News highlights – 31 October 2017

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News highlights for 31 October 2017

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Qualcomm shares hit on rumours Apple won’t use chips

(Reuters) – Shares in Qualcomm Inc fell as much as 8 percent on Tuesday after reports that Apple Inc would not use its modem chips in iPhones and iPads from next year. Read more…

What are the opportunities for blockchain in telecoms?

Blockchain technology has taken the world by storm. It has joined the Internet of Things, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality as a technology which will play a key part in our automated future. Read more…

MTN fights back against ‘opportunistic’ Turkcell lawsuit

MTN Group slammed a $4.2 billion lawsuit brought by Turkcell relating to the award of an Iranian licence more than ten years ago as “without merit”, as its defence demanded the case be thrown out. Read more…

Uber CEO appeals to Brazilian lawmakers for more lenient rules

BRASILIA (Reuters) – The new chief executive of Uber Technologies Inc appealed to Brazilian lawmakers in the country’s capital on Tuesday to block elements of a bill he said threatened the ride-hailing app’s business model, calling for more dialogue and sensible regulation. Read more…

Senators seek more robust cyber defense of election systems

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A bipartisan pair of U.S. senators plans to introduce legislation on Tuesday seeking to boost the cyber defenses of state election systems, after warnings from senior U.S. officials that future elections may be vulnerable to foreign interference. Read more…

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