News highlights – 7 March

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News highlights for 7 March

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Microsoft applications get hit in latest outage

(Reuters) – A variety of online services from Microsoft Corp suffered outages for several hours on Tuesday across Western Europe and the Eastern United States, according to the company’s technical support sites. Read more…

Bezo’s Blue Origin signs Eutelsat as first customer

(Reuters) – Blue Origin, a rocket company owned by Inc Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos, has signed France’s Eutelsat Communications SA as its first customer for satellite launch services, he said on Tuesday. Read more…

BBC launches streaming video service in the US

(Reuters) – British media companies BBC Worldwide and ITV Plc launched BritBox in the United States on Tuesday, a new subscription-based video streaming service that includes iconic British shows including “Blackadder”, “Fawlty Towers” and “East Enders”. Read more…

Toshiba announces Extraordinary General Meeting

TOKYO (Reuters) – Toshiba Corp will hold an extraordinary shareholders meeting on March 30, according to a statement posted on the Japanese company’s website. Read more…

Verifone investigating internal breach on POS devices

(Reuters) – Verifone Systems Inc is investigating a breach of its internal networks that appears to have impacted a number of companies running its point-of-sale card terminals, Krebs on Security said on Tuesday in a blog post citing sources. Read more…

Snap shares shorted, value down 12%

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Snap Inc’s shares tumbled 12 percent on Tuesday and traders raced to position themselves to cash in on further declines after analysts gave the company a lukewarm reception following its red-hot market debut. Read more…

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