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News@10: Starcraft II Sales, Bing Maps Taxi Fare Calculator & Vodafone To Sell BlackBerry Torch

Games publishing powerhouse Blizzard managed to keep up the tempo after selling one million copies of Starcraft II in the first 24 hours by adding another half a million units the following day. The feat makes of Starcraft II the fastest selling PC game in 2010 and the fastest selling strategy video game of all time.

BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) has agreed to the Indian government's demands to allow its security agencies to monitor all e-mails and chat messages sent from its BlackBerry smartphones in India.

An application on Microsoft's Bing Maps now allow users to calculate taxi fares between two addresses. The taxi fare calculator, after users to highlight their start address and their destination, presents an estimated taxi fare fro the journey, as well as the shortest taxi route.

The Federal bureau of Investigations (FBI) has accused Wikipedia of illegally reproducing the FBI's seal. Wikipedia received a letter from the FBI, asking it to pull down the image of their official seal, an act which FBI has called illegal and prohibited by the US law.

Mobile phone operator Vodafone has announced that it will sell the just announced Blackberry Torch 9800 handset in the UK with those interested in the smartphone able to pre-register.