News highlights – 14 September 2017

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News highlights for 14 September 2017

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Bain adds Dell to its Toshiba consortium

TOKYO (Reuters) – Bain Capital, now in the lead to buy Toshiba Corp’s prized memory chip unit, said on Friday it has brought in Dell Inc and other tech firms as new members of its consortium to bolster its bid. Read more…

China says ‘stateless’ digital tokens pose risks

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – A senior executive at China’s state-backed internet finance body said on Friday “stateless” digital tokens such as bitcoin posed risks as they could be used for illegal actions, and rules are needed to support the development of “legal” digital currencies. Read more…

Sharing economy apps are perfect for DDoS attacks

While Western apps such as Uber and Airbnb are the leaders in the sharing economy, business opportunities in Asia for sharing apps are also thriving. With the sheer size of its population, constantly evolving work landscapes and rapid growth in mobile technology. Read more…

Google in trouble for paying women less

Three former Google employees filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against the company on Thursday over charges of unfair pay and promotion. The complaint filed in San Francisco, California, by law firms Altshuler Berzon, LLP and Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP – alleges that Google systematically pays women less than men. Read more…

Kaspersky co-founder to testify before Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Eugene Kaspersky, the co-founder and chief executive of Moscow-based anti-virus firm Kaspersky Lab, said on Thursday he accepted an invitation to testify to U.S. lawmakers later this month. Read more…

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