News highlights – 4 October

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News highlights for 4 October

REUTERS/Nacho Doce

REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Citi pours cold water on outlook for telecom operators

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Caught between regulators and competitive threats by Internet players, telecom operators globally face harsh choices that could upset their favored status with investors as defensive, dividend-rich stocks, Citi said on Wednesday. Read more…

Amazon looks to end antitrust e-Book investigation

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Amazon is talking to European Union antitrust regulators about settling a year-long investigation into its e-book deals with publishers without a fine, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Read more…

Samsung will be sole manufacturer of Qualcomm Snapdragon chips

SEOUL (Reuters) – Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will be the sole contract manufacturer for Qualcomm Inc’s next high-end Qualcomm Snapdragon chips, South Korea’s Electronic Times reported on Wednesday citing unnamed sources. Read more…

Toyota launches baby sized robot to comfort childless people

TOKYO (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp on Monday unveiled a doe-eyed palm-sized robot, dubbed Kirobo Mini, designed as a synthetic baby companion in Japan, where plummeting birth rates have left many women childless. Read more…

Prepaid cards in the US to clearly state fees

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Prepaid cards, found on racks in nearly every U.S. grocery store, will soon come in packaging that clearly states the fees they may charge and will grant users new protections under final rules released on Wednesday by the federal financial watchdog for consumers. Read more…

And finally…

Everything that Google announced yesterday in a little over three minutes (via Wired)

IT SEEMS LIKE only yesterday that Google was just a software company. Search and web apps, Android and Chrome. Read/watch more…

 

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