News highlights – 14 November

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News highlights for 14 November

REUTERS/Stefanie Loos

REUTERS/Stefanie Loos

Facebook still rejecting claims that the site affected election results

NEW YORK, Nov 13 (Reuters) – Facebook Inc chief executive Mark Zuckerberg again rejected the idea that the social network affected the U.S. presidential election, saying late Saturday it is “extremely unlikely” news hoaxes changed the outcome. Ensnared in a string of content controversies in recent months, Facebook has insisted that it is a technology company. Read more…

Ericsson sees smartphone subscriptions almost doubling by 2022

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Global subscriptions for smartphones will almost double by 2022, helping mobile data traffic to eightfold, telecoms network gear maker Ericsson predicted on Tuesday. Read more…

Google, Facebook move to stop ads on ‘fake’ news stories

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook Inc on Monday announced measures aimed at halting the spread of “fake news” on the internet by targeting how some purveyors of phoney content make money: advertising. Read more…

ZTE appoints export compliance officer, based in US

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Chinese telecoms equipment group ZTE Corp, facing U.S. sanctions that could come this month, on Tuesday said it had appointed a new chief export compliance officer based in the United States. Read more…

Apple looking at wearable glasses opportunity

(Reuters) – Apple Inc is considering expanding into wearable glass headsets and has talked about the project with potential suppliers, Bloomberg reported citing people familiar with the matter. Read more…

Samsung to buy auto electronics firm Harman

SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics has agreed to buy Harman International Industries in an $8 billion deal, marking a major push into the auto electronics market and the biggest overseas acquisition ever by a South Korean company. Read more…

Apple stock suffers on China iPhone fears, post election

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple’s stock extended recent losses on Monday after a warning that iPhone sales could suffer if President-elect Donald Trump follows through on campaign threats to impose new tariffs on China. Read more…

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