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Dec 12, 2014

GE, Hitachi reactor design heads toward approval in Britain

GE and Hitachi have cleared the next regulatory hurdle toward permission for the use of their joint nuclear reactor design in Britain after the government awarded it a so-called regulatory justification. Hitachi plans to build up to five UK Advanced Boiling Water Reactors at ...

Dec 11, 2014

Spanish news to vanish from Google News globally

Google’s decision to close Google News in Spain because of a law requiring aggregators to pay news publishers for linking content also means that the publishers’ content will vanish around the world. The company said it will block reports from Spanish publishers from its ...

Dec 11, 2014

Sony PlayStation to make China debut next month as ban ends

Sony Corp. will release its PlayStation 4 console in China next month, following Microsoft Corp. into the world’s biggest game market after the government eased restrictions. Sales will start Jan. 11 with a price of 2,899 yuan ($469), Tokyo-based Sony said in a statement ...

Dec 10, 2014

Apple to build research facility in Yokohama

Apple Inc. said Tuesday it will set up a research and development facility in Yokohama, expanding its operations in Japan from sales-oriented activities. “We are excited to expand our operations in Japan with a new Technical Development Center in Yokohama which will create dozens ...

Dec 8, 2014

Test runs start on new section of Hokuriku Shinkansen Line

Test runs started Monday for trains to be used on a new section of the Hokuriku Shinkansen Line that will reach Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, according to East Japan Railway Co. and West Japan Railway Co. JR East and JR West will continue testing the ...