News highlights – 18 April

Written by on April 19, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 18 April

Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks on stage during the annual Facebook F8 developers conference in San Jose, California, U.S., April 18, 2017. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Facebook tries for the lead in augmented reality

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Reuters) – Facebook Inc is trying to seize on the technology known as augmented reality, a mix of the real and digital worlds best known from the hit smartphone game Pokemon Go, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Tuesday. Read more…

Vivendi considers complaint to EU about Italian regulator

PARIS/MILAN (Reuters) – France’s Vivendi said on Tuesday it would consider submitting a formal complaint to the European Commission after an Italian regulator summoned the media giant to reduce its investment in Mediaset or Telecom Italia. Read more…

Corning to sell 12.4 million miles of fibre optics a year to Verizon

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Verizon Communications Inc has agreed to buy optical fiber from Corning Inc for at least $1.05 billion over the next three years as the No. 1 U.S. wireless carrier aims to improve its network infrastructure, the companies said on Tuesday. Read more…

Trump signs Executive Order which my change H-1B visa system

President Trump today signed an executive order that may lead to an overhaul of the H-1B visa system used by US technology giants to draft in cheap foreigner workers. Read more…

Baidu latest company to launch self-driving car tech

(Reuters) – Baidu Inc said on Tuesday it would launch its self-driving car technology for restricted environment in July before gradually introducing fully autonomous driving capabilities on highways and open city roads by 2020. Read more…

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