Late News: Met Police Considered Blocking Twitter, Skype Coming to Xbox 360, Google Doodle for Pierre de Fermat

Met Police chief has said that the department considered shutting down micro-blogging website Twitter when the riots were raging on, but could not do so because they were legally handicapped. According to British daily the Telegraph, the acting commissioner of the Met Police Tim Godwin revealed, while addressing the Home Affairs Committee, that the department had contemplated several times shutting down social networking website Twitter temporarily.

If leaked videos are to be believed, software giant Microsoft Corporation is integrating video chat and telephony service provider Skype with its gaming console, Xbox 360. According to tech website Win Rumours, early on Wednesday a video was leaked on YouTube that showed off new features that will be added to the gaming console Xbox 360 later this year. The listed features included Skype, fuelling rumours that Xbox 360 will enable gamers to interact with their Windows Live friends even while playing games.

Search engine giant Google has dished out a shopping app for tablet devices, bringing catalogs from multiple brands to a single platform. The Google Catalog app, available only for Apple’s iPad for now, comes with interactive media-rich product catalogs from brands in popular categories like fashion and apparel, beauty, jewellery, home, kids and gifts.

Today, Google is paying tribute to one of the most influential mathematician of all times Pierre de Fermat, on his 411th birth anniversary through a Doodle. Lawyer by profession, the French born mathematician is well known for his contribution to the fields of infinitesimal calculus, number theory, analytic geometry and probability. A couple of other revolutionary concept he blessed the scientific community with were the Fermat’s Principle as well as the Fermat’s Last Theorem.

Apple is all set to make an investment worth $1 billion into Sharp’s Liquid Crystal Display manufacturing plant in Japan, according to a new report. If the report is true, it will beef up Apple’s supply chain for the display products for the iPhone and iPad. Not just that, the move is also likely to reduce the company’s dependence on other suppliers, Samsung in particular with which it is in the midst of an intensified legal dispute.