News highlights – 28 August 2017

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News highlights for 28 August 2017

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Under Amazon, Whole Foods slashes prices

LOS ANGELES/CHICAGO (Reuters) – On its first day as part of Amazon.com, organic grocery chain Whole Foods Market Inc slashed prices on popular items like avocados and apples on Monday by a third as it bid to shake off its “Whole Paycheck” reputation for high prices. Read more…

Symantec identifies sustained cyber attack on India, Pakistan

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Symantec, a digital security company, says it has identified a sustained cyber spying campaign, likely state-sponsored, against Indian and Pakistani entities involved in regional security issues. Read more…

AI and drones to patrol Australian beaches as shark spotters

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Drones equipped with a shark detection system powered by artificial intelligence will start patrolling some Australian beaches from next month in a bid to improve safety. Read more…

Hong Kong start up to sell tokens for carbon offset

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Veridium Labs, an environmental technology startup headquartered in Hong Kong, said on Monday it hopes to raise $150 million in October by selling two types of tokens backed by forest carbon offset credits and other credits used to fund environmental mitigation efforts. Read more…

Ford and Dominoes to test customer reaction to self-driving pizza deliveries

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co and Domino’s Pizza Inc in September will begin testing Michigan consumers’ reactions to having their pies delivered by self-driving vehicles, the companies said on Tuesday. Read more…

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