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BP in talks with electric car makers, eyes charging opportunity

BP in talks with electric car makers, eyes charging opportunity

Written by on August 2, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – BP is in talks with electric vehicle makers on partnering to offer battery re-charging docks at its global network of fuel service stations as it seeks to benefit from the move away from diesel and petrol cars, Chief Executive Bob Dudley told Reuters on Tuesday. The expected rapid growth in the use […]

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News highlights – 1 August 2017

News highlights – 1 August 2017

Written by on August 2, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 1 August 2017 Fake news: Trump administration colluded with Fox News during election – allegedly To obscure Russia’s role in the 2016 election, the Trump administration collaborated with Fox News to fabricate news about the murder of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich, according to a defamation and discrimination lawsuit filed on Tuesday. Read […]

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Asian technology shares get boost from the Apple Effect

Asian technology shares get boost from the Apple Effect

Written by on August 2, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Asian tech shares rallied on Wednesday on the back of Apple’s robust earnings, with hopes the iPhone maker’s fortunes will help boost sales of the region’s hardware component suppliers ahead of the new iPhone launch. On Tuesday, Apple Inc delivered surprisingly strong fiscal third-quarter earnings and signaled that its upcoming 10th anniversary […]

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Vantiv granted extension in Worldpay takeover bid

Vantiv granted extension in Worldpay takeover bid

Written by on August 1, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – British payments firms Worldpay said on Tuesday that its U.S. suitor Vantiv has been granted a week-long extension to Aug. 8 to make a firm takeover bid or walk away for six months. Vantiv agreed to buy Worldpay, a former unit of Royal Bank of Scotland, for 7.7 billion pounds ($10.17 billion) […]

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News highlights – 31 July 2017

News highlights – 31 July 2017

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News highlights for 31 July 2017 Ukraine cyber attack not just lax IT, but no password discipline KIEV (Reuters) – When the chief of Microsoft Ukraine switched jobs to work for President Petro Poroshenko, he found that everyone in the office used the same login password. It wasn’t the only symptom of lax IT security […]

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UK’s Rudd off to Silicon Valley to enlist more help against extremism

UK’s Rudd off to Silicon Valley to enlist more help against extremism

Written by on August 1, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s interior minister travels to Silicon Valley this week to ask social media companies such as YouTube to step up efforts to counter or remove content that incites militants, a source with knowledge of the visit said. After four militant attacks in Britain which killed 36 people this year, senior ministers have […]

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Charter has no interest in Sprint: a headache for Softbank?

Charter has no interest in Sprint: a headache for Softbank?

Written by on July 31, 2017 in Features, News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – U.S. cable operator Charter Communications Inc said on Sunday it was not interested in acquiring U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Corp, leaving the latter’s majority owner, SoftBank Group Corp, pondering how to orchestrate a merger. A merger of Charter and Sprint would create a telecommunications powerhouse, providing a one-stop shop for customers looking for […]

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Apple bows to China’s cyber regulators, withdraws VPN services

Apple bows to China’s cyber regulators, withdraws VPN services

Written by on July 31, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

BEIJING (Reuters) – Apple Inc says it is removing virtual private network (VPN) services from its app store in China, drawing criticism from VPN service providers, who accuse the U.S. tech giant of bowing to pressure from Beijing cyber regulators. VPNs allow users to bypass China’s so-called “Great Firewall” aimed at restricting access to overseas […]

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News highlights – 30 July 2017

News highlights – 30 July 2017

Written by on July 31, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 30 July 2017 Putin bans VPNs to block banned website searches MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin has signed a law that prohibits technology that provides access to websites banned in Russia, the government’s website showed on Sunday. Read more… Accenture had developed an AI based solution for the visually impaired Accenture […]

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BT to invest £600 million to provide broadband to remote areas

BT to invest £600 million to provide broadband to remote areas

Written by on July 31, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – British telecoms provider BT has offered to invest up to 600 million pounds ($778 million) to provide faster broadband services to remote parts of the country, Britain’s government said on Sunday. Under the proposal, BT would ensure all households in Britain can access speeds of at least 10 megabits per second, typically […]

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