News highlights – 21 September

Written by on September 22, 2016 in News with 0 Comments
 REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

News highlights for 21 September

Trump against plans to cede technical control of internet

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump opposes a long-planned transition of oversight of the internet’s technical management from the U.S. government to a global community of stakeholders, his campaign said in a statement on Wednesday. Read more…

Brake! Talks not on-going between Apple and McLaren

LONDON (Reuters) – McLaren damped down a report on Wednesday that Apple Inc had made an approach for the British Formula One team owner and supercar maker. Read more…

‘Roam like home’ limits to be set by operators

The European Commission has decided against limiting the number of days EU residents can take advantage of ‘roam like home’ and instead will leave it up to operators to intervene. Read more…

Allo! Google thinks AI will make chat better

(Reuters) – Google-parent Alphabet Inc launched Allo, a messaging app that incorporates Google’s search feature and a chatbot that uses machine learning to “improve” itself over time. Read more…

Power struggle at Viacom, CEO steps down

(Reuters) – Viacom Inc’s board plans to look both internally and externally for a new chief executive to replace interim CEO Tom Dooley, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters on Wednesday. Read more…

Samsung ordered to take extra measures following battery blasts

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea said on Thursday it ordered Samsung Electronics Co Ltd to take additional measures to ensure that batteries used in Galaxy Note 7 handsets are safe, as the firm prepares to resume sales of the smartphone in South Korea. Read more…


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