Life and Style The Google campus at its headquarters in Mountain View, California

The suprise sale allows Google to drop a struggling part of their business and lets Lenovo leapfrog their way to third place in smartphone sales

Donald McCain saw Overturn winin his final race before the Arkle

Overturn on track to turn over Simonsig

Just because a favourite triumphs unchallenged at long odds-on by an extreme distance in a small field, it does not mean any lack of excitement. Such a spectacle, as those who followed Frankel last year on the Flat can testify, can be a thrill in itself. And so it was at Musselburgh yesterday, when the wholly admirable Overturn produced his third solo tour de force in as many runs over fences in his final outing before the Cheltenham Festival.

Top accountancy firms accused of exploiting tax laws they helped to draft

Britain’s largest accountancy firms help the Treasury draft financial legislation which they then use to help their clients evade tax, it was revealed today.

Crazy in love with fizzy drinks: Why sugar tax (or a burping Beyoncé) is needed to break the addiction

One in four British men and women are obese - and we're all paying for it

James Moore: Antigua's copyright comeback at Uncle Sam

Outlook Coming soon to a home cinema system near you: The World Trade Organisation (WTO) presents "The Online Poker Punch-Up" produced and directed by the Government of Antigua. Copyright? There is no copyright any more! Available for $1 at www.get-hollywood-for-nearly-nothing.com.

Annette Schavan has demanded a group of external academics assess her work

Will they ever learn...? Now Berlin’s schools tsar is accused of plagiarism

Annette Schavan could become second senior German politician to be stripped of doctorate

Aaron Swartz, founder of Reddit

Colleagues of 'seer of the web' Aaron Swartz face dark questions over his suicide

He was an internet pioneer – but now the foremost IT college in America faces questions in its possible role in the tragedy

Sony released the collection of Dylan’s demos shortly before the end of 2012

Bob Dylan releases just 100 copies of 'The 50th Anniversary Collected' boxset to exploit copyright loophole

Loophole could have seen the material distributed for free to millions

Daughter of William and Kate will be a princess

The Queen has declared that if the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have a daughter she will be titled Princess.

In a vindication for Google, Federal Trade Commission officials added that they didn't find enough evidence to support complaints that Google unfairly favors its own services in search results

Google does not skew search results, US antitrust regulators find

US anti-trust regulators have ended a long running investigation into Google without bringing any major charges against the search engine giant, a move that is likely to disappoint rivals.

Pippa and Kate Middleton

The New Year Dishonours list: Recognition for those who did their worst

There has been no shortage this year of nauseating figures in public life

The Business Matrix: Saturday 22 December 2012

ArcelorMittal cuts European value

Enthusiastic YouTube users are now allowed to use clips of films for mash-ups

Online video rights: You can copy it, as long as you make 'em laugh

New exemptions to copyright law will allow satirists to use music, literature and images online

Out of the blue: The World Trade Center in a scene from Mekas’s WTC Haikus

IoS art review: Jonas Mekas, Serpentine Gallery, London

An offer you can't refuse from the Godfather of New York's avant-garde

DVD & Blu-ray review: Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (U) Steve Martino, Mike Thurmeier (88mins)

The Ice Age saga drifts on with ever-diminishing returns. Mismatched pals Manny the woolly mammoth (Ray Romano), Sid the sloth (John Leguizamo), and Diego the sabre-toothed tiger (Denis Leary) are back, this time tasked with saving their families from a continental shift.

Richard O'Dwyer faced being the first person to be extradited from Britain to America to face charges of copyright infringement

Pirate site student pays £20,000 to US

A student who ran a website where users could stream pirated films has “avoided a conviction” after paying £20,000 to US authorities, his lawyer has said.

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Backhanders, bribery and abuses of power have soared in China as economy surges

Bribery and abuses of power soar in China

The bribery is fuelled by the surge in China's economy but the rules of corruption are subtle and unspoken, finds Evan Osnos, as he learns the dark arts from a master
Commonwealth Games 2014: Highland terriers stole the show at the opening ceremony

Highland terriers steal the show at opening ceremony

Gillian Orr explores why a dog loved by film stars and presidents is finally having its day
German art world rocked as artists use renowned fat sculpture to distil schnapps

Brewing the fat from artwork angers widow of sculptor

Part of Joseph Beuys' 1982 sculpture 'Fettecke' used to distil schnapps
BBC's The Secret History of Our Streets reveals a fascinating window into Britain's past

BBC takes viewers back down memory lane

The Secret History of Our Streets, which returns with three films looking at Scottish streets, is the inverse of Benefits Street - delivering warmth instead of cynicism
Joe, film review: Nicolas Cage delivers an astonishing performance in low budget drama

Nicolas Cage shines in low-budget drama Joe

Cage plays an ex-con in David Gordon Green's independent drama, which has been adapted from a novel by Larry Brown
How to make your own gourmet ice lollies, granitas, slushy cocktails and frozen yoghurt

Make your own ice lollies and frozen yoghurt

Think outside the cool box for this summer's tempting frozen treats
Ford Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time, with sales topping 4.1 million since 1976

Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time

Sales have topped 4.1 million since 1976. To celebrate this milestone, four Independent writers recall their Fiestas with pride
10 best reed diffusers

Heaven scent: 10 best reed diffusers

Keep your rooms smelling summery and fresh with one of these subtle but distinctive home fragrances that’ll last you months
Commonwealth Games 2014: Female boxers set to compete for first time

Female boxers set to compete at Commonwealth Games for first time

There’s no favourites and with no headguards anything could happen
Five things we’ve learned so far about Manchester United under Louis van Gaal

Five things we’ve learned so far about United under Van Gaal

It’s impossible to avoid the impression that the Dutch manager is playing to the gallery a little
Screwing your way to the top? Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth

Screwing your way to the top?

Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth, says Grace Dent
Will the young Britons fighting in Syria be allowed to return home and resume their lives?

Will Britons fighting in Syria be able to resume their lives?

Tony Blair's Terrorism Act 2006 has made it an offence to take part in military action abroad with a "political, ideological, religious or racial motive"
Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter, the wartime poster girl who became a feminist pin-up

Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter

The wartime poster girl became the ultimate American symbol of female empowerment
The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones: Are custom, 3D printed earbuds the solution?

The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones

Earphones don't fit properly, offer mediocre audio quality and can even be painful. So the quest to design the perfect pair is music to Seth Stevenson's ears
US Army's shooting star: Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform

Meet the US Army's shooting star

Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform