Podcasting, Business Intelligence, and Gnomedex

Gnomedex starts tomorrow (ok – I guess it officially started tonight, but I chose to spending the evening gorging on sushi with Amy and then watching the Spurs crunch the Pistons.)  I’m not a conference guy (I get restless) but I happened to be in Seattle and it has turned into the center of the RSS universe for a few days.  So – off I go to Gnomedex tomorrow.

In preparation, NewsGator released two new things this week.

  • Podcast support: FeedDemon already had it.  Nick and Greg quickly figured out how to take the stuff that Nick had created and integrated into NewsGator Online.  I tried it this morning.  Fucking awesome, especially given that it’s a code level integration between NewsGator Online and FeedDemon.  My iPod Shuffle thanks you (click the Add to Podcasts button in NewsGator Online and the Podcast automatically shows up on my Shuffle via iTunes on my laptop – one click, no other steps.)
  • Business IQ Subscription Service: A month ago NewsGator announced a partnership with Factiva.  Now, in addition to providing keyword search, you can get Factiva Industry Feeds via RSS through NewsGator.  Take a look at the demo.

Sync is up next.  I’ll be on the look out for short nerds tomorrow.