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Takata taps asset management firm Lazard to help recall woes

May 26, 2016

Takata taps asset management firm Lazard to help recall woes

Money-losing Takata Corp. hired financial advisory and asset management firm Lazard on Thursday to help it tackle financial and other problems amid the company’s massive air bag recalls. Takata air bags can deploy with too much force, spewing shrapnel into the vehicle. They are ...

Seven & I shareholders approve Ryuichi Isaka as chief to lead growth

May 26, 2016

Seven & I shareholders approve Ryuichi Isaka as chief to lead growth

Seven & I Holdings Co. will focus on revamping the world’s largest convenience store operator and boost value for shareholders, new President Ryuichi Isaka said after shareholders Thursday approved his appointment following weeks of boardroom drama. Shareholders voted to approve the promotion for Isaka, ...

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 ...