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Pokemon GO blamed for illegal border crossing from Canada to U.S.

Two youths unaware of their surroundings when they were playing Pokemon GO on their cell phones made an illegal border crossing this week from Canada into the United States in a remote part of Montana, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol said.

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Pokemon GO launches in Japan, bringing smash-hit game home

TOKYO Eager Japanese rushed to their phones on Friday to start hunting as Pokemon GO, the hit Nintendo-backed smartphone game, finally launched in Japan, home of the colorful cartoon characters.

Jul 22 2016

Powered by Google, U.N. flexes tech muscle to fight climate change

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - New Google-powered software will help the world tackle problems related to climate change, deforestation and food production, a United Nations agency said on Friday, as it presented its revamped online platform.

Environment Jul 22 2016

Sweden's Kinnevik says Zalando can withstand Amazon threat

STOCKHOLM Swedish investment firm Kinnevik, which backs Europe's biggest pure online fashion firm Zalando, is confident the retailer can withstand competition from Amazon because it caters to a different type of customer.

World, Jul 22 2016

Ride-hailing service Grab partners Indonesia's Lippo for mobile payments

JAKARTA Southeast Asian ride-hailing service Grab said on Friday it is teaming up with Indonesian conglomerate Lippo Group to roll out a mobile payment platform in its biggest market, extending its reach beyond transport.

Jul 22 2016

Facebook's solar-powered internet drone takes flight

SAN FRANCISCO Facebook Inc said on Thursday it had completed a successful test flight of a solar-powered drone that it hopes will help it extend internet connectivity to every corner of the planet.

Facebook Jul 21 2016