Twitter started Project Retweet to implement retweeting. It will be a bit different from what is retweeting now. There will be no RT, but the original tweet will show up in the timeline with the line retweeted by @name added to the date/time stamp. I agree with Eric Meyer‘s tweet that Twitter should fix replies above adding retweet features. (Via Twitter Blog)
Google Reader got some new features. It is possible to send blog posts to various sites like Delicious, Twitter, Facebook, Blogger and others. More sites can be added manually. There is the new feature to discover the feeds of people one is following. (Via Official Google Reader Blog)
Creative Commons licensed books can now be distributed on Google Books. More on can be found on the CC and Google Books Inside Google Books blog. (Via Joi Ito on Twitter)
YouTube‘s redesign went live. The site looks now cleaner, the masthead looks different and some functions were moved or eliminated. (Via Mashable)
Facebook is testing Facebook Lite, a simpler design for the site. Currently only a few selected users are able to access the Facebook Lite site. (Via Mashable)
Microsoft announced that they will launch a Zune HD on September 25th 2009. It will be thinner and and not as ugly as it’s predecessor. (Via Mashable)
Google introduced social gadgets for iGoogle, so everyone can share, collaborate and play games on iGoogle. (Via Official Google Blog)
My Opera lets you push updates to Twitter and Facebook. (Via My Opera news)
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Google Blog Search has been updated and includes now groups of popular stories clustered similarly to Google News. (Via Lifehacker)
Obama ’08: The Official iPhone Application gives access to information and news about Barack Obama and arranges your friends by state for the “call friends” feature. (Via Lifehacker)
Jon Hicks announce that he will join Opera Software as Senior Designer and will be responsible for Opera desktop, Widgets and Mobile/Mini browsers and general design. Jon Hicks is the one who designed the logo for Firefox, Mahalo, Miro and others.
Twitter Mobile finally has replies. (Via Twitter / Evan Williams)
Google Mail Labs added advanced IMAP controls so you can choose which Google Mail labels are shown in IMAP.
Qype, the Hamburg based user-generated local review site, launched Qype España and added Spanish as their fourth language.
Google finally rolled out the new design for iGoogle with canvas view that let’s you maximize gadgets to full-screen view. (Via Official Google Blog)
FriendFeed launched FriendFeed Real-time: New entries and comments appear in real time as they are posted. (Via FriendFeed Blog)
Stephen Fry’s web site has a new design and offers a blog, audio and video and a lot more. He is also on Twitter. (Via The New Adventures of Mr Stephen Fry)
Seesmic, the video converstion web site, started their mobile version.
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For some days
Google has a new favicon. Favicon is the tiny icon in the browser bar and it can be seen in the list of bookmarks. The reactions were mainly negative. Marissa Mayer wrote a blogpost about it on the Official Google Blog. There are several sets of icons that were designed and up to now there is no final solution. If someone has a nice idea for a favicon, there is a site to submit it to Google.
Opera released Opera 9.5. More about the the new version can be read in an article on Dev Opera. The official date for the launch of Firefox 3.0 is June 17th. This will also be the day to set a Guinness World Record for most software downloads in 24 hours.
Now multi-protocol instant messaging application
Adium 1.3 supports Facebook Chat. (Via Matthias Pfefferle)
Jeremy Zawodny will be leaving Yahoo!. (Via Daring Fireball)