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News highlights – 31 October 2017

News highlights – 31 October 2017

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News highlights for 31 October 2017 Qualcomm shares hit on rumours Apple won’t use chips (Reuters) – Shares in Qualcomm Inc fell as much as 8 percent on Tuesday after reports that Apple Inc would not use its modem chips in iPhones and iPads from next year. Read more… What are the opportunities for blockchain […]

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Banking sector disruption: Orange launches its own bank

Banking sector disruption: Orange launches its own bank

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

PARIS/LONDON (Reuters) – Telecoms giant Orange launches its own bank on Thursday, aiming to win 25 percent of France’s online banking market by capitalizing on the rising use of smartphones to steal share from established lenders with inferior technology. The launch is part of a push by the French firm to find alternative revenue streams […]

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The iPhone X is very expensive, and mostly very, very good

The iPhone X is very expensive, and mostly very, very good

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(Reuters) – The first reviews of Apple Inc’s eagerly awaited iPhone X unanimously judged it the best iPhone yet, although some reviewers pointed out potential glitches in FaceID, the company’s new face recognition system. The run-up to the Nov. 3 release of the redesigned glass and stainless steel device has been dominated by concerns over […]

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Softbank shares slide as T-Mobile and Sprint talks stall

Softbank shares slide as T-Mobile and Sprint talks stall

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

(Reuters) – SoftBank Group Corp and Deutsche Telekom AG have reached an impasse in their talks to merge Sprint Corp and T-Mobile US Inc, sources said, sending shares in the Japanese Internet giant sliding. At a SoftBank board meeting on Friday, several directors expressed doubts about giving up control of Sprint, people familiar with the […]

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News highlights – 30 October 2017

News highlights – 30 October 2017

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News highlights for 30 October 2017 Apple shares hit record on iPhone X news (Reuters) – Several analysts downplayed concerns about Apple Inc’s iPhone X production issues and were bullish on demand and sales, pushing the company’s shares to a record on Monday. Read more… AT&T wants to make AI available to everyone AT&T wants to […]

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Facebook says 126 million Americans may have seen Russian posts

Facebook says 126 million Americans may have seen Russian posts

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Facebook Inc said on Monday that Russia-based operatives published about 80,000 posts on the social network over a two-year period in an effort to sway U.S. politics and that about 126 million Americans may have seen the posts during that time. Facebook’s latest data on the Russia-linked posts – possibly reaching around […]

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The IoT is on the up and up, driven by smart home devices

The IoT is on the up and up, driven by smart home devices

Written by on October 30, 2017 in Features, News with 0 Comments

The IoT continues to expand rapidly, and the smart home will be one of the keys to further growth through the 2020s, according to new research from Strategy Analytics. The report found that nearly 20 billion IoT and connected devices will be deployed worldwide by the end of this year, and a further 10 billion will […]

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Facebook will publish searchable database of adverts in 2018

Facebook will publish searchable database of adverts in 2018

Written by on October 30, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc announced a plan to increase transparency about its role in political advertising on Friday, ahead of congressional hearings next week on social media companies and Russia’s meddling in last year’s U.S. presidential election. Rob Goldman, Facebook’s vice president for ads, said in a blog post that the company would […]

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News highlights – 29 October 2017

News highlights – 29 October 2017

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News highlights for 29 October 2017 Apple says pre-orders for iPhone X ‘off the charts’ (Reuters) – Apple Inc quashed concerns of muted demand for its iPhone X on Friday, saying pre-orders for the 10th anniversary phone were “off the charts”. Read more… The drive towards quantum computing must drive quantum security The drive to […]

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Telekom CEO puts case for strong third player in US market

Telekom CEO puts case for strong third player in US market

Written by on October 30, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – A strong No. 3 player in the U.S. wireless market would enhance competition, the chief of Deutsche Telekom told a German newspaper, as T-Mobile US Inc seeks to merge with Sprint Corp. Chief executive officer Timotheus Hoettges also urged the new German government to think twice before selling down its large stake […]

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