News highlights – 8 August 2017

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News highlights for 8 August 2017

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Kids should explore the digital world, to save us all

LONDON (Reuters) – Parents who think they are being responsible by limiting their children’s time online should think again: they could be putting their kids and Britain’s security at a disadvantage, according to a former British spy chief. Read more…

Will autonomous cars live up to profit expectations?

FRANKFURT/DETROIT (Reuters) – BMW and Daimler, the world’s top luxury carmakers, have announced alliances with suppliers, talking up the virtues of having a bigger pool of engineers to develop a self-driving car. Read more…

Wholesale access networks are actually a flop: GSMA

The GSMA has issued a new report which found that wholesale access networks for mobile services are generally flops, and that network competition is much more likely to drive market growth and innovation. Read more…

Are we ready to adopt cognitive technologies? Hint: yes, but no.

Nearly 64% of CMOs and sales leaders believe their industries will be ready to adopt cognitive computing technologies in the next three years – but many aren’t sure the same can be said for their specific companies. Read more…

360 video and immersive content will be worth $6 billion by 2022: ABI 

According to ABI Research, 360-degree video, interactive and immersive content formats will generate US$6 billion dollars of revenue by 2022; tapping into the virtual reality ecosystem as well as widespread support for application development on mobile platforms. Today, producers, content owners, and distributors are experimenting with the mediums and learning new creative tools. Read more…

HBO hackers spill more stuff, with a ransom note

ONE WEEK AFTER hackers spilled multiple episodes of unreleased HBO shows and scripts online, the same group has dropped its second trove of purported internal data from the premium network. And this time it’s not just nihilistic Game of Thrones spoilers—there’s a ransom note, too. Read more…

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