Munir Umrani notes that the Telegraph is going to make OpenID mainstream by becoming a provider. The Telegraph will soon become the first newspaper in the world, and the first British media company, to become an OpenID provider. Readers will be able to begin using the service from the end of February. [Continue]
If you are wondering whether Indian newspapers have caught up with feeds, NewsRack might help (via Rajesh Jain). I still see some newspapers missing, especially the regional ones. There might be an influence of lack of localization in Indian languages, but I think the industry can really push it ahead.
Amit Agarwal asks if newspapers should eliminate the mandatory registration. I agree with Amit that it should be avoided if the registration data is not being used. Of course, sometimes it becomes a necessity if the newspaper wants to play a portal or provide personalization. [Continue]