TechFast: YouTube Streaming Movies, Google Tweaks Search, iPad 2

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Good morning! Here are some of today’s top tech links so far. We’ll cover a few of these throughout the day but feel free to get a head start.

Finding more high-quality sites in search

Link: Google

Google recently tweaked its search results “to reduce rankings for low-quality sites.” That’ll hopefully mean less crud for people like you and me to sift through, but it’ll likely irk affected web publishers.

Sources: iPad 2 lands in thinner body with spec bump and cameras, SD slot and higher resolution display are out

Link: Engadget

The iPad 2 is expected next Wednesday but it hasn’t stopped the rumor mill from churning. The latest: a few previously-rumored features it won’t have. Thinner? Yes. Lighter? Yes. SD card slot? No. Higher-resolution screen? No.

New evidence of Android apps running on BlackBerry phones emerges

Link: Boy Genius Report

Rumors of BlackBerry phones running Android apps are getting a little hotter thanks to developer ShopSavvy, which has reported that its Android app has been accessing its servers from BlackBerry handsets.

Google eyes UK launch of YouTube movie service

Link: New York Post

Google may be readying a paid unlimited streaming movie service in the U.K. a la Netflix and Amazon on Demand.

Android Market adds e-books; movies and music soon to come?

Link: Engadget

You can now buy your e-books directly from Google’s app store for use on your Android phones or tablets. But will it stop at just books?

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