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Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Security researcher takes over a subdomain that Windows 8 and Windows 10 use to deliver RSS-based news and updates to Live Tiles   —  Subdomain currently in the possession of a German security researcher, preventing any abuse.  —  Microsoft has lost control over a crucial subdomain …
Apr 17, 2019, 10:35 PMIn context
Sinclair Target / Motherboard:
A look back at the evolution of RSS and why it lost out to centralized information silos on the web controlled by corporations, despite being an open format   —  Before the internet was consolidated into centralized information silos, RSS imagined a better way to let users control their online personas.
Jan 12, 2019, 1:55 AMIn context
Cale Guthrie Weissman / Fast Company:
Digg, formerly owned by Betaworks, has been sold to Boston-based ad-tech company BuySellAds; new CEO Todd Garland plans to streamline Digg and build up ad stack   —  This story has been updated.  —  Last month, Digg, an old beloved content aggregation destination, made the sad announcement …
Apr 25, 2018, 5:02 PMIn context
Molly McHugh / The Ringer:
Digg announces that it will shut down Digg Reader, its barebones RSS reader, on March 26   —  A requiem for a haven from algorithms and trending topics  —  On Wednesday, Digg announced that it will be shutting down Digg Reader on March 26.  The RSS reader, for me and likely many others …
Mar 16, 2018, 5:10 PMIn context
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Chinese mobile app and security software company Cheetah Mobile acquires France-based news aggregator News Republic for $57M   —  Chinese tech company Cheetah Mobile has acquired French startup News Republic for $57 million.  News Republic is a news aggregator — think about it as a sort of Flipboard …
Aug 2, 2016, 11:00 PMIn context
Julien Genestoux / Superfeedr Blog:
Medium acquires Superfeedr, maker of an API for generating and pushing RSS feeds   —  The web is very different from what it was 8 years ago.  We've said it several times: publishing and consuming content are new frontiers for most of the web giants like Facebook, Google or Apple.
Jun 2, 2016, 9:25 PMIn context
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft starts rolling out Office 365 Connectors, which pull content from other apps and services into Office 365 Groups shared inboxes   —  Microsoft starts rolling out Office 365 Connectors as part of Groups  —  Microsoft is starting to roll out Office 365 Connectors …
Mar 26, 2016, 12:15 AMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft's Band gets RSS-powered web apps that anyone can create   —  Microsoft has been investing heavily in its Band wearable device recently.  Third-party apps, golf tracking, and a series of improvements in recent months have positioned the Microsoft Band as a more powerful fitness accessory.
Jul 9, 2015, 3:15 PMIn context
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
iOS 9's Safari View Controller lets developers replace custom in-app web views with a Safari-based browser that can access Safari's cookies and autofill   —  iOS 9 and Safari View Controller: The Future of Web Views  —  For a long time, iOS apps have been able to open links as web views.
Jun 24, 2015, 3:50 PMIn context
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Apple is hiring editors to curate content for News app and work with publications to quickly surface breaking stories, according to a company job listing   —  Apple News curation will have human editors and that will raise important questions  —  Apple hasn't talked about it publicly …
Jun 15, 2015, 1:20 PMIn context

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