News highlights – 27 September 2017

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News highlights for 27 September 2017

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Snap’s Discover news hits 10 million users in France

(Reuters) – Snap Inc, searching for ways to reinvigorate a slowing growth rate and increase advertising revenue for its Snapchat messaging app, said this week it has racked up 10 million users for its Discover news and video feature in France a year after launching there. Read more…

Technology and bank execs charged in bribery scheme

(Reuters) – A U.S. grand jury on Wednesday indicted a California technology executive and a former manager at Commonwealth Bank of Australia over their alleged involvement in a bribery scheme to generate more money for shareholders of the executive’s cloud computing company. Read more…

ITU World: AI + blockchain = smart banking for everyone

The key question at the heart of it all was: How will stakeholders in smart-city banking, from government and telcos to financial institutions and regulators, need to reposition and collaborate in the age of artificial intelligence – and what will be the impact for society? Read more…

Global IaaS market grows 31 percent in a year: Gartner

The worldwide infrastructure as a service (IaaS) public cloud market grew 31 percent in 2016 to total $22.1 billion, up from $16.8 billion in 2015, according to Gartner, Inc.. Amazon was the No. 1 vendor in the IaaS market in 2016, followed by Microsoft and Alibaba. Read more…

BT and TalkTalk top Ofcom complaints list

Update BT and TalkTalk are the providers most moaned about, according to UK comms regulator Ofcom’s quarterly whinge data between April and June – a result that will surprise no one. Read more…

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