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Research in Motion (RIM), the maker of the Blackberry, suffered a new headache in its attempt to break into the tablet-computer market, announcing it had to recall 1,000 of its new Playbook tablets because of a software problem.

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The makers of the BlackBerry smartphone have launched their iPad rival, the PlayBook.

Blackberry looks to uncertain future

The smartphone has inspired devotion among users but the company risks losing its way in the market.

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Did I mention I was once on polite nodding terms with Colin Firth at the school gates? Or that I almost had a blind date with Helena Bonham Carter?

Howard Jacobson: Too wired to have a relaxing holiday

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Cyber attack hits India's investigative agency

A group calling itself the "Pakistani Cyber Army" has hacked into the website of India's federal crime investigation bureau and left a warning message to Indian hackers, local media said on Saturday.

Business Diary: Want to snackify your beverage?

Indra Nooyi, the chairman and chief executive of PepsiCo, is widely admired around the world, but has set a new standard for weird business-speak in talking about her company's purchase of a Russian dairy and fruit juice giant yesterday. "We see the emerging opportunity to snackify beverages and drinkify snacks as the next frontier in food andbeverage convenience," Ms Nooyi explained. Come again?

Ready To Wear: The only way a Birkin should be carried is open

So I'm having lunch at Claridge's with Victoria Beckham (as you do) and as we mill around for quite some time waiting to be seated, my dear muckerina Hilary Alexander of The Daily Telegraph hands me my perfume and BlackBerry, which she had, entirely unbeknownst to me, lifted from my handbag only seconds before.

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