Is New Media Ready for Old Media?

I’m very excited by the fact that newspapers are beginning to carry content from the top five or so Web 2.0/tech sites. These blogs (the word no longer seems apt for what they do; Vindu Goel calls them ‘news sources’) have really evolved in the past three years and the quality of their coverage, particularly …

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Sleazy Practices Cont.

Fired up by Google’s move into the crapware domain by foisting an “updater” on customers who want to install (otherwise great) programs like Google Earth, I took another look at what was happening in the updater sphere. Apple drew some heat for its own bit of underhandedness recently, when its own Apple Software Updater automatically …

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Foleo, Surface, Stumbling etc

There’s lots of news out there which I won’t bother you with because you’ll be reading it elsewhere. But here are some links in case: Palm has a new mini laptop called the Foleo. I like the idea, but I fear it will go the way of the LifeDrive, which I also kinda liked. Microsoft …

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A New Kind Of RSS Reader For Macs

For Mac fans, there’s a new RSS and Atom News Reader for OS X, with an interesting new twist. Mesa Dynamics today said it had released Tickershock, “an interactive RSS and Atom news headline reader inspired by the news crawls of 24-hour cable news channels”. Tickershock, it says, is “a departure from typical RSS applications …

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The Klip Marches On

Serence, the company behind the RSS-like Klip, is about to launch a new version, which offers some interesting new features that could well give the standard a bit more edge in the face of the RSS revolution. Indeed, given that practically any RSS or Atom feed can be read in Klip form, one could argue …

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RocketInfo, A Revamped Business Search With RSS Built In

RocketInfo has released a new version of RocketNews, its three-year old news and business information search engine. The Ottawa company also has a pretty cool RSS reader which I’ve mentioned before somewhere. Here are some of the changes: limit the scope of searches to news from today, yesterday or up to 5 days ago; limit …

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A New Kind Of Klip

An alternative to RSS? Or an advance? Or can the two sit together? Canada’s Serence will today announce a new version of KlipFolio, which describes itself as a a ‘uniquely powerful and globally-adopted information awareness and notification platform’ but could probably be better termed a variation of RSS that uses a proprietary software and a …

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Another, Fast And Light, RSS Reader

Here’s another free RSS reader. Rocket Technologies Inc., ‘a leading international provider of current news search and content delivery solutions’ today launched its web-based Rocketinfo RSS Reader. The web-based bit means that folk on company networks who aren’t allowed to download software could use it. Actually I’m impressed. The reader runs on most browsers and …

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RSS Moves Closer To The Mainstream

More evidence, if it were needed, that RSS is moving mainstream. eWeek reports that InfoSpace – who also own the dogpile, WebCrawler and metacrawler search sites — will add RSS feeds to the next release of its search toolbar. A setup feature called “Search Page” will scan an open Web page for RSS or Atom …

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Software: Psst, Want Another RSS Feed?

 Here’s another way to get your daily dose of blogs, news and RSS feeds (blogs that dripfeed their way through to your desktop without you having to do anything). NewsMonster is “a news, weblog, and RSS aggregator that runs directly in your web browser.”     “NewsMonster offers a superior web experience and outstanding integration …

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