This isn’t new, but I’m just getting around to posting about it:
FT has announced that Newssift has shut down. Too bad: it had a good UI with cool examples of faceted navigation. The multi-faceted autocomplete feature for the main search box on the start page was particularly interesting. And of course, it was one of the first readily-available commercial applications that I know of to make use of sentiment analysis.
I used the following screenshots in some of my presentations and workshops. Click on the thumbnails for a larger view.