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Aug 27, 2016

Tokyo Metro to test parcel delivery services

Tokyo Metro Co. will test the feasibility of parcel delivery services using its subway system in cooperation with other rail and transportation firms, company sources said Saturday. Land transportation companies face a lack of truck drivers and also need to reduce carbon emissions and ...

Yellen rejects radical overhaul of Fed's policy tools

| Aug 27, 2016

Yellen rejects radical overhaul of Fed's policy tools

For all the talk of a radical shift in central banking policy, from the permanent use of negative rates to printing “helicopter money,” Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen appears to believe she can tackle any downturn using the tools currently at her disposal. Speaking ...

The colonel's secret recipe revealed? Not so fast, says KFC

Aug 27, 2016

The colonel's secret recipe revealed? Not so fast, says KFC

Has Colonel Sanders’ nephew inadvertently revealed to the world the secret blend of 11 herbs and spices behind KFC’s fried chicken empire? The company says a recipe published in the Chicago Tribune is not authentic. But that hasn’t stopped rampant online speculation that one ...

Apple urges iPhone users to update after powerful cyberweapon is found

Aug 27, 2016

Apple urges iPhone users to update after powerful cyberweapon is found

Apple on Friday urged iPhone owners to install a security update after a sophisticated attack on an Emirati dissident exposed vulnerabilities targeted by malware dealers. Researchers at the Lookout mobile security firm and Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto said they had uncovered ...

Aug 27, 2016

Japan may require 'Pokemon Go' currency's issuer to pay deposit

Japan’s Financial Services Agency is considering whether the “Pokemon Go” smartphone game’s currency, PokeCoins, should be categorized like electronic money under prepaid cards, informed sources have said. The agency has been conducting a hearing on the Japanese arm of Niantic Inc., the game’s U.S. ...

IPhone ready to play catch-up in Japan with swipe-to-pay chips

Aug 26, 2016

IPhone ready to play catch-up in Japan with swipe-to-pay chips

Apple Inc. is planning a new iPhone feature for Japan that will let people pay for mass-transit rides with their smartphones instead of physical payment cards. A future iPhone will include technology called FeliCa, a mobile tap-to-pay standard in Japan developed by Sony Corp., ...