Today starts Google I/O 2010, Google’s largest Developer Converence, that takes place in the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Topics will be Android, Google Chrome, Google APIs, GWT, open web technologies and more.
A lot of rumours are flying around about what will be announced in the next days: Google TV, a new Google phone, a major update for Google Buzz, a new version of the Google Feed API, …
In a few hours I will attend the live stream-event at the Google Office here in Munich to watch todays keynote and I am already excited about all the coming news and announcements.
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)
Apple CEO Steve Jobs takes leave of absence until June, because health-related issues are more complex than he thought. Meanwhile Tim Cook will be responsible for Apple’s day to day operation. The company’s shares had dropped 7.8 percent after the announcement. (Via NYTimes.com)
Web design company Blueflavor launched 97bottles. It is a community site that lets you add, review and get to know different types of beer. It is for the ones who drink beer what is Corkd for wine lovers. 97bottles is very nice designed and supports OpenID. Would be nice if microformats would be supported too.
Flickr launched the nearby-feature. For photos with geotags it is possible to see other photos that have been taken nearby this location. Just click on map link in the Additional Information section of a photograph, then click on the “See nearby photos and videos”-link on the bottom of the pop-up layer to see something like this. You can filter by whom and when the photos were taken. (Via Twitter / Dunstan Orchard)
Google is not only cutting stuff, but Google Catalog Search will be discontinued, Jaiku will be release as open source, dodgeball.com will be discontinued, developement on Google Notebook will stop and uploads to Google Video will no longe be allowed. (Via Search Engine Land, Inside Google Book Search, Jaikido Blog, Google Code Blog, Google Notebook Blog)
Last week Twitter launched their Election 2008 site that shows the public opinion about the presidential election in a river of tweets. Hovering over a tweet pauses the updates. It’s possible to filter by candidates (Barack Obama, John McCain, Joe Biden or Sarah Palin) and hot election topics (VP Debate, Tina Fey or others) are visible too. So I found out that Oktoberfest is not very important for the US elections. (Via Twitter Blog)
YouTube is testing a new and improved video uploader and everybody can try it out. It’s possible to upload multiple files at once, edit the video’s metadata while the upload happens and videos can have a size up to 1 GB. (Via YouTube Blog)
Blues and rock and roll musician Bo Diddley died on June 2nd. Rest in peace and keep on rockin’.
Vidlink is a new app by Google, which lets you record movies and upload them to YouTube using the Mac’s built-in camera or many Firewire or USB video cameras. It supports importing videos from other programms too. (Via Official Google Mac Blog)