News highlights – 30 August

Written by on August 31, 2016 in News with 0 Comments
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News highlights – 30 August

Nokia revival boss leaves company

HELSINKI (Reuters) – The head of the Nokia division aiming to bring the brand’s mobile phones back to market is leaving after two years in the role, the Finnish company said on Wednesday. Read more…

Amazon’s Dash launches in Britain

LONDON (Reuters) – Seeking to capitalize on Britons too busy or forgetful to shop for household essentials, retail giant Amazon is bringing its thumb-sized, one-button ordering device to the UK. Read more…

US slams Apple tax demand, but information came from DC

BRUSSELS – The United States is furious at the European Union for handing Apple Inc a $14.5 billion tax demand on Tuesday but EU officials say it was Washington which put them on to the scheme in the first place. Read more…

Tablet shipments set to continue decline says IDC

The decline of the worldwide tablet market is set to continue for the remainder of 2016 as year-over-year growth reaches an all-time low of -11.5% and shipments of 183.4 million units, according to IDC. Read more…

Apple bites back at tax demand

Forcing Apple to pay the same tax rate as other companies will lead to the destruction of Europe, according to its not-entirely objective CEO Tim Cook. “This would strike a devastating blow to the sovereignty of EU member states over their own tax matters. Read more…

Axel Springer launches MVNO

German publishing house Axel Springer has launched a new MVNO in cooperation with Drillisch. The new BILDconnect portfolio consists of three tariffs that are available on a monthly rolling contract or as 2-year contracts. Read more…

Google goes up against Uber with Waze

(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google unit plans to open its ride-sharing program to Waze app users in San Francisco this fall, pitting itself against Uber Technologies Inc, the Wall Street Journal reported. Read more…

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