News highlights – 24 September 2017

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News highlights for 24 September 2017

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Sprint hires lobby firm with ties to Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Sprint Corp hired a lobbying firm with close ties to U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration on Sept. 1, adding to Sprint’s stable of federal lobbyists as it nears a deal to merge with wireless rival T-Mobile US Inc, according to disclosures filed with the U.S. Congress this week. Read more…

St Louis protests could affect bid for Amazon HQ

ST. LOUIS (Reuters) – Protests in St. Louis over the acquittal of a white former policeman who killed a black man could impede the city’s bid to attract Amazon.com’s second headquarters, academics and business executives said. Read more…

Amazon affiliate buys share in Indian retailer

MUMBAI (Reuters) – An affiliate of Amazon.com Inc has agreed to buy a 1.79 billion-rupee ($27.6 million) stake in Indian retailer Shoppers Stop Ltd, the Indian company said in a filing. Read more…

System integrator fortunes rise on IoT opportunities

Enterprises that are looking to address the challenges of building end-to-end IoT solutions are increasingly turning to system integrators (SIs) as partners to take on leading, client-facing roles to implement these solutions. Read more…

Investor group wants independent investigation into SEC hack

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A global investor group on Friday called for an independent investigation into a cyber breach at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and urged the regulator to delay new data-gathering rules until it could assure investors that its computer systems were secure. Read more…

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