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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


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


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


MIT reverses autism in mice

Suppressing the activity of a particular enzyme fixed brain cell structure and communication and improved mouse behavior.

By June 26, 2007


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


Open sourcing pharmaceuticals

What will those crazy open sourcerors think of next? :-)

By November 17, 2007


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


Free online service cuts back on catalog clutter

Web site removes your name from mailing lists. Imagine what your recycling bin would look like if you didn't get a stack of catalogs in the mail each day.

By December 4, 2007


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


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