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Transformation Talk | Weekly news round-up 06.07.17

Tahawul Tech brings you Transformation Talk, a weekly roundup of the biggest news in the technology industry.

 

This week

US lifts laptop restriction for Emirates flights

1 1022Emirates airline has reportedly said the cabin ban on laptops no longer applies on its flights to the United States.

Souq.com to retain $580M brand identity ‘for now’: Amazon

0 1137Amazon.com and Souq.com have announced that there are currently no plans to change the Dubai-based entity’s identity for now.

Microsoft to cut thousands of jobs worldwide: Bloomberg

0 796Microsoft is reportedly planning to cut thousands of jobs across the world, in a bid to re-organise its sales force.

Samsung to invest $18 billion in memory chip business

1 521Samsung Electronics has announced that it plans to invest at least $18.63 billion in South Korea as it seeks to extend its lead in memory chips and next-generation displays for smartphones.

Amazon completes Souq.com acquisition

0 1878Amazon has officially completed the acquisition of Middle East based e-commerce player Souq.com. As the first step of integration, customers can now …

Compliance with new US airline security could end laptop ban

0 403The new measures, announced yesterday, include enhanced overall passenger screening, heightened screening of personal electronic devices, increased security protocols around aircraft and in passenger areas, and expanded canine screening.
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