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By Tony Poulos | Keeping a close eye on disruption in the digital and telecommunications markets.

Google goes from mobile first to AI first, and everywhere

By Mmaxer / Shutterstock.com<p>Google held its I/O annual developer conference last week, and in its opening day keynote, it highlighted the features …

Google

Google's AlphaGo narrowly beats Chinese champion at Go

Chinese Go player Ke Jie reacts during his second match against Google’s artificial intelligence program AlphaGo<br>REUTERS/Stringer<p>SHANGHAI (Reuters) – …

Artificial Intelligence

London, a fintech powerhouse that still needs a cheque book

By Danussa / Shutterstock.com<p>You can’t say that London isn’t a fintech powerhouse and epicentre of the revolution that is forging a new financial …

Banking

Eastern European entrepreneurs enticing global investors

pathdoc / Shutterstock.com<p>PRAGUE (Reuters) – Tech entrepreneurs in central and southeastern European, many of whom already have experience of …

Venture Capital

Facebook targets millennials with news from Vox, others

REUTERS/Regis Duvignau<p>NEW YORK (Reuters) – Facebook Inc has signed deals with millennial-focused news and entertainment creators Vox Media, BuzzFeed, …

Facebook

News highlights for 23 May

Written by News Center on May 24, 2017 in News with 0 Comments<p>REUTERS/Mark Blinch/File Photo<p><b>Blackberry shares rise on security, auto software …

Blockchain

Huawei goes into computers to take on Dell, Lenovo

Written by Reuters on May 24, 2017 in News with 0 Comments<p>REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo<p>FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Chinese telecoms giant Huawei said on …

Huawei

EU ministers agree on how social media must tackle hate speech

REUTERS/Dado Ruvic<p>BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union ministers approved plans on Tuesday to make social media companies such as Facebook, Twitter …

Hate Crimes

Cyber security has become a C level priority

By lassedesignen / Shutterstock.com<p>Security executives are under increasing pressure to keep sensitive networks, systems and data safe from threats …

Cybersecurity

News highlights for 22 May

Written by Reuters on May 23, 2017 in News with 0 Comments<p>REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/File Photo<p><b>Nokia settles patent dispute with Apple, signs</b> …

Hong Kong

The unpicking of the net neutrality rules begins in the US

By JoeyPhoto / Shutterstock.com<p>The US Federal Communications Commission has voted to overturn the previous Obama-era FCC Net Neutrality rules. The …

Net Neutrality

Huawei narrows gap on main smartphone rivals, Apple, Samsung

REUTERS/Stefanie Loos/File Photo<p>FRANKFURT (Reuters) – China’s Huawei has narrowed the gap with its two biggest competitors Apple Inc. and Samsung …

Samsung

Toyota, MIT and tech firms explore blockchain for driverless cars

Toyota’s FCV Plus hydrogen fuel-cell concept vehicle<br>REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha<p>NEW YORK (Reuters) – Toyota Research Institute, a wholly owned unit of …

MIT Media Lab

Here's how innovation is alive, well and thriving (in some telcos)

By Billion Photos / Shutterstock.com<p>It seems that innovation is alive and well at Deutsche Telekom. For a start no-one in the company has their own …

Innovation

Welcome to Unit 180, where North Korea launches cyber attacks - allegedly

REUTERS/Damir Sagolj/File Photo<p>SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea’s main spy agency has a special cell called Unit 180 that is likely to have launched …

North Korea

News highlights for 21 May

Written by News Center on May 22, 2017 in News with 0 Comments<p>REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji<p><b>Samsung Electronics looking for M&A opportunities</b><p>(Reuters) – Tech …

Blockchain

North Korea's envoy says blaming Pyonyang for WannaCry ridiculous

REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Illustration<p>UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – North Korea’s deputy United Nations envoy said on Friday “it is ridiculous” to link …

North Korea

Waymo is 5,000 times better at autonomous driving than Uber

Uber is now even more on the back foot. The partnership between Waymo and Lyft puts Lyft streets ahead of Uber when it comes to developing autonomous …

Uber

Leaked documents show how Facebook moderates content

REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer<p>(Reuters) – Leaked Facebook Inc documents show how the social media company moderates issues such as hate speech, terrorism, …

Media Industry

Most companies hit by WannaCry were running Windows 7

REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Illustration/File Photo<p>FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Two-thirds of those caught up in the past week’s global ransomware attack were …

Microsoft Windows

News highlights for 18 May

Written by News Center on May 19, 2017 in News with 0 Comments<p>Daniel Hajj, CEO and Director of Mexican telecoms company’s America Movil<br>REUTERS/Edgard …

Facebook Inc

WeChat thinks mini apps for mobiles will strengthen hand

REUTERS/Bobby Yip<p>HONG KONG (Reuters) – In a cluster of refurbished Mao-era industrial buildings in Guangzhou, developers at China’s top messaging …

China

News highlights – 17 May

News highlights for 17 May US cyber bill would force NSA to share findings WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A bill proposed in Congress on Wednesday would …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Some EU countries want looser rules for customer privacy

By Rawpixel.com / Shutterstock.com<p>EU member states are divided over a proposal to change privacy rules for telecoms operators, with some countries …

Privacy

FCC votes 2-1 to reverse Obama era net neutrality order

(Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted 2-1 on Thursday to advance a Republican plan to reverse the Obama administration’s 2015 …

Net Neutrality

The cost of payments in Canada and why cash is so expensive

Billion Photos / Shutterstock.com<p>As I was in Canada, I thought I might mention that a detailed investigation into the cost of payments at POS just …

Bank of Canada

Google developer conference focuses on digital assistant

Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks on stage during the annual Google I/O developers conference in San Jose, California, U.S., May 17, 2017. …

Google

The WannaCry attack triggers a reality check, of everything

Marcos Mesa, Sam Wordley / Shutterstock.com<p>In the aftermath of the WannaCry carnage, a relatively unsophisticated virus attack that crippled old …

Security

Will disruption come to the legal industry? Hint: Oh, yes!

Billion Photos / Shutterstock.com<p>Did you know that nearly half of all UK business leaders think their business model will cease to exist within the …

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