Over the last couple of weeks we have been updating our code base to a new platform. The update went reasonable smoothly and we will be turning our attention to rolling out our new design and UX. Stephen Gornick makes some good points in is his recent blog post (http://forrst.me/sgornick/posts). In this he mention the need for bitcoin based web applications to improve their web design if order for bitcoin to become more attractive to new users. We are currently working though our new design and it will be deployed over the coming weeks.
Gavin Andresen featured YouTipIt during his excellent Ignite presentation. During his presentation Gavin gives a overview of bitcoin and its current state. Could bitcoin become the reserve currency of the world in 50 years?
A java implementation of the bitcoin client has been released (http://www.bitcoin.org/smf/index.php?topic=4236.0). The most interesting thing about this development is that the implementation is by a Google employee. Maybe someday soon Google will accept bitcoins for Adwords!