Before the end of 2010 let’s take look at the most important posts for September and October
Kurrently – A real-time search engine for Facebook and Twitter (Phil Bradley's weblog)
Everyone knows how important it is to keep up with social media.
Japan's Rapid Scanning System Can Digitise Book in One Minute (ResourceShelf)
If scanning books will take minutes in the future, I don’t see a problem for public libraries to offer digital collections online.
Ask cans Bloglines ( Phil Bradley's weblog)
At some point in their online quest, almost everyone has used Bloglines and now it is being closed down.
MasterCard Releases Person-To-Person Payment App MoneySend for BlackBerry (ReadWriteWeb)
Both MasterCard and PayPal have released apps for payments, sooner or later libraries will follow.
Apple’s Ping Music Social Network Starts With 160 Million Users ( TechCrunch)
This is not library related but quite big to miss it.
Skype Doubles Down with 10-Person Video Chat (ReadWriteWeb)
10 people can now video chat on Skype, up from 5 before as long as everyone participating in the video chat is running the latest beta version of Skype 5.0.
Bing Maps Adds Transit Directions (Search Engine Land)
11 cities (Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New Jersey, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington DC, and Vancouver) on Bing Maps show up with transit directions.
Justin.tv’s Newest App Now Broadcasts Live Video From Your iPhone (TechCrunch)
Want to broadcast on Justin.tv straight from your iPhone, just download the new application.
What everybody ought to know about YouTube video ranking (Pandia Search Engine News)
"If you want to have your videos ranking at the top of YouTube and other video sharing sites, there are certain rules to follow and tricks to keep in mind. These simple guidelines tells you what to do."
Zotero, the Best Way to "Cite Your Sources," Now Available Everywhere (ReadWriteWeb)
Take a look at the video for some advanced tips on how to use the free and popular citation software Zotero.
How Restaurant Owners Can Spare Patrons the Long Lines Using Textaurant (ReadWriteWeb)
This doesn’t apply to libraries, unless you want to text your patrons when a program at the library is ready or notify them when a reference librarian is available.
Chat in Multiple Languages on Your Android(ReadWriteWeb)
The app, originally designed for the military offers chat rooms with up to 500 users per room and personal translation option when not in a chat room.
New Chrome Extension Adds Your Evernotes To Google Search Results (TechCrunch)
For anyone ( like me) who bookmarks a lot of websites and uses Evernote and Google this is exiting.
Facebook Introduces Private Groups, Allows Export Of Personal Data (Search Engine Land)
Usres in Facebook can communicate in small private groups and port their data in a .zip file.
Bing Gets More Social with Facebook (Search Blog)
With the new enhancements you will see more "Liked Results", "which uses Facebook “like” information to help you discover new information and get more personalized results in Bing."
AppMakr Raises $1 Million To Help You Build Custom iPhone Apps (TechCrunch)
Don’t miss AppMakr, a service that makes it easy to generate your own custom, native iPhone application
Microsoft Rolls Up Cloud Services Into Office 365, Takes Aim At Google Apps (TechCrunch)
Microsoft Office, Exchange and Share Point are now available in the cloud in Office 365.
Intel And Another 70 Companies Launch Cloud 2015 Open Data Center Alliance ( TechCrunc)
"Intel and a group of 70 companies announced an alliance to build a system of open standards for cloud computing"
Lost Your Phone? Try ICantFindMyPhone.com ( ReadWriteWeb)
It is a simple but efficient idea if you need to call your lost mobile phone.