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NBC News to launch twice-daily show on Snapchat

(Reuters) – Comcast Corp’s NBC News is launching a twice-per-day news show on Snapchat, the company said on Wednesday, part of its push to attract younger viewers who tend to watch TV on mobile devices. Source
Posted On 19 Jul 2017

Bank of England opens up payments systems to spur fintech

LONDON (Reuters) – The Bank of England has widened access to Britain’s interbank payments system to increase competition from new fintech firms in the financial system, where the “Big Four” high street banks have long dominated. Source
Posted On 19 Jul 2017

GM joins other carmakers investing in self-driving startup Nauto

(Reuters) – General Motors Co and Japan’s Softbank Group Corp are among the latest investors in Nauto, a Silicon Valley startup developing software for self-driving vehicles. Source
Posted On 19 Jul 2017

Internet outage in violence-plagued Somalia is extra headache for businesses

MOGADISHU (Reuters) – A severed marine cable has left Somalia without internet for weeks, triggering losses for businesses, residents said, and adding a layer of chaos in a country where Islamist insurgents are carrying out a campaign of bombings and killings. Source
Posted On 17 Jul 2017

Vodafone Qatar says access to network hit by technical issues

DOHA (Reuters) – Vodafone Qatar, an affiliate of Vodafone Group, said on Monday that access to its network was being affected by technical issues. Source
Posted On 17 Jul 2017

MidEast ride-hailing firm Careem buys stake in Egyptian transport start-up

DUBAI (Reuters) – Ride-hailing firm Careem, a Middle East rival to Uber Technologies Inc, has bought a minority stake in a three-month-old Egyptian start-up that connects commuters with private buses in Cairo. Source
Posted On 17 Jul 2017

French payments group Worldline to buy Digital River World Payments

PARIS (Reuters) – French payments company Worldline has agreed to buy Swedish peer Digital River World Payments as merger activity in the payments sector picks up following this month’s takeover of Worldpay. Source
Posted On 17 Jul 2017

Message service Telegram to shut some public channels after Indonesia ban

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Encrypted messaging service Telegram will shut down “terrorist-related” public channels, its founder said on Sunday, after Indonesia’s government blocked access to the platform citing security concerns. Source
Posted On 17 Jul 2017

Carlyle to buy airfield lighting group ADB Safegate: sources

LONDON/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Buyout group Carlyle has agreed to buy airfield lighting group ADB Safegate at a valuation of about 900 million euros ($1 billion) including debt, sources familiar with the matter said. Source
Posted On 17 Jul 2017

Uber suspends ride-sharing services in Macau

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc will suspend its services in Macau from July 22 as it has not been able to unlock the full benefits of ride sharing in the gambling hub, in another blow to the firm that is fighting legal scrutiny in many Asian markets. Source
Posted On 17 Jul 2017