Google Alerts Drops RSS Delivery Option

Barry Schwartz of Search Engine Land points out that Google Alerts Drops RSS Delivery Option, which is pretty upsetting. The message says that “Google Reader is no longer available,” and says users need to switch to email alerts. Seems that Google is either just dumping RSS wholesale or that the feed engine that ran the RSS …

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The Myth of Customization?

I noticed that the BBC website, one of the most trafficked news websites on the planet, is abandoning customization due to an apparent lack of interest. Instead of being able to choose between a UK version and an international version, all visitors will get the same homepage. Steve Herrmann explains it thus: So why bother …

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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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Loose Bits, Nov 7 2006

Bleeding Edge, always worth a look, points to a new Firefox extension for saving material off the web: Zotero. It not only does a great job of storing globs of web pages or the whole thing but it has an academic bent too, allowing you to store bibiographic information too. That said, it’s not musty: …

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Bloglines Goes International

The folks at Bloglines, a very popular web-based RSS reader and publisher, will today launch an international version with support for six languages, which they hope “may mark a shift in the expansion of blog/RSS reach and usage, heading down the global internet service road paved by eBay and Amazon, etc.” The new internationalized web …

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Is Sauce Reader The One?

Further to my posting about searching for the perfect newsreader for RSS feeds, a lot of folk have pointed to the web-based Bloglines. It’s not bad, not bad at all, but I am not on a particularly reliable Internet connection so it is a tad too slow for me. Nathan of Australian software company Synop, …

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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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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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More Readers Than You Can Poke A Blog At

I was looking for a new RSS Reader today — RSS is a format that allows, usually, bloggers to have their blogs fed directly to interested subscribers in a format that’s simple and accessible. Rather than visit the blog the reader just opens their email, or, more commonly, a special program called a Reader, and …

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Software: Another way to view those feeds

    For those of you getting into the excellent RSS feed concept, here’s another way to read the feeds. I haven’t tried it yet, and it carries a Beta health warning, but looks interesting.   FeedDemon, just into its second beta version, is written by Nick Bradbury. It runs on Windows 98, ME, 2000 or …

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