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- Gibraltar launches financial services license for blockchain
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 07:17:53 -0500
LONDON (Reuters) - Gibraltar's financial services watchdog will introduce the world's first bespoke license for "fintech" firms using blockchain distributed ledger technology from next month in a bid to attract start-ups to the British overseas territory as it prepares for Brexit.
- Federal Communications Commission set to reverse net neutrality rules
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 06:14:40 -0500
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is expected on Thursday to rescind net neutrality rules championed by Democratic former President Barack Obama that barred the blocking or slowing of internet traffic.
- Tech firm raises $118 million in virtual coin offer to fund blockchain phone
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 06:49:30 -0500
TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Swiss-Israeli technology firm Sirin Labs said on Thursday it had raised $118 million in an initial coin offering (ICO) to support the development of an open source blockchain smartphone.
- Denmark considers using cryptocurrencies for humanitarian aid
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 07:59:13 -0500
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark sees potential for blockchain technology in humanitarian aid and said on Thursday it is considering becoming the first donor country to move money using cryptocurrencies.
- Bitcoin fever exposes crypto-market frailties
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 05:27:06 -0500
LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - As bitcoin raced to another record high on Tuesday, one of the biggest providers of digital currency wallets, Coinbase, went down under the weight of traffic, leaving many of its more than 10 million customers unable to access their funds.
- In major shift, Rakuten plots to become Japan's No. 4 wireless carrier
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 03:48:47 -0500
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese e-commerce firm Rakuten Inc said it would apply for a 4G mobile license, aiming to become the country's fourth major wireless carrier in a strategic shift that had analysts warning of an uphill battle to gain customers.
- Atos shares fall 2.8 percent after Gemalto rejects takeover bid
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 04:02:12 -0500
PARIS (Reuters) - Shares in Atos fell as much as 2.8 percent early on Thursday after Franco-Dutch chip maker Gemalto rejected its 4.3 billion euro ($5 billion) takeover bid.
- T-Mobile to launch TV service in 2018, buy Layer3 TV
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:09:11 -0500
NEW YORK (Reuters) - T-Mobile US Inc said on Wednesday that it would launch a new streaming television service next year after buying startup Layer3 TV for an undisclosed amount.
- Finisar deal helps Apple block rivals' path to AR features
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:21:22 -0500
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc's $390 million deal with chip supplier Finisar Corp announced on Wednesday helps lock in the supply of a component that Apple believes will play a big role in its future products by bolstering augmented reality features.
- France proposes age-of-consent rule for Facebook users
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:39:42 -0500
PARIS (Reuters) - All French children under the age of 16 will have to seek parental approval to open an account on Facebook or any other social network under draft legislation presented on Wednesday.