Here’s the latest action:
Google’s index goes real-time — Soon, all web publishers will be able to have their new content show up in Google search results as soon as it appears on their web sites. This follows the intro of real-time Twitter and Facebook page updates in search results. ReadWriteWeb has some analysis.
Write with your finger, search your phone — Now phones running Android 2.0 or above will allow their users to search their phones by making the gesture of a letter on their touchscreens. Called Gesture Search, this new feature will also learn from itself, producing consistent results as it becomes accustomed to how you write letters.
Facebook in no rush to IPO — The Wall Street Journal looks at why Mark Zuckerberg hasn’t pushed his tremendously successful social network toward a public sale, even though it would make him one of the richest individuals in the country.
How the iPad will change the way we read — Major publishing house Penguin has visualized what books will look like on Apple’s new tablet, and they are completely different from anything you’ve seen or read. The company is already looking ahead to newfangled types of digital content that could be more engaging for readers than standard e-books.
WSJ coming to the iPad — News Corp. magnate Rupert Murdoch has confirmed that the Wall Street Journal is building an application for Apple’s iPad, and has actually gotten access to its own iPad to make it happen all the quicker. Of course this is all taking place under the cloak of ultimate secrecy.
Ubuntu rebrands after years of brown — After years of its iconic brown color scheme, Ubuntu 10.04, the newest edition of the Linux distribution, will have a slick new look, heavy on the black, in an attempt to refresh the brand’s image.
Internet Explorer 9 bakes in HTML5 — Struggling to compete in a market increasingly dominated by Firefox and Chrome, Internet Explorer’s newest version is speculated to emphasize HTML5 and new CSS standards. WebMonkey has the details.
Google, PayPal sign on with government logins — Both the search engine and payment platform, are part of a team of companies, including Verizon, promoting Open Identity Exchange, allowing government officials, with their assorted credentials, to share logins with certain, certified sites, like Google.