News highlights – 12 March

Written by on March 13, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 12 March

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Vodafone adds 2,100 new jobs to combat billing system service disruption

LONDON (Reuters) – Mobile operator Vodafone will create 2,100 new customer service jobs across Britain in the next two years as part of an investment drive to improve operations in its home market. Read more…

Problem of the age – to text or talk to your appliances?

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – In today’s so-called smart home, you can dim the lights, order more toothpaste or tell the kids to go to bed simply by talking to a small Wifi-connected speaker, such as Amazon’s Echo or Google’s Home. Read more…

Report: Toshiba to sell shares in Toshiba Tec, shares rise

TOKYO (Reuters) – Shares in Toshiba Tec Corp rose more than 6 percent in early Monday trading after a report that Toshiba Corp, the parent, is considering selling shares in the company. Read more…

Alphabet adds patent claim to Uber lawsuit, seeks injunction

(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s self-driving car unit Waymo on Friday added a new patent claim to its intellectual property lawsuit against Uber Technologies Inc and requested a preliminary injunction to stop the ride-sharing service from using what it says is proprietary information, a court filing showed. Read more…

LinkedIn’s head of product to leave company

(Reuters) – Eduardo Vivas, an executive in charge of shaping one of LinkedIn’s biggest revenue generators, plans to leave, a company spokeswoman confirmed on Friday. Vivas is the head of product for Mountain View, California-based LinkedIn’s Talent Solutions business. Read more…

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