News highlights – 26 July 2017

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News highlights for 26 July 2017

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Amazon goes head to head with Alibaba in Singapore

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc launched its two-hour delivery service in Singapore on Thursday, marking the e-commerce giant’s biggest push into Southeast Asia and its first head-on battle with Chinese rival, Alibaba Group Holding. Read more…

Whitman steps down as HP Chairman, effective immediately

PALO ALTO, Calif. – HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) announced today that its Board of Directors has elected Chip Bergh as Independent Board Chairman replacing Meg Whitman who is stepping off the board, effective immediately. Read more…

Digital twins are cool, but difficult

Changes in the manufacturing industry over the last ten years have been nothing short of amazing. But those changes have put pressure on manufacturers to reduce cost, increase quality, become more flexible with regard to the needs of their customers and take a more global approach to marketplaces. Read more…

Nokia increases quarterly profits but with a warning

HELSINKI (Reuters) – Finnish network equipment maker Nokia reported larger than expected quarterly profits on Thursday thanks to a patent deal with Apple along with improving profitability at its network business but warned its key market would slow. Read more…

Possibility of best practice, codes of conduct in cyber security: SE Asia

Dan Tehan, Australia’s minister assisting the prime minister for Cyber Security, says south-east Asian nations are beginning to discuss a joint regional approach to best practise cyber-security, and perhaps even also a new set of rules of engagement for online conflict. Read more…

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