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Samsung smartphone users get a shock: They can't delete Facebook

Business / Tech Jan 9, 2019

Samsung smartphone users get a shock: They can't delete Facebook

Nick Winke, a photographer in the Pacific Northwest, was perusing internet forums when he came across a complaint that alarmed him: On certain Samsung Electronics Co. smartphones, users aren't allowed to delete the Facebook app. Winke bought his Samsung Galaxy S8, an Android-based device that ...

Boeing edges Airbus to retain crown as world's largest plane-maker

Business Jan 9, 2019

Boeing edges Airbus to retain crown as world's largest plane-maker

Boeing Co. delivered a record 806 commercial aircraft in 2018, edging out Airbus SE to retain the crown as world's largest plane-maker as both manufacturers kept factories churning late into December to overcome earlier supplier shortfalls. The U.S. industrial titan also revealed a last-minute flurry ...

Baseball / MLB Jan 9, 2019

Hisashi Iwakuma wishes new Mariner Kikuchi well

Former Seattle Mariners and now-Yomiuri Giants right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma said Tuesday he hopes Yusei Kikuchi will make his mark on the majors when he joins the American League club. "I think you have chosen to join an amazing team," Iwakuma posted on Instagram. "I hope ...

'Shoe wars' target Japan's endurance runners

More Sports / Track & Field Jan 9, 2019

'Shoe wars' target Japan's endurance runners

by Kaz Nagatsuka

As the Tokyo-Hakone Round-Trip College Ekiden Race has grown into one of Japan's biggest sporting competitions, the event has increasingly become somewhat of a showcase event for running shoe manufacturers. Tokai University captured its first-ever Hakone title, dethroning four-time reigning champion Aoyama Gakuin University ...