the steep drop in sales from China. And that has them turning their eyes toward Apple’s opportunity in India.

Now all eyes are on Apple.
Long hailed as a leader in technology, we’ve seen many interesting developments come out of the Cupertino office, especially today with the news about the new iPhone 7.

Known for consumer sweethearts like Apple and Facebook, Northern California is now tackling a less sexy though infinitely important task. Silicon Valley is bringing change to outdated financial systems through advanced financial technology (FinTech). A line of business based on using software to provide financial services, FinTech companies are generally startups founded to disrupt established financial systems that have been slow to embrace online technology. Examples include companies like Square, PayPal and Credit Karma. Traditional bank lending has been called “low hanging fruit’ for FinTech disruption, ripe for change with global FinTech investment set to more than double by 2018. Silicon Valley-based companies, like SmartBiz, are working to instigate much needed changes in small business bank lending.

Chatbots are the new king of mobile

Much has been written recently about the rise of chatbots and their potential to change consumer interactions with businesses.

Silicon Valley has China backwards

We live in a global economy, but the way we understand our world is still colored by national bias. Case in point: In Silicon Valley, people ask when China, the world’s largest consumer market, will open up fully to embrace tech giants like Apple, Google, and Facebook. But those inside China’s tech industry are focused on a different question: How can Chinese tech companies crack Western markets?

Starting in the 1980s, technology companies like Apple, Microsoft, and many others presented computer users with the graphical user interface as a means to make technology more user-friendly.

During the original dot-com bubble, Monster Worldwide was omnipresent, with Super Bowl ads and a sky-high stock market valuation. That it survived so long, when so many of its bubble brethren went kaput, is something of an achievement.

It’s not often these days that anyone can manage to sneak a big tech news story through without it leaking first.