NewsGator’s RSS feed reading clients are now free

There’s big news today in the world of RSS feeds. NewsGator has just announced that their entire suite of RSS feed reader clients (NetNewsWire, FeedDemon, NewsGator Inbox, and NewsGator Go!) are now free. On the heels on announcing a $12 million financing round last month, Greg Reinacker (NewsGator’s founder and CTO) writes about what led the company to make all the NewsGator clients free: What we’re working to do is to saturate the market with our clients. Anyone who wants

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Quick feed reading and productivity tip

Here’s a quick tip for managing the constant influx of information. I’m currently on a push to move as much non person-to-person email (like newsletters, product announcements, marketing, etc.) to my feed reader. One of the most useful and time saving techniques I’ve found is to create a folder in my feed reader labeled “products I use” In this folder, I’ve added and moved all feeds related to products and services I use and want to keep abreast of, but

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Two of the best financial TV shows now have sites with feeds

Two of my favorite financial TV shows now have dedicated and updated web sites on CNBC. Jim Cramer‘s Mad Money and Dylan Ratigan‘s Fast Money also sport RSS feeds which allows me to miss these shows and still get updates on what topics were discussed. I’m usually watching these at the gym, so the ability to get the recaps in my feed reader is a huge time saver. If you have any interest in the stock market, investing, and/or trading,

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Podcast Available on Using RSS for Marketing

SXSW has finally posted the full audio podcast of the panel I moderated called Using RSS for Marketing. In addition, a short highlight video podcast was posted as well. Check them out to get a feel for the content at the SXSW conference and learn about marketing with RSS from the panelists which included Emily Chang, Bill Flitter, Greg Reinacker, and John Jantsch.

SXSW Interactive Panel Discussion

As I previously mentioned here on my blog, I have a panel at this year’s SXSW Interactive Conference in Austin, Texas. One of the panelists, Emily Chang, has posted an invitation on her blog today for feedback and insights into RSS and using RSS for marketing to help shape the discussion of our panel. Please visit her post and add your thoughts (even if you can’t attend this year). One of the ideas I’m specifically interested in hearing about is

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Regional sites using Internet marketing to promote area

MyRetailRoanoke.com launched yesterday with the goal of aggressively seeking and attracting retailers to Roanoke, Virginia. The City of Roanoke, with the efforts of Stuart Mease, have done an excellent job recently of implementing a Internet based strategic marketing plan to promote the region’s opportunities and economic development efforts. From blogging to MySpace to videos on YouTube, the city is making great strides in highlighting the area’s attractive qualities for businesses, residents, and visitors. I’d also like to note that these

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Tips for Publishing RSS feeds – Part 3

In my first two posts in this series, I discussed four different tips for publishing RSS feeds. If you missed either of the last two parts, you can find them here: part 1, part 2. Let’s continue on with the next three feed publishing tips. 5. Make your feedâ??s title and description meaningful This tip has two related components. First, when creating your feedâ??s title, make it descriptive. When this feed is sitting in a list of many other feeds

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SXSW Interactive panel accepted and finalized

Back in September, I wrote about my panel proposal for the 2007 SXSW Interactive Festival. I’m pleased to announce my panel “Using RSS for Marketing” was accepted last month. Now that the panel is set with a time and some great speakers, I decided to provide the details for those interested in attending SXSW this year. The panel is set for Sunday, March 11, 2007 from 10-11am. Our speakers include: Emily Chang – Ideacodes, eHub Greg Reinacker – NewsGator John

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Feed publishing best practices with a technical perspective

Nial Kennedy has an excellent post on feed publishing best practices. Nial’s more technical article on feed publishing makes an excellent companion to my general purpose series on tips for publishing RSS feeds. He covers RSS versus Atom, the different namespaces, types of parsers, and ping just to name a few of the subjects.

Tips for Publishing RSS feeds – Part 2

This is the second post in my Tips for Publishing RSS feeds series. If you missed the first part, you can find it here. Today, let’s just jump right into publishing tips 2, 3, and 4. As always, feel free to comment and add your thoughts on these tips. Also, for the sake of clarity, when I refer to a feed publisher I’m using the term in the broadest possible context including all bloggers. Many new bloggers don’t even realize they are

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