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 …
Discussion: Telegraph, Mashable!, ReadWriteWeb, L.A. Times Tech Blog, ProgrammableWeb, The Next Web, Search Engine Journal, Softpedia News, Pocket-lint.com, GeekSugar, Technologizer, Webware.com, Regular Geek, AppScout, Neowin.net, louisgray.com, broadstuff, Silicon Alley Insider, Twitterrati, TechCrunch, Brian Solis and Web Analytics World
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!: Twitter to Launch User Created Follow Lists
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: Coming to Twitter: Create Sharable Lists of Users
Adam DuVander / ProgrammableWeb: Twitter Adding Group Functionality As ‘Lists’
Martin Bryant / The Next Web: Twitter to let you create and share User Lists
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal: Twitter to Introduce Lists Feature Soon
Duncan Geere / Pocket-lint.com: Twitter announces Lists functionality
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’
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: Twitter looking more like email shock horror
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: Twitter's New Lists Feature Will Let You Follow A Group Of People At A Time
Mark Evans / Twitterrati: Wow! Twitter Adds A New Feature
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: VentureBeat, Gizmodo, CNET News, Pocket-lint.com, IntoMobile, GigaOM, Electricpig, MacRumors, TechCrunch, Edible Apple, Silicon Alley Insider, Neowin.net and PalmAddicts
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: This is what Google divorce is like: Apple bought its own mapping company in July
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: Apple Buys Their Very Own Maps Company (See Ya, Google Maps)
Steven Musil / CNET News: Apple buy map service to compete with Google?
Duncan Geere / Pocket-lint.com: Apple quietly buys online mapping company Placebase
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: Rumor: To compete with Google Latitude, Apple purchased Placebase
Jordan Golson / GigaOM: So Why Did Apple Buy a Mapping Company?
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: Apple Bought An Online Maps Company
Grant Steele / Neowin.net: Is Apple taking on Google in the mapping arena?
Sam Mcloughln / PalmAddicts: Apple buys into maps
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: Tech Trader Daily, VentureBeat, Computerworld, Wall Street Journal and TheStreet.com, Thanks:atul
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily: Cisco To Buy Tandberg For $3 Billion In Cash
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: The acquisition days are back as Cisco picks up Norwegian firm for $3 billion
Joseph Woelfel / TheStreet.com: Cisco to Buy Norway's Tandberg for $3B
Cisco Makes Recommended Offer to Acquire TANDBERG
Cisco Makes Recommended Offer to Acquire TANDBERG
Discussion: The Register and I4U News
John Oates / The Register: Cisco buys into video conferencing
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Cisco Buys Tandberg For $3 billion
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!, Search Engine Journal, Search Engine Land, ReadWriteWeb, IntoMobile, InformationWeek, mocoNews, CNET News, MobileContentToday, VentureBeat, Internet2Go and Phone Scoop, Thanks:atul
Jolie O'Dell / ReadWriteWeb: Google Launches Local Search for Mobile
Dusan Belic / IntoMobile: Google revamps Local Search for Mobile
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews: Google Revamps Mobile Search To Require Fewer Keystrokes
Jessica Dolcourt / CNET News: Now syncing: Google history on mobile phones
Todd Ogasawara / MobileContentToday: Google Local Search for Mobile Nearly Eliminates the Need to Type Search Terms
Eric M. Zeman / Phone Scoop: Google Revamps Local Mobile Search for Phones and Desktop
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 …
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped: Google Widget to Let Your Visitors Translate Your Page
Zoli Erdos / CloudAve: Offer Your Blog / Site in 51 Languages
Barb Dybwad / Mashable!: Google Answers Facebook With Website Translation Tool
Stephen E. Arnold / Beyond Search: Google Lifts Free Translation to a New Level
Jolie O'Dell / ReadWriteWeb: Google Announces New Translator Gadget for Websites
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: SlashGear, 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 …
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 Journal, Softpedia News, Search Engine Land, Search Engine Watch, Mashable! and ReadWriteWeb, Thanks:atul
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal: Google Highlights Forum Posts in Search Results
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land: Google Rolls Out Sitelinks Display For Forums
Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch: Google Adds Forum Deep Links to Search Results
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Google Now Highlights Forum Posts in Search Results
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: Mashable!, MobileContentToday and SEO and Tech Daily, Thanks:atul
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Sync Google Search History With Your Mobile
Todd Ogasawara / MobileContentToday: Google Searches Now Sync Between Desktop & Mobile Devices
Charlie Anzman / SEO and Tech Daily: Google Syncs Desktop Searches To Your Phone
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
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?
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 …
Discussion: LiveSide, BoomTown and Peter O'Kelly's Reality Check
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide: MSN takes Health Vault mainstream, releases “My Health Info”
Kara Swisher / BoomTown: MSN Debuts Online Health Service
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, CNET News, IntoMobile, Business Wire, 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
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
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: Softpedia News, Engadget Mobile, CrackBerry.com blogs, Phone Arena, jkOnTheRun and Mobilewhack.com
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: The Party Line — Phone Buzz of the Day
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 …
Discussion: Softpedia News, Thanks:ritubpant
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Hackers Breach Payroll Giant, Target Customers — Hackers last week apparently used stolen account information from a New Jersey company that provides online payroll services to target the firm's customers in a scheme to steal passwords and other information.
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: Digits, ProgrammableWeb, Mashable!, TechCrunch, ChannelWeb, Marketing.fm, eWeek and digg.com
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Digits: What's Next for Google Wave
Andres Ferrate / ProgrammableWeb: Google Wave Public Preview Goes Live
MG Siegler / TechCrunch: Google Wave: There Will Be Backlash
Eric Friedman / Marketing.fm: Thoughts on Google Wave
Clint Boulton / eWeek: SAP, Salesforce.com Could Sell Their Wares in the Google Wave Store
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!, Computerworld, TheStreet.com, Netly, Technologizer, The Register, Trends in the Living Networks, The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs, ChannelWeb, Gadget Lab, Boing Boing Gadgets, MacRumors, The iPhone Blog, AppleInsider, Crave, I4U News, 9 to 5 Mac, TechVi, GottaBeMobile.com, 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
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Magazines: Still Ripe for Digital Reimagining
Rik Myslewski / The Register: Apple tablet will ‘redefine print,’ says rumor mill
Steve / The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs: Josh Quittner of Time magazine refutes Gizmodo report on Tablet
Brian Kraemer / ChannelWeb: Apple Tablet: An iPod For Your Newspaper?
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
Scott Stein / Crave: The gadget blog: Do Kindles (and other e-readers) need better ways to annotate?
Robert Evans / I4U News: Apple Tablet: Filled With Books, Newspapers, Textbooks?
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple tablet will revolutionise eBook publishing
Randall Bennett / TechVi: More Apple tablet revelations, can consumers parse it?
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: Redefining Print with Tablets Apple or Otherwise
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 …
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: Android and Me and Googling Google
Taylor Wimberly / Android and Me: Best Buy Mobile partners with Google
Garett Rogers / Googling Google: BestBuy partners with Google in mobile
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, MobileContentToday, Technovia and Guardian
Patrickj / Just Another iPhone Blog: Tweetie 2 Pricing Controversy: An Interview with Tweetie's Creator
Todd Ogasawara / MobileContentToday: The Next Great iPhone App Pricing Frontier: Paying for App Updates …
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?
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 …
Discussion: Softpedia News, Thanks:toddbishop
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews:
Facebook Users Download 1 Million Mobile Apps A Week—With The Help Of GetJar — GetJar, an independent mobile app store, is rolling out a new service today that is getting high-profile attention from brands like Facebook and Photobucket because it drives users to download their mobile applications to the phone.
Discussion: VentureBeat and GigaOM
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat: GetJar launches easy-branding mobile app installer
Jennifer Martinez / GigaOM: GetJar Now Helps Users Get the Right Mobile App
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 …
Wi-Fi Alliance launches updated Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ n program — Additional tests and branding elements bring added measure of end-user confidence — Additional Resources: — The Wi-Fi Alliance has begun product testing for its Wi-Fi CERTIFIED n program, updating its two-year-old Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 802.11n draft 2.0 program.
Discussion: SlashGear, Wi-Fi Networking News, CNET News, PC World and Engadget
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News: Wi-Fi Alliance Starts Ratified 802.11n Certification
Stephen Lawson / PC World: Wi-Fi Group Launches Full 11n Certification
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
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: Softpedia News, blogs.ft.com, TechCrunch, Fast Company, internetnews.com, The Register, The Social, Mashable!, All Facebook, GigaOM, VentureBeat, Inside Facebook, Computerworld, Twittercism and VatorNews, Thanks:atul
David Gelles / blogs.ft.com: Facebook makes it easier to Connect
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: Facebook Just Made It Super Easy To Put Connect On Your Site
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” …