News highlights – 14 August 2017

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News highlights for 14 August 2017

SarahahHonesty app Sarahah is becoming a self-esteem machine

Sarahah, created in Saudi Arabia by Zain al-Abidin Tawfiq, has become a full-blown fad, taking over the feeds of Twitter and Facebook. Read more…

Reliance Jio holds maximum share of 41.01% in overall Indian broadband segment

NEW DELHI: Reliance Jioholds the maximum market share of 41.01% in the overall broadband (wired and wireless) as of June 30, followed by Airtel and Vodafone with 18.40% and 13.7% share respectively, as per Trai data. Read more…

Attachment turns smartphone into portable lab

Researchers have created technology that allows a smartphone attachment to execute lab-grade diagnostic tests. Read more…

U.S. judge says LinkedIn cannot block startup from public profile data

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A U.S. federal judge on Monday ruled that Microsoft Corp’s LinkedIn unit cannot prevent a startup from accessing public profile data, in a test of how much control a social media site can wield over information its users have deemed to be public. Read more…

Qualcomm outlines impact of dispute with Apple after SEC request

(Reuters) – Chipmaker Qualcomm Inc on Monday disclosed further details about the impact of an ongoing dispute with Apple Inc, responding to questions from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Read more…

Uber improves conditions for British drivers, adds tips

LONDON (Reuters) – Taxi app Uber will improve conditions for its British drivers with changes including in-app tipping, after criticism from lawmakers and unions for not giving them more rights. Read more…

Philippines suspends Uber operations for one month

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines on Monday suspended the accreditation and operation of Uber [UBER.UL] for one month, in a decision that followed a government crackdown on unregistered drivers offering app-based ride-hailing services. Read more…

Zenith Bank makes provision on 30 percent of its 9mobile loan: CEO

LAGOS (Reuters) – Nigeria’s Zenith Bank has made a provision on 30 percent of its loan to 9mobile, the country’s fourth largest telecoms group formerly known as Etisalat Nigeria, the bank’s chief executive said on Monday. Read more…

Snap shares bounce off low; employees free to sell shares

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Snap Inc shares rebounded on Monday from a record low in a volatile trading session as big investors reported their stakes in the social media company and a wave of employees became eligible to sell their shares. Read more…

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