Enterprise RSS software company Attensa has announced a partnership with The Real Time Matrix Corp, which develops search and filtering technology. The partnership aims to help enterprise users create focused search channels - essentially topic feeds. Craig Barnes, Attensa CEO, calls this an "RSS Tuner", which is a nice term signifying that they are trying to separate "signal from noise".
Attensa's product range is based on RSS Reader and Feed Server technology. Meanwhile The Real Time Matrix has just released a product called the iJ.am search engine, which they describe as a "Content Router for the Web". It sounds to me a lot like PubSub, which up till its demise last year was the leading RSS keyword filter and delivery service. In the press release, Jeff Whitehead, The Real Time Matrix CEO, is quoted as saying:
"Users simply set up and refine their search criteria and we deliver accurate, relevant and timely results with extreme prejudice."
Indeed Whitehead uses (intentionally or not) a phrase close to PubSub's former 'future search' catchphrase. Whitehead says that Attensa and Real Time Matrix will make it possible to "search the past and filter the future".
Actually, it's probably closer to enterprise solutions like Moreover, which provide RSS filtering solutions to businesses. Scott Niesen has more information on the Attensa blog.
There's certainly more room for RSS aggregation and filtering technology in the enterprise. Attensa, KnowNow, Newsgator and others are all active in this space - so it's quite an open market. If you know of other such enterprise products out there, let us know in the comments.