News highlights – 20 April

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News highlights for 20 April

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Canada’s regulator gets tough on net neutrality

TORONTO (Reuters) – In a move seen as a victory for net neutrality advocates, Canada’s telecom regulator said all data delivered online should be treated equally by internet service providers as it blocked one company’s effort to leverage content to win customers. Read more…

Japan might invest in Toshiba chip business, if it makes sense

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese government-backed fund, the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ), can invest in Toshiba Corp’s chip unit if it makes sense, the country’s industry and trade minister said on Thursday. Read more…

PCCW and Ideal serve up first VR coverage of Hong Kong Sevens

PCCW Global and broadcast and media systems integrator Ideal Systems say they have successfully delivered the world’s first live 360° and 3D multi-camera coverage of the 2017 Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens with the support of Now TV, the official host broadcaster of the event, providing viewers with an immersive virtual reality (VR) viewing experience. Read more…

First flying car goes on show in Monaco

MONACO (Reuters) – A Slovakia-based company unveiled the commercial design for a flying car priced at more than $1 million on Thursday, saying it was ready for pre-orders with first deliveries expected by 2020. Read more…

And first flying taxi has successful test flight

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – A Bavarian start-up is developing a five-seat “flying taxi” after successful test flights over Germany of a smaller version of the electric jet, the company said on Thursday. Read more…

Sony lifts profit forecast

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Sony Corp raised its operating profit estimate for the year ended March 31 thanks to lower amortization costs for its financial services segment. Read more…

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