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theEweekly Wrap: Power, speed and crashes

New Jobs?Apple shareholders have refused to disclose whether they have a planned successor to CEO Steve Jobs. The 56-year-old founder has been on medical leave since January, and could not attend the annual shareholders meeting; second-in-command Tim Cook chaired it instead. There, shareholders voted not to reveal Apple's future king, after the Central Labourer's Pension Fund called for transparency.

The impending launch of the iPad 2 will ..

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Smartphone Market Share Q4 2010

Nokia records smartphone market share drop as Google claims top spot

The year 2010 ended with Google claiming the top spot in smartphone market share. The search engine behemoth has seen its Android operating system help power its smartphones to the market leader position.

During Q4 2010, 33.3 million smartphones shipped ran on Android, representing 32.9 per cent of the overall 101.2 million units sold. This marks an increase of 24.2 per cent on ..
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theEweekly Wrap: Child labour, Google penalties and homeless tweeters

Jobs for juniorsApple has conducted its annual investigation into its suppliers, with shocking results. The responsibility report found that 91 children were working for Apple suppliers in 2010, compared to just 11 discovered in 2009. Children were working at ten of the 127 audited establishments, with the worst offender – employing 42 children – being fired. The other employers were ordered to pay the children's education costs.

The ..

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The growth of long tail and Google Instant

  • More people are searching for long tails

  • Long tails are less competitive and more likely to convert

  • Google Instant has actually encouraged use of long tails

People are entering more words into the search box on Google. A study from digital trend tracker Hitwise has found that the number of searches featuring four, five and even six words is on the rise, while the number of queries using shorter keyword phrases is shrinking. We are witnessing the ..
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WWE and The Rock get cooking on social media

Wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson made a surprise appearance on World Wrestling Entertainment's flagship broadcast Monday Night Raw this week – sparking a social media frenzy in the process.

The 38-year-old's announcement that he will be the guest host of WWE's main yearly show Wrestlemania, made live on the programme, prompted Twitter to go over-capacity on Monday, something Mobile Marketing Watch credited to the way in which ..
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theEweekly Wrap: Nokia, Singapore and M&S

Nokia burning issue praisedBrother Sales & Marketing Director Phil Jones has complimented Nokia CEO Stephen Elop's memo to employees within the Finnish mobile firm. Elop sent a note to staff this week in which he compared the company's current position to that of a man on an oil platform "surrounded by flames". Jones applauded the move on his blog, praising the CEO for his honest approach.

Jones said: "I thought the metaphor wholly appropriate ..

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Fun with passwords

Matthew Pettitt is an expert in computer security issues. He was recently placed in the top 12 of the UK Cyber Security Challenge entrants, having competed against 4000 others for this distinction.

Most people nowadays have dozens of accounts for different online sites and services. Every site you visit seems to demand another account, and for each account you need a password. Surely it can't hurt to reuse a password?


For example, Andrew has ..
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theEweekly Wrap: Honeycomb, Egypt and the DEA

Hunting law breakersThe controversial Digital Economy Act (DEA) is to be reviewed by Ofcom almost a year after being rushed through parliament in the run-up to the election. The authority for media regulation has been asked by culture secretary Jeremy Hunt to assess the practicality of the act, namely the measures it outlines to deal with copyright infringement.

Although Hunt once said "I have no problem with the principle of blocking access to ..

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Using social media for fundraising

This September, I will be trekking up the Inca trail in Peru to the lost city of Machu Picchu, through Global Adventure Challenges. They have been organising worldwide charity challenge events and adventure holidays since 2000; this has helped raise over £5 million for a variety of charities located throughout the UK and abroad.

I will be raising money for CLIC Sargent, which does a superb job of supporting children with cancer and Leukaemia. I ..
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