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The Morning Lowdown 01.06.11

»  While the announcement of the merger between The Daily Beast and Newsweek seemed to happen quickly, the transition has moved re…

More on Reuters’ Funding of Pluck

We mentioned briefly yesterday about Reuters funding of RSS tech and syndication firm Pluck..turns out, according to FT, that Reuters was th…

BloggerCon IV

BloggerCon IV is underway with sessions today and tomorrow. I couldn’t make the trip to CNET’s San Francisco HQ for the un-conference, so am…

RSS Feeds CTRs Leveling Off, Says Study

I am going to take this with a grain of salt…while this might be the first wave of novelty-wearing-off, it is not necessarily such a bad t…

RSS Newsreader Netvibes Gets Seed Funding

Netvibes, an online/Ajax-based newsreader/personalized homepage (MyYahoo-ish, so to speak), has received seed funding from a group of high-p…

RSS Firm Attensa Gets $9 Million Funding

Attensa, a Portland, OR-based RSS network and delivery firm, has received $9 million in second round funding from RSS Investors, a fund focu…

RSS Ad Networks From Feedburner, Feedster

RSS vendors Feedburner and Feedster have moved further into RSs advertising efforts:
— Feed management firm FeedBurner is launching a new R…

New Seattle Incubator Makes RSS Investment

Yes, incubators are back again…a new Seattle-based incubator Curious Office Partners, founded in July, is the brainchild of Seattle Sounde…

Operating Systems as Content Pushers

More and more, OS is becoming a hub of all kinds if widgets pushing content to the users….Decreasing emphasis on the chassis of an OS and…

BlogHer After The Fact

One of the reasons for my West Coast trip was an assignment by the Online Journalism Review to cover BlogHer, a first-of-its-kind gathering…

More on Feedster, AOL

Update:I sought out Scott Rafer, president and CEO of Feedster, at BlogHer, hoping for a little more color on the company’s recently announc…

MSFT Analyst Day: RSS in New OS

At MSFT’s analyst day today, Will Poole, Senior VP of Windows Client gave a bunch of details on how RSS will be integrated within the new OS…

Yahoo Buys Desktop App Software Company

Yahoo has bought a desktop application software/application company called Konfabulator. The Palo Alto-based 3-person software maker has a…

RSS Readership Patterns

Some interesting readership and click-through data from Pheedo, the RSS advertising vendor: according to data based on the activity on its n…

Gnomedex '05 Roundup: Podcasting, RSS, Etc.

We’ll update this throughout the day. — Microsoft RSS: Microsoft will integrate RSS into its next OS version codenamed “Longhorn” — a majo…

Gnomedex '05 Live

Almost like being there without the free drinks from Google and Microsoft. Live stream.Also, here’s the Gnomedex Wiki (a good way to see Jot…

RSS Ads Becoming More Attractive Ad Vehicle

Sun’s new $25 million online ad campaign includes RSS ads placed with NYTimes.com and Feedster. Citrix Online told AdWeek RSS ads are outper…

The Full-Text Vs. Teaser Debate Continues

Quite a discussion going on over at LockerGnome as readers try to convince Chris Pirillo to return to full-text RSS feeds. Beyond advertisin…

MSN Gets Ready for RSS Push

MSN is taking RSS seriously and will integrate the technology across even more of MSN’s online services throughout the year, according to MS…

It’s All About The Feed

Coverage of Syndicate continues even though Rafat had to switch conferences today. He’ll be posting some more, including audio of the panel…

Rollup Plays in RSS World

With NewsGator buying FeedDemon, announced last night, the field is seeing the first signs of a shakeout. Developing a feedreader is a one-p…

Some People Still Don’t Get RSS

Literally and figuratively. MarketingSherpa warns against (pay link after 5/23) using RSS as a substitute for email and AdRants warns agains…

RSS Ads: The Reality Check

RSS is about choice and some RSS users are choosing to unsubscribe from feeds including ads. The reasons range from the ideal to sheer annoy…

Factiva Opens Up With RSS

B2B info biggie Factiva has launched RSS feeds covering the U.S. Presidential election…
The big players are warming up to RSS…

The Future of Online Content

The audio from a panel at Gnomedex, on the future of online content, discussing issues like RSS, blogs, etc…I listened half of it till now…

RSS Feeds Hunger for More Ads

Wired News discovers that companies are beginning to push ads down the RSS pipe…yep, I started it about a year ago…
Jason Calacanis on w…

Publishers Should RSVP to RSS

UK’s publishers may be slightly slower in the game, but it is time now…Already in the UK some mainstream media owners have adopted RSS fee…

Avatars Anchor Your RSS Evening News

This is cute, but has the seeds of something bigger…that is, if you believe avatars have a place in digital media. I’ve been sceptical of…

Pluck Gets $8.5 Million

Pluck, a software company which has a web browser companion (with an RSS newsreader built in as well), among other content tools, has raised…

Should All Sites Syndicate?

For and against (well..in a hold mode) for RSS, for news sites…
“However, there’s a countervailing theory by other publishers saying unles…

Bloglines Tackles RSS Bandwidth Issue

Bloglines will essentially act as an RSS cache service…It has signed up three desktop applications: FeedDemon, NetNewsWire and blogbot. Th…

Pheedo Acquires Blogsnob

The RSS ads service Pheedo has acquired Blogsnob. Blogsnob is an ad service for bloggers. No financial deatils were released.
Also, technolo…

Whither Microsoft and RSS?

Is there any place Microsoft would provide RSS reading or even blogging capabilities anytime soon? Yes. MSN.

If RSS Ain’t Broke…

A great overview of the bandwidth issues surrouding RSS, which have cropped up recently: RSS bottlenecks are the early indicators of busines…

Moreover’s Back With Open-Web Feeds

Moreover Technologies has relauched it complimentary RSS news feed service, though this time it is ad-supported…The company now plans to m…

The State Of RSS

Jeremy Allaire on RSS: Something I’ve been looking at for a long time, which is finally starting to get some traction, is the role that RSS…

Former Ziff President Joins Newsgator As CEO

RSS newsreader company Newsgator, one of the biggest in the sector (and who’s been doing some good exclusive deals with content providers of…

RSS Comes with Bandwidth Price Tag

So says this story: some weblogs and technology sites are rethinking the way they publish their RSS feeds as they find that frequent request…

NewsGator Tied With Uclick

Comics through RSS…In addition to reading Garfield, Doonesbury, Cathy and Ziggy, users can access content from Dear Abby, Focus on the Fam…

The Bandwidth Math on RSS

Something to worry about, definitely, cost wise. And don’t miss the comments to the post, here

Technorati Gets VC Dollars

Technorati, the blog/news/RSS tracking service, has received it first round of venture funding…about $6.5 million at a valuation of around…

Feedster Preps Paid RSS Links

Feedster, the search engine for Weblogs and syndication feeds, will announce an expansion of its advertising program that will include the u…

Exclusive Content Through RSS Newsreaders

Newsgator has been doing it pretty well…it has signed a new deal with leadership development expert Gene Mage to offer a new column throug…

WSJ.com’s RSS Feeds

WSJ.com has started offering RSS feeds…here
Meanwhile, NYTimes.com has expanded its RSS feeds and now number 27 categories. Also, Boston.c…

RSS Growing Pains

A warning about RSS’s bandwidth issues: “Our hourly RSS surge has all the characteristics of a distributed DoS attack, and although the requ…

Yahoo Acquires RSS/Email Tool Oddpost

Well, Pamela, your wish was answered really fast…Yahoo didn’t buy Bloglines, but it bought something similar: Oddpost. No financial detai…

RSS For Industrial News

If you thought that RSS is only for early adopters and is only of use for tech sites now, think again. I met Paul Gerbino, publisher of Prod…

Investing in RSS

Brad Feld, managing director at Mobius Venture Capital and an investor in RSS newsreader software Newsgator (the deal was announced last wee…

Apple’s RSS Embrace Could Bolster Adoption

By giving its blessing to XML syndication, Apple is joining the trend of browser makers embracing Web news feeds and potentially bringing th…

Deamplifying Content

A formerly failed content consumption and sharing tool is giving it another try and has relaunched itself at Amplify.com. A painful effort a…

NewsGator Receives First Round of Funding

(via Buzzmachine) NewsGator, the Denver, CO-based RSS newsreader client software company, has closed a round of funding with Mobius Venture…

NextUp.com Releases NewsAloud

This is an interesting product, not because it is a text to MP3 convertor (of which there are plenty), but because the new version of the so…

RSS Roundtable Webcast

An interesting webcast today at 10 AM PST: How are news readers evolving? What will they become? Speakers:
— Greg Reinacker, founder, NewsG…

Google Mulls RSS Support

Google is considering renewing support for the popular RSS Web publishing format in some services. Along with rival Atom, RSS is a leading c…

RSS Fence Sitters Note Problems

A comprehensive story on how media companies are adopting RSS, but not without trepidation…a lot of issues which I keep track of in our de…

The Busine$$ of RSS

Making a case for business models around RSS, and newsreaders: What’s crucial to understand with this is that whoever provides the [RSS news…

Email v RSS, Let Us Move On…

(via Micro Persuasion) A good table on the pros and cons of both e-mail and RSS…”bottom line is that Email as a sales driver has had drama…

NewsGator Reaches for the Remote

NewsGator, maker of news aggregator software, is launching a new product that provides RSS feeds on TVs connected to a network powered by Mi…

Google Moves to Block RSS Scraping

A Web developer’s attempt to create customized RSS feeds from the popular Google News portal has run afoul of the search technology powerhou…

Speed Meets Feed in Download Tool

Wired News picks up on the RSS+BitTorrent combo I mentioned earlier here yesterday…
A demo publishing system launched Friday by a popular…

RSS’s Evolution

For it to be be adopted by media companies, it needs to be trackable, writes Jeff Jarvis. “Without all this, anyone who’s trying to make mon…

RSS & Bit Torrent

An exciting or dangerous combination, depending on which side of the fence you’re on. Either way, you can’t ignore it…

Merger For Rival RSS/ATOM Formats?

Dave Winer, a central figure behind the push for mainstream RSS adoption, has now proposed a merger with the newer content syndication forma…

Stream, Don’t Publish

“The lesson from the rise of RSS and the power of blogs is we need to consider a new way to work and communicate. Our customers are already…

InfoSpace Adds RSS Feeds To Toolbar, Search

InfoSpace is adding the ability to read XML syndication feeds–both RSS and Atom format–into the next release of its search toolbar planned…

License Your Content by RSS

A proposal for developing traditional syndication remunerations specifications within RSS, so that content develoopers get revenues on the f…

KeepMedia Launches RSS Feeds To Drive Subs

Not that big a deal in itself, except that KeepMedia is using RSS feeds to promote its subscription service (and also, heeding to my wishlis…

Yahoo’s New Search Touts RSS Format

When Yahoo switched to its own search engine from Google couple of days ago, a small details went unnoticed, relatively speaking. The mega p…

Keep RSS Free for All

So thinks Jim Louderback, in response to news aggregator NewsGator starting a premium version of its service, with premium (and presumably c…

The Buzz Continues: RSS and Newsletters

The need for e-mail newsletter publishers to start waking up to RSS…something I’ve been doing since I woke up! And this coming from the he…

Is Ad-Supported RSS the Next Big Thing?

Well, just about anything related to RSS gets branded visionary these days, so why not this: I have written about RSSAds here before, and th…

Ad Network For RSS Ads

(via Chris Pirillo on RSS Winterfest): An interesting and controversial experiment in inserting ads in RSS feeds…a beta company called RSS…

RSS Winterfest Conference Live Webcast

I’ve mentioned this last week…today and tommorow, a very interesting conference on RSS is going on, online. Listen to the webcast, for fre…

RSS Conference

Keep an eye on this conference on Jan 21-22….perhaps the first ever of its kind. Free webcast will be there….

Yahoo, NewsGator Extend RSS Aggregation

A beta of the Yahoo RSS aggregator appeared — and subsequently disappeared — from the personalized ‘My Yahoo’ service late Wednesday, sett…

How to Make RSS Commercially Viable

(via BuzzMachine): David Galbraith makes sense: “Without full content no aggregator can add much value by categorizing and filtering infomat…

IMN, Inc. Releases Integrated RSS Service

Hallelujah, a very interesting move by my e-mail publishing provider: IMN, Inc has released an inbuilt version of RSS, whereby clients using…

Why RSS Will Kill E-mail Publishing

Never mind that this is the 200th article on RSS replacing e-mail, this is better than the 199 previous to this: “Publishers have to get ove…

A Really Simple Content Solution?

“Do you need an RSS strategy? Not today, perhaps. This isn’t a question of if, but when, your target audience demands, ‘Feed me!'”
Slightly…

Generic Sports Scores and RSS

An interesting point about using RSS to push through sports scores, and the cost-savings that would translate into…

Is RSS the Answer to the Spam Crisis?

“E-mail is dead, period,” declares Chris Pirillo, the Internet entrepreneur who distributes about 400,000 e-mail newsletters weekly. “I don’…

With E-mail Dying, RSS Offers Alternative

“Many e-mail publishers today remain afraid of RSS, suggests Pirillo, but there’s little to fear. He points out that the business model of e…

Yahoo Rolls Out RSS feeds for Yahoo News

Yahoo becomes the second big mainstream media firm to roll out RSS feeds, after BBC did it about two months ago…it is rolling out about 15…

RSS Hitting Critical Mass

Dan Gillmor weighs in on RSS. “”RSS is evolving as a replacement for e-mail publishing and marketing,” [Chris Pirillo] says. “RSS suddenly m…

Movies Delivered in RSS?

Well, it is possible, according to Dave Winer, and the adult industry will jump on it soon…”Instead of grainy little postage-stamp-size Qu…

Really Simple Syndication?

The power/ego struggle over the content syndication formats RSS and the impending alternative…

Rolling Stone Rolls Out RSS Feeds

RollingStone.Com has rolled out RSS feeds, with separate feeds for album reviews, movie reviews. music news and others…

BBC Releases RSS Feeds Across The Board

BBC has released RSS feeds of all its content online… a humongous 68 feeds in all, broken down by geography and area of interest. Every bi…

NY Times Archive, Weblogs and RSS

A deal with NYTimes.com (first reported on this site) explained, in which its links will be open to weblogs (well, to be precise, anyone usi…

RSS, Headlines or Text?

Ah, the dilemma. “What does need to happen, and I’ve suggested it before, is to have software get smarter. People on bandwidth limited devic…

Copyright Implications of RSS

(via Corante on Blogging): “I fear that this could be like some of those first struggles on the Net.¬†When the first Netizens were among fri…

Microsoft Supports RSS

Microsoft is now supporting RSS format, without screwing with it. Dave Winer, one of the co-founders of the format, writes: “A true mileston…

Old Data Update Tool Gains New Converts

Originally designed for updating Internet portals, RSS has found new life among publishers of Web logs and is starting to catch on with news…

News That Comes to You

RSS feeds offer info-junkies a way to take the pulse of hundreds of sites. A few weeks of dabbling may make some converts, but will it make…

NewsIsFree Launches Premium Service:

NewsIsFree, a news syndication/newsfeed service, has launched a premium version of its service: “Some existing features are now available in…