News Headlines - 13 March 2019

Spotify: Apple is harming competitors and the EU should act - CNN

Spotify says Apple isn't playing fair when it comes to competing for music fans.
The Swedish music streaming company has filed a complaint against Apple with European antitrust officials, accusing it of giving its own music service an unfair advantage over competitors.

Airbiquity announces strategic investment from Toyota Motor Corporation, DENSO Corporation, and Toyota Tsusho Corporation | Automotive World

Airbiquity, a long-standing global leader in connected vehicle services, today announced a $15 million minority investment in the company from Toyota Motor Corporation, DENSO Corporation, and Toyota Tsusho Corporation. This investment will support Airbiquity’s expansion of the development of connected vehicle software technology and cloud-based services.
Additionally, the four parties will collaborate to accelerate the development and commercialization of an automotive grade over-the-air (OTA) system enabling remote vehicle software updates and management; increased production and operational efficiencies throughout the vehicle lifecycle; and new mobility services powered by data and analytics. Central to this alliance is Airbiquity’s market-leading OTAmatic software and data management offering for connected vehicles.

Japan Sega game sales halted after cocaine arrest - BBC News

Games firm Sega is to stop sales of its video game Judgment in Japan, after actor Pierre Taki, who appears in it, was arrested for alleged drug use.
Mr Taki, who plays a gangster in the game, was arrested on Tuesday night on suspicion of using cocaine.
Judgment had been on sale in Japan since December 2018, and is due to be published worldwide later this year.

Vietnam asks Malaysia to free woman accused of Kim Jong Nam's poisoning | Reuters

Vietnam called on Malaysia on Tuesday to free a Vietnamese woman accused of the 2017 VX poison murder of the North Korean leader’s half-brother, a day after a Malaysian court dropped the same charge against an Indonesian woman... Huong’s co-defendant, Indonesian Siti Aisyah, was freed on Monday.
She and Huong had been accused of poisoning Kim Jong Nam, half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, with liquid VX at Kuala Lumpur airport in February 2017. Conviction could carry the death penalty.

Ebola treatment center attacked again as Congo battles a deadly epidemic - CNN

Militants attacked an Ebola treatment center in the Democratic Republic of Congo, killing a police officer as the nation battles a growing epidemic that has killed hundreds.
The World Health Organization said a staff member was injured in the Saturday attack by armed groups that targeted the center again last week. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was in the nation on a three-day visit and spoke to officials and staff at the center after the attack.








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