News highlights – 8 February

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News highlights for 8 February

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New York Times offers free Spotify for a year for a digital subscription

(Reuters) – The New York Times Co said on Wednesday that readers taking a one-year digital subscription would also get free access to music streaming service Spotify, as the newspaper company looks for new ways to attract paying readers. Read more…

Intel announces $7 billion Arizona investment – from the Oval Office

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Intel Corp chose the White House Oval Office as its backdrop to announce a $7 billion investment in a previously shelved Arizona factory, which it said would create 3,000 jobs when it is up and running. Read more…

IBM workers no longer able to telecommute, must use city hubs – The Register

Exclusive: IBM is cracking down on remote workers, ordering unlucky employees to either come into one of six main offices and work “shoulder to shoulder” – or leave for good. Read more…

Operators should avoid network ad blocking and follow Sprint, Verizon route – Strategy Analytics

Boston, MA – February 8, 2017: While network-based ad-blocking may be perceived as a customer friendly option, Strategy Analytics expects the move to generate negative sentiment and controversy from advertisers, publishers, and regulators, which would outweigh any potential benefit, according to the new report “Should Mobile Operators Avoid Ad-Blocking?” Read more…

Accenture on the case in blockchain security to speed time to market

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Accenture has developed new technology that it says can help make blockchain applications more secure and could speed up their deployment in sectors such as finance. Read more…

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