Spinn3r at Real Time Stream Crunchup, RSS Speedups, and Startup Discounts

Spinn3r will be at the Real Time Stream Crunchup tomorrow (which should be fun).

There should be more announcements about realtime RSS which is interesting:

While there is an argument to be made that RSS is dying, being replaced by more instantaneous forms of content delivery such as Twitter and other real time streams, many people aren’t quite yet ready to give up on it. Instead, they want to save it by speeding it up. Tomorrow, at our Real Time Stream CrunchUp, we will see three demos of projects that do just that in slightly different ways.

Google engineers Brad Fitzpatrick and Brett Slatkin will show a demo of a new push protocol called pubsubhubub, Netvibes CEO Freddy Mini will demo his similar RSS Instant Update Hub, and WordPress engineer Andy Skelton will show off a Jabber client which uses the XMPP protocol to push blog headlines into an IM-like environment faster than RSS.

If these receive significant adoption Spinn3r will implement them pretty quickly (we push revisions every week).

Gnip also launched their early stage partner program:

Gnip is also launching a early-stage startup partner program that will let startups access to all of Gnip’s service features and data services. The program is aimed towards software development startups that have been in business for less than 3 years and generating less than $200,000 in revenue. Of course, Gnip requires that partners pay a fee of $1000 but says the services that they will receive are valued at $10,000 per month.

Spinn3r has been offering this for more than three years now. If you’re an early stage startup and you need access to Spinn3r data we can do so at a fraction of the price.

I should also note that if you’re a research organization we can provide you with data for free. We provide access to Spinn3r data to more than 100 PhDs from to universities world wide.

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