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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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