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theEweekly Wrap: Reefs, royalty and rude pictures

Google Sea ViewWe will soon be able to explore the seabed around the Great Barrier Reef, thanks to a major new project involving Google. The Catlin Seaview Survey is a scientific expedition to monitor the impact of climate change on the reef, set to commence in September 2012. However, as well as scientific data, the divers will be using specially adapted cameras - inspired by the eyes of sharks - to capture images of life under the waves. It is ..
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Mobile web or Responsive Web Design?

Same goal, different method

A boom in mobile technology in recent years means that the internet can now be accessed from a wide range of different devices, from computers to smartphones to tablet devices. As a result, the development of mobile websites has become necessary to ensure that content is optimised for viewing via different mediums.

In 2010, prominent web designer and developer Ethan Marcotte suggested the concept of Responsive Web ..
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theEweekly Wrap: Contacts, complaints and crooks

Contacts copycatsIt emerged this week that the contacts and address books of smartphone users may have been copied and shared without their knowledge. When an app invites users to 'find friends' or similar, it searches their contact list, but it seems some do not ask permission to access this data, while many in fact copy and store this data on their servers. Singapore app developer Arun Thampi first noticed the problem last week, relating to ..
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The usual suspects: Predictable Google results

Visibility is everything

A recent study has revealed that internet encyclopedia Wikipedia appears on the first page of results for 99 per cent of Google searches. While this is an extreme case, it is not the only website to be a familiar sight on search engine results pages (SERPs). Facebook, LinkedIn,, FreeIndex and Google's own products could all be considered part of this category, to some extent.

Does this mean that the availability of ..
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theEweekly Wrap: Groupon, journalists and job losses

Groupon lossGroup voucher company Groupon has revealed its first set of results since going public in November 2011. Unfortunately, the results for the last quarter show a net loss of $42.7m (£27m). Only 33 million Groupons were purchased during that time, which - along with extortionate tax expenses - was the company's excuse for the poor performance. Meanwhile, the net loss for 2011 as a whole was revealed to be $350.8 (£221.5m), despite ..
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theEweekly Wrap: Firefox, fallouts & Foursquare hatred

Infuriating FirefoxAnother day, another Firefox. Or so it seems at the moment as the Mozilla Foundation has rolled out yet another version of its browser. This week, we had the dubious pleasure of welcoming Firefox 10 to the office. Since Firefox 9 only reared its head on 20 December 2011, the new arrival shows there's still no end in sight for Mozilla's rapid release cycle. It's hard to believe we were all using Firefox 3 until March 2011.


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