NewsGator Technologies, Inc., an RSS platform company, has announced a new RSS plug-in for the Yahoo! Messenger with Voice real-time communications suite. NewsGator for Yahoo! Messenger with Voice allows users to access audio and video podcasts as well as other content from around the web through an IM interface.
NewsGator for Yahoo! Messenger with Voice (referred to as "Podcasts & Buzz" on the Yahoo! Messenger website) allows users to check out the "Editor's Choice" podcasts selected by NewsGator editors, or browse through podcasts and news content from different categories including entertainment, sports and technology. Users can also personalize their experience by creating a free NewsGator Online account to select and organize their own feeds, which are then delivered through their NewsGator IM plug-in.
With NewsGator and Yahoo! technology, users can sort content by audio, video, and text categories, open a slide-out video window, organize content by topic for customization, and collapse or expand content sections to preserve on-screen content visibility. NewsGator's Podcasts and Buzz plug-in for Yahoo! Messenger with Voice is currently available in beta at the Yahoo! Messenger plug-in download site, and the final version will be made available in the third quarter.