Alphabet news: AP get RSS
: Susan Mernit reports that the AP has put up more than a dozen RSS feeds. This is good news for RSS. But it’s also damned interesting news for the news business. This means that readers can now go directly to news stories on the AP’s site and not on members’ (clients’) sites (realize that the AP is a collective owned by many of the news organizations it serves; that’s why they also let the AP use their news). I’m wondering whether that’s going to cause a burp. When the AP started its online news service, it went to incredible pains to make sure you could get to it only through members’ sites. I wonder whether Reuters’ plans to build an online brand of its own is causing a little competitive indigestion.