News highlights – 13 July 2017

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News highlights for 13 July 2017

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French Government will appeal Google tax ruling

PARIS (Reuters) – The French government said on Thursday it would appeal against a court ruling in Google’s favour with regard to 1.1 billion euros ($1.25 billion) in tax. Read more…

Carmakers write to Chinese Government to relax quotas on electric cars

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – The world’s four biggest automotive industry associations have written to China’s government to demand it change its plans for strict sales quotas for electrically powered vehicles, German weekly magazine WirtschaftsWoche reported, citing the letter. Read more…

Goldman relaxes dress code in order to attract tech talent

(Reuters) – Traditionally buttoned-up Wall Street bank Goldman Sachs Group Inc has relaxed the dress code for its computer engineers in a bid to attract tech talent with a more casual environment. Read more…

Like knowledge, big data is useful only if applied (to IoT)

Like knowledge, big data only makes a difference when it is applied. The same is true for IoT, which is not about the things but the data and the consequence of that data. Read more…

Here are the ‘elite’ digital economies

Singapore, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Japan have been ranked among the “elites” in terms of digital economies by the Digital Evolution Index 2017 from the Fletcher School at Tufts University in partnership with Mastercard. Read more…

All girl Afghan robotics team cleared to visit US

KABUL (Reuters) – A team of Afghan girls are on their way to compete in an academic robotics competition in the United States after American officials agreed to allow them to enter the country despite initially denying them visas. Read more…

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