MSN to adopt RSS

Posted on Thursday, May 19 2005 @ 22:25 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Microsoft said its MSN division will start adopting RSS seriously. Throughout the year RSS support will be integrated in many MSN services, including MSN Messenger.
MSN is working to open its MSN Alerts service to a wider variety of sources through RSS. Today, the alerting service lets users receive notifications from specific sources such as MSNBC, MSN's sites and as MSN Messenger instant messages, Hotmail e-mails and mobile text messages.
Within two months users will be able to subscribe to RSS feeds and retrieve them as MSN Alerts and a screensaver displaying RSS feeds will be released in midsummer:
Along with intermittently displaying headlines from feeds, which users will subscribe to through their screen saver options, the screen saver can pull in photos from MSN Spaces using an RSS feed from a blog hosted there, said Kyle Von Haden, an MSN program manager.
More info at eWeek

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