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Tech States: Apple

Apple is more than a company. It is a superpower. It was the first company to be worth more than $1 trillion, a size matched by under 30 national economies. And like the other tech giants that now shape our everyday lives, it has global influence – like a nation state.

First published
Monday 6 January 2020

Last updated
Saturday 22 May 2021

Why this story?

Apple is more than a company. It is a superpower. It was the first company to be worth more than $1 trillion, a size matched by under 30 national economies.

And like the other tech giants that now shape our everyday lives, it has global influence – like a nation state.

After numerous ThinkIns on this topic in our newsroom, we are launching Tech States, a year-long project to investigate their ideology, their government and their policies, from foreign, economic and domestic, to security and the environment.

We ask: how are tech companies really run, and what are they for?

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