News highlights – 27 November

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News highlights for 27 November

(SMH) Briefly, Trump Tower was renamed Dump Tower on Google Maps.

(SMH) Briefly, Trump Tower was renamed Dump Tower on Google Maps.

Trump Tower renamed Dump Tower on Google Maps

Someone renamed Donald Trump’s midtown Manhattan building on Google Maps, and the new moniker isn’t very flattering. Read more…

South African companies waste billions on cellphone bills

South African companies are wasting more than R3 billion (US$217 million) a year by overspending on cellphone bills. This is according to cellphone bill-optimisation company Tariffic, which has released new figures on mobile corporate spend in South Africa. Read more…

Xiaomi says shrinking smartphone sales won’t hit the company

BEIJING (Reuters) – Sharp drops in smartphone sales for China’s Xiaomi Inc will not have a major impact on the company as profit growth will be driven by sales from smart home devices as well as revenue from its software eco-system, a senior executive said. Read more…

Siemens is well placed to adapt business in USA – CEO

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German trains-to-turbines group Siemens is well placed to do business in the United States, regardless of whether President-elect Donald Trump backs fossil-fuels at the expense of renewable energy, its CEO told a newspaper. Read more…

Uber in landmark court battle on Tuesday to escape strict EU rules

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Uber will seek to convince Europe’s top court next week that it is a digital service, not a transport company, in a case that could determine whether app-based startups should be exempt from strict laws meant for regular companies. Read more…

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