Popular social media client Seesmic has launched some new updates for its iPhone app. It now supports Retina Display, creating and adding users to Twitter lists, in-reply-to-converation and direct messages in threads, checking private Facebook messages, pull-down to refresh, and Instapaper & Read it Later integration.
Sometime today, Street View fans should be able to take in sights on all seven continents for the first time ever. Coverage of Brazil and Antarctica will make this possible, and images of Ireland are supposed to become available, to boot.
Google announced some new features for Google Instant. They haven’t released it for the browser or for mobile yet, but they have added some desktop functionality.
First off, they have added keyboard navigation, so you can use Google Instant without touching your mouse, should you choose to do so. The navigation lets you scroll through Google’s search suggestions to bring up more instant results.
Many people laughed when Microsoft chose to call Bing a "decision engine," but the logic behind that name was apparent today when Microsoft exec Yusuf Mehdi spoke at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference. Mehdi indicated that he thinks Google Instant represents a step in the wrong direction.
Earlier this month, Google announced that it was making public its documentation for Local Shopping inventory for Google Merchant Center. This is a feature that lets retailers let consumers know about what they have in stock. Milo.com is another site that based upon a similar principle, and it’s doing pretty well.