News highlights – 13 September

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News highlights for 13 September

The Apple iPhone7 and AirPods. Reuters/Beck Diefenbach

The Apple iPhone7 and AirPods.
Reuters/Beck Diefenbach

Sprint, T-Mobile iPhone pre-orders boost Apple shares

(Reuters) – U.S. wireless carriers Sprint Corp and T-Mobile US Inc said on Tuesday they received strong pre-orders for Apple Inc’s iPhone 7, sending shares of the world’s most valuable listed company up 3 percent.┬áSprint said pre-orders were up nearly four times, compared to last year. Pre-orders also rose nearly four times at T-Mobile, compared with its next most popular iPhone.

Pandora signs license deals with Sony, Universal Music

(Reuters) – Pandora Media Inc said on Tuesday it had signed direct licensing deals with a number of music labels, including heavyweights Sony Music and Universal Music Group, beefing up its music collection to compete with Spotify and Apple Music. Read more…

McCain vows to block proposed separation of NSA, cyber command

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator John McCain said on Tuesday he would use his power to block the confirmation of a key cybersecurity official if necessary to prevent any Obama administration move to separate the U.S. Cyber Command from the National Security Agency. Read more…

GM says Bolt EV to have 238-mile range, more than Tesla Model 3

DETROIT (Reuters) – General Motors Co said on Tuesday its electric subcompact Chevrolet Bolt EV will have an average range of 238 miles on a full charge, farther than rival Tesla Motors Inc expects for its upcoming Model 3. Read more…

UBS tests using face-reading technology to help clients

ZURICH (Reuters) – UBS, the world’s biggest wealth manager, is looking at using artificial intelligence to help clients decide how to invest their money by watching their facial expressions. Read more…

Google France boss says looking for insurance partners

MONACO (Reuters) – Google is looking to establish partnerships between insurance companies and some of its businesses including Nest, which makes smart thermostats and smoke detectors, the managing director of its French division said.┬áBut the U.S. firm was not focusing on entering the insurance market directly. Read more…

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