News@10: Broadband Tax Scrapped, LinkedIn 'Like' Button & Virgin Media 400Mbps Plans

Chancellor George Osborne announced in his 'emergency budget' yesterday that the new coalition government had decided to scrap the 50p-a-month landline tax promised by the previous Labour government.

Virgin Media is all set to release a revolutionary new modem and router with the ability to handle speeds of up to 400Mbps. The network upgrades will be officially launched by the end of this year.

American people place more trust in technology giants Apple, Google, and Microsoft than in social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, a survey has revealed.

Chip maker AMD has developed a number of new processors for cloud computing, servers and infrastructure systems. The Opteron 4100 range, previously code-named 'San Marino', is designed to provide similar performance to AMD's existing server chips, but with much lower power consumption.

Professional social networking site LinkedIn has added a 'Like' button to its Groups service, the company has reported on its official blog.