So, this Tech Weekly will be somewhat abbreviated. All this week I have been migrating much of my content from a Gmail account to the full-blon Google apps (with interesting results). I’m still on top of the news though. Here’s what you should know this week.
YouTube Instant – After the release of the Google Instant search, a copycat of sorts has released the YouTube Instant site to mixed results. Coverage: The Windows Club. YouTube also started testing a Live streaming service similar to Ustream.tv and Justin.tv. Coverage: Download Squad, Google Operating System.
Twitter’s New Interface – This week Twitter held an event to launch their newly re-resigned web interface. This new interface makes much more use of the right sidebar, includes what looks like tabs and many more details. When viewing more about a tweet – there will be a quick view pane of sorts that allows for inline image and video viewing. Evan Williams says, at the event this week: “This is a complete revamp. This is a new architecture. The entire front-end is re-engineered.” Expect to see this new interface rolled out slowly to users. Coverage: ReadWriteWeb, TheNextWeb, The Twitter Blog
The new Twitter interface
New HTC Stuff – Smartphone maker HTC this week unveiled two new phones this week – the Desire HD and the Desire Z. Both come with new screens and processors in step with the already announced G2. Coverage: Boy Genius Report.
More tech news you might have missed: ZDnet says the new social service from Google called “Google Me” is coming this fall. More on that here. Google again fired two employees for breaking company policy. Singer John Mayer this week walked away from Twitter – and 4.7 million followers. Internet Explorer released a new beta of the version 9 browser that had some folks blown away. This did not include me. Get it here, if you want. OnStar began beta testing its Facebook application. Google Chrome has a new(?) shortcut to paste just text: CTRL +SHIFT + V.