Macworld and NewsGator and NetNewsWire

Macworld (and Newsweek (neither of which capitalize their “w”s, by the way)) have signed deals with NewsGator for rebranded versions of NewsGator’s web-based RSS aggregator. And but considering this:

Macworld will also be releasing a private branded version (with full synchronization) of NetNewsWire, NewsGator’s award winning RSS aggregator for the Mac.

This puts Macworld in an awkward spot if they ever again want to review or compare RSS aggregators. If they say NetNewsWire is the best (which it currently is) they’re wide open to accusations of bias; if they say it’s not the best, then they’re stuck admitting that their readers who use the bundled version of NNW are getting something less than the best.

Wednesday, 14 December 2005