News highlights – 12 November 2017

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News highlights for 12 November 2017

A “smart departure” self-service machine is installed to authenticate travelers’ identities
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Ubiquitous CCTV for China boost facial recognition investment

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Buoyed by China’s plans to build a ubiquitous CCTV surveillance network, Chinese and some foreign investors are pouring money into start-up technology firms that specialize in facial recognition software. Read more…

NTT DoCoMo tests real-time traffic monitoring over 5G

Sumitomo Electric Industries and NTT DoCoMo announced that they have been jointly testing the real-time collection and delivery of traffic information using high-definition sensors connected via a 5G mobile network for advanced driving support. Read more…

Here is 10 years of hashtag history

Ten years ago, the city of San Diego, California, was surrounded on three sides by fire. The canyons were impassable, the freeways were closed, and the refuges were filling up. Local reporters and residents, as well as concerned onlookers from around the world, turned to the nascent social network Twitter to share updates using the #sandiegofire hashtag. Read more…

Amazon about to launch in Australia

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc is “really close” to opening in Australia, its country manager said on Monday, as the U.S. e-commerce juggernaut prepares to shake up an already-fragile brick-and-mortar retail sector in the world’s No. 12 economy. Read more…

And eyes European insurance initiative

LONDON (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc is expanding its nascent European product insurance business, according to recent job adverts, which industry watchers say could signal the start of broader ambitions in insurance. Read more…

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