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Dec 1, 2016

1.3 million connected devices around world infected with viruses: study

More than 1.3 million internet-connected devices around the world, including personal video recorders and security cameras, have been infected with computer viruses, according to a recent study by a group of Japanese researchers. The devices concerned, which form part of the so-called internet of ...

Dec 1, 2016

Australia strikes deal with Greens on taxing foreign workers

Australia’s conservative government struck a deal with a minor party on Thursday on a tax rate aimed at encouraging foreign travelers to pick fruit on the nation’s farms. The government and the left-wing Greens party reached a compromise on how much vacationers should be ...

'Legendary franchisee' who invented Big Mac dies at 98

Dec 1, 2016

'Legendary franchisee' who invented Big Mac dies at 98

The man who invented the quintessential American fast-food burger, the Big Mac, and inadvertently set off a race to create ever more expansive fast-food menus, has died. Michael “Jim” Delligatti passed away Monday surrounded by family at his home in a Pittsburgh suburb, according ...

Universal Studios parks to add Nintendo attractions

Nov 30, 2016

Universal Studios parks to add Nintendo attractions

Nintendo-themed areas will be added to Universal theme parks in Osaka, Orlando, Florida, and Hollywood, California, over the next few years, Nintendo Co. and Universal Parks & Resorts announced. The new areas will have multiple attractions featuring Mario and other Nintendo game characters, making ...

| Nov 30, 2016

Dollar higher above ¥112.70 in Tokyo

The dollar extended gains and rose above ¥112.70 in Tokyo trading on Wednesday, underpinned by month-end demand from exporters and buying from institutional investors. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥112.72-72, up from ¥112.31-31 at the same time Tuesday. The euro was at ...