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March 10, 2005


Charlie Wood

It may not be terribly obvious from the web site, but NewsGator offers web-based on mobile aggregation that can be automatically synced with your desktop NewsGator subscriptions and read/unread information. It costs something like $2 a month, but it works really well.

Jeff Clavier

Yes, I am aware of NG Mobile. Unfortunately what they call synchronization of content is not what I want. I am interested in downloading each and every post on all my PCs running NewsGator so that I can search my local archive, but I would be interested in syncing "read/unread marks", just like Outlook (or Pocket Outlook) does it for Exchange. That is not the case, unless you delete posts through the Web Edition, which does not fit my use case. That's why I am using bloglines which has a better Web implementation, and works great on mobile phones. And it's free.
I'll consider paying for the mobile edition the day my read/unread marks are synced. Greg (Reinacker) told me a while ago that this will eventually be implemented.

Tony Gentile

You sir, are both an officer AND a gentlemen. Thank you for the post and the comments.

My feedback; agreed w.r.t. TypePad. I imagine it'll happen, just a prioritization/resource question.

W.R.T. FeedBurner (and their competitors)... Perhaps. The position seems pretty vulnerable to me. (That's not meant as a knock, just my perspective based on the analysis I'm doing... and indirectly verified by your TypePad comment.)

Next coffee/beer is on me.

Jeff Clavier

The position will depend on how they can help monetizing a given feed, post, tag, etc. and how much of that will be kicked back to the content owner. And then there is the issue of "switching costs", moving from one burner to another - and whether people will bother reconfiguring their readers.

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