News of Note—Intel, Alibaba team up on edge compute; Telecom Italia may be looking to expand in Brazil

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Here are some other stories we're following today:

> Intel and Alibaba announced the launch of an edge computing platform, as well as a hybrid cloud partnership at the Alibaba Yunqi Conference in Hangzhou, China. SDxCentral article

> Telecom Italia Spa's unit in Brazil is mulling a bid for the country’s fifth-largest wireless carrier, Nextel Telecomunicacoes, to boost its market share and gain spectrum in some metropolitan areas. Bloomberg article

> Chema Alonso, Telefónica’s chief digital officer, spoke at an industry event about the need to make interactions with technology more intuitive and natural. Telecoms.com article

> Cybersecurity vendor Clavister announced Thursday that its Virtual Security Solution has been selected by a tier-1 North American service provider to support the operator's transition to SDN and NFV. Release

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