News highlights – 9 March

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News highlights for 9 March

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FCC to investigate why AT&T customers could not call 911

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Thursday it will investigate why AT&T wireless subscribers in several states could not make emergency 911 calls late Wednesday. Read more…

ING and Societe General in talks to test gas trading via blockchain

LONDON/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Banks ING and Societe Generale are in talks with traders to test liquefied natural gas (LNG) trading based on blockchain, the technology starting to shake up the traditional energy industry. Read more…

Google looks to its cloud business to catch up with Amazon, Microsoft

(Reuters) – Google is making progress in taking on cloud computing leaders and Microsoft, executives said on Wednesday, as the search engine company stakes more of its future on the cloud as a new source of growth. Read more…

India’s electronic payment firms boosted by demonetisation

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Electronic payment firms got a big boost when India abolished most of the country’s banknotes last year, but rival state-sponsored e-payment services are forcing them to raise their game to hang on to their new customers. Read more…

Toshiba needs to decide fate of Westinghouse: Japanese Finance Minister

TOKYO (Reuters) – Toshiba Corp’s Westinghouse unit needs to decide by the end of the month whether to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy so the Japanese conglomerate can compile audited third-quarter earnings without further delays, Japan’s Finance Minister said on Friday. Read more…

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