Weird stuff:

NewsGator Technologies, Inc., the leading RSS software platform company, announced today that it has acquired Bradbury Software, whose primary products are FeedDemon, the premier Windows-based desktop aggregator, and TopStyle, the leading CSS/xHTML editor for Windows.  NewsGator also announced that FeedDemon will integrate tightly with the NewsGator Online synchronization platform and be available as part of all of NewsGator’s paid subscriptions.  Nick Bradbury, the developer behind both those products, will be joining NewsGator as well.

Net zoals een pint voor mij altijd 25 frank zal blijven kosten, blijft Newsgator shareware en Bradbury de man van Homesite. Tsss.

update: interessante analyse van Dave Winer:

I understand that the motivation was to allow FeedDemon to tie into the subscription-sharing network Newsgator is building. It seems inevitable that they’ll buy a Mac news reader product, they would probably like to buy NetNewsWire, and it would be hard to imagine Brent wouldn’t take a reasonable offer (I have no inside knowledge). This is venture capital at work, not sales revenue. I imagine that Newsgator will roll up with Feedburner (they share an investor), and Technorati may become part of this deal too. The goal? Get large enough to go public or merge with something going public (SixApart) or get bought by Microsoft. 

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: tssss.

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