In this edition of Weekly News Spotlight, we look forward to 2020 and how 5G technology is set to make itself felt in almost every corner of our lives. We take a look back at Exxon’s 2009 acquisition of XTO and ask whether the reality lived up to the hype (spoiler: not completely). We also talk to GlaxoSmithKline about how they are using cutting-edge technology to study how customers experience their consumer products.
5G in Focus
Although 5G deployments are still in the very early stages, some gaming companies and wireless carriers are already capitalizing on the technology to get a head start over the competition.
Top U.S. carriers and phone-makers spent 2019 racing to deploy 5G mobility services and smartphones, but analysts say the new technology is still years away from achieving its full potential.
The largest consumer technology show in the world will kick off Jan. 7, 2020. A number of technologies will be spotlighted, with one thing binding them all: 5G mobile broadband.
In-depth features looking at the impact of major news developments in key industries.
Discrepancies in statements from the U.S. and China on the first-phase agreement of a trade war ceasefire have some trade watchers and economists questioning how effective this partial detente will be.
Most treasurers polled in a new survey said they have reduced or limited the number of banks they work with to minimize know-your-customer requirements.
Without the Federal Reserve's adoption of new Community Reinvestment Act rules, banks may drop their holding company structures to take advantage of the new regulations.
To win college students' business, big banks pay millions of dollars for exclusive rights to market their deposit products on campus. Smaller competitors say those agreements put them at a disadvantage.
Energy and Utilities
Exxon placed a huge bet that natural gas would emerge as the fastest-growing domestic fuel and that the 2009 merger would be the first step in a journey of shale development across the world. It was half right.
A bottleneck with offshore installation vessels is set to worsen as wind turbines grow in size, with ship owners scrambling to keep up with the industry's growth. Meanwhile, a maritime law in the U.S. further complicates the picture.
Big fashion brands have had a significant impact in their effort to push the government of Uzbekistan to reduce its reliance on forced labor for the country's annual cotton harvest.
At a laboratory operated by one of the world's biggest drugmakers, researchers monitor 10,000 consumers per year, observing their reactions to new respiratory, pain and oral health products.
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