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Nov 27, 2014

Wikipedia appeals for cash to snap French cheese varieties

Wikipedia on Wednesday launched a fundraising initiative — dubbed WikiCheese — to photograph France’s bewildering varieties of cheese and put them online to help readers tell their black brie from their Tymsboro. The French branch of the online encyclopedia hopes to pull in €5,000 ...

Nov 27, 2014

Twitter takes note of other apps on smartphones

Twitter on Wednesday said it would begin tracking which other applications people have installed on their mobile devices in a bid to better target ads and content. “We are collecting and occasionally updating the list of apps installed on your mobile device so we ...

| Nov 27, 2014

Nikkei dips amid overheating fears

Stocks lost ground again Thursday, dampened by continued profit-taking stemming from overheating concerns as the market groped for fresh buying incentives. The Nikkei 225 average lost 135.08 points to close at 17,248.50. On Wednesday, the key market gauge dropped 24.04 points. The Topix sagged ...

Nov 27, 2014

Danone looks to sell $2 billion stake in Yakult

Danone, the world’s largest yogurt maker, is considering selling its 20 percent stake in dairy-drink producer Yakult Honsha Co., according to sources. Danone, based in Paris, has held internal discussions about a possible disposal, the sources said, asking not to be identified because the ...

Farmed 'Kindai Tuna' output to triple, says Kinki University

Nov 27, 2014

Farmed 'Kindai Tuna' output to triple, says Kinki University

Kinki University, also known as Kindai, expects shipments of bluefin tuna farmed with its new technique to triple by 2020. The school in Osaka Prefecture has developed a way to raise bluefin tuna from eggs to maturity. The meat has been dubbed “Kindai tuna.” ...

Unboxing videos online chronicle the big reveal

Nov 27, 2014

Unboxing videos online chronicle the big reveal

Rrrrip goes the packing tape and squeak goes the protective foam. Are there sweeter, more seductive sounds than the opening of a new toy or gadget? Not to unboxers and the millions of people who watch their videos on YouTube. For the uninitiated, unboxing ...

Nov 27, 2014

Honda completes construction of wind power plant in Brazil

Honda Motor Co. has completed the construction of its wind power plant in Brazil to generate electricity matching the amount needed for the automaker’s four-wheel vehicle production in the country. On Wednesday, the Japanese automaker held a ceremony in Xangri-la in the southern state ...