News highlights – 17 November

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News highlights for 17 November

German Chancellor Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel watches the work of KUKA robot. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/File Photo

Merkel says old must learn from tech-savvy young in digital age

BERLIN (Reuters) – Older Germans will have to get used to taking instructions from tech-savvy youngsters if Germany is to succeed in transitioning to the digital age, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday. Read more…

Twitter CEO apologizes for allowing white supremacist ad

Nov 17 (Reuters) – Twitter’s Chief Executive Jack Dorsey apologized on Thursday after the microblogging service let through an ad promoting a white supremacist group. Read more…

McDonald’s USA in tech push plans self-serve kiosks, mobile ordering

NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES(Reuters) – McDonald’s, aiming to become more modern and nimble, is updating U.S. restaurants with self-service kiosk ordering, mobile payments, “smart” menu boards, custom sandwiches and table service, executives said on Thursday. Read more…

Russia starts blocking LinkedIn website after court ruling

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s communications regulator ordered public access to LinkedIn’s website to be blocked on Thursday to comply with a court ruling that found the social networking firm guilty of violating a data storage law. Read more…

Liberty says Vodafone Dutch joint venture ‘probably not’ a template for more deals

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Liberty Global’s chief executive said the cable group’s joint venture with mobile operator Vodafone in the Netherlands did not signal more deals between the two companies in Europe. Read more…

Alibaba and Tencent say China’s new cybersecurity law is great (for them)

WUZHEN, China (Reuters) – China’s Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and Tencent Holdings Ltd rallied behind Beijing’s recently-imposed cyber security law on Thursday, following criticism of it from overseas technology rivals. Read more…

Huawei hopes cheaper Nova will maintain smartphone growth in Africa

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – China’s Huawei, the world’s third-largest smartphone maker, will launch its new cheaper Nova smartphone in South Africa and Kenya early next year, looking to maintain double-digit sales growth in the continent led by its flagship P9 series. Read more…

AOL to cut 500 jobs, mostly in corporate units: source

(Reuters) – Verizon Communications Inc’s AOL digital media unit will lay off 5 percent of its workforce, or about 500 people, to consolidate operations after recent acquisitions, a person familiar with the situation said on Thursday. Read more…

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