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Bayer Fights India's Compulsory Licensing Of Cancer Drug By Claiming It Spent $2.5 Billion Developing It

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Back in March last year, the Indian government announced that it was granting its first compulsory license, for the anti-cancer drug marketed as Nexavar, whose $70,000 per year price-tag put it out of reach of practically everyone in India. Nexavar's manufacturer, the German pharmaceutical giant Bayer, naturally appealed against that...
Bayer Fights India's Compulsory Licensing Of Cancer Drug By Claiming It Spent $2.5 Billion Developing It

Payments Network Dwolla Raises $16.5 Million Series C From Andreessen Horowitz & Others, Expands To San Francisco

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Building new infrastructure for digital payments may not sound sexy, but it’s an area that’s ripe for innovation. The legacy payments networks in existence today are bogged down with outdated technology, slowing progress. Des Moines-based Dwolla decided that the way to innovate in payments was to essentially blow up the...
Payments Network Dwolla Raises $16.5 Million Series C From Andreessen Horowitz & Others, Expands To San Francisco

Google Begins Building 1-Gigabit Internet Service in Kansas City

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Google breaks ground today on the super-fast fiber optic network it plans to build for the lucky residents of Kansas City, Kan. They'll get a 1 gigabit-per-second Internet connection, which will offer downloads 100 times faster than what most Americans get. Uploads will be a thousand times faster than average....
Google Begins Building 1-Gigabit Internet Service in Kansas City

Where are all the roadworks?

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A new map of roadworks in England and Wales is launched today. Could this be the extra information you need to plan a journey seamlessly?With the plethora of maps available these days you would think every journey could be planned perfectly. But when you're planning a route the maps rarely,...
Where are all the roadworks?

DOJ Helped AT&T, Others Avoid Wiretap Act, Promised Not To Charge Them If They Helped Spy On People

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Want to know one reason why the feds are so interested in giving blanket immunity to anyone who helps them spy on people? Perhaps because they're already telling companies that they have immunity if they help them spy on people. Specifically, they've issued special letters of immunity, more or less...
DOJ Helped AT&T, Others Avoid Wiretap Act, Promised Not To Charge Them If They Helped Spy On People

Love Data Valentines Day around the world

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Today, most of us celebrate love in one way or another – but how many different ways do you know? The Datablog found outValentine's day is today – February 14 – and a lot of us will be celebrating love in some way. Maybe you'll have a table for two...
Love Data Valentines Day around the world

Apple’s new iPad takes first regulatory step in China but launch date unclear

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The launch of the new iPad has seen Apple fans and enthusiasts worldwide given a new reason to get excited about the company’s tablet. For those in China however, where the device is yet to be launched, it marks a return to familiar territory: waiting on a delayed release date....
Apple’s new iPad takes first regulatory step in China but launch date unclear

China’s new microblog rules bring confusion aplenty but no initial restriction for users

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It’s been more than two days since the Chinese government’s deadline to introduce real-name regulations for microblogs passed, but users of the country’s main service — Sina Weibo — are continuing on with no initial sign of restriction. The ruling, which was due to come into force on March 16,...
China’s new microblog rules bring confusion aplenty but no initial restriction for users
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