Aug 31, 2016

Google 'plans tie-up' with MUFG on Android Pay platform

Alphabet Inc. will tie up with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. on its Android Pay platform, a person with knowledge of the matter said, the latest move by a technology giant to tap Japan’s rapidly growing digital payments market. Starting as early as this ...

'Pokemon Go' no ace in hole for Nintendo

| Jul 15, 2016

'Pokemon Go' no ace in hole for Nintendo

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In just over a week, the smartphone game “Pokemon Go” has become a giant hit, turning millions of people around the world into monster hunters. Given the game’s promising start, investors are taking another look at Nintendo Co., whose value has shot up by ...

Jul 13, 2016

Tokyo High Court overturns man's 'right to be forgotten'

The Tokyo High Court on Tuesday rescinded a lower court judgment that recognized the “right to be forgotten” in a case filed by a man who demanded Google Inc. eliminate five-year-old articles on his crime record from its search results. The court rejected the ...

Jul 1, 2016

Broadband to get faster via Japan-Oregon cable

An undersea cable backed by Google and Asian companies aimed at boosting trans-Pacific broadband was put into service on Thursday, the consortium announced. The 5,600-mile (9,000-km) FASTER Cable System is aimed at meeting the growing demand for broadband Internet connections between North America and ...

New smartphones may soon sense everything around you

Jun 9, 2016

New smartphones may soon sense everything around you

Suppose your smartphone is clever enough to grasp your physical surroundings — the room’s size, the location of doors and windows and the presence of other people. What could it do with that info? We are about to get our first look. On Thursday, ...

May 30, 2016

Toyota reportedly mulling buying Google's robotics unit

Toyota Motor Corp. is in talks to buy Boston Dynamics, a robotics unit of Google Inc., news website Tech Insider has reported. Terms for the deal are not known, but Tech Insider quoted a source familiar with the matter as saying that the ink ...