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Microsoft's RSS aggregator

Microsoft's MSN division has a working version of a Web-based RSS aggregator online. It appears to be part of MSN's "sandbox,'' where it tests new technologies, though it was not linked off that page as of this posting. A disclaimer at the bottom of the aggregator Web page says: "This site is not an officially supported site. It is an incubation experiment and doesn't represent any particular strategy or policy.'' Note: It seems to work best (only?) on Windows IE. You won't see much if you view it in Firefox.

UPDATE: Inside Microsoft finds MSN's Furl-like bookmarking Web site, also being tested. Note the interesting way MSN is apparently using APIs to allow you to search some of the bookmarked sites, such as Google and Amazon.

UPDATE2: The "official" announcement is here.



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Great scoop (at least, it's new to me too). Here's my 3 minute review:

http://www.buzzhit.com/2005/03/microsoft-rss-aggregator.html

Tony Gentile on March 9, 2005 6:20 PM
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They must have some great engineers to make it only available for Windows IE. Too bad that they don't use those resources differently ;-)

Jochem Donkers on March 9, 2005 11:04 PM
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I hear Moreover are doing fantastic things with free RSS feeds and Blogs. It seems they are also hosting MSN ping server.
These guys are really going places

mark james on March 10, 2005 7:27 AM
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