News highlights – 29 August

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REUTERS/Stephen Lam/File Photo

News highlights – 29 August

Facebook will not be a media company says Zuckerberg

ROME (Reuters) – Facebook Inc. will not become a media company, its founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on Monday, telling students the firm would remain a technology platform. Read more…

Have you got your Apple invite for iPhone news?

Apple is expected to introduce on 07 September the next iPhone. The company has confirmed the date in invitations sent out to the media for a presentation in San Francisco. Read more…

All you can eat, well, download, getting bigger in the States

Sprint and T-Mobile US are introducing “all you can eat” internet plans, and as you might expect, someone at the Electronic Frontier Foundation in San Francisco is horrified. Somebody always is. Read more…

Facebook now managing news with no hands!

On Friday, Facebook announced changes to its method of picking trending news stories to put on the front page of people’s feeds. It’s taking humans out of the equation. Read more…

Video is the growing opportunity (and threat) for telco traffic management

According to a joint whitepaper from Huawei and OVUM, a leading global technology research and advisory firm, by 2020, mobile video usage will have increased to about 75% of total 4G traffic, up from just 15% in 2016. Read more…

HERE, the digital mapping firm, seeks new investor by year end

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Digital maps company HERE, controlled by German carmakers BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen, aims to find a new investor by the end of the year, HERE chief Edzard Overbeek told a German newspaper. Read more…

Google exec steps down from Uber board – conflict of interest?

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Alphabet executive David Drummond, who has been a director on the Uber Technologies Inc board for close to three years, has stepped down, the ride-hailing firm confirmed on Monday. Read more…

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