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How U.S. sanctions hurt Iranian Internet activists

In 1997, President Clinton signed an executive order creating an electronic embargo against Iran. It's still in effect today -- and causing headaches and hassles for Internet companies.

By March 21, 2012


Microsoft buys Merck unit in life sciences push

The software maker said on Monday it is buying a unit of drug giant Merck to help its Amalga Life Sciences product.

By June 1, 2009


Moving to IPv6: Now for the hard part (FAQ)

Today, the last current-generation Internet addresses were divvied up at the highest level. Here's a look at what happens next in rebuilding the Net with the newer IPv6.

By February 3, 2011


IPv4 Internet addresses: 251 blocks down, 5 to go

A total of 33.6 million addresses are on their way to their ultimate users on the Net--meaning the last blocks of IPv4 addresses will be allocated soon. IPv6, hurry up, would ya?

By February 1, 2011


Oracle to pay $685 million for health care app firm

Tech giant signs a deal to acquire Phase Forward, which it will integrate into its two-year-old Health Sciences division.

By April 16, 2010


Zeus Trojan found on 74,000 PCs in global botnet

NetWitness uncovers 18-month-old attack designed to steal credentials for banks, social networks, and e-mail.

By February 17, 2010


iPhone app helped U.S. man survive Haiti quake

Trapped for 65 hours in the lobby of his Port-au-Prince hotel, Dan Woolley used information gleaned from an iPhone first-aid app to make a tourniquet for his fractured leg and stanch the bleeding from his head wound.

By January 20, 2010


Wonder what a chancre is? There's an app for that

Merck releases a new medical book and its companion iPhone app, The Merck Manual--Home Edition, a reference manual that includes timely health topics such as H1N1.

By October 8, 2009


Buzz Out Loud 923: Slumdog smell-ionaire

A company says it has made a virtual reality helmet that will give you sights, sounds, temperature, and even smell. Which makes us wonder if that's a good thing. Would you want to see movies with smell?

By March 4, 2009


MEDgle makes sick search better

Search for what you're sick with using MEDgle, a new sick search tool.

By December 13, 2007