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Launch of private rocket backed by Horie fails off Hokkaido

/ Jul 30, 2017

Launch of private rocket backed by Horie fails off Hokkaido

The launch of what would have been Japan's first privately developed rocket to reach outer space failed Sunday off Hokkaido after telemetry was lost, forcing it to be aborted, the Hokkaido-based developer said. Officials from Interstellar Technologies Inc., founded by former Livedoor Co. President Takafumi ...

Europe battles Google News over taxing snippets of articles

/ Jul 30, 2017

Europe battles Google News over taxing snippets of articles

A major battle is brewing in Brussels over an EU reform plan that would force internet aggregators such as Google News to pay newspapers for displaying snippets of their articles online. Google is furious at the reform idea, but powerful publishers, including Axel Springer in ...

Toyota hopes to showcase eco-friendly tech at 2020 Games

/ Jul 27, 2017

Toyota hopes to showcase eco-friendly tech at 2020 Games

Toyota Motor Corp. is considering developing an electric vehicle for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games in a bid to showcase its eco-friendly technology, sources close to the move said. Toyota, one of the top-tier sponsors of the games, plans to introduce the EVs ...