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AM News: Under Water Google Street View, Bing Search Goes Personal, UK Gov Sets Up £180M Fund to Solve 4G TV Interference

An underwater version of the popular Google Street View service will start providing Internet users an exclusive photographic tour of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia - whilst it's been reported that a similar experience will soon be available in another famous reef located in Bermuda. Titled the Catlin Seaview Survey, the new project has been established as a joint venture along with Google, Queensland University as well as their sponsor the Catlin Group, a multinational insurance firm.

Microsoft has revealed its plans of building a new data centre in Dublin to get more space for their cloud services and has announced that it is investing around $130 million for the same. In Europe there is a huge requirement for cloud services like Windows Live, Office 365, Bing, Xbox Live and Windows Azure and this data centre is an effort to meet this requirement. The new data centre will be located next to the one already present in Dublin.

Software giant Microsoft is revamping the Bing search engine by introducing a handful of new features including the one that provides users more personalised search results. With this new offering, the Redmond based Windows maker will be following the footsteps of arch rival Google who introduced a similar feature sometimes back.

New research has found that broadband speeds of almost a third of all UK households are far below the national average. The study was conducted by price comparison portal uSwitch, with the data revealing that whilst approximately 50 per cent of UK's households were connected to a broadband network with a speed of 6.7 Mbps or above, a third had to remain content with a speed of only 5 Mbps.

The UK government has reassured the public that it will be setting up an £180 million fund in order to resolve any issues that could come about from TV interference caused by 4G network services. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) acknowledged that a number of households in the country may have fallen victim to the potential interference caused in their digital terrestrial TVs "when part of the spectrum being auctioned is used for 4G services".