News highlights – 14 June

Written by on June 15, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 14 June

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Western Digital has sought an injunction, throws Toshiba chip deal into disarray

TOKYO (Reuters) – Western Digital Corp has sought a court injunction to prevent Toshiba Corp from selling its chip business without the U.S. firm’s consent – a move that threatens to throw the fiercely contested auction into disarray. Read more…

Trump nominates pro net neutrality Democrat as new FCC commissioner

President Donald Trump has nominated former FCC commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel to rejoin the US federal telecom regulator, filling a seat made empty by… herself. Read more…

Beyond the 5G hype – most IT guys not ready to implement the technology

In a recent B2B technology survey that studies 455 U.S.-based companies across nine verticals, ABI Research finds that 62% of respondents do not plan to deploy 5G technology in the coming years. The report uncovers a severe discord between 5G market hype and the commercial industry’s readiness to deploy the technology. Read more…

The Macron Effect – French start up scene looking bullish

PARIS (Reuters) – France’s corporate startup scene is gaining traction against the backdrop of booming investments by venture capital funds and high expectations for a business friendly government under new President Emmanuel Macron. Read more…

IBM and the blockchain in insurance

(Reuters) – Insurer American International Group Inc has partnered with International Business Machines Corp to develop a “smart” insurance policy that uses blockchain to manage complex international coverage, the companies said on Wednesday. Read more…

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