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theEweekly Wrap: Search, think and protest

Yahoo InstantYahoo! has launched a new feature named Search Direct, seemingly in an attempt to snatch some of the search engine market share back from its rivals. Search Direct is similar to Google Instant, predicting search results which change with every additional letter in a 'streaming' style. However, the service touts itself as providing "answers not web links".


This is partly because the results come from the Yahoo! web index, which is ..

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theEweekly Wrap: Advice for AOL, aid from Apple, and tech takes over Texas

Private livesUS consumers are to get a bill of rights regulating their online privacy, reports the Guardian. Concerns are mounting over the amount of information gathered by sites such as Facebook, Google and Twitter. The proposals – set out by Lawrence Strickling of the commerce department – would see the introduction of a privacy bill, stating the required levels of protection and revealing how the authorities would regulate this.


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theEweekly Wrap: Counselling, Cookies and Canines

Google breaks new toyGoogle purchased comparison site BeatThatQuote.com on Monday for a reported £37.7 million. The site, set up in 2005, compares financial services such as insurance, mortgages and credit cards. 90 per cent of the company was owned by London businessman John Paleomylites, who will pocket most of the cash. However, according to the Guardian the site made a £2 million loss in the year ending January 2010; the Google acquisition ..
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theEweekly Wrap: farmers, developers, and innovators

Olympics go onlineThe official website for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games has been launched, as the marketing campaign for the games went into overdrive. London 2012 merchandise shops have been opened in Heathrow Terminal 5, St Pancras International station, and various other locations around the capital. Meanwhile, mascots Wenlock and Mandeville star in a promotional video alongside celebrated UK athletes.


The site allows users to ..

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