Sean Parker sets up $250m cancer immunotherapy collaboration

A $250m (£177m) grant from Silicon Valley billionaire Sean Parker, announced on 13 April, aims to speed development of more effective cancer treatments by fostering collaboration among leading researchers in the field. The Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy will include over 40 laboratories and more than 300 researchers from six key cancer centres. Apr 14, 2016

Lafarge India sale hits roadblock

The Competition Appellate Tribunal stayed the sale of 11 million tonnes of cement capacity by the company after an appeal by Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd. Apr 14, 2016

Mark Zuckerberg touts Messenger chatbots and opens up Facebook Live

Facebook said on 12 April it will allow developers to build chatbots inside its Messenger app to enable users to communicate with businesses directly in its latest effort to dominate enterprise transactions and customer service. The chatbots expedite Facebooks moves to build out Messenger as the go-to place for users to contact businesses rather than through third-party websites. Apr 13, 2016