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NYT working on social news project

According to The New York Times Bits Blog something is in the works. I hope my entire capstone has not just been built already.

We’re building something wonderful and amazing in the social news space,” said John Borthwick, chief executive officer at Betaworks.

Mr. Borthwick’s company has helped nurture TweetDeck, a popular desktop client for Twitter, and Web tools like, a URL shortener, and Chartbeat, a real-time Web analytics service.

The product has been in the works for the last six months and is expected to be out sometime later this year, Mr. Borthwick said. It will initially debut as an iPad application, although a Web version may be introduced at some point.

Mr. Borthwick would not say exactly how the service would work, but he hinted that its name should give some indication.

Nina Mehta is a writer and product design leader in Brooklyn, New York. She began her design career in journalism and has been writing online for 20+ years. Nina is from outside Chicago and has since lived and worked in San Francisco, Berlin, London, and Tokyo. Learn about Nina at

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