|[September 29, 2004]
NewsGator Announces Three Key Partnerships to Drive RSS Platform & Adoption
DENVER --(Business Wire)-- Sept. 29, 2004 -- Six Apart, Moreover, and FeedDemon Team up with NewsGator to Enhance Content, Search, and Synchronization Capabilities for Customers
NewsGator Technologies, the leading RSS software platform company, announced today three significant partnerships which will enhance its leading RSS technology platform. NewsGator customers can now synchronize their online subscription information with FeedDemon, they will enjoy a wider range of search content in their custom search feeds, and they will experience a tighter integration with leading weblog platforms.
NewsGator and Bradbury Software announced today that FeedDemon will now synchronize subscription information with NewsGator Online Services. FeedDemon users will now be able to read their selected content not only on their desktop, but also on the web, on their mobile devices, on their Media Centers, or in Microsoft Outlook or other popular email clients. The latest addition to NewsGator's "any time, any place, any device" strategy, this partnership ensures that FeedDemon users can enjoy the benefits that NewsGator's customers have enjoyed since early 2004 -- access to their content from anywhere, without having to read the same things twice.
"We're excited to extend our reach to multiple devices by partnering with NewsGator," said Nick Bradbury, founder of Bradbury Software and creator of FeedDemon. "Our customers have been asking for synchronization capability like this for a long time, and NewsGator is a leader in this space."
The next beta release of FeedDemon 1.5 will contain this synchronization capability.
NewsGator and Moreover announced an agreement to include Moreover news search data in NewsGator's search feeds. Part of the NewsGator Online Services platform, NewsGator search feeds include filtered data from blogs, news sites, SEC filings, and other sources, and return results in a single feed, with no advertising. In addition, NewsGator will carry Moreover's aggregated news search feeds in its desktop and online products, providing topic-specific information to users.
"We're delighted to have been chosen by NewsGator to be the primary provider of news search content for NewsGator Online Services," said Jim Pitkow, CEO of Moreover.
NewsGator and Six Apart, the leading provider of weblog publishing software, announced a co-marketing relationship focused on enterprise sales of the two companies' leading technology platforms. NewsGator also announced that it will be releasing new plug-ins and other technology to make it simple to post feed content from NewsGator products to Six Apart blogs in Movable Type and TypePad. The companies plan significant future co-development work to enhance the experience for RSS and blog customers.
Andrew Anker, Executive Vice President of Six Apart, said "We're very pleased to partner with NewsGator as they continue to make it easy for their big installed base of weblog readers to become weblog creators. Tighter integration between NewsGator's products and Movable Type and TypePad will be great for our mutual customers."
Greg Reinacker, founder and CTO of NewsGator, said, "We're very excited about these strategic partnerships. Closer integration with other applications, including the leading desktop reader and the leading weblog publishing systems, will significantly enhance the RSS experience for consumers and enterprises, and our arrangement with Moreover strengthens our content offerings as well. Combined, these arrangements signify our ongoing investment as the leader in the RSS platform space to ensure that this technology penetrates as rapidly as possible."
About NewsGator Technologies
NewsGator Technologies is the leading RSS software platform company. The desktop product NewsGator for Outlook is a news aggregator that runs in Microsoft Outlook, which allows users to subscribe to syndicated RSS news feeds to be delivered directly into their Microsoft Outlook and Exchange server folders. NewsGator Online Services provides premium content and content aggregation tools and services, which allows users to find the content they need, and read it wherever they are, on any device. For more information, visit us on the web at http://www.newsgator.com and http://services.newsgator.com.
About Six Apart
Six Apart Ltd., based in San Mateo, Calif., is the company behind the Movable Type publishing system and the TypePad personal weblogging service. Founded by husband and wife team Ben Trott and Mena G. Trott in 2002 and funded by Neoteny Co., Ltd., Six Apart creates tools that enable hundreds of thousands of individuals, organizations and corporations to participate in the Web's full potential by publishing their ideas on the Internet with simple, yet powerful software and services. For more information about Six Apart, TypePad and Movable Type, visit the Six Apart corporate weblog at www.sixapart.com.
Moreover Technologies is the premier provider of current awareness solutions that enable organizations to make informed decisions based on real-time online news and information. The company's Connected Intelligence(TM) solutions harvest news from thousands of the most reliable online sources, including premium international and regional publications, corporate and government press pages, Weblogs and discussion boards. Content is intelligently categorized, fortified with descriptive metadata, ranked for quality by an experienced editorial staff and then delivered for use in custom applications, Websites, corporate intranets and enterprise portals.
About Bradbury Software
Bradbury Software (www.bradsoft.com) was founded in 1999 by Nick Bradbury. Nick, a former cartoonist, is the creator of the HTML editor HomeSite, which was acquired by Allaire in 1996 and is now owned by Macromedia. After leaving Allaire in 1998, Nick created the CSS/xHTML editor TopStyle and the RSS aggregator FeedDemon.
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