News of Note—Huawei's revenue soars; IBM's new blockchain app store

news of note

Here are some of the other stories we're following today:

> While Huawei is facing political opposition in several countries, its smartphone sales helped drive its first-half revenues. Reuters article

> IBM has launched a new blockchain app store, called LedgerConnect, to help financial institutions cut down on their back-end costs. CNN article

>Istio, an open-source platform for microservices, launched its version 1.0 on Tuesday. TechCrunch article