News highlights – 21 August 2017

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News highlights for 21 August 2017

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Fujitsu looks to offload mobile operations as competition stiffens

(Reuters) – Fujitsu Ltd is looking to offload its mobile operations as the Japanese information technology company faces stiff competition from bigger rivals in a highly lucrative mobile phone market, the Nikkei business daily reported. Read more…

Ameritrade launches chatbot on Messenger

NEW YORK (Reuters) – TD Ameritrade has launched a “chatbot”, an automated program that can communicate with the brokerage’s customers on Facebook Inc’s messaging application, to give them information about markets and their accounts. Read more…

Cloud billing market worth $9.34 billion by end 2022

The cloud billing market projected to generate $9.34 billion by the end of 2022 – a CAGR of just over 19% – according to a new report from IndustryARC. The report defines cloud billing as the process of generating bills from the resource usage data with the help of predefined data sets and billing policies. Read more…

GCHQ knew that WannaCry hero would be arrested

Secretive electronic spy agency GCHQ was aware that accused malware author Marcus Hutchins, aka MalwareTechBlog, was due to be arrested by US authorities when he travelled to United States for the DEF CON hacker conference, according to reports. Read more…

Congress reportedly drafting ‘Bitcoin Bill’ to take digital currency mainstream

Members of the U.S. Congress are drafting legislation that would protect certain forms of cryptocurrency from being used for illegal activities while helping cultivate mainstream adoption. Read more… 

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