What’s in a name?

June 8th, 2005 at 3:03 pm

So this is the second time I’ve read a clarification posting that Newsgator, the RSS agregation company, is not, in fact, the reviled spyware company ‘Gator’. Apparently people don’t seem to get that just because a business name contains, in part, the name of another business, they’re not actually the same business. Shocking.

From Nick Bradbury’s blog posting:

Shortly after I announced that NewsGator had acquired my company, I started seeing comments from people wondering whether NewsGator was related to the “Gator” spyware company (now known as “Claria”). The answer, of course, is NO (you don’t really think I’d join a spyware company, do you?).