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can’t we (RSS & Atom) all just get along April 26, 2006

Posted by Ari Mir in API.
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i recently came upon a great post: Introducing Feedcache: QOS for RSS

tucows recently made available an API for Feedcache. Feedcache harvests and normalizes feeds. developers can send a feed request to Feedcache and it will return the feed content. if the feed has never been requested, Feedcache will normalize the feed and make it available for future requests. Feedcache normalizes the feeds using Dave Winer's RSS 2.0 feed format.

at cobundle we have been developing something very similar (for internal use). i think Feedcache is definitely onto something. normalizing feed formats will become essential for content feeds to reach critical mass. however, i would expand the scope of the API to allow the developer to choose which feed format he/she would like to use.

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welcome to cobundle April 25, 2006

Posted by Ari Mir in cobundle news.
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what is cobundle?

cobundle makes it easy for you to find new content feeds. sorry that’s all we can tell you for now 😉

how did cobundle come about?

six months ago i started a new job as a product manager at Shopzilla (awesome company by the way). as part of my job i began consuming more and more content. however, i soon realized there were people out there (like michael arrington, pete cashmore and fred wilson) with access to content from the “edge” i was unaware of and did not have the time to discover myself. out of pure necessity, cobundle was born.

i approached my friend paul walker, a talented software architect, and we are now a few weeks away from seeing cobundle become a reality.

unfortunately paul and i do not have many tech savvy friends (we’re from LA), so we will soon be posting a registration page in an attempt to find beta testers.

if you are a member of the online media and would like a demonstration of the product before the beta test, please email me with information about yourself.

thank you