News highlights – 23 August 2017

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News highlights for 23 August 2017

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If Lee is jailed, Samsung has no Plan B

SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Group, South Korea’s leading conglomerate, has no ‘Plan B’ for taking big decisions if its billionaire de facto leader Jay Y. Lee is jailed for corruption, people familiar with the matter said. Read more…

New water taxi service faces barriers in France

PARIS (Reuters) – French yachtsman Alain Thebault wants to turn a boat design he used to break a world speed sailing record in 2009 into a clean, fast taxi service for the waterways of major cities. Read more…

Now you can sleep better with the IoT

Getting a good night’s sleep is key to productivity during the day. Even without science backing up this assertion, we know that if we’re tired, we’re not going to be able to perform like we can when we’re rested. Read more,,,

Now you can hire a robot for your Buddhist funeral

TOKYO (Reuters) – A Japanese company has introduced a new role for SoftBank’s humanoid robot “Pepper” – a Buddhist priest for hire at funerals. Read more…

Uber quarterly bookings up

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] on Wednesday reported a 16 percent increase in quarterly bookings and a smaller loss than the previous period as the ride-services company showed signs of inching toward profitability. Read more…

Samsung bets on Note 8 to wipe slate clean

SEOUL/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Co Ltd set out to wipe the slate clean in New York on Wednesday with its new Galaxy Note 8 “phablet,” hoping features like dual rear cameras and its biggest-ever screen will extinguish memories of the device’s fire-prone predecessor. Read more…

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