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article imageThis week in Tech on Digital Journal

By Brenton Currie     Jun 5, 2009 in Technology
Take a look at what's been making headlines in the technology world this week on Digital Journal. From Windows 7 finally getting an official release date to reviews on Microsoft's new 'decision engine' Bing, we've got it all.
Microsoft
Microsoft this week had some announcements to make regarding Windows and Bing.
Hands on with Bing, Microsoft's new 'decision engine' - An in-depth review of Microsoft's new decision engine took place, with the results showing Microsoft may finally have gotten search right. And new reports surfaced last night showing Microsoft has overtaken Yahoo as the number two search engine, behind Google.
It's official: Windows 7 to be released on October 22- This week Microsoft finally confirmed the release date for the hit new operating system and announced it hopes to have all development work wrapped up by the end of July.
Microsoft rolls out Bing Travel- After announcing their search engine earlier this week, on Thursday Microsoft rolled out Bing Travel, a service which allows users to compare flight and hotel prices and even recommends whether you should buy your ticket now or wait a little longer.
Google
Google didn't have as many new announcements as last week, but it still mentioned a couple of handy new product features.
Spreadsheet-style search results offered in Google 'Squared'- Google this week announced a new way to view its search results using a Google Labs project called Squared.
Google e-book store coming later this year- Reports this week surfaced that Google is planning to launch an e-book store before the end of this year in a move which will place it against heavy-weights such as Amazon.
And in other news
Other little tidbits of information from this week.
China Shuts Down Twitter Before Tienanmen Square Anniversary- In a great report from both KJ Mullins and later on Mark Kersten, users in China have discovered themselves yet again locked out of sites such as Twitter and YouTube.
Google’s Operating System Android to Run Laptops- Raymond Bochman reports that Google's Android OS could soon be on laptops with plans by Acer and Asustek to release laptops and netbooks later this year. While we're on the topic, a new rumour surfaced late Thursday that HTC is planning to release two new mobile phones which will run Android.
Shuttle Endeavour Set For June 13 Blast Off- The Shuttle Endeavor is set for take-off according to John Louie S. Ramos, who says the flight will leave for space on June 13 after being approved by NASA officials.
Study: 10% of active Twitter users responsible for 90% of tweets- In a study that comes as no surprise to many, apparently 10% of all active Twitter users account for over 90% of tweets.
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