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XMI delivers Singapore-made sound around the world

By Jan Onghanseng
-    Jun 30, 2017

A relative newcomer to the industry, Singapore’s XMI has steadily built a loyal base of fans of its wireless speakers around the world because of a commitment to constant innovation and uncompromis...

Under pressure, Western tech firms bow to Russian demands to share cybersecrets

via The Japan Times    Jun 25, 2017

Western technology companies, including Cisco, IBM and SAP, are acceding to demands by Moscow for access to closely guarded product security secrets, at a time ...

U.S. bans fresh Brazil beef imports amid ‘recurring’ safety concerns

via The Japan Times    Jun 23, 2017

Meat products are in a cold storage room at a supermarket in Rio de Janeiro during a March inspection by the state's consumer protection agency, PROCON. The United States announced Thursday a halt to all imports of fresh beef from Brazil, the world's second-largest producer, citing 'recurring' food safety concerns. | AFP-JIJI

The United States halted imports of fresh Brazilian beef on Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said, after a high percentage of shipments failed to ...

Japan may set tariff-free quota for EU beef under EPA

via The Japan Times    Jun 22, 2017

Japan is reportedly considering setting a tariff-free import quota for beef from European Union member states. | BLOOMBERG

Japan is considering setting a tariff-free import quota for beef from European Union member states, as requested by the EU in the two sides’ negotiations ...

USTR urges Japan to make ‘unilateral concessions’ on beef imports to ease trade surplus

via The Japan Times    Jun 22, 2017

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer urged Japan on Wednesday to make 'unilateral concessions' on beef imports in order to help reduce its trade surplus with the United States. | BLOOMBERG

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer urged Japan on Wednesday to make “unilateral concessions” on beef imports in order to help reduce its trade surplus with ...

Western Digital’s suit now seen as biggest hurdle for Toshiba sale of chip unit

via The Japan Times    Jun 22, 2017

After embattled Toshiba Corp. decided to negotiate exclusively with a consortium of Japan, U.S. and South Korean entities over the sale of its memory unit, a  lawsuit filed by Western Digital Corp. appears to be the biggest hurdle that needs to be cleared before the sale. | REUTERS

After Toshiba Corp. on Wednesday picked a Japan-U.S.-South Korea consortium as a preferred bidder for its flash memory unit, a lawsuit filed by Western Digital ...

In-flight internet ready to take off as new satellite technology boosts data speeds

via The Japan Times    Jun 22, 2017

By 2021, nearly half the global fleet of commercial aircraft will be equipped for in-flight internet, triple the number of planes ready to offer such services in 2016, a recent study reports. | AFP-JIJI

In-flight internet access, a nascent market still hobbled by slow speeds, is set to take off, as dedicated satellites make surfing in the skies a ...

Takata likely to file for bankruptcy protection on Monday

via The Japan Times    Jun 22, 2017

Air bag maker Takata Corp. is reportedly ready to file for bankruptcy protection on Monday. | BLOOMBERG

Struggling air bag maker Takata Corp. is apparently ready to file for bankruptcy protection Monday under the civil rehabilitation law, informed sources said Thursday. Takata, ...

Russia-linked wave of ‘computational propaganda’ misinformation seen manipulating public opinion worldwide

via The Japan Times    Jun 21, 2017

A wave of “computational propaganda,” largely driven by Russia, is impacting politics around the world by spreading misinformation designed to manipulate public opinion, researchers sai...

Ryan vows ‘full speed ahead’ on tax overhaul this year despite vast GOP divisions

via The Japan Times    Jun 21, 2017

House Speaker Paul Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin, pauses while speaking at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) manufacturing summit in Washington on Tuesday. Ryan said a tax overhaul must happen in 2017 to rebuild U.S. confidence and get the economy growing more robustly. | BLOOMBERG

Overhauling the nation’s tax code is a once-in-a-generation opportunity, says House Speaker Paul Ryan, who is promising to act by the end of the year ...

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