Evening Tech Headlines For March 23rd, 2011: “Father of OS X” Leaves Apple, Yahoo Debuts “Future of Search”

→ by Andy Yen < @renowned >
at 4:40pm Mar 23, 2011

Your evening tech headlines:

  • Betrand Serlet, SVP of Mac Software Engineering, to leave Apple – He drove the development of OS X. Apparently, there was no ill will or funny business going on – he just wanted to do something else.
  • Yahoo Search Direct debuts – Just when you thought Yahoo was out of the search business, it gets back in with a new search box. It acts sort of like Google Instant search, except instead of just showing URLs, it’ll also show relevant answers instantly. Try typing in “Los Angeles weather” or “Kobe Bryant” into the search box to get an idea of what they’re going for. It’s a neat trick, but maybe not enough of a draw to change my habits.
  • Google Chrome 11 beta brings voice-to-text capabilities – Now you can talk to your computer! If you download the new Chrome beta, you can test out talking to it here.
  • Groupon President and COO to step down – This is kinda weird, given that Groupon is fast becoming the hottest tech company out there poised to make a lot of money. Hopefully the story’s juicy enough to get a David Fincher movie made out of it!

 

About the Author: Andy Yen

Andy loves to live his digital life on the bleeding edge. He usually falls into the category of "early adopter" by being in on new gadgets and beta versions of software and sites. Most of the time it doesn't end up biting him in the ass. He also loves video games and music and curates a site called My Day Will Come if you're into those sorts of things.

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