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BP oil spill costs pass $6bn mark
BBC News-2010-08-09 11:21:12

BP oil spill costs pass $6bn mark
A drillship burns off gas collected at the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill The leak was capped in the middle of July

The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico caused by the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion has so far cost BP a total of $6.Full Story

Hooked on Gadgets, and Paying a Mental Price
Hooked on Gadgets, and Paying a Mental Price Chang W. Lee/The New York Times SAN FRANCISCO — When one of the most important e-mail messages of his life landed in his in-box a few years ago, Kord Campbell overlooked it.
 
Pakistan blocks access to YouTube in internet crackdown
Women supporters of Islamic political party Jamaat-e-Islami hold a placard during a protest against Facebook in Karachi May 19, 2010.
 
Wi-fi owner fined for lax security in Germany
wifi security 26m German homes have wifi according to official figures. German citizens are responsible for the security of their own private wireless connections, a court has ruled.
 
Suspicious Package: TSA Worker Jailed After Junk Joke
 Suspicious Package: TSA Worker Jailed After Junk Joke. MIA worker assaults colleague who made crack at genitalia after walk through machine By WILLARD SHEPARD and BRIAN HAMACHER.
 
Adobe confirms plans to move away from Apple
Adobe sign Adobe has repeated a desire to "move away" from Apple products. Adobe has posted a short response to the letter Apple boss Steve Jobs has written about Flash technology.
 
Facebook's bid to rule the web as it goes social
By Maggie Shiels. Technology reporter, BBC News, Silicon Valley. Mark Zuckerberg wants to help users connect to "higher quality content" Facebook set out its stall to unseat Google and be at the heart of the web experience as it becomes more social.
 
Porsche gone green
Porsche 918 Spyder Concept Who said green cars can’t be mean? Not Porsche. On the eve of the Geneva Auto Show, the Stuttgart-based company took the wraps off the 918 Spyder Concept, a 2-seat mid-engine supercar with hybrid and electric drive technology.
 
Microsoft offers browser choice
Microsoft is to ask millions of users across Europe if they want to use a web browser other than its own.
 
Google poised to become your phone company
Google is set to become your new phone company, perhaps reducing your phone bill to zilch in the process.
 
Switzerland takes Google to court
Web search giant Google faces a court case in Switzerland because of privacy concerns over its Street View service.
 
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