News highlights – 18 October 2017

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News highlights for 18 October 2017

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Snapchat signs content deal for next year’s Winter Olympics

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Social media platform Snapchat will present Winter Olympics content at next year’s event in Pyeongchang after striking a deal with Discovery communications’ Eurosport, a move which could help the Games reach the younger demographic it craves. Read more…

Apple and GE to bring powerful IoT analytics to iPhones

CUPERTINO, California, and SAN RAMON, California – Apple and GE today announced a partnership to deliver powerful industrial apps designed to bring predictive data and analytics from Predix, GE’s industrial Internet of Things (IoT) platform, to iPhone and iPad. Read more…

GSMA and RCEP call for great collaboration on digital policies

The GSMA and the Asia Internet Coalition (AIC) issued a joint statement Wednesday urging the participating countries of the proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement to engage with each other to develop positive policies to enable a truly pan-Asian digital economy. Read more…

EBay issues profits warning

(Reuters) – EBay Inc warned Wall Street on Wednesday that profit this quarter could fall below analysts’ estimates as it invests in marketing and a revamped website to attract more shoppers, sending shares down more than 5 percent in after-hours trade. Read more…

Japan’s securities watchdog to scrutinise Toshiba accounts

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s securities watchdog is investigating Toshiba Corp’s accounting in its latest earnings statement to see if it properly handled losses incurred by its U.S. nuclear unit, a source with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday. Read more…

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