Late News: Rovio Angry Birds, Google Bags 200+ IBM Patents, IE6 Pronounced Dead in US, ASA Bans TalkTalk Ad

Christmas turned out to be very favourable for Rovio as it was reported that the Angry Birds game received 6.5 million downloads over the holiday season. Spokesman for Rovio, Ville Heijari, told that, "We're really excited to have such a massive number of new people get acquainted with Angry Birds over the holidays, we have exciting new releases lined up for 2012, and can't wait to introduce them to the public,"

In a bid to beef up its patent war chest, search engine giant Google has acquired several patents from International Business Machines (IBM). According to an update made to the US Patents and Trademarks Office patent assignment database, Google has acquired a total of 217 patents from IBM,

Software giant Microsoft has reported that its decade old Internet Explorer 6 web browser is official dead in the United States. According to the company, less than 1 percent computers in the United States are running the web browser, trumpeting the death of IE6. The US joins Austria, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway to have a low IE6 usage.

TalkTalk has been told by the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) that it cannot make claims that it has the "UK's Safest Broadband" after BT revealed the package only used basic security measures. TalkTalk has been trying to come across as a safe broadband provider for parents that wish to withold certain portions of the internet from their children.

Search engine giant Google has violated its own set of rules and regulations regarding paid links for promoting its Chrome web browser. According to reports, search results related to Chrome that are penned by Google-funded bloggers are appearing in the result of the search on the Google, for example, on search by "This post is sponsored by Google," almost 400 pages appears.