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!