News highlights – 7 November 2017

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News highlights for 7 November 2017

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Twitter says it will roll out 280 character tweets

(Reuters) – Microblogging website Twitter Inc, known for its iconic 140-character tweets, said on Tuesday it would roll out 280-character tweets to users across the world. Read more…

StarHub and KT Kinetics launch supply chain robots

StarHub and ST Kinetics have jointly announced a partnership to deploy Aethon TUG robots, to help automate material movement in business environments for greater efficiencies and productivity. Read more…

Apple, world’s largest tax payer, defends its position

Apple believes every company has a responsibility to pay its taxes, and as the largest taxpayer in the world, Apple pays every dollar it owes in every country around the world. We’re proud of the economic contributions we make to the countries and communities where we do business. Read more…

Telstra blames NBN for advertising faster, false speeds

Telstra has all-but-blamed nbn™, the company building and operating Australia’s national broadband network (NBN), for having to compensate customers who can’t experience broadband speeds the carrier advertised. Read more…

Internet outage across the States caused by tiny error

Monday saw a nationwide series of outages as well, but with a more pedestrian cause: a misconfiguration at Level 3, an internet backbone company—and enterprise ISP—that underpins other big networks. Read more…

Waymo to launch robo taxis with no humans

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Waymo will launch a ride-hailing service with no human behind the steering wheel and has been testing the fully self-driving cars on public roads in Arizona, Chief Executive John Krafcik said on Tuesday. Read more…

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