NewsGator Acquires NetNewsWire

NewsGator has acquired NetNewsWire along with Ranchero’s other assets, such as MarsEdit and Brent Simmons himself. I can see how this is a good thing, reading all those things they want to do with NNW but can’t because they are just two people and there are only so many hours in the day. Also, reading drunkenbatman explain a few things about the situation, I can well understand how support for such successful products could be overwhelming – particularly for MarsEdit.

On the support, it went without saying as far as I was concerned. My own fun, fun, fun with FTP / iTunes support issues has taught me that, even on a small scale, you can have a product that works exactly as it should, but once it starts integrating with something else, particularly server software, you enter a whole new world of pain: different configurations and versions along with user understanding issues that can devour whole days in the blink of an eye.

Anyway, well done to Brent and Sheila! Here’s hoping this makes their lives that much easier and both their lives and products that much better.

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