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Ballygowan in pink for charity UPC to beat cinema to films Google says sorry for Buzz INM extends Lebedev talks

IRISH water label, Ballygowan, has launched a nine-month fundraising drive for the Marie Keating breast cancer charity.

Britvic Ireland, which owns Ballygowan, is investing €1.2m in the marketing campaign, which could become a permanent feature of the brand.

Until October, Pink Ballygowan bottles in aid of the charity will be sold alongside the established still blue and sparkling green bottle, in the drive called Be Part of It.

UPC to beat cinema to films

IRISH movie buffs could soon see Hollywood movies on their TVs before they are released in the cinemas.

UPC has revealed plans to create a video-on-demand service this year.

The group said that it will also offer a catch-up service on for the television, similar to the Player available on line.

It is believed that some pre-release movies and other films are likely to be part of UPC's planned new offering.

Google says sorry for Buzz

GOOGLE has retreated on its new Buzz social networking service and apologised for features which were seen as endangering privacy.

The internet giant issued an apology and said that it would alter a feature which automatically connected people in an address book.

Buzz will now merely suggest to new users a group of people they may want to follow or be followed by.

INM extends Lebedev talks

Independent News & Media PLC (INM) has extended the deadline for ongoing discussions with Alexander Lebedev to February 26.

Last year Mr Lebedev acquired a majority stake in the London Evening Standard newspaper.

INM has entered into an exclusive non-binding agreement with Mr Lebedev regarding its London-based Independent and Independent on Sunday titles and these discussions were due to conclude today.