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Download Gold: Office for iPad Strikes it Rich

For those who thought Office for iPad was too late to the party, the numbers tell a different story. Today Microsoft announced that Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote combined have been downloaded a staggering 12 million times in one week.<p>If you doubt that number, then just take a look at the App …


Shell 'should face possible penalties over Kulluk oil rig grounding'

Report by US Coast Guard blames poor risk assessment and management for grounding of rig in Gulf of Alaska in 2012<p>A US Coast Guard report has concluded that authorities should consider hitting Shell with penalties over the grounding of an oil drilling rig in the Gulf of Alaska in 2012.<p><b>The 152-page</b> …

We're Spending A Lot More Time Online Thanks To Smartphones And Tablets

If you were ever wondering why Google has aggressively pursued Android, this chart is the answer. Mobile gadgets like smartphones and tablets have drastically increased the time we spend online according to a new report by comScore. The more time we're online, the better it is for Google.

Gear & Gadgets

Drayson Racing electric car sets new world speed record<p><b>Drayson Racing Technologies has broken the world land speed record for a lightweight electric car.</b><p>Its Lola B12 69/EV vehicle hit a top speed of 204.2mph …

Rio De Janeiro

Carlos Tevez: Manchester City striker moves to Juventus

<b>Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has completed his £12m move to Italian champions Juventus.</b><p>City and Juve agreed a deal of £10m that could rise by £2m with add-ons.<p>Tevez's City troubles<p><b>27 September, 2011:</b> City lose 2-0 to Bayern Munich with Tevez accused of refusing to warm up to go on as …


US home prices see biggest annual rise since 2006

<b>US home prices have seen their biggest annual rise since 2006, a closely-watched survey suggests.</b><p>The Standard & Poor's/Case Shiller index, which monitors single-family home prices across 20 cities, rose 12.1% in April compared to the same month last year.<p>The jump, due to increasing demand and a …

San Francisco

Microsoft brings BizSpark, Bing Fund, and its accelerators under one roof

Today Microsoft’s Rahul Sood announced the creation of Microsoft Ventures, the company’s collected efforts to provide software discounts to growing companies, incubate startups, and directly fund firms that it believes in.<p>The breadth of the program may seem unfocused, but Microsoft Ventures’ …