Here’s the latest action:

Google under the seaGoogle has updated its Google Earth offering for mobile devices running Android, allowing users to see maps of the oceans as well as land on their handsets.

EA raises eyebrows with Taliban gameElectronic Arts is getting a lot of flack for its forthcoming version of Medal of Honor for Sony PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360, which allows gamers to play as the Taliban, targeting American soldiers.

Twitter goes on hiring spreeThe micro-blogging service announced that it has hired Adam Bain to head up revenue, but it also brought former Googler Brent Hill, Amanda Levy and Dan Coughlin aboard as well, signaling major expansion.

White House gearing up for energy reportThe Obama administration will release a report later today detailing how the economic stimulus package has impacted science, innovation, and technology companies benefiting from loans and grants issued by the U.S. Department of Energy.

How to be a Gmail power userThe New York Times ran a feature on scientist Hilary Mason and tactics she uses to prioritize and streamline her email — an overall system that she has dubbed the E-mail Classifier.

Crowley bored by Facebook Places — Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley reportedly called Facebook’s new location-based features ‘Places’ “not that great or interesting.” Engadget has his full comments.

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