News highlights – 31 January

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News highlights for 31 January

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The end of EU roaming charges comes one step closer

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union clinched a preliminary deal early on Wednesday to cap wholesale charges telecom operators pay each other when their customers use their mobile phones abroad, paving the way for the abolition of roaming fees in June. Read more…

Investment in ‘ag tech’ falls 30% in 2016

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Global investments in agriculture technology startups fell 30 percent in 2016 as investor interest in companies offering drones and satellite-guided farm machines cooled following the biggest capital inflow ever a year earlier, according to a study released on Tuesday. Read more…

Facebook planning set top box app, but declines to comment

(Reuters) – Facebook is creating an app for television set-top boxes, including Apple Inc’s Apple TV, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Read more…

Apple back on top in smartphone war, beats Samsung over holidays

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc reclaimed the throne as the world’s top smartphone seller for the first time in five years on Tuesday, beating out rival Samsung in units shipped for the holiday quarter and boosting revenues with a strong showing for its new, top-of-the-line iPhone 7 Plus. Read more…

Uber adds Daimler as self-driving partner

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc has signed another deal with a major automaker as the popular ride service accelerates efforts to build out one of the world’s first fleets of autonomous vehicles. Read more…

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