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Or, do they just want to play safe in order to secure implementation of RSS in Vista?
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A content syndication platform, such as a web content syndication platform, manages, organizes and makes available for consumption content that is acquired from the Internet. In at least some embodiments, the platform can acquire and organize web content, and make such content available for consumption by many different types of applications. These applications may or may not necessarily understand the particular syndication format. An application program interface (API) exposes an object model which allows applications and users to easily accomplish many different tasks such as creating, reading, updating, deleting feeds and the like.
Content syndication platform [appft1.uspto.gov] - Patent application at USPTO
Introducing the Windows RSS Platform [msdn.microsoft.com] - Microsoft Windows RSS Platform introduction at MS
A lot of aggregators already offer features described in the patent – it will be interesting to see how this plays out.