Soon to Launch: Lists — My name is Nick Kallen (@nk) and I'm the project lead on Lists, a new feature we're testing with a small subset of users. The idea is to allow people to curate lists of Twitter accounts. For example, you could create a list of the funniest Twitter accounts of all time …
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!: Twitter to Launch User Created Follow Lists
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: Twitter looking more like email shock horror
Adam DuVander / ProgrammableWeb: Twitter Adding Group Functionality As ‘Lists’
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: Coming to Twitter: Create Sharable Lists of Users
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Twitter to Get Lists — For a service that's famously slow …
Harrison Hoffman / Webware.com: Twitter launches ‘Lists’ in limited testing
Rob Diana / Regular Geek: Finally, Twitter Gives Us User Lists!
Chloe Albanesius / AppScout: Group Favorite Tweeters Together with Twitter ‘Lists’
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: Twitter's New Lists Feature Will Let You Follow A Group Of People At A Time
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: Twitter's New ‘Lists’ …
Manoj Jasra / Web Analytics World: Twitter to Launch: Lists
Seth Weintraub / Computerworld:
Apple purchased Placebase in July to replace Google Maps? — On July 7th, Fred Lalonde, the founder of openplaces.org announced in a tweet that Apple had bought the company that produced the Maps API that his company used in their software. — Pushpin is the name of the software API …
Discussion: CNET News, VentureBeat, GigaOM, Gizmodo, MacRumors, TechCrunch, Silicon Alley Insider, Edible Apple and PalmAddicts
Steven Musil / CNET News: Apple buy map service to compete with Google?
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: This is what Google divorce is like: Apple bought its own mapping company in July
Jordan Golson / GigaOM: So Why Did Apple Buy a Mapping Company?
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: Apple Buys Their Very Own Maps Company (See Ya, Google Maps)
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: Apple Bought An Online Maps Company
Sam Mcloughln / PalmAddicts: Apple buys into maps
Joshua Siegel / Google Mobile Blog:
Introducing the new Local Search for Mobile — The mobile search team is always looking for new ways to make searching the world around you as easy and useful as searching the web. Today we're introducing a redesigned local search experience on your phone that integrates with Google Maps …
Discussion: Mashable!, CNET News, IntoMobile, MobileContentToday, Search Engine Land, ReadWriteWeb, InformationWeek, mocoNews, VentureBeat, Internet2Go, Search Engine Journal and Phone Scoop, Thanks:atul
Jessica Dolcourt / CNET News: Now syncing: Google history on mobile phones
Dusan Belic / IntoMobile: Google revamps Local Search for Mobile
Todd Ogasawara / MobileContentToday: Google Local Search for Mobile Nearly Eliminates the Need to Type Search Terms
Jolie O'Dell / ReadWriteWeb: Google Launches Local Search for Mobile
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews: Google Revamps Mobile Search To Require Fewer Keystrokes
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal: Google Makes Local Mobile Search More Useful
Eric M. Zeman / Phone Scoop: Google Revamps Local Mobile Search for Phones and Desktop
Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
Cisco Buys Norwegian Firm for $3 Billion — SAN FRANCISCO — Cisco Systems continued to show just how serious it is about video conferencing, announcing late Wednesday night the $3 billion acquisition of Tandberg, a Norwegian video communications company. — Cisco has sold expensive …
Discussion: VentureBeat, Tech Trader Daily, TheStreet.com and Wall Street Journal, Thanks:atul
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: The acquisition days are back as Cisco picks up Norwegian firm for $3 billion
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily: Cisco To Buy Tandberg For $3 Billion In Cash
Joseph Woelfel / TheStreet.com: Cisco to Buy Norway's Tandberg for $3B
Jeff Chin / The Official Google Blog:
Translate your website with Google: Expand your audience globally — How long would it take to translate all the world's web content into 50 languages? Even if all of the translators in the world worked around the clock, with the current growth rate of content being created online …
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped, louisgray.com, ReadWriteWeb, Search Engine Journal, Mashable!, Webware.com, Lockergnome Blog Network, Shooting at Bubbles, creativebits and silicontap.com, Thanks:jungleg
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped: Google Widget to Let Your Visitors Translate Your Page
Jolie O'Dell / ReadWriteWeb: Google Announces New Translator Gadget for Websites
Barb Dybwad / Mashable!: Google Answers Facebook With Website Translation Tool
Ron Schenone / Lockergnome Blog Network: Google Now Offers To Translate Your Website - Expand Your Audience Globally
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
BumpTop Goes Multi-Touch. Um, Awesome. — What if the desktop on your computer was just like your actual desktop? That's the core idea behind BumpTop, a really nice looking graphical overlay for Windows-based operating systems. But as cool as BumpTop looked, you still had to use your mouse and keyboard to manipulate it.
Discussion: VentureBeat, StartupNorth and Technologizer, Thanks:cye
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: BumpTop adds multitouch interface for Windows 7 computers (get free codes)
Jonas Brandon / StartupNorth: Just Launched: BumpTop Multi-Touch for Windows 7
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Death to QWERTY? — TechCrunch's MG Siegler has a thought …
Brian Lam / Gizmodo:
Apple Tablet Aiming To Redefine Newspapers, Textbooks and Magazines — Steve Jobs said people don't read any more. But Apple is talks with several media companies rooted in print, negotiating content for a “new device.” And they're not just going for e-books and mags. They're aiming to redefine print.
Discussion: Mashable!, TheStreet.com, Netly, PC World, Technologizer, The Register, Trends in the Living Networks, ChannelWeb, The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs, Gadget Lab, Boing Boing Gadgets, AppleInsider, MacRumors, Electricpig, The iPhone Blog, I4U News, 9 to 5 Mac, Crave, GottaBeMobile.com, TechVi, LOOPRumors, The Huffington Post, O'Grady's PowerPage, Edible Apple, The Apple Core, Peter O'Kelly's Reality Check and digg.com
Barb Dybwad / Mashable!: Apple Aims to Redefine Print with Tablet [Rumor]
James Rogers / TheStreet.com: New York Times Eyes Apple Tablet Potential
Josh Quittner / Netly: The Third Screen: Apple's been meeting with publishers about the new iTablet... Not
JR Raphael / PC World: Apple's Tablet: Now Saving Newspapers Near You
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Magazines: Still Ripe for Digital Reimagining
Rik Myslewski / The Register: Apple tablet will ‘redefine print,’ says rumor mill
Brian Kraemer / ChannelWeb: Apple Tablet: An iPod For Your Newspaper?
Steve / The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs: Josh Quittner of Time magazine refutes Gizmodo report on Tablet
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab: Apple's Tablet Could Be Print Industry's Lifeboat
Rob Beschizza / Boing Boing Gadgets: Is Apple's tablet a kindle-killer?
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Apple's Tablet Effort Aiming to Redefine Print Media?
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: More iTablet Rumors: Apple Set to Redefine Newspapers, Textbooks, Magazines
Robert Evans / I4U News: Apple Tablet: Filled With Books, Newspapers, Textbooks?
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple tablet will revolutionise eBook publishing
Scott Stein / Crave: The gadget blog: Do Kindles (and other e-readers) need better ways to annotate?
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: Redefining Print with Tablets Apple or Otherwise
Randall Bennett / TechVi: More Apple tablet revelations, can consumers parse it?
Howard / LOOPRumors: Apple to redefine print media?
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core: iTablet redux, more details trickle out
Peter / Peter O'Kelly's Reality Check: Apple Tablet Aiming To Redefine Newspapers, Textbooks and Magazines …
Johanna Wright / The Official Google Blog:
Surfacing forum posts in search results — Today, we introduced a new search feature that makes it easier for you to find forum posts or discussions related to what you're searching for. This new addition to Google search results applies to sites that tend to have a large number of posts on a specific topic.
Discussion: Search Engine Watch, Mashable!, Search Engine Land and ReadWriteWeb, Thanks:atul
Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch: Google Adds Forum Deep Links to Search Results
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Google Now Highlights Forum Posts in Search Results
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land: Google Rolls Out Sitelinks Display For Forums
Walter S. Mossberg / Personal Technology:
HTC's Hero May Be Your Scene — Super-smart phones based on Google's Android operating system have been relatively slow to take off since the first one appeared a year ago. Despite Google's iconic brand, they have yet to develop the strong bond with U.S. consumers achieved by the Research in Motion …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Toshi Tajima / Google Mobile Blog:
Your mobile and desktop search history now in sync — Sometimes I do a search on my desktop computer, only to find that I need to repeat the same search again later on my mobile phone. Today in the US we're launching Personalized Suggest for Android, iPhone and Palm WebOS …
Discussion: MobileContentToday and SEO and Tech Daily, Thanks:atul
Todd Ogasawara / MobileContentToday: Google Searches Now Sync Between Desktop & Mobile Devices
Charlie Anzman / SEO and Tech Daily: Google Syncs Desktop Searches To Your Phone
Jeff Smykil / Ars Technica:
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and digg.com
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: iTunes LP requirements pretty hefty, perhaps include tablet clues?
Boy Genius Report:
BlackBerry Storm 2 hitting Verizon Wireless around October 25th? — One of our ninjas just blessed us with a product inventory shot from Best Buy. It shows that Best Buy locations will be getting BlackBerry Storm 2 dummy units starting October 25th. Why is that important?
Discussion: CrackBerry.com blogs, Phone Arena, jkOnTheRun, Mobilewhack.com and Engadget Mobile
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: The Party Line — Phone Buzz of the Day
Gina Trapani / Lifehacker:
Google Wave First Look — If you're not one of the 100,000 lucky users who gets an invitation to Google Wave today, don't fret. You can check out Google Wave right here. — But first, ground rules. Click on all images in this post to see them full size. Uppercase “Wave” refers to the entire Google Wave product.
Discussion: ProgrammableWeb, Digits, Mashable!, TechCrunch, eWeek, ChannelWeb, Marketing.fm and digg.com
Andres Ferrate / ProgrammableWeb: Google Wave Public Preview Goes Live
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Digits: What's Next for Google Wave
MG Siegler / TechCrunch: Google Wave: There Will Be Backlash
Clint Boulton / eWeek: SAP, Salesforce.com Could Sell Their Wares in the Google Wave Store
Eric Friedman / Marketing.fm: Thoughts on Google Wave
iPhone, Android, Pre trump others in satisfaction — Modern touchscreen phones like the iPhone, Android devices and the Palm Pre are proving to be much more enjoyable to use than conventional smartphones — at times in spite of their networks, according to a CFI study.
Discussion: internetnews.com, StrategyEye, IntoMobile, CNET News, Business Wire, PC World, WMExperts, Macworld, The Microsoft Blog, eWeek, Wireless Week, Digital Daily, DSLreports and InformationWeek
Sarah Vizard / StrategyEye: More than 90% of US iPhone users love their phones
Lance Whitney / CNET News: Survey: Consumers smitten with smartphones
Nancy Gohring / PC World: IPhone, Android Boost Mobile Web Usage
Phil Nickinson / WMExperts: Windows phones considered ‘generic’ in survey
Don Reisinger / eWeek: 10 Ways Microsoft Can Turn Around Windows Mobile
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Palm's Pre Inventory Glut
Ed Hansberry / InformationWeek: The Perils Of Relying On The Cloud
Elizabeth Woyke / Forbes:
Best Buy Partners With Google On Mobile — Retailer's mobile division is creating its own mobile apps and launching a new Web site to sell phones. — Best Buy is giving consumers more reasons to purchase cellphones at its stores instead of at mobile operator shops.
Discussion: Googling Google and Android and Me
Garett Rogers / Googling Google: BestBuy partners with Google in mobile
Taylor Wimberly / Android and Me: Best Buy Mobile partners with Google
MSN Introduces Online Tools to Help People Make Smarter Health and Lifestyle Decisions — From swine flu info to symptom checkers, MSN My Health Info includes a broad range of widgets and tools to attract health-minded consumers. — Today, MSN released the beta of My Health Info …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown: MSN Debuts Online Health Service
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide: MSN takes Health Vault mainstream, releases “My Health Info”
AT&T Acquires Plusmo to Further Mobile Applications Strategy — DALLAS—(BUSINESS WIRE)—AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T - News) today announced the acquisition of privately-held Plusmo, Inc., a leading provider of cross-platform mobile application solutions, bringing to AT&T an open standards technology …
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica:
Microsoft Recite dies on December 31, 2009 — Seven months after its initial release, Redmond has announced it will be killing off Microsoft Recite on the official Microsoft Recite blog as well as the Microsoft Recite website: “Microsoft will no longer be offering the Microsoft Recite Technology Preview as of December 31, 2009.
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and TechFlash
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun: Microsoft Pulls the Plug on Recite for Windows Mobile
Todd Bishop / TechFlash: Microsoft nixes Recite app
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Report: Comcast Buying NBC for $35 Billion. Comcast: “Inaccurate” — Here's the big media deal everyone has been waiting for. Or at least, here's the report: Sharon Waxman of TheWrap reports that cable giant Comcast (CMCSA) is buying all of NBC Universal from GE (GE) for $35 billion.
Joe Flint / Company Town: Comcast in deal talks with NBC Universal
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily: Comcast Denies It Has Deal To Buy NBC Universal
Elizabeth Guider / Hollywood Reporter: Comcast, NBC Universal in reported deal talks
Ben Parr / Mashable!: RUMOR: Comcast In Talks To Buy NBC
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider: Comcast Denies Having Deal To Buy NBC
Kelly Riddell / Bloomberg: Comcast Says It Has No Agreement to Buy NBC Universal from GE
Dan Moren / Macworld:
Tweetie pricing fuss highlights App Store flaw — You need no better sign that Twitter and the iPhone have gone mainstream than the absolute furor that's erupted over Tweetie 2 for iPhone. A fuss over upgrade pricing ? Have we now so exhausted our concerns over swine flu and the health-care debate …
Discussion: Just Another iPhone Blog, Technovia, Guardian and iPhone Development
Patrickj / Just Another iPhone Blog: Tweetie 2 Pricing Controversy: An Interview with Tweetie's Creator
Ian Betteridge / Technovia: Tweetie pricing fuss highlights App Store flaw - Macworld
Charles Arthur / Guardian: Which would you pay for on the iPhone: apps or content?
Jeff LaMarche / iPhone Development: A Sense of Entitlement: Tweetie 2
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Nvidia shows off next-generation graphics chip — it's a little late — Nvidia announced today that it has created a next-generation graphics chip, code-named Fermi, that is crucial to the future of the company and its crusade to spread graphics computing beyond graphics.
Discussion: Bright Side Of News, PC Perspective, internetnews.com, The Tech Report, Engadget, Electronista, DailyTech, HEXUS.net and Softpedia News, Thanks:marissac
Theo Valich / Bright Side Of News: nVidia GT300's Fermi architecture unveiled: 512 cores, up to 6GB GDDR5
Scott Wasson / The Tech Report: Nvidia's ‘Fermi’ GPU architecture revealed
Nilay Patel / Engadget: NVIDIA launches Fermi next-gen GPGPU architecture, CUDA and OpenCL get even faster
Sylvie Barak / HEXUS.net: What to expect from NVIDIA's GTC conference
Alex Himel / Facebook Developers:
Facebook Connect, Easy as 1, 2, 3 — Earlier today, we announced Translations for Facebook Connect, which simplifies and streamlines the process of translating a website into to any of the more than 65 different languages Facebook currently supports. As we continue to provide ways …
Discussion: TechCrunch, blogs.ft.com, Fast Company, internetnews.com, The Register, The Social, Mashable!, All Facebook, GigaOM, VentureBeat, Inside Facebook, Computerworld, Twittercism and VatorNews, Thanks:atul
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: Facebook Just Made It Super Easy To Put Connect On Your Site
David Gelles / blogs.ft.com: Facebook makes it easier to Connect
Kit Eaton / Fast Company: Facebook Plans for the End of Its Salad Days
Caroline McCarthy / The Social: Facebook Connect branches out
Christina Warren / Mashable!: Add Facebook Connect Features to Your Site in Three Steps
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook: Facebook Introduces Connect Wizard
Jennifer Martinez / GigaOM: Facebook Makes It Easier for Devs to Tap Into Connect Magic
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat: Facebook eases Connect sign-up to expand reach across the web
Juan Carlos Perez / Computerworld: Facebook tries to simplify Connect implementations
Chris Caceres / VatorNews: Facebook launches “Facebook Connect Wizard”
Jolie O'Dell / ReadWriteWeb:
Delicious' New Flavors: Refined Search, Interactive Graphs, & Much More — On the Delicious blog today, the social bookmarking site has announced a slew of enhancements in addition to the usual bug fixes for their most recent release. — From their interactive graphs to their iPhone-optimized mobile site …
Discussion: delicious blog
Motoko Rich / ArtsBeat:
The Vook: A Picture Book, but the Pictures Move — In a book-bending experiment combining film and prose, Simon & Schuster and Vook, a multimedia company that produces video content for books, are releasing four digital titles in which links to short video segments are seamlessly interspersed throughout the text.
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV: Simon & Schuster Authors on “Game-Changing” …
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch:
Verizon debuts the HTC Imagio, their first smartphone with V CAST TV — Aaaand the rumor mill nails it again. Confirming rumors from a few weeks back, Verizon has just announced that their big, beautiful Windows Mobile 6.5 handset, the HTC Imagio, will be launching on the same day as 6.5 itself: October 6th.
Discussion: Boy Genius Report, Engadget, WMPoweruser.com, Crave and Gizmodo
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report: Verizon announces the HTC Imagio, available October 6th for $199.99
Bonnie Cha / Crave: The gadget blog: Verizon Wireless introduces HTC Imagio
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Twitter's Geolocation API Appears To Be Live. But Most Of You Are Lost. — I noticed something interesting tonight. In the new build of Tweetie 2 (not out yet), a bunch of little red location markers started appearing next to tweets in my stream. Knowing that this new version …
Broadcom's Nicholas After The Fall — Forbes Magazine dated October 19, 2009 — Broadcom cofounder Henry Nicholas faces up to 360 years in jail on charges of backdating options and distributing illegal drugs. … Henry T. Nicholas III says he didn't do it.
Eric Engleman / TechFlash:
Amazon settles lawsuit over deleted Kindle copy of ‘1984’ — Amazon.com caused a stir a few months ago when it remotely deleted copies of George Orwell's “1984” and “Animal Farm” from people's Kindles as part of a dustup with publisher. A Michigan high school student, Justin Gawronski …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
City of Portland, Oregon Officially Backs Open, Structured Data — The City Council of Portland, Oregon unanimously approved a resolution today that directs the city government to open data to outside developers and encourages adoption of open source solutions in technology procurement.
Discussion: dailywireless.org and Silicon Florist, Thanks:turoczy
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Open Source: Moving Up