Hilary Mantel has won the Costa Book of the Year award for “Bring Up the Bodies,” the first time an author has received that prize and the Man Booker Prize for the same novel. She accepted the honor, which comes with a check for 30,000 pounds ($47,250), during a champagne reception at London restaurant Quaglino’s.
Google Inc. dropped two patents related to industrywide technical specifications from an infringement complaint against Microsoft Corp. at the U.S. International Trade Commission, where Google is seeking to block U.S. imports of Microsoft’s Xbox gaming system.
“The Book of Kells” is without much question the greatest Irish work of visual art. It’s fitting that the culture that produced James Joyce’s “Ulysses’’ should also boast a masterpiece consisting largely of luxuriant, sometimes irrelevant, decoration of a text, in this case the four Gospels of the New Testament.
Astellas Pharma Inc. said its OSI Pharmaceuticals subsidiary, along with Roche Holding AG’s Genentech and Pfizer Inc., will terminate a case against Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. relating to patents for the cancer drug Tarceva. Settlement terms weren’t disclosed.
“Why does every plane have two pilots?” asks Michael O’Leary , chief executive officer of Ryanair Holdings Plc , the largest low-cost airline in Europe. Wearing sneakers, jeans, and an off-the-rack short-sleeved shirt, O’Leary is pontificating in his office at the company’s headquarters on the outskirts of Dublin Airport.