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Cloud computing is driving huge growth for US tech companies

Cloud computing is driving huge growth for US tech companies

Written by on October 27, 2017 in Features, News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc, Microsoft Corp, Alphabet Corp’s Google and Intel Corp are all putting their chips on the cloud computing business, and it is booming. All four companies posted stellar quarterly earnings on Thursday, showing the strength of the shift in corporate computing away from company-owned data centers and to the cloud. […]

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EU starts public consultation on digital giants’ tax bills

EU starts public consultation on digital giants’ tax bills

Written by on October 27, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The EU is asking its citizens to help decide on a fairer tax regime for large digital corporations that may include a tax on their global profits. Firms such as Amazon Google and Facebook have often been accused of paying too little tax within the bloc by establishing their regional headquarters in […]

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News highlights – 26 October 2017

News highlights – 26 October 2017

Written by on October 27, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 26 October 2017 TIM CEO says network is strategic asset MILAN (Reuters) – Telecom Italia’s (TIM) fixed-line network is a strategic asset and the group is examining the dossier with the national government to find a shared solution, chairman Arnaud De Puyfontaine said in a daily on Friday. Read more… Twitter says […]

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Viacom seeks deals with mobile networks to win back viewers

Viacom seeks deals with mobile networks to win back viewers

Written by on October 27, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Viacom Inc is trying a new tactic in its multi-front effort to win back younger U.S. viewers ditching expensive cable TV packages: seeking deals directly with mobile phone networks. Media companies and mobile networks are increasingly dependent on each other for content and distribution. AT&T Inc’s pending $85.4 billion purchase of […]

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GE CEO says partnerships central to its digital strategy

GE CEO says partnerships central to its digital strategy

Written by on October 26, 2017 in Features, News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – General Electric Co will use more alliances to build its digital-industrial business in coming years, Chief Executive Officer John Flannery said on Wednesday, suggesting the industrial conglomerate will curb spending in that area. GE is investing about $2.1 billion in GE Digital this year, and executives had said that amount would […]

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Trump launches programme to expand drone operations

Trump launches programme to expand drone operations

Written by on October 26, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump launched a program on Wednesday to expand testing of drones to include flights over people, nighttime operations and flights out of sight of the operator, the White House said. The pilot program aims to speed up the integration of unmanned aerial vehicles into the national airspace system and test […]

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News highlights – 25 October 2017

News highlights – 25 October 2017

Written by on October 26, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 25 October 2017 Toyota renews push for ‘dumb’ hydrogen fuel cells TOKYO (Reuters) – Having invested heavily in hydrogen, a technology derided by Tesla chief Elon Musk as “incredibly dumb”, Toyota Motor Corp is making a renewed push for fuel cell cars to fill a role in a future dominated by electric […]

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Amazon launches Key to allow deliveries while you’re out

Amazon launches Key to allow deliveries while you’re out

Written by on October 26, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc has plans to drop off packages directly into shoppers’ homes. The world’s largest online retailer on Wednesday announced Amazon Key, a lock and camera system that users control remotely to let delivery associates slip goods into their houses. Customers can create temporary passcodes for friends and other services professionals to enter […]

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Twitter will label election adverts, including who paid

Twitter will label election adverts, including who paid

Written by on October 25, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Twitter Inc said on Tuesday it would add labels to election-related advertisements and say who is behind each of them, after a threat of regulation from the United States over the lack of disclosure for political spending on social media. Twitter, acting a month after Facebook Inc launched a similar overhaul […]

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News highlights – 24 October 2017

News highlights – 24 October 2017

Written by on October 25, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 24 October 2017 Australian government makes it easier for fintech to flourish SYDNEY (Reuters) – The Australian government published draft laws on Tuesday that would let financial technology companies operate without a full licence, a measure it said would encourage innovation without compromising existing levels of consumer protection. Read more… Nokia will […]

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