Newsgator has acquired FeedDemon (along with Nick Bradbury and TopStyle). This is pretty big news in the world of RSS. FeedDemon is about as good as they come. Newsgator is best known for its Outlook-integrated feed aggregator (though they have other products).
So what’s the big deal here? The marriage of a rich windows application and the convenience of syncing the state of your feeds (read/unread/etc.) over the Web. Powerful stuff.
Anyone want to guess when Microsoft buys Newsgator? I’d say…within 12 months.