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News@5: Call Of Duty: Black Ops Sells 7 Million Copies, BT Roll Out Fibre Optic Broadband & Facebook

Call of Duty: Black Ops has sold an estimated 7 million units on the day of its launch, making it the best selling video game of all time. VGChartz estimates that the latest CoD release has sold 7 million copies worldwide, following the 4.5 million pre-orders that were reported last week.

BT Chief Executive Ian Livingston

has said that the company's next generation high-speed fibre-optic roll out has reached 3 million homes across the UK. The company aims to increase the figure to over 4 million by the end of this year, and over 12 million by 2015.

Facebook is set to hold an event next Monday

, which could see the launch of its 'Project Titan' webmail service. The event is scheduled to start at 5:30 pm UK time on the 15 November, and already the internet is circulating with rumours about what Facebook will unveil to the crowd.

Digital retailers have launched a tirade of criticism

against online game download platform Steam for harming the PC gaming market.

According to


, rivals are claiming that the monopolistic hold that Steam has on the PC downloads market has made it far too competitive for new players.

UK broadcaster Five has joined with fellow broadcasters ITV, Channel 4 and the BBC in offering its TV content on Virgin Media's popular On Demand video service.The deal makes Virgin Media the only TV provider to offer catch-up services from all of the UK's major terrestrial broadcasters and adds to the already extensive TV back-catalogue on offer.