News archive from 29 May 2015

Avago, Broadcom deal could put pressure on Qualcomm

Avago, Broadcom deal could put pressure on Qualcomm

Qualcomm Inc, which has dominated the market for connectivity chips on smartphones, has been looking to extend its reach into data centres and network infrastructure, but may find its way blocked by an enlarged competitor combining Avago's strength in...

 
Vodafone investors open to Liberty deal

Vodafone investors open to Liberty deal

Shares in the world's second largest mobile operator hit a 14-year high last week after Liberty's billionaire chairman Malone said a much-mooted union would be a "great fit" for his company. The positive reaction stands in contrast to...

 
Avago to buy Broadcom for $37 billion in biggest-ever chip deal

Avago to buy Broadcom for $37 billion in biggest-ever chip deal

Avago, which serves the wireless and industrial markets, is offering Broadcom shareholders $17 billion in cash and Avago shares valued at $20 billion. Broadcom is best known for its connectivity chips, which are used widely in smartphones made by...

 

Google makes the field trip virtual: Expedition VR system lets teachers take pupils anywhere in the world...

If your school field trips consisted of farms and museums, then you're in for a shock. Google  has revealed a special virtual reality system that it hopes will let students travel anywhere in the universe. Based on Google's Cardboard VR headset, the...

 

Scientists retrieve 'lost' memories in mice using LIGHT - and the technique could someday help treat...

Memories that have been 'lost' through amnesia don't just disappear. New research has found that they can be retrieved by activating brain cells with light. Researchers were able to do this in mice using a technology called optogenetics which uses...

 

Northampton were probably team to beat claims Saracens star Billy Vunipola as he plays down Bath challenge 

Billy Vunipola believes Saracens have already negotiated the toughest hurdle in their pursuit of the Aviva Premiership title and doubts Bath's claim they will persist with their attacking game in Saturday's final. Vunipola regards facing down...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport
 

Rory McIlroy is enduring a nightmare at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open... maybe a night with Van Morrison...

If you had to draw up a checklist of all the worst things that could have happened to tournament host Rory McIlroy in the opening round of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, you would be hard pressed to beat the brutal reality. A birdie-free card, his...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport
 

England must improve new-ball lengths, eliminate fielding errors and use Moeen Ali more as a bowler ahead...

England begin their final Test on Friday before the Ashes starts in Cardiff on July 8. Here’s what they need to improve before taking on Australia...   1: Sort out the new-ball lengths There’s no doubting the brilliance of Jimmy Anderson and Stuart...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport
 

Alastair Cook wants to keep winning in style as he sets sights on New Zealand and being England's highest...

Just four days after a thrilling victory that captured the public imagination and England are back in action needing to show they can carry on being cricket’s new great entertainers. The second Investec Test at Headingley is an opportunity for England...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport
 

Smoking ban 'reduced annual rate of child respiratory problems by 11,000'

Banning smoking in public places in England helped cut the number of children being admitted to hospital with respiratory infections by about 11,000 a year, researchers have said. The introduction of smoke-free legislation in 2007 was followed by an...

Guardian, 00:03 in Health
 

Andy Burnham to tell business leaders Labour should value spirit of enterprise

Andy Burnham, the frontrunner to be the next Labour leader, is to argue that his party should value entrepreneurial businessmen and women as much as nurses and teachers. The shadow health secretary, who is the favourite for the leadership, over Yvette...

Guardian, 00:03 in Health
 
Analysis - Avago, Broadcom deal could put pressure on Qualcomm

Analysis - Avago, Broadcom deal could put pressure on Qualcomm

Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O), which has dominated the market for connectivity chips on smartphones, has been looking to extend its reach into data centres and network infrastructure, but may find its way blocked by an enlarged competitor combining Avago's...

Reuters, 00:03 in Business
 
Liverpool keen to trigger Christian Benteke's £32.5 million buyout clause

Liverpool keen to trigger Christian Benteke's £32.5 million buyout clause

ASTON Villa manager Tim Sherwood says it would be "impossible" to keep star man Christian Benteke if a club meets his £32.5 million buyout clause. The fee in the 24-year-old's £50,000-a-week contract was discussed by Sherwood at Thursday's...

 

Accountancy watchdog to focus on suppliers after Tesco profits scandal

The relationship between retailers and their suppliers is to be scrutinised in the wake of the Tesco accounting scandal – in which the group overstated last year’s expected first-half profits by about £250m. The Financial Reporting Council (FRC), the...

Guardian, 00:05 in Business
 

Dozens of Canada's tar sands projects on hold as prices fall, analysis shows

Oil companies have frozen dozens of projects in Canada’s tar sands, amid falling prices and a rising tide of protest against one of the world’s most polluting fossil fuels. Some 39 projects containing 13bn barrels of oil are currently delayed or on...

 


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