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theEweekly Wrap: Icann, iPhone and I hate social media

Historic approvalThis week saw the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers' (Icann) board of directors approve a plan that brings about an historic change to the internet's domain name system. Until now only 22 domain name endings – or generic top level domains (gTLD) – have been approved by the board, but the recent approval will see this number increase dramatically.

Businesses, organisations, brands, and even individuals will ..
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Fashion in the hands of the consumer

The era of social media opens up more opportunities for both consumers and businesses alike. For the first time a brand can go directly to consumers in an instant and gain an idea of their likes/dislikes and wants/needs, bypassing the long process of in-depth market research. In the same way, consumers can more easily access brands directly in order to openly reveal what they like or dislike about a brand. This makes it an exciting time for an ..
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theEweekly Wrap: Court cases, collaborations and Project Spartan

Power networkingA huge joint venture was announced this week that could revolutionise mobile technology in the UK. Networks O2, Vodafone and Everything Everywhere – itself a joint venture between Orange and T Mobile – are to collaborate in an effort to boost uptake of the mobile wallet and other payment services. Contactless payments were launched in May 2011 by Orange, Barclaycard and Samsung, but The Next Web speculated that the ..
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The Manchester Masters

The Manchester Masters is a unique scheme designed to keep top graduates in the city. Now embarking on its third year the program offers ten top students the ability to live, work and study in the city centre. Students undertake a gruelling, Apprentice-style series of tests where they compete for a place in the final ten. The chosen few then begin a year where they each work for four different businesses across the city, while also studying for ..
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theEweekly Wrap: Consoles, Facebook tags and Panda 2.2

Sony sorryThe E3 2011 conference in Los Angeles took place this week, with gaming companies showing off their latest inventions. Sony took to the stage to reveal their successor to the popular PSP, a next generation portable christened Vita. The handheld device will feature optional 3G and a cloud save function, enabling players to continue a game from the Vita on their PS3 and vice versa.


Sony spokesperson Jack Tretton also took the opportunity ..

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theEweekly Wrap: Prototypes, pics and the Pentagon

Windows 8Microsoft has unveiled a prototype for a new OS, a successor to Windows 7. Demonstrations of the new software were given at press conferences in California and Taiwan, and revealed in an official video. Windows president Steven Sinofsky said: "What we tried to do with Windows 8 was reimagine what we want to do with a PC. We coloured outside the lines."


Tentatively dubbed Windows 8, the OS will run on phones, tablets, laptops and ..

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Google.co.uk or Google.com which do you prefer?

When the moment strikes and you need to 'google' something, which address do you type into your browser? Is it Google.com, Google.co.uk or is it a totally different country's domain?

With Google offering over 160 different domains across the globe there's plenty of options to choose from when you're in need of an instant answer to a burning question. Google is constantly acquiring new domains for smaller countries or regions and now offers users ..
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