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Ofcom orders BT to separate from its Openreach network arm

It had ordered the former state monopoly to run the network arm as a legally separate company in July. A sticking point with BT and Ofcom seems to be how independent Openreach will be. BT will now have to set up Openreach as an entirely distinct branch of its business or face significant punishment. "Responses to our consultation make clear that structural separation could generate materially greater costs and risks compared with models based on legal separation".


Top German carmakers, Ford set up Europe recharging network

Top German carmakers, Ford set up Europe recharging network

The network will use the Combined Charging System (CCS) standard, which uses both AC and DC connectors. Long-distance electric-car drivers will be able to quickly "refill" their cars across all of Europe's major highway networks by 2020 after an agreement by some of its leading car-makers.


Local Non-Profits Prepare For Giving Tuesday

Local Non-Profits Prepare For Giving Tuesday

It is meant to kick off the charitable season surrounding the holidays and to inspire individuals to donate to the causes they care most about. Request a free Holiday issue of the BBB Wise Giving Guide to be sent to a friend or family member this giving season.


Google Pixel Is Worth $4 Billion In 2017, Says Experts

Google Pixel Is Worth $4 Billion In 2017, Says Experts

Apple sold 212 million iPhones in FY 2016, ending on 31 September 2016. It also continues to add that the Pixel lineup will be half as profitable for Google as the iPhone is for Apple because the former is using more costlier and high-quality materials for building its sleek and attractive devices.


San Francisco's Mass Transit hi-jacked

San Francisco's Mass Transit hi-jacked

As is standard in ransomware attacks - but certainly not in the daily activities of San Francisco's transit riders -, the hack demanded that a ransom would have to be paid through provided contact information. Following the cryptic message, Muni riders at ticket machines Saturday morning were told the system was out of order and that all rides were free.