Feb 19, 2014

Skyhigh Debuts CloudRisk, A Tool To Help Large Companies Track Their Cloud Exposure

Screen Shot 2014-02-18 at 5.10.37 PMSkyhigh Networks today debuted CloudRisk, a new tool to help corporations track and manage their potential risk due to use of cloud services. CloudRisk is a dashboard that tracks a firm's current surface area with cloud services, providing the company with a number -- on a scale of one through 10 -- regarding their current exposure and a comparable figure for their industry.

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Feb 8, 2014

Big Pharma Presses US To Quash Cheap Drug Production In India

An anonymous reader writes "Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), are leaning on the United States government to discourage India from allowing the production and sale of affordable generic drugs to treat diseases such as cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and hepatitis. India is currently on the U.S. government's Priority Watch List — countries whose practices on protecting intellectual property Washington believes should be monitored closely. Last year Novartis lost a six-year legal battle after the Indian Supreme court ruled that small changes and improvements to the drug Glivec did not amount to innovation deserving of a patent. Western drugmakers Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, Roche Holding, Sanofi, and others have a bigger share of the fast-growing drug market in India. But they have been frustrated by a series of decisions on patents and pricing, as part of New Delhi's push to increase access to life-saving treatments in a place where only 15 percent of 1.2 billion people are covered by health insurance. One would certainly understand and probably agree with the need for for cheaper drugs. But don't forget that big pharma, for all its problems still is the number one creator of new drugs. In 2012 alone, the U.S. government and private companies spent a combined $130 billion (PDF) on medical research."

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Feb 4, 2014

Trouble With Your Code? AirPair Connects You Live With Expert Programmers

Learning the fundamentals of programming is easy. But becoming an expert? That’s damn hard. There are a million and one languages, each with their own nuances, strengths, and weaknesses. Worse yet, the programming hype train is always chugging away; just when you think you’ve mastered the world’s greatest language, everyone will be talking up some […]

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