News highlights – 19 June

Written by on June 20, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 19 June

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Trump meets tech company CEOs in bid to make government systems more efficient

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump met on Monday with the heads of 18 U.S. technology companies including Apple Inc, Amazon.com Inc and Microsoft Corp, seeking their help to make the government’s computing systems more efficient. Read more…

Operators in Asia need more integrated 5G strategy

Just over a quarter of Asia-Pacific mobile operators will have launched some level of commercial 5G by 2020, but they’re going to need a more integrated wireless/wireline strategy to really make it work. Read more…

Accenture leading on digital identity blockchain solution

NEW YORK – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is leading a “call to action” and responding with blockchain and biometric technologies to support ID2020, a global public-private partnership dedicated to solving the challenges of identity faced by more than 1.1 billion people around the world. Read more…

If the GPS goes down, the UK could lose £1 billion – a day

The UK stands to lose £1bn per day in the event of a major disruption to the Global Positioning System (GPS), according to a government report. Emergency services would also be severely affected and struggle to cope with demand. Read more…

Time Warner in deal to develop content for Snapchat

(Reuters) – Time Warner Inc and Snap Inc said on Monday they had entered into an agreement to develop original shows for messaging service Snapchat over the next two years. Read more…

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