Twitter Boots Third-Party Advertisers
The terms of service for developers using Twitter will be updated this week to exclude in-stream, third-party advertising. Ad networks like Ad.ly and 140 Proof could be undone by this recent change, aimed at preserving the quality of the Twitter user experience. Twitter is also tired of bearing the cost of maintenance for these advertisers that don't bring the company any value or revenue. However, Chris Dixon, a co-founder of an ad agency called Hunch, was very frustrated with the announcement and has been quoted saying, "Twitter is like a drunk guy with an uzi killing partners left and right. Expect investment in ecosystem to drop significantly."
HP Drops Windows 7 from the Slate - It's Going to Run WebOS
All the speculation about the demise of Windows 7 on the HP Slate and an upcoming WebOS-based tablet have been confirmed by HP Taiwan. As expected, HP is planning to roll out a new wave of smartphones and tablets based on the innovative and highly open Palm platform. HP will not be adopting WebOS for notebooks and desktops. The Slate will hit shelves sometime before October, according to the report.
All Signs Point to An iPhone 4 Unveiling on June 7th
Apple has announced that Steve Jobs will be the keynote speaker for the 2010 Worldwide Developers Conference on June 7th. Many are expecting Jobs to unveil the fourth generation of iPhones on that date (and maybe tell a few jokes about how it was found in a bar?) Last year Apple announced the iPhone 3GS, so history says that the iPhone 4G is next.
New Features in Java 7 (Dolphin)
Some more details on what you can expect in Java 7. Raja Kannappan brought us this link.