News highlights – 1 August 2017

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News highlights for 1 August 2017

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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 more…

 

Amazon grabs TV tennis rights from Sky

LONDON (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc has made it first move into major sports rights outside the United States by outbidding Sky for the exclusive UK rights to tennis’s ATP World Tour, the Guardian said on Tuesday. Read more…

Sony profits soar on image sensor demand

TOKYO (Reuters) – Sony Corp booked its best-ever first-quarter profit on Tuesday, taking the firm one step toward its highest annual result in two decades, as smartphone makers demand more of its image sensors for high-end handsets sporting twin rear cameras. Read more…

Samsung launches monetisation solution for IoT

Samsung Electronics has launched a new data monetization solution for IoT manufacturers via its Artik Cloud service. “Samsung Artik Cloud Monetization for the Internet of Things” is a new service that promises to monetize the data shared by IoT devices and enable an IoT data economy. Read more…

Sprint shares surge on CEO talks merger

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Sprint Corp shares jumped 11 percent on Tuesday after its chief executive said an announcement on merger talks should come in the “near future” and the company reported a quarterly profit for the first time in three years. Read more…

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