Workers at Chivas Brothers' bottling plant in Dumbarton accidentally flushed thousands of liters of whiskey down the drain.
The blunder took place at the plant during the night shift on Tuesday while workers on duty mistook the whiskey for waste water while equipment was being cleaned.
The smell of the drained out spirit was so strong that even sewage workers reported it.
According to the findings of Nielsen's Mobile Consumer Report, 97 percent of the UK population owns a mobile handset, with nearly 61 percent owning a smartphone. More than half of the smartphone users in the country have said that they have never received any adverts when their handset in is use.
The Nielsen report's revelation that nearly 53 percent of the UK smartphone users haven't got adverts while using the phone implies that either mobile advertising is easily ignored by the users or it is apparently an underused marketing channel.
Dish Network Corp.'s effort to acquire wireless broadband operator Clearwire Corp may get a major setback as wireless broadband operator is reportedly planning to tap financing from Sprint Nextel Corp.
Dish placed a bid to acquire Clearwire for $3.30 a share. But, Dish also indicated that it would withdraw its offer if Clearwire took financing from Sprint.
Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple is employing its own Advertising Identifier technology to have more control over the way advertisers gather user information from mobile devices, according to TechCrunch.
Citing unnamed industry sources, TechCrunch reported that Apple's App Review team is preventing apps that make use of "cookie tracking," a move that hints that the tech giant is going to implement its own technology to identify advertising.
Domino's chief executive Lance Batchelor has claimed that the popular pizza delivery service is now fundamentally a digital business.
Batchelor said more than 50 per cent of sales last year were made online, and the figure cross 60 per cent by the final quarter of the last year. He further claimed that some of its stores in the UK saw more than 80 per cent of their delivered sales ordered online.
According to the chief, systems sales jumped nearly 13 per cent to £598.6 million; while online sales grew 46.7 per cent to £268.6 million, from £183.1 million in the previous year.
Mozilla Foundation has announced that its Firefox browser would soon start blocking cookies from third-party advertisers by default.
The move will prevent advertising networks from tracking internet users' online activity.
While Firefox users already have the ability to manually disable advertising cookies, the new patch will enable the browser to mechanically block third-party advertisers.
Software giant Microsoft Corp.'s Surface tablet computer will become available in Japan sometime next month, in March, according to a recent Nikkei report.
Citing anonymous sources, the report also says that Microsoft will launch Windows RT-based Surface tablet in the Japanese market. It may be noted here that Windows RT is a cheaper version of Windows 8 operating system.
Announcing its re-entry into the mainstream tablet space, Hewlett-Packard (HP) on Sunday unveiled a new Android-based tablet called the Slate 7.
The Slate 7, which is the computer giant's first tablet release since the botched Touchpad tablet, runs Google's Android 4.1 OS and features a 7-inch screen that offers a resolution of 1024 by 600 pixels. The manufacturer claims that it performs well outdoors as well.
It comes equipped with a 1.6 GHz dual-core processor, 8 gigabytes of storage, a 3-megapixel photo snapper at its back and a VGA camera on its front for video chat.
Defence giant BAE Systems has issued a warning that its profits would continue to remain under pressure due to cuts in defence budgets in the US and the UK.
For the last year, BAE announced pre-tax profits of £1.4 billion, down from £1.5 billion from the previous year. Revenues slipped 7 per cent, from £19.2 billion to £17.8 billion.
Underlying earnings before interest, taxation & amortization (EBITA) slipped from £2.02 billion in 2011 to £1.9 billion in 2012.
The latest generation HTC smartphone, the HTC One, is perhaps the most serious contender to Apple's iPhone and Samsung' Galaxy handsets.
The new HTC One features 4.7-inch, full HD screen, with a resolution of 1,920 by 1,080 pixels that gives it a density of 468 pixels per inch (ppi). Corning's Gorilla Glass protects the display.
Under the hood, it has a quad-core 1.7 Gigahertz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, and 2GB of RAM.
Lloyds Banking Group CEO Antonio Horta-Osorio came under more pressure to forsake his bonus after the Financial Services Authority (FSA) slapped the lender with a fine of £4.3 million for failing to pay compensation to payment protection insurance (PPI) mis-selling victims in time.
The FSA yesterday fined Lloyds for failing to compensate around 140,000 PPI mis-selling victims promptly. The watchdog said that thousands of those victims who had to wait for several months for compensation should have been compensated within 28 days.
Renowned auto giant Nissan has announced that it would introduce its all-new version of its Note to the world at the Geneva Motor Show next month.
Nissan's new car, which has been dubbed as the first of a wave of "bold new models," will be manufactured at the company's Sunderland plant in the UK.
Designed by Nissan's Technical centres in the UK and Spain, the car will directly target the likes of Ford's best-selling Fiesta.
Software giant Microsoft has confirmed that it would replace Windows Live Messenger, which was originally called MSN Messenger, with Voice over IP (VoIP) service Skype on 8th of April. In other words, Windows Live Messenger will start to be shut down from 8th of April.
Microsoft said that the process of upgrading from messenger to Skype would consume a few weeks to complete, and that messengers would find themselves unable to use the service.
Norwegian giant Statoil's £4.6 billion project in the Mariner heavy oil field in North Sea is expected is expected to provide a big boost to the UK's economy by generating several hundred new jobs and hundreds of millions of pounds in tax revenues.
The project, which recently received green signal from the UK government, is the country's largest offshore oil project in more than ten years.
According to Energy Secretary Ed Davey, the project in the Mariner heavy oil field east of Shetland was a "vote of confidence" in the UK's oil & gas industry.
Internet search giant Google on Thursday celebrated Valentine's Day as well as the birth anniversary of George Ferris (the inventor of Ferris wheel) with a single doodle.
The beautiful, interactive doodle featured two Ferris wheels in amusement park. Speaking about the background of the doodle, Google doodler Brian Kaas said, "Romance and amusement parks often go hand in hand."
American engineer George Ferris was born on Valentine's Day, February 14 in 1859, thus yesterday was the 154th birthday of this great engineer, who presented the world with a great way to make fun.