Maersk and IBM form Blockchain venture

Maersk and IBM will establish a joint venture to provide more efficient and secure methods for conducting global trade using blockchain technology.

China to limit fintech to ‘real’ economy

China will only support financial technologies that benefit the ‘real’ economy, the China Securities Regulatory Commission has said.

Softbank plans sale of mobile business

Softbank might list its mobile phone business, according to the Nikkei newspaper.

Ripple and MoneyGram to partner

Blockchain provider Ripple has partnered with MoneyGram to pilot crypto-currency XRP in its payment flows. As part of this agreement, both companies will also explore MoneyGram's integration into Ripple's ecosystem.

Quick moves

Lars Klawitter joins InMotion Ventures as executive director strategic business from Rolls-Royce to oversee expansion of strategic partnerships.

NTT Security extends in Thailand

NTT Security has announced its expansion into Thailand. The company sees Thailand's economy as having great potential, with the second largest GDP following Indonesia in the high growth economy of ASEAN.

Voice assistants to become a dominant mode of interaction

Capgemini’s Digital Transformation Institute has released a new report, Conversational Commerce: Why consumers are embracing voice assistants in their lives, highlighting how consumers are using voice assistants and the opportunities this creates for businesses to connect with their customers.

Intel: fixes could slow machines

Intel has estimated that the fixes for the Meltdown and Spectre flaws could slow performance slowdown from between 2 per cent to 14 per cent.

Inmotion Ventures backs taxi start-up

InMotion Ventures, Jaguar Land Rover’s venture capital arm, has invested USD3 million in US-based self-driving taxi service Voyage.

Wireless Infrastructure Group

Barings has announced that it has sold its investment in Wireless Infrastructure Group (WIG) to 3i Infrastructure.

M&S in technology transformation with Tata

Retailer M&S has announced a new Technology Transformation Programme to create a digital-first business model and improve customer experience.

Kodak latest to go crypto

Historic photographic company Eastman Kodak has seen its shares lift by 120 per cent revealing plans to mint its own crypto-currency.

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