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Category: RSS

Managing content with RSS

Seth Godin had some nice words about our FeedCraft product yesterday in his post, “If you have more than 100 pages of content…” But what if you don’t have a blog? What if you have a catalog? Or thousands of pages of web content? What if it’s Picasso’s birthday and you want to ping your […]

RSS as a trend for 2006

RSS is getting a lot of press recently as being the big thing for 2006 and well it should. We’re still only scratching the surface of what can and is being done with RSS feeds. I mentioned today in a speech that I really feel like a good analogy is that RSS is where email […]

The year of RSS?

I read an interesting article (via NewsGator blog) from USA Today Technology writer Kevin Maney on his 2006 predictions. The relevant one to EvolvePoint is that 2006 will be the year of RSS.

FeedCraft officially launched

As I previously mentioned, EvolvePoint officially launched our FeedCraft service today. FeedCraft is a web-based service that allows businesses to create and track RSS feeds without installing software or creating a blog for the sole purpose of having RSS feeds. We have a free version of the service, so I encourage anyone who’s interested to […]

Yahoo launches ads in feeds

I just received an email from the Yahoo Publisher Network (competing with Google AdSense) announcing their support of ads in RSS feeds. Interestingly, it looks like they’ve beat Google to the punch on this one. Google has had their ads for feeds in beta for a long time now and still no public release. We’ve […]

Not a podcast

While reading Potomac Tech Wire email today (how about an RSS feed, please?), I read a news item stating that the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) launched a weekly podcast. I don’t particularly care about what they had to say, but for some reason I was curious about this podcast. So, I […]

Google releases a feed reader

Google launched its feed reader today called the Google Reader. I’d like to be able to provide a review, but the entire site is moving very slowly. I’ll assume it’s an overload of traffic due to its recent release. There’s no Ajax swiftness going on right now, that’s for sure! I was able to add […]

Yahoo releases RSS usage report

Yahoo released an RSS usage report whitepaper (via Scobleizer) that has some interesting key findings (especially if you’re in the RSS business as my company is). The report (full PDF, one-page summary PDF) is part of a much larger Yahoo! Publisher’s Guide to RSS site which has some nice resources including tutorials on submitting feeds, […]

FeedMiner updates released

FeedMiner, EvolvePoint’s RSS feed search engine, had some major upgrades released today. These are not the type of improvements you see just from looking at the web pages, but they become apparent as you begin to perform some feed searches (especially if you have used the service since we launched). While in beta, we’ve had […]

FeedCraft beta launch

EvolvePoint’s newest service, FeedCraft, has been launched as a soft beta. By that I mean that we’re having a small number of selected beta customers on the service and we’ll expand that in several rounds of testing before our production release. FeedCraft is an RSS feed creation and management service. The service allows you to […]