News highlights – 19 March

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

News highlights for 19 March

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Merkel calls for standardised rules on data, ahead of CeBIT

BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Saturday for Europe to set about standardizing rules on using data in Europe, ahead of a visit to the CeBIT technology fair in Hanover where digitalization is expected to be in focus. Read more…

Wanda Internet and IBM form cloud partnership

IBM and Wanda Internet Technology Group, a unit of Dalian Wanda Group, have signed an agreement in Beijing for Wanda to enter the public cloud business through the formation of a new company built on IBM’s cloud platform. Read more…

Experian and Finicity team to make lending faster, more digital

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Credit bureau Experian Plc has teamed up with technology firm Finicity to launch a new product aimed at speeding up the consumer lending process in the United States making it more digital. Read more…

IBM offers enterprise ready blockchain framework

NEW YORK (Reuters) – International Business Machines Corp has launched a service that will allow businesses to build applications on its cloud using blockchain code from the Hyperledger Project, the cross-industry group led by the Linux Foundation. Read more…

Ant Financial close to a deal for MoneyGram International

BEIJING (Reuters) – Ant Financial Services Group, the world’s largest financial technology company, is confident of closing a deal for U.S. money-transfer firm MoneyGram International Inc, a top executive told Reuters, despite a higher bid from a U.S. rival. Read more…

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