Monthly Archives: March 2015

Google investigation dropped by US regulators

BBC News : Google narrowly escaped being prosecuted by the US government in 2012, reports the Wall Street Journal. Regulators at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) had been investigating complaints from Google’s rivals about its dominance of the internet search industry. An internal report obtained by the paper showed that some FTC officials had wanted to prosecute. Instead, the regulator ...

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Possible fatty acid detected on Mars

By Paul Rincon  Science editor, BBC News website, The Woodlands, Texas A fatty acid might be among organic molecules discovered on Mars by Nasa’s Curiosity rover. However, it’s not possible at this stage to determine whether the compound has a biological or non-biological origin. And contamination could still be responsible for the finding. The results come from Curiosity’s SAM instrument, ...

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TSB agrees £1.7bn takeover by Spain’s Sabadell

BBC News : TSB – the bank formerly owned by Lloyds – has agreed to a £1.7bn takeover by Spanish bank Sabadell. The takeover of the UK bank comes less than a year after it rejoined the stock market when Lloyds Banking Group sold off 50% of the business. Sabadell’s 340p a share offer is 4% above TSB’s Thursday’s close. ...

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Australia dump sloppy Pakistan out of World Cup

AGENCIES ADELAIDE : Australia overcame to a fiery spell from fast bowler Wahab Riaz to record an entertaining six-wicket win over Pakistan in the World Cup quarter-final at the Adelaide Oval on Friday. The co-hosts, chasing Pakistan’s modest 213 all out, were reduced to 59 for three in the 11th over before Steve Smith (65) and Shane Watson (64 not ...

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