News highlights – 25 April

Written by on April 26, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 25 April

A future Uber Elevate networks facility is pictured in this handout illustration provided April 25, 2017. Uber/Handout via REUTERS

Uber to launch flying taxis by 2020

(Reuters) – After upending the taxi market with its ride-hailing service, Uber Technologies Inc is now aiming for the skies with its flying taxis. The company expects to deploy its flying taxis in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, and Dubai by 2020. Read more…

Swedish operators under investigation for abuse of power

STOCKHOLM/OSLO (Reuters) – The European Commission is investigating whether mobile network operators in Sweden have abused their market position or engaged in anti-competitive practices to block competitors from entering the market, it said on Tuesday. Read more…

Wikipedia Founder wants to fix fake news

LONDON (Reuters) – The founder of online encyclopaedia Wikipedia has announced plans for a crowd-funded news website offering stories by journalists and volunteers working together, an initiative he hopes will counter the spread of fake news. Read more…

EU lawmakers vote to stop retailers treating customers differently

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union lawmakers voted on Tuesday to ban online retailers from treating consumers differently depending on where they live and expanded their proposed law to include music streaming services such as Spotify and Apple’s iTunes. Read more…

FCC plans comprehensive review of media regulations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said on Tuesday the top U.S. telecommunications regulator would launch a “comprehensive review” of media regulations and overhaul rules that restrict consolidation among media companies, potentially opening the door to a wave of deals among broadcasters and newspapers. Read more…

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