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Problems with Assassin’s Creed: Unity lead to apologies and compensations from Ubisoft

On November 11, 2014 the videogame “Assassin’s Creed Unity” was released to the market. It’s one of the most anticipated titles of the year, with the launch in North America first and in the following days in the other continents. This new chapter in a series developed by Ubisoft and began in 2007 is set in Paris during the French Revolution and includes new expected features but also various problems that angered many fans. The discontent was such that apologies and promises of compensation came from Ubisoft.
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CERN opens the Open Data Portal to make Large Hadron Collider data available

CERN has announced the opening of the Open Data Portal. It’s a new website that is part of the organization’s Internet infrastructure where the data produced by the experiments at the Large Hadron Collider will be made freely accessible to anyone. Many details of CERN’s ALICE, ATLAS, CMS and LHCb experiments experiments will be made available and among them there are those that led to the confirmation of the existence of the Higgs boson.
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Hewlett-Packard announces the plan to split the company in two

Hewlett-Packard has officially announced its intention to split into two separate companies. Hewlett-Packard Enterprise will focus on products and services for businesses with Meg Whitman as CEO, thus maintaining the role she has in the current company. HP Inc. will be the company that will focus on personal computers and printers with Dion Weisler as CEO and Meg Whitman as chairman of the board.
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Happy birthday Vernor Vinge!

Vernor Steffen Vinge was born on October 2, 1944 in Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA. He’s not a prolific writer but he’s very appreciated. He won the Hugo Award with his novels: “A Fire Upon the Deep”, “A Deepness in the Sky” and “Rainbows End”. He’s also known in the field of technology for his speculations about the technological singularity and his collaboration with the Free Software Foundation.
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Microsoft acquires Minecraft producer for $2.5 billion

After many rumors in recent weeks, the official announcement came that Microsoft acquired Mojang, an independent video game developer, known in particular for the famous Minecraft. The terms of the agreement exceed even those already very high from the rumors because Microsoft provides the figure of $2.5 billion. The owner of the majority of the Mojang shares, Markus “Notch” Persson, decided to leave its creature along with co-founders Carl Manneh and Jakob Porsér.
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Mayo Clinic will use the IBM Watson system for medical research

IBM and Mayo Clinic have announced a project to use the Watson cognitive computing system in medical research in order to find more quickly the most appropriate clinical trials, especially for cancer patients. Those tests that provide patients suffering from various forms of cancer access to new types of treatments. The use of Watson is also expected to be extended to clinical trials concerning other types of diseases.
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