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, Softpedia News, Search Engine Journal, The Next Web, Technologizer, Regular Geek, AppScout, Neowin.net, Webware.com, broadstuff, louisgray.com, Silicon Alley Insider, Pocket-lint.com, GeekSugar, TechCrunch, Brian Solis, Twitterrati 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’
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal: Twitter to Introduce Lists Feature Soon
Martin Bryant / The Next Web: Twitter to let you create and share User Lists
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Twitter to Get Lists — For a service that's famously slow …
Rob Diana / Regular Geek: Finally, Twitter Gives Us User Lists!
Chloe Albanesius / AppScout: Group Favorite Tweeters Together with Twitter ‘Lists’
Harrison Hoffman / Webware.com: Twitter launches ‘Lists’ in limited testing
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
Duncan Geere / Pocket-lint.com: Twitter announces Lists functionality
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: Twitter's New ‘Lists’ …
Mark Evans / Twitterrati: Wow! Twitter Adds A New Feature
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 …
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: Apple Buys Their Very Own Maps Company (See Ya, Google Maps)
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: This is what Google divorce is like: Apple bought its own mapping company in July
Steven Musil / CNET News: Apple buys map service to compete with Google?
Jordan Golson / GigaOM: So Why Did Apple Buy a Mapping Company?
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: Rumor: To compete with Google Latitude, Apple purchased Placebase
Duncan Geere / Pocket-lint.com: Apple quietly buys online mapping company Placebase
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: VentureBeat, Tech Trader Daily, Computerworld, Wall Street Journal and TheStreet.com, 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
Cisco Makes Recommended Offer to Acquire TANDBERG — Acquisition of TANDBERG to Expand Cisco's Collaboration Offering and Enable Customers to Transform How They Do Business Globally — SAN JOSE, Calif., NEW YORK, and, OSLO, Norway, October 1, 2009 - Cisco® (NASDAQ: CSCO) …
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
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 …
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, CNET News, MobileContentToday, VentureBeat, InformationWeek, mocoNews, 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
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
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews: Google Revamps Mobile Search To Require Fewer Keystrokes
Eric M. Zeman / Phone Scoop: Google Revamps Local Mobile Search for Phones and Desktop
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, Search Engine Land, Softpedia News, Mashable!, Search Engine Watch 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
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Google Now Highlights Forum Posts in Search Results
Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch: Google Adds Forum Deep Links to Search Results
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
Stephen E. Arnold / Beyond Search: Google Lifts Free Translation to a New Level
Barb Dybwad / Mashable!: Google Answers Facebook With Website Translation Tool
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
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
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.
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
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: BoomTown, LiveSide and Peter O'Kelly's Reality Check
Kara Swisher / BoomTown: MSN Debuts Online Health Service
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide: MSN takes Health Vault mainstream, releases “My Health Info”
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
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
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: Engadget Mobile, Softpedia News, CrackBerry.com blogs, Phone Arena, jkOnTheRun and Mobilewhack.com
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: The Party Line — Phone Buzz of the Day
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, Engadget, PC World and dailywireless.org
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
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Broadcom: Certified “N”
Jeff Smykil / Ars Technica:
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: iTunes LP requirements pretty hefty, perhaps include tablet clues?
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, Ryan Stewart, ProgrammableWeb, Mashable!, TechCrunch, Marketing.fm, ChannelWeb, eWeek and GigaOM
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
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
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 and DSLreports
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
Women, Teens, and Seniors Help Fuel 34% Mobile Web Spike — Web visitors using a mobile device increased 34 percent year-over-year, from 42.5 million mobile Web visitors in July 2008 to 56.9 million in July 2009 according to The Nielsen Company. Overall, year-over-year growth among the 13-17 …
Discussion: Digits and ResourceShelf
Andrew LaVallee / Digits: Men Are From Gizmodo, Women Are From People.com
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, Gizmodo and Crave
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
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab:
Sony Includes PSP Movies on Blu-ray Disks — Sony is very excited that it has worked out how to add PlayStation Portable compatible movie files to its Blu-ray titles. Too excited, in fact, as the main benefit is for Sony itself, as it no longer has to include a separate DVD-ROM disk in the box.
Discussion: Maximum PC, CrunchGear and The Register
Pulkit Chandna / Maximum PC: Blu-Ray Movies to Come Bundled with PSP Version
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear: Holographic storage rears its head again: Blu-ray-compatible 500GB discs?
Chris Mellor / The Register: GE tries to refocus image of holographic storage
Randy Nelson / Joystiq:
PSP firmware 6.10 coming ‘soon,’ introduces PSP Go cell phone tethering — PlayStation Network's Eric Lempel has just announced via the PlayStation Blog that PSP firmware version 6.10 — which he dubs “a big update” — will be available soon. The update will add a new feature, SensMe, to the system's XMB.
Discussion: PlayStation.Blog, I4U News, VG247, Electricpig.co.uk and Engadget
Eric Lempel / PlayStation.Blog: PSP Firmware Update (v6.10)
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Sony PSP Firmware 6.10 Especially for PSPgo Coming
Nathan Grayson / VG247: PSP firmware 6.10 introduces Bluetooth tethering, music stuff [Updated]
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 and Technovia
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
Kindle prepared for pre-Frankfurt UK launch — The Bookseller has heard from authoritative sources that Amazon.com will finally announce the arrival of its e-book device the Kindle in the UK next week. The news confirms the story first reported by The Bookseller in July that publishers were expecting an October release of the device.
Discussion: Guardian, T3.com News, CrunchGear, Pocket-lint.com, Gadgetell, Electricpig.co.uk, The Next Web, Fast Company and SlashGear
Charles Arthur / Guardian: Amazon's Kindle 2 heading for October launch, says Bookseller
Jimin Brelsford / CrunchGear: The Queen's Digital English: The Kindle is coming to the UK
Amy-Mae Elliott / Pocket-lint.com: Amazon to make UK Kindle announcement next week
Sam Kieldsen / Electricpig.co.uk: Amazon Kindle to hit UK next week?
Martin Bryant / The Next Web: Amazon Kindle to be launched in the UK next week?
Kit Eaton / Fast Company: Amazon Kindle Gearing Up for UK Launch
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Amazon to launch UK Kindle next week?
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: Computerworld, PC Perspective, Bright Side Of News, internetnews.com, HEXUS.net, The Tech Report, Electronista, Engadget and Softpedia News, Thanks:marissac
Jason Cross / Computerworld: Nvidia Unveils Next-Gen Fermi Architecture
Theo Valich / Bright Side Of News: nVidia GT300's Fermi architecture unveiled: 512 cores, up to 6GB GDDR5
Sylvie Barak / HEXUS.net: Parallel Computing is the future says Nvidia CEO
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
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
Peter Kafka / All Things Digital: In Their Own Words: Comcast's Case For - and Against - an NBC U Deal [MediaMemo]
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