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BMS continues biopharma spending spree with Cormorant deal

Jul 06, 2016 11:21 am

Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) has acquired Cormorant Pharmaceuticals, a company focused on drugs to treat cancer sufferers, in what is its second major move in the sector this year.

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Deezer deal is music to Three users’ ears

Jul 06, 2016 11:02 am

Mobile operator Three has revealed a new partnership with one of the world’s largest music streaming platforms Deezer, which will give existing and new Three users instant free access to the music service for six months.

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Is Nintendo planning a controller for smartphones and tablets?

Jul 06, 2016 10:39 am

A bit of a late entry into the smart-device market, Nintendo has so far liked what it has seen. So much so, in fact, that it may start building some hardware to complement the mobile industry.

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Despite a lack of water, Saturn’s Titan could harbour life

Jul 06, 2016 09:55 am

We often think that water is the minimum requirement for life to occur on Earth, or any planet, for that matter, but new research suggests Saturn’s waterless moon, Titan, could still harbour life.

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iPhone 7 could ditch 16GB minimum storage for 32GB

Jul 06, 2016 08:24 am

It seems that Apple is coming to terms with the reality of the modern smartphone, as new reports suggest the iPhone 7 will ditch the 16GB of minimum hard-drive space in favour of 32GB.

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Is yours one of the 170k premises to be urgently added to National Broadband Plan?

Jul 06, 2016 08:20 am

The Government revealed yesterday that up to 170,000 additional premises are to be addressed as part of the National Broadband Plan after it emerged premises in areas supposedly covered by commercial telcos may not actually be served at all.

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New Horizons gets green light to explore beyond Pluto

Jul 06, 2016 07:50 am

Having sent back a wealth of information about our solar system’s best-known dwarf planet, the New Horizons spacecraft will continue onwards, having now gotten the green light to explore the Edgeworth-Kuiper Belt.

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Digital security player Netwatch raises €19.5m in new round

Jul 06, 2016 07:36 am

Carlow-based digital security specialist Netwatch has raised €19.5m in a new funding round that will enable it to take on the lucrative UK and US markets and develop its technology.

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Irish State will not own National Broadband Plan network when it is built

Jul 06, 2016 07:14 am

When it is built, it will be one of the finest fibre networks in Europe, but it won’t be owned by the Irish State. Instead, the National Broadband Plan network – which is budgeted between €500m and €600m – will be owned by the successful bidder or bidders for the vital contract.

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The modern CIO needs to be creative, collaborative and flexible – report

Jul 05, 2016 06:03 pm

BT interviewed more than 1,000 CIOs in 11 countries around the world to uncover the changes and challenges facing the modern CIO.

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