News highlights – 8 November 2017

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News highlights for 8 November 2017

Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure REUTERS/Dave Kaup

Sprint will accelerate network investment after failed merger talks

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Sprint Corp will accelerate investment in its network as it plots a future as a standalone company, its chief executive officer said on Wednesday, days after the No. 4 U.S. wireless carrier and rival T-Mobile US Inc said merger talks had failed. Read more…

Vodafone partners to deliver ultra fast broadband

LONDON (Reuters) – British telecoms giant Vodafone said on Thursday it would partner with CityFibre, a wholesale fiber network infrastructure provider, to bring ultrafast broadband to up to 5 million homes and businesses in Britain by 2025. Read more…

Visa introduces wearable payment options for Olympics

Visa has introduced three commercially available wearable payment devices for the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in PyeongChang: NFC-enabled payment gloves, commemorative stickers and Olympic pins. Read more…

Uber to plan flying taxi routes with NASA

LISBON (Reuters) – Uber is taking part in a joint industry and government push with NASA to develop software which the company aims to use to manage “flying taxi” routes that could work like ride-hailing services it has popularized on the ground. Read more…

Niantic to bring Harry Potter to life with AR

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Fantastic beasts, wizard adventures and magic spells will come to life in a new “Harry Potter” augmented reality mobile game from Pokemon Go developer Niantic Inc and Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment, the companies said on Wednesday. Read more…

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