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  • LONDON, March 4- The idea of using vaccines to fight cancer has received a shot in the arm from a $1 billion deal between Bristol-Myers Squibb and Bavarian Nordic. Unfortunately, they have run into problems in practice, leading to a series of failures with experimental products such as Merck KGaA's Stimuvax and GlaxoSmithKline's MAGE-A3. The idea of combining...

  • WIRELESS SHOW HIGHLIGHTS: Eyes on Apple, BlackBerry Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 3:50 PM ET

    NEW YORK— As a major wireless show continues this week in Barcelona, Spain, Apple is highlighting the capabilities of its iPhone cameras with a gallery of photos taken by its users around the world. Apple Inc. isn't at the Mobile World Congress show this week, but is making its presence felt, as new phones are inevitably compared with iPhones. Here's a look at some of...

  • Speaking at the Mobile World Congress wireless show in Barcelona, Spain, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said Tuesday that "there needs to be a referee" for the Internet. The FCC's vote last week approved "net neutrality" rules that prevent Internet providers such as Comcast and Verizon from slowing or blocking Web traffic or from creating Internet fast lanes that...

  • WIRELESS SHOW PHOTO GALLERY: Gadget fans in Barcelona Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 11:44 AM ET

    BARCELONA, Spain— Gadget lovers from around the world are in Barcelona to view the latest in handheld and wireless technology. Tech giants like Samsung, Sony, and Lenovo also showcased their latest offerings. Photographers Manu Fernandez and Emilio Morenatti contributed.

  • BARCELONA, Spain— BlackBerry may be launching four new smartphones over the coming year, but the struggling company is staking its future on becoming a giant in software. CEO John Chen said at the Mobile World Congress wireless show in Barcelona on Tuesday that since he took over a year and a half ago BlackBerry has undergone a "philosophical" shift away from...

  • BlackBerry unveils new mid-market Leap smartphone Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 4:32 AM ET

    BARCELONA/ TORONTO, March 3- BlackBerry unveiled a new mid-market smartphone on Tuesday dubbed the BlackBerry Leap that is set to replace the Z3 device launched a year ago, in a move to woo buyers in certain emerging markets where BlackBerry still has a fairly large client base. The Waterloo, Ontario- based company said the phone, unveiled at the Mobile World...

  • BARCELONA, March 3- Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg was on hostile turf on Monday as spoke to executives at the world's biggest annual gathering of the mobile industry, renewing attempts to win their backing to help reach billions of users with no Internet access. His comments come amid an increasingly rancorous debate in which telecom and cable firms...

  • BARCELONA, Spain— Couldn't be in Barcelona this week? Here's a look from the floor of the wireless show as gadget heavy weight Samsung released its fancy new S6 Edge and Gear virtual reality headset, Google announced a foray into the wireless data plan market, and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg talked about getting the world online. Photographers Manu Fernandez and...

  • NEW YORK— High-end smartphones from Samsung and HTC have gotten much of the attention at this week's wireless show in Barcelona, Spain, but cheaper options are coming from Microsoft, Lenovo and others too. Meanwhile, Google and Facebook are working on giving people more ways to use those devices. Here's a look at what's been unveiled so far at the Mobile World...

  • Google and Facebook are taking different routes to expanding Internet use and access among the unconnected in developing countries. The two Internet giants gave updates on their efforts— and differing approaches— at the Mobile World Congress wireless show in Barcelona on Monday. And while Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Google Vice President Sundar...

  • *Greece says can overcome immediate funding crunch. MADRID/ ATHENS, March 2- Euro zone countries are discussing a third bailout for Greece worth 30 billion to 50 billion euros, Spain's economy minister said on Monday, but EU officials said there were no such talks. Speaking at an event in Pamplona, northern Spain, Economy Minister Luis de Guindos said the new rescue...

  • DUBLIN/ MADRID, March 2- Europe's tough treatment of Greece's new government has eased some immediate anti-austerity pressure in Ireland and Spain, but it may take a lot more than that to put Dublin and Madrid's ruling parties' re-election prospects back on track. They both toed the line with Germany in demanding that Greece stick to its bailout commitments- a...

  • MADRID— Spain created hours of confusion over the future of Greece's troubled finances Monday by announcing that eurozone nations were negotiating a third Greek bailout of up to 50 billion euros, then backtracking by saying the prospect of such a bailout is merely hypothetical. The high profile sequence of events began when Spain's Economy Ministry said...

  • The chief executives of Vodafone and Deutsche Telekom said on Monday at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that network operators needed to give special treatment to data for new services like connected cars and smart electricity meters to ensure that they functioned properly. "We favour net neutrality, but we need to be allowed to have quality classes to...

  • Google wants more people to get online so they can search around and click on its ads. The announcement confirmed leaks and media reports in late January that Google planned to enter the telecom market. More information will be released "in the coming months," Sundar Pichai, Google Inc.' s senior vice president of products, said during his presentation.

  • Responding to a growing market in China for low-cost handsets often priced below $100, Intel announced plans for the chip, code named Sofia, in late 2013 at a meeting with investors. As well as smartphones, the Sofia chip fills a gap in Intel's lineup of chips for tablets. In a costly strategy that elevated Intel to the No 2 spot in tablet chip market share, Intel last...

  • NEW YORK, March 2- AT&T Inc will link its connected car and smart home technologies to bolster its foothold in the fast-growing market for Internet-connected devices, a new battleground for the company and rivals ranging from Verizon to Google Inc.. The wireless company's home security and automation service "Digital Life" and connected car service "Drive" will...

  • GENEVA, March 2- The main talking point at this week's Geneva car show is likely to be a vehicle that may never be built: the Apple car. Thilo Koslowski, vice president automotive at technology market research firm Gartner, believes there is now a race between carmakers and tech companies to control the "brain" of next generation vehicles. The ability of software...

  • *Key launch in fight to stay No.1 vs Apple. SEOUL/ BARCELONA, March 2- South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled its latest Galaxy S smartphones, featuring a slim body made from aircraft-grade metal, in a bid to reclaim the throne of undisputed global smartphone leader from Apple Inc.. "We listen to our customers and we learn from our missteps," J.K. Shin,...

  • *Key launch in fight to stay No.1 vs Apple. SEOUL/ BARCELONA, March 1- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled its latest Galaxy S smartphones featuring a slim body made from aircraft-grade metal, in a bid to reclaim the throne of undisputed global smartphone leader from Apple Inc.. By some estimates, Apple surpassed Samsung as the world's biggest smartphone maker...