As you are no doubt aware, I am not a Mac user. I have nothing against the Macintosh, I have just always been a Microsoft Windows fanboy I guess. In any case, some interesting Macintosh news for my favorite RSS aggregator, NewsGator. Seems they are interested in purchasing the Mac’s definitive news reader, NetNewsWire, according to Om Malik:
Richard asked about who is on the menu for Newsgator? He has many guesses and one of them is right: Ranchero Software, the company behind Mac-a-licious RSS reader NetNewsWire. Sources in Silicon Valley tell me that this deal is pretty much done, and expect the deal to be announced sometime on Wednesday at Web 2.0. Greg Reinacker refused to comment. This is going to be a major coup for Newsgator, because NNW is the default gold standard in MacRSS space. This deal would be very much of the same caliber as Newsgator’s acquisition of Bradbury Software, the maker of Feed Demon, a Windows only RSS reader. Back then, I posted this question: Will Newsgator finally buy a Mac desktop application and fill out the obvious hole in its product portfolio. With NNW, Newsgator fills that hole, and in swoop enhances the value of Newsgator Online. Syncing across the platforms? That would be nice.
That would indeed be nice! I really need to get a Mac one of these days, if only so I can play with some of the applications I keep hearing about.
UPDATE: This story is now a done deal! That didn’t take long.
Read: Om Malik