Monday, May 12, 2014

What Happened at NewsGator

Brent Simmons:

Somewhere along the way the decision was made to shut down the consumer browser-based app and the syncing platform.

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Last things to note: even Google Reader is gone. And AllThingsDigital.

Meanwhile, RSS is alive and well (from 2013), as always.

Dave Winer:

I always wondered what the VCs were thinking. They had a chance to work with the guy who was driving adoption, who had the relationships with the publishers, and had a roadmap already worked out. Instead they went with a nice guy who thought RSS was email.

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