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May 26, 2016

FamilyMart-Uny merger plan approved by shareholders

The planned merger of FamilyMart Co. and Uny Group Holdings Co. was approved by their shareholders Thursday, setting the stage for the creation of one of the nation’s largest convenience store operators in September. Following the approval at their respective shareholders’ meetings held in ...

Sharp releases portable 'robot' phone

May 26, 2016

Sharp releases portable 'robot' phone

Sharp Corp. on Thursday began selling a humanoid robot phone armed with artificial intelligence features and carrying a price tag of ¥213,840 (about $2,000). The electronics maker is producing 5,000 units of the product, called RoBoHoN, per month. The launch of the phone is ...

Microsoft's Windows 10 push comes to shove for some users

May 26, 2016

Microsoft's Windows 10 push comes to shove for some users

Microsoft really, REALLY wants you to upgrade to Windows 10. Since last summer, the tech giant has pushed and prodded PC owners to upgrade their machines to its latest Windows version. While the upgrade is currently free for most consumers with Windows PCs, critics ...

Apple explores charging stations for electric vehicles

May 26, 2016

Apple explores charging stations for electric vehicles

Apple Inc. is investigating how to charge electric cars, talking to charging station companies and hiring engineers with expertise in the area, according to people familiar with the matter and a review of LinkedIn profiles. For more than a year, Silicon Valley has been ...

| May 25, 2016

Dollar firmer above ¥110 in Tokyo

The dollar gained ground to rise above ¥110 in Tokyo trading on Wednesday, chiefly aided by higher stock prices in Japan and abroad. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥110.03-03, up from ¥109.53-53 at the same time Tuesday. The euro was at $1.1145-1146, ...