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HP revenue and profits decline, despite laptops growth

L'Inq - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 2:40pm

Firm marches on with break-up plans


Canada's Ebola Vaccine Nets Millions For Tiny US Biotech Firm

Slashdot - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 2:40pm
Anita Hunt (lissnup) writes: Iowa-based NewLink Genetics has secured a US$50million deal with pharmaceutical giant Merck for the experimental Ebola vaccine developed by Canadian government scientists. NewLink bought the exclusive commercial licensing rights to Canada's VSV-EBOV in 2010 with a milestone payment of just US$205,000. This is an interesting new twist in a story we've discussed previously, and which continues to draw media attention.

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Canada's Ebola Vaccine Nets Millions For Tiny US Biotech Firm

Slashdot - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 2:40pm
Anita Hunt (lissnup) writes: Iowa-based NewLink Genetics has secured a US$50million deal with pharmaceutical giant Merck for the experimental Ebola vaccine developed by Canadian government scientists. NewLink bought the exclusive commercial licensing rights to Canada's VSV-EBOV in 2010 with a milestone payment of just US$205,000. This is an interesting new twist in a story we've discussed previously, and which continues to draw media attention.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Canada's Ebola Vaccine Nets Millions For Tiny US Biotech Firm

Slashdot - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 2:40pm
Anita Hunt (lissnup) writes: Iowa-based NewLink Genetics has secured a US$50million deal with pharmaceutical giant Merck for the experimental Ebola vaccine developed by Canadian government scientists. NewLink bought the exclusive commercial licensing rights to Canada's VSV-EBOV in 2010 with a milestone payment of just US$205,000. This is an interesting new twist in a story we've discussed previously, and which continues to draw media attention.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Canada's Ebola Vaccine Nets Millions For Tiny US Biotech Firm

Slashdot - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 2:40pm
Anita Hunt (lissnup) writes: Iowa-based NewLink Genetics has secured a US$50million deal with pharmaceutical giant Merck for the experimental Ebola vaccine developed by Canadian government scientists. NewLink bought the exclusive commercial licensing rights to Canada's VSV-EBOV in 2010 with a milestone payment of just US$205,000. This is an interesting new twist in a story we've discussed previously, and which continues to draw media attention.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Right to be forgotten <i>should</i> apply to Google.com too: EU

El Reg - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 2:36pm
And hey - no need to tell the website you've de-listed. That'll make it easier ...

Europe’s data protection watchdogs say there’s no need for Google to notify webmasters when it de-lists a page under the so-called "right to be forgotten" ruling.…

Google will kill Microsoft Silverlight in Chrome by disabling NPAPI plug-in

L'Inq - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 2:17pm

Business-critical apps have till autumn 2015 to migrate


Apple’s $700 BEEELLION market cap makes it more valuable than Switzerland

El Reg - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 2:02pm
Cuckoo clocks and cheese no match for iThings

Apple has achieved a record-breaking market capitalisation of $700bn - making it more valuable than Switzerland.…

LHC's 'Heart' Starts Pumping Protons Before Restart

Slashdot - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 1:58pm
astroengine writes: While on its long road to restart, yet another milestone was reached at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) over the weekend. Protons were generated by the LHC's source and blasted through a "daisy-chain" of smaller accelerators before being intentionally smashed into a metaphorical brick wall. The particle beam didn't reach the LHC's famous 17-mile (27-kilometer) accelerator ring — they were stopped just short — but the event was used to begin calibration efforts of the massive experiment's detectors before the whole system is powered back up again early next year. "These initial tests are a milestone for the whole accelerator chain," said the LHC's chief engineer, Reyes Alemany Fernandez. "Not only was this the first time the injection lines have seen beams in over a year, it was also our first opportunity to test the LHC's operation system. We successfully commissioned the LHC's injection and ejection magnets, all without beam in the machine itself."

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Mesa Git Yields Performance Improvements For Newer AMD GPUs

Phoronix - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 1:39pm
Earlier this week I published some benchmark results showing Mesa 10.5-devel delivering Intel performance changes compared to Mesa 10.3 as found in Ubuntu 14.10. The next logical step to this testing is looking at the AMD Radeon graphics results for the R600g and RadeonSI drivers using multiple graphics cards while seeing what the open-source Radeon Linux driver has to offer if upgrading past what's shipped in Ubuntu 14.10 and other recent Linux distribution releases.

Fat upstart Nimble embiggens revenues by 77% in ONE quarter

El Reg - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 1:38pm
Even their losses are levelling off. You listening, NetApp?

Nimble Storage is providing an object lesson in how to grow a startup after IPO, posting a 77 per cent jump in quarterly revenues – with revenue growth outstripping the loss increase rate.…

ASA raps 'F*CK YOU GOOGLE' vlogger + chums over VIDEO LICKFEST

El Reg - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 1:20pm
Paid tongue action nipped by adland watchdog

The Advertising Standards Authority has rapped the knuckles of video bloggers for making it unclear when they’re actually recommending something and when they’ve been paid to hawk it to unsuspecting YouTubers.…

Sony To Offer Partial Refunds For PS Vita

Slashdot - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 1:15pm
mpicpp sends this report from the Houston Chronicle: "Hundreds of thousands of people who bought the handheld gaming console PlayStation Vita are in line for a partial refund from Sony because of questionable claims in its advertising. The Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday it had reached a settlement with Sony Computer Entertainment America, the U.S.-based arm of the PlayStation business, over advertising claims that the government contended were misleading. As part of the proposed settlement, Sony will provide refunds to those who bought the PS Vita console before June 1, 2012. They'll be eligible for either a $25 cash or credit refund — or a $50 merchandise voucher from Sony. ... Among the claims challenged by the FTC: That the pocket-sized console would revolutionize gaming mobility by allowing consumers to play their PlayStation 3 games via "remote play" on the console anywhere with a Wi-Fi connection, [and] that people could engage in "cross-platform" play by starting a game on a PlayStation 3, pausing it, and continuing the game with the PS Vita from where they left off. Not really true, the FTC said.

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Look out: That data protection watchdog can bite

El Reg - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 1:08pm
Regulation set to get tougher

Despite all the furores, calamities and Snowden-related shenanigans of recent years, the UK’s privacy watchdog remains something of a pussycat, and a lean one at that.…

The US should not be allowed to run the internet

L'Inq - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 12:59pm

People unsure who should run the 'net, but two-thirds vote against Uncle Sam


Sony Pictures is still in clean up mode following hacker attack

L'Inq - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 12:56pm

Movie firm lost its grip under threat of 'information' release


Megaupload overlord Kim Dotcom: The US HAS RADICALISED ME!

El Reg - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 12:44pm
Now my lawyers have bailed 'cos I'm 'OFFICIALLY' BROKE

Vid  Megaupload founder, wannabe politician and wanted man Kim Dotcom has spent all of his money trying to avoid extradition to the US to face online piracy charges.…

Speaking in Tech: Is OpenStack really letting the SAN shine?

El Reg - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 12:30pm
Live from Paris, it's our weekly techcast

Qt 5.4 Planned For Release On 9 December

Phoronix - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 12:20pm
As a continuation of yesterday's story about the Qt 5.4 release candidate being expected later this week, The Qt Company has now expressed their plans for a final release date...

Can't flog software for love nor money? UK mega-reseller Softcat probably ate your lunch

El Reg - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 12:16pm
UK firm hits £500m sales milestone

Unstoppable reseller juggernaut Softcat has smashed through the £500m sales barrier in the most recent fiscal year ended July, meaning it has grown for the past 36 straight quarters.…

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