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 that emulate web browser or email reader environments. Focusing on the “push” nature of the technology, Tickershock aims to be a passive experience only until the user decides a headline is worth exploring: a double-click on a news headline brings up a “News Inspector” from which one can explore a story in greater depth.”
It sounds quite funky. Unfortunately at the time of writing there’s no mention on their website of the product, although the press release says a trial version of Tickershock is available for download at http://www.mesadynamics.com . It requires Mac OS X 10.2.8 (Jaguar) or later and will cost $20.