News highlights – 27 February

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News highlights for 27 February

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People walk past the main entrance of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain February 24, 2017. REUTERS/Albert Gea

Everything you need to know about Day Two at #MWC17

News includes: Jolla launches Sailfish China consortium; GSMA initiative leverages big data to address humanitarian crises; Cavium joins Telecom Infra Project; SAP collaborates on IoT automation for rental cars; Ruckus teams with Amdocs for managed cloud Wi-Fi service, via our sister publication Disruptive.Asia, Read more…

Two dozen fintech and tech giants team up to make blockchain more usable

NEW YORK (Reuters) – JPMorgan Chase & Co, Microsoft Corp, Intel Corp and more than two dozen other companies have teamed up to develop standards and technology to make it easier for enterprises to use blockchain code Ethereum in the latest push by large firms to move toward distributed ledger systems. Read more…

Facebook’s VR ambitions under threat

REUTERS – Facebook Inc’s big ambitions in the nascent virtual reality industry could be threatened by a court order that would prevent it from using critical software code another company claims to own, according to legal and industry experts. Read more…

Telefonica and Ericsson say remote-controlled cars now technically possible

BARCELONA (Reuters) – The brave new world of remote-controlled cars is now technically possible using wireless technologies which are set to be commonplace early in the next decade, two major telecoms companies said at a test drive staged on Monday during an industry conference in Barcelona. Read more…

SpaceX to take paying customers round the moon next year

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – SpaceX plans to launch two paying passengers on a tourist trip around the moon next year using a spaceship under development for NASA astronauts and a heavy-lift rocket yet to be flown, the launch company announced on Monday. Read more…

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