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The Next RSS Powerhouse?

Nick Finck

October 19, 2005 at 11:06 AM

So if you haven't heard already NewsGator acquired NetNewsWire. What does this mean for the RSS reading world? Well, it seems this was only a matter of time for those of us who were really paying attention. Think about it, NewsGator now owns a online RSS reader (NewsGator Online), a Windows based RSS reader (FeedDemon), and now a Mac based RSS reader (NetNewsWire). They have also been working with Microsoft, which is probably related to Longhorn shipping with native RSS reading abilities as well as NewsGator's ability to integrate with Outlook. All in all, what does this mean? Well, we're seeing the emergence of a RSS powerhouse. I just hope they stay unbiased as far as platforms go. What are your thoughts about this acquisition?

Comments

Craig

October 19, 2005 at 2:47 PM

If they can bring the simplicity of the Online NewsGator to other platforms then I'm all for it!

Nick Finck

October 19, 2005 at 4:20 PM

Ya, I agree. I have been a long time FeedDemon user and still am.. but being that I am on a Mac now and more mobile I found NewsGator Online to be quite handy (everyone hates it when you have to revisit posts that you already read in a different feed reader).

Rob Winters

October 23, 2005 at 10:39 AM

I wonder how Microsoft will handle RSS integrations onto longhorn. I hope it's as elegent as the Safari example. I'm a user of both NewsNetWire and feeDemon, both are great products so I'm looking fowrard to any developments that come out of this merger.

enej

October 28, 2005 at 1:30 AM

I am more of a bloglines fan.

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