News An email exchange in April 2011 between Rebekah Brooks and her husband, Charles Brooks, referred to her losing an iPad

One phone on the list may have been a duplicate, another may have belonged to someone else and one iPad may have been lost

Government backs away from plan to close social media sites during riots

Threats to close down Twitter and other social media during civil disturbances, raised in the heat of this month's riots, have been abandoned. The subject was not even discussed during an hour-long meeting between senior ministers, the police, and representatives of Facebook, Twitter and Blackberry yesterday.

Warning after 2,000 held over London riots

Scotland Yard warned fugitive rioters tonight that it was "far from finished" as the force confirmed that more than 2,000 suspects have been arrested over the capital's disturbances.

Google buys Motorola in £7.7bn deal

Google stepped up its assault on the smartphone and tablet computer market today with the £7.7 billion acquisition of handset maker Motorola.

'People came out just because they're broke'

Rioter's view

Teenager on Blackberry riot charge

An 18-year-old woman has been charged with using BlackBerry messaging to encourage others to take part in violence.

Leading article: The Prime Minister's draconian gimmicks

The call for wider curfew powers is straight off the autocrat's traditional wish list

Mark Steel: Imagine the Bastille with BlackBerrys

At least there's one way in which the police seem to be improving. If the recently deposed Inspector Yates was still in charge he'd have said, "I've had a look and can see no evidence there's been any riots, so there'll be no arrests."

Hackney town hall evacuated

A town hall has been evacuated and closed amid fears of riot attacks.

'Mindless violence' spreads to Liverpool, Leeds and Birmingham

Embattled police struggled to contain a third night of riots, looting and arson as David Cameron cut short his holiday to chair a session of Cobra, the emergency co-ordination committee, scheduled for this morning.

BlackBerry looks for boost from launches

Mobile phone manufacturer Research in Motion (RIM) announced its "biggest ever launch" of BlackBerry handsets yesterday, days after it said it was cutting 2,000 jobs.

Firms chance their arm on two heads

Investors are wary, boards rarely go for it, but Deutsche Bank has hired joint CEOs. Nick Clark finds it may not be crazy

RIM set to axe 2,000 jobs and review management

The beleaguered smartphone giant Research in Motion is to slash its workforce by over 10 per cent as it kicks off a company-wide cost-cutting drive.

BlackBerry anger over 'inaccurate' comScore

BlackBerry's owner Research in Motion (RIM) yesterday launched a public attack on comScore, one of the leading research companies in the UK, saying its latest statistics on smartphone sales were wrong "by a wide margin".

Stephen Foley: Raising the debt ceiling may not be enough to prevent financial disaster

Outlook: Congressional leaders have been privately praying for tumult on the markets, to concentrate the minds of deniers who doubt the US will default

BlackBerry bosses try to placate shareholders

The bosses at Research in Motion, maker of the BlackBerry, sought to buck up their shareholders with the promise of a resurgence in sales in the second half of this year, amid gloomy predictions that the company could already be in long-term decline.

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