News highlights – 26 March

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News highlights for 26 March

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BT fined for not installing high speed lines fast  enough

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s BT has been fined a record 42 million pounds ($53 million) by the regulator for failing to install high-speed lines for businesses fast enough, in an error that is likely to cost the company around 300 million pounds in compensation. Read more…

Chinese court rules for Apple and against locals

BEIJING (Reuters) – A Chinese court has ruled in favor of Apple in design patent disputes between the Cupertino, California company and a domestic phone-maker, overturning a ban on selling iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus phones in China, Xinhua news agency reported. Read more…

Turkish and Gulf airlines tout free WiFi in face of ban

ISTANBUL/DUBAI (Reuters) – Turkish and Gulf airlines are touting free Wi-Fi and better in-flight connectivity for smartphones as they scramble to mitigate the impact of a ban on laptops in plane cabins bound for the United States. Read more…

UK Government says social media companies can – must – do more to stop hate pages

In the wake of a terror attack in the heart of London this week that left five dead, the UK government has turned its ire onto online companies – including Google and Facebook – for not doing enough to remove extremist webpages and other content from their services. Read more…

Windows 10 ate my data – Microsoft in the dock

Microsoft “failed to exercise reasonable care in designing, formulating, and manufacturing the Windows 10 upgrade and placing it into the stream of commerce,” the complaint claims. “As a result of its failure to exercise reasonable care, [the company] distributed an operating system that was liable to cause loss of data or damage to hardware.” Read more…

India regulator accuses Reliance of share trading fraud

MUMBAI (Reuters) – India’s market regulator accused Reliance Industries on Friday of having committed a “fraud” in taking a short trading position at the time of selling a stake in a subsidiary in 2007, ordering it to surrender 4.5 billion rupees ($69 million) plus interest in “unlawful gains”. Read more…

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