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theEweekly Wrap: stock prices, search issues and secret Apple offices

Facebook highs and lowsFacebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has had a busy week, going from soaring highs to colossal lows over the space of a few days. On Friday, 18 May 2012, the social network finally released its widely anticipated public shares. Zuckerberg then followed the momentous occasion by marrying his girlfriend of nine years Priscilla Chan the following day.

However, the honeymoon quickly ended for Zuckerberg as the Facebook IPO came in ..

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Google Knowledge Graph: Changing the face of search results

Knowledge Graph results for comedian and actor
Eddie Izzard are shown on the right
On 16 May 2012, Google unveiled the latest design for its search engine results pages (SERPs), inclusive of Knowledge Graph – a new feature which uses imagery and context to provide faster, fuller answers.

More than this, however, it could represent a shift in the very purpose served by search results.

Knowledge Graph is currently available in the US only, ..
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theEweekly Wrap: Steve Jobs biopic, social network woes and smartphone sales

Sorkin to write Steve Jobs biopicScreenwriter Aaron Sorkin is to the pen the script for an upcoming Steve Jobs biopic. The film will be based on the authorised biography written by Walter Isaacson which details the life of the Apple co-founder. Sony Pictures co-chairman Amy Pascal has commented on the announcement, stating: "In his hands, we're confident that the film will be everything that Jobs himself was: captivating, entertaining and ..
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theEweekly Wrap: brain surgery tweets, BlackBerry revivals and battles in court

@brain surgeryThe first live Twittercast of brain surgery has taken place at the Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas. The operation which treated a 21-year-old woman was performed by a team including Dr Dong Kim, a renowned surgeon in the field. During the procedure, the social media department - including a neurosurgeon - sat in an adjacent room, watching the surgery take place. The team ran live tweets on the different stages of the ..
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Wikipedia reveals differences between Google and Bing

Source: Conductor.com
Despite a study in February 2012 indicating that Wikipedia pages appear in 99 per cent of Google's page one SERPs (search engine results pages), a more recent report has claimed that the correct figure is closer to 46 per cent.

However, Google is still apparently fonder of the online encyclopaedia than Bing, via which Wikipedia only appears 31 per cent of the time, when using the same criteria.

This is not only revealing ..
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theEweekly Wrap: Facebook donors, filesharing and flourishing ebook sales

Facebook likes organ donorsIn a bid to connect people throughout the globe, Facebook now gives its users an opportunity to share their organs along with their photos, videos and comments through the social network. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg have announced that members can now add whether they are an organ donor to their timeline. Also, a link to the official registry is provided for those thinking of becoming a ..
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