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By Brenton Currie     May 30, 2009 in Technology
This week has very busy for the tech industry, with some big product announcements from companies such as Microsoft and Google from two different conferences.
Google I/O
Google this week held their annual developers conference, exciting developers across the world with their announcements.
Google's 'Wave' at next-gen email announced - Google's major announcement at the conference was a new product called Wave, which as Brenton Currie reports, has been labelled the web 3.0 version of email, or what email would look like if it were to be invented today.
Google I/O begins, Google gives away free phones - What a way to start off a conference - tell all your attendees that they will be walking away with a free HTC Magic v2 at the end of the day, with a 30 day free 3G data plan. It's also a great way to promote Google's upcoming Android update, leaving developers very happy.
D: All Things Digital
The Wall Street Journal this week held their annual technology conference, with the likes of Twitter, Microsoft and Yahoo attending.
Microsoft rolls out ‘Decision engine’ - Undoubtedly one of the biggest announcements from the conference was Microsoft's announcement of their new search engine dubbed Bing to be officially released on June 3. It features some handy new updates but will have a tough job giving Google a run for its money.
Twitter @ the D: All things digital conference - Twitter opened the conference with the keynote speech, but failed to mention anything astonishingly new. Among things discussed were possible ways for the service to make money, as well as reaffirming the fact that Twitter is not for sale.
Yahoo search still for sale at the right price says Bartz - Yahoo's CEO Carol Bartz this week at the D: All Things Digital conference confirmed reports that Microsoft and Yahoo were talking again about a possible search sale, with speculation Steve Ballmer (Microsoft CEO) and Bartz held a meeting whilst at the conference to talk about a possible deal.
And in other news
Other little tidbits of information from this week.
Twitter denies reality TV show claim - Twitter was forced to rebuke claims this week that it was creating its own reality TV show, saying that it has no intentions of making their own show and was simply a new agreement with the Reveille and Brillstein.
Microsoft announces new Zune HD - Microsoft has announced that it will begin manufacturing a new Zune device, labelled the Zune HD, to be sold in the US only from this Autumn. New features include a touch screen, wireless connectivity and a HD radio tuner.
iPhone, iPod Touch rumoured to get direct movie and TV downloads - Rumours began circling the web this week that the iPod Touch and iPhone are set to get video and TV show downloads direct to the devices, starting with the new iPhone 3.0 OS due out in the coming weeks.
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