News highlights – 4 September 2017

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News highlights for 4 September 2017


In China, new rules cause rush for licenses to fly drones

BEIJING (Reuters) – A buzz fills the sky above a flight base in northern Beijing, as pilots practise take-offs and landings ahead of tests to qualify for a license – to fly drones. Read more…

Landmark antitrust ruling due Wednesday

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Europe’s top court will rule on Wednesday whether U.S. chipmaker Intel offered illegal rebates to squeeze out rivals in a judgment that could affect EU antitrust regulators’ cases against Qualcomm and Alphabet’s Google. Read more…

South Korean court rejects Qualcomm antitrust request

SEOUL (Reuters) – A South Korean court on Monday rejected Qualcomm’s request to suspend an order by the country’s antitrust agency to take corrective action on the way it licences patents. Read more…

DT offers smaller companies digital solutions usually reserved for large ones

Offering small companies digital solutions that used to be reserved for large companies, making them competitive in the digital age: this is the central idea behind the partnership that Deutsche Telekom and enfore signed today at the IFA in Berlin. enfore has developed an integrated point of sale/service (POS) system. Read more…

German flying taxi start up taps top tech investors for $90 million

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Lillium, a German start-up with Silicon Valley-scale ambitions to develop a 5-passenger “flying taxi”, has raised a second, $90 million round of financing from top tech investors, making it one of the best-funded electric aircraft projects to date. Read more…

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