Twitter widgets have become the best way to configure custom newsfeeds. In your Twitter account, select "Settings" and from the settings page choose "Widgets." You can create a feed widgets for your website from Twitter lists, or from search terms.|
Topix "Topix XML feeds are available to webmasters for display on personal, non-commercial sites. Access to the RSS is available through the orange RSS button located at the bottom of each news page."
The New York Times now offers news widgets from their RSS feeds for your personal Web site, blog, social-network or search engine home page.
Free News Feed offers a single, easy to use, free world newsfeed. It looks pretty good, is partially customizable, and no registration is required.
Reuters offers, to individuals and non-profit corporations, for use on non-commercial websites only, free RSS newsfeeds.
Barchart provides a free stock quotes java applet that looks like a newsfeed (non-moving), with customizable stocks, size, colors, and fonts. You can take the code right off of their page, but they ask that you register (with your email address only) in case there are changes in their program. Barchart also has a cobranding program that offers many pages of free financial content for your website, you must email them to get information about this program (response is swift). In addition, Barchart.com offers 3 free financial tickers: a stock ticker, a stock index ticker, and a commodities ticker, that you can use together or separately.
Mag Portal offers configurable feeds of online magazine article headlines and summaries. Once you register, you can get as many feeds as you like by simply changing the code number in the feed.
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