News highlights – 25 September

Written by on September 26, 2016 in News with 0 Comments
 REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

News highlights for 25 September

Yahoo faces the music over when it knew about massive hack attack

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Yahoo on Friday faced pointed questions about exactly when it knew about a cyber attack that exposed the email credentials of 500 million users, a critical issue for the company as it seeks to prevent the breach from affecting a pending takeover by Verizon Inc. Read more…

Google, others, face tougher times with tax in Thailand

BANGKOK/JAKARTA (Reuters) – Thailand is studying plans to toughen tax collection rules for internet and technology firms like Alphabet Inc’s Google, the head of the Revenue Department told Reuters, as the tax affairs of these firms comes under growing scrutiny in Southeast Asia. Read more…

Are the video stats overstatement by Facebook the first crack in the wall?

By overstating the amount of time viewers watched its videos, Facebook called into question two important assumptions that underlie its dazzling reputation with investors. The first is the contribution of video to Facebook’s future growth rate. The second is the belief that advertising is moving inexorably to the internet. Read more… (subscription required).

Drones as a Service? New opportunity for telcos?

Communications service providers have been hearing that mantra for a while now, and Vodafone is taking it to heart by championing a TM Forum Catalyst proof-of-concept project that aims to demonstrate how to deliver drones as a service. Read more…

AsiaInfo gets maturity level rating for projects in China

AsiaInfo has been rated at CMMI maturity level 5 across a number of sites and projects in its headquarters in China.  The independent appraisal covers ten projects in five different centres and includes some 21 domains and software processes – including work in cloud technology. Read more…

Virtual reality enabled smartphones coming, er, now

Shipments of VR video-enabled smartphones are forecast to hit 70 million units this year, accounting for 5 percent of global smartphone shipments. Read more…

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