News highlights – 20 September 2017

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News highlights for 20 September 2017

Google hardware executive Rick Osterloh (L) shakes hand with HTC CEO Cher Wang
REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Google to buy HTC Pixel division

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google said it would pay $1.1 billion in cash to acquire the division at Taiwan’s HTC Corp that develops the U.S. firm’s Pixel smartphones, its latest push into hardware manufacturing. Read more…

Twitter meets Senate Select Committee about 2016 election

(Reuters) – Twitter Inc representatives will meet with the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence staff next week in relation to inquiries into the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a company representative said. Read more…

80% of data scientists looking at ‘deep learning’

During Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, which is taking place in Cape Town until Thursday, Gartner analysts discussed the latest trends in how Machine Learning drives AI. Deep learning also inherits all the benefits of ML. Read more…

SEC says hackers may have succeeding in insider trading attack

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top U.S. markets regulator said on Wednesday that hackers accessed its corporate disclosure database and may have illegally profited by trading on the insider information stolen. Read more…

Toshiba looks to finalise chip sale, Western Digital takes legal action

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Toshiba Corp is expected to formalize the sale of its prized memory chip unit on Thursday to a group led by U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital, even as jilted suitor and joint venture partner Western Digital took fresh legal action. Read more…

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