Home RSS Company Syndicate IQ Shuts Down

RSS Company Syndicate IQ Shuts Down

Another startup has bitten
the dust, RSS company Syndicate IQ has “ceased
operations” according to a notice on its
. Syndicate IQ was a company that provided feed management, statistics and
adverts – similar to Feedburner. Syndicate IQ
launched in December 2004 and its goal was to “manage, measure, and monetize syndicated
content”, according to the old homepage (found on the
Wayback Machine
). The current shut-down notice on Syndicate IQ states:

“Syndicate IQ has ceased operations. If you would like to continue to get news,
resources, analysis, reviews, and opinion on anything and everyting RSS/syndication, head
on over to Syndication
. The RSS feeds for Syndicate IQ are being redirected to the main feed for
Syndication Gumption.”

Stuart Watson, founder of Syndicate IQ, wrote more about the reasons for shutting
down in a blog
. Despite the failure of Syndicate IQ, Watson insists the RSS market “is still
very, very young and plenty of opportunities exist”. He outlines some:

“Some of them supporting publishers (yes, there is still plenty of room) who are
creating text, audio, and video content.  Others will support marketers/e-commerce
companies and others will directly support consumers with RSS/syndication related

Back in September 2005, when I defined The RSS Space, I
categorized Syndicate IQ as being in ‘Publisher Services’ – a market segment today
dominated by Feedburner[full disclosure: I am
a paid advisor to another company in this space, Nooked]
. In my opinion it’s a market yet to reach
its potential – after all, RSS feeds have still not truly hit the mainstream. 2007 should
be a good year for RSS, with Microsoft, Google and Yahoo all making big pushes in this
regard. But for small startups like Syndicate IQ, it’s a tough road to hoe – and
especially so since Feedburner is the dominant player in the segment Syndicate IQ was

But like Stuart Watson, I think there are plenty of opportunities to come in the RSS
space. So it’s sad to see Syndicate IQ bow out at this point.

About ReadWrite’s Editorial Process

The ReadWrite Editorial policy involves closely monitoring the tech industry for major developments, new product launches, AI breakthroughs, video game releases and other newsworthy events. Editors assign relevant stories to staff writers or freelance contributors with expertise in each particular topic area. Before publication, articles go through a rigorous round of editing for accuracy, clarity, and to ensure adherence to ReadWrite's style guidelines.

Get the biggest tech headlines of the day delivered to your inbox

    By signing up, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy. Unsubscribe anytime.

    Tech News

    Explore the latest in tech with our Tech News. We cut through the noise for concise, relevant updates, keeping you informed about the rapidly evolving tech landscape with curated content that separates signal from noise.

    In-Depth Tech Stories

    Explore tech impact in In-Depth Stories. Narrative data journalism offers comprehensive analyses, revealing stories behind data. Understand industry trends for a deeper perspective on tech's intricate relationships with society.

    Expert Reviews

    Empower decisions with Expert Reviews, merging industry expertise and insightful analysis. Delve into tech intricacies, get the best deals, and stay ahead with our trustworthy guide to navigating the ever-changing tech market.