News highlights – 22 May

Written by on May 23, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 22 May

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Nokia settles patent dispute with Apple, signs collaboration deal

HELSINKI (Reuters) – Nokia has settled its patent dispute with Apple and signed a business collaboration deal with the U.S. giant, the Finnish firm said on Tuesday, sending its shares sharply higher. Read more…

Hong Kong police arrest 21 Uber drivers

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police on Tuesday arrested 21 Uber drivers for illegal car-hiring as part of a clamp down against Uber Technologies Inc’s operations in the Asian financial city. Read more…

AlphaGo takes on Chinese master

BEIJING (Reuters) – Google’s artificial intelligence program AlphaGo took on the Chinese world number one of ancient board game Go on Tuesday, the second time it has gone head-to-head with a master Go player in a public showdown. Read more…

In India, Paytm launches niche payments bank

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Indian digital payments firm Paytm launched a niche payments bank on Tuesday, aiming to acquire 500 million customers in the next three years, the company said in a statement. Read more…

Symantec says WannaCry highly likely to come from North Korea

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Cyber security firm Symantec Corp said on Monday it was “highly likely” a hacking group affiliated with North Korea was behind the WannaCry cyber attack this month that infected more than 300,000 computers worldwide and disrupted hospitals, banks and schools across the globe. Read more…

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