Well, it's been a really big week at Mountain View, with Google releasing two new tools in as many days. However, I'm kind of getting slightly sick with talking about the same company so much, so I'll mainly be linking to a few google-related news and analysis others have written recently.
Firstly, BBC News' Techdesk thinks about where Google is heading with all these new releases.
Also, the New York Times reports that Google is the new bad kid on the (silicon) block.
Tribeworks also wonders if Gtalk is more about Skype than about Jabber, even while Skype releases a new set of third-party development tools for it's own IM system.