News highlights – 29 March

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News highlights for 28 March

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Blackberry starts to reinvent itself as a software company

TORONTO (Reuters) – Although BlackBerry Ltd has extricated itself from the smartphone handsets that weighed on its recent fortunes, the Canadian firm faces a tough slog to convince skeptics it can return to its glory days through an enlarged software business. Read more…

Toshiba shareholders agree to split memory chip unit for sale

TOKYO (Reuters) – Toshiba Corp’s shareholders on Thursday approved a proposal to split off the Japanese company’s prized NAND flash memory unit, paving the way for a sale of a majority stake or even all of the business. Read more…

Trump to sign repeal of privacy laws, but bigger fights beckon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump plans to sign a repeal of Obama-era broadband privacy rules as a bigger fight looms over rules governing the openness of the internet, the White House said on Wednesday. Read more…

EU Court sits to decide whether online markets can sell luxury brands

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Europe’s top court will begin a landmark case on Thursday which could determine whether luxury goods companies can stop retailers from selling their products via marketplaces such as Amazon or eBay. Read more…

Optus will shut down its 2G network next week

Singapore won’t be the only market seeing 2G service come to an end next week – Australia’s Optus announced Tuesday it will commence with its 2G network shutdown on April 3. Read more…

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