News highlights – 15 November 2017

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News highlights for 15 November 2017

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Israel joins queue to tax internet giants

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel is planning to send tax bills within a year to internet companies Google and Facebook, financial newspaper TheMarker reported on Wednesday, joining efforts by several countries, including the European Union, to get the internet giants to pay more tax. Read more…

StarHub and the Pru team for SME blockchain trade platform

StarHub and Prudential Singapore have jointly announced a partnership to launch Fasttrack Trade (FTT) – billed as Singapore’s first digital trade platform for SMEs using blockchain technology. Read more…

Can customer data help avoid a price war in Italy? Vodafone thinks so

BARCELONA/LONDON (Reuters) – Vodafone plans to use its expertise in customer data to help to fend off competition in Italy from French newcomer Iliad and avoid an India-style price war, its chief executive said on Wednesday. Read more…

Vodafone CTO calls for less hype. No, really

Firstly, is the idea of the efficiency gains which can be achieved through 5G networks. And secondly, we need to stop overpromising and start to communicate realistic 5G ambitions to the world. Read more…

Oracle backs move to toughen foreign investment rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Software maker Oracle Corp is backing bipartisan legislation that aims to toughen foreign investment rules amid increasing concern over Chinese efforts to buy U.S. high-tech companies, according to a letter seen by Reuters on Wednesday. Read more…

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