An aggregator or news aggregator is a type of software that retrieves syndicated Web content that is supplied in the form of a web feed (RSS, Atom and other XML formats), and that are published by weblogs, podcasts, vlogs, and mainstream mass media websites. ( Wikipedia)
Two main types of aggregators: web-based aggregators and desktop/software aggregators. Web-based aggregators allow individuals to subscribe to feeds online and read feeds in a web browser. Desktop aggregators are software programs installed locally that updates when feeds are updated. The aggregator shows new information and allow for users to read feeds.
A news aggregator is "software that periodically reads a set of news sources, in one of several XML-based formats, finds the new bits, and displays them in reverse-chronological order on a single page." See this article.
A piece of software used by webloggers and others who want to check a large number of news sources or weblogs on a daily basis. Aggregators regularly check selected RSS feeds (see RSS) for new content and display a list of results, usually listing the most recently updated links first, allowing bloggers to quickly catch up on the latest news and comment from around the web. There are a variety of aggregators available: some are web-based, some work in tandem with other pieces of software such as Microsoft Outlook, while others are separate pieces of software. This weblog has an extensive list of aggregators here.
Internet users may utilize an aggregator to receive updates regarding the availability of new content of interest (i.e. newspaper headlines, blog postings or podcasts). Aggregators receive news of updates via RSS and Atom feeds. Aggregators function to automate the process of checking for updated information according to a set of user preferences and within a desired time interval. Most Web browsers feature, or are working to include, aggregator functionality.
There are two main types of aggregrators: 1) Web-based or centralized aggregators aggregates many RSS feeds on behalf of many RSS subscribers. These types of aggregators allow individuals to sign up for the service and read their feeds online in just one site. There's no need to download and install any programs. Find a list of online free RSS readers, here. 2) Desktop/software aggregators require individuals to download and install a program to the computer. This type of aggregator usually has a lot more functions available to the user. Find a list of RSS reader software programs, here.
An aggregator or news aggregator or feed reader is client software that uses a web feed to retrieve syndicated web content such as weblogs, podcasts, vlogs, and mainstream mass media websites, or in the case of a search aggregator, a customized set of search results.
Entity responsible for all aspects of energy delivery from its own portfolio of buyers and sellers. Aggregators gather customers or generators to buy/sell bulk power, making a profit on the transaction.
A firm, which may/may not be licensed by the PUC/PSC, that signs up a large group of consumers to bargain on their behalf for the lowest possible price for energy. The firm "aggregates" or combines many smaller customers into one large customer for purposes of negotiation.
An entity that organizes retail consumers into a purchasing group in order to receive better rates in a retail competition market. The aggregation function is currently performed by whichever local utility provides distribution service. Under retail competition, aggregation could be provided by the utility providing distribution services, distant utilities, for-profit corporations, non-profit entities, local governments, or neighborhood associations.
A term used to describe any of a number of entities or organizations who will buy or broker electricity for a group of retail customers in a restructured electric industry. Usually refers to a situation of retail competition, where a cooperative, private firm or other such organization would aggregate the demand of dispersed individual customers and buy or broker supplies on their behalf. By analogy, one could call AT&T, MCI or Sprint long-distance telephone service "aggregators".
An entity responsible for planning, scheduling, accounting, billing, and settlement for energy deliveries from the aggregator's portfolio of sellers and/or buyers. Aggregators seek to bring together customers or generators so they can buy or sell power in bulk, making a profit on the transaction.
means any person or entity that aggregates but takes no ownership of the electricity needed to meet that aggregated load. An example of an aggregator is a broker who arranges for the purchase of electric service for a purchasing group consisting of several customers. The broker never owns the electricity but arranges for its sale to the purchasing group. Puc 2002.02 (Competitive Electric Power Supplier Rules)
An entity, licensed by the Commission, that purchases electric energy and takes title to electric energy as an intermediary for a large number of consumers and to bargain on their behalf for electricity and related services. The group "aggregates" or combines customers into one large customer for purposes of negotiation. It purchases the electricity as a single customer for the group.
A person or organization licensed by the State Corporation Commission who puts together a buying group for the purchase of electricity in order to get the best rates from a competitive service provider. ( Back)
A person or group that combines multiple retail customers or single customers with multiple sites into one or more buying groups. A broker or aggregator can perform this function and then negotiate a service contract with an AES on behalf of an aggregated customer group.
Any marketer, broker, public agency, city, county, or special district that combines the loads of multiple end-use customers in facilitating the sale and purchase of electric energy, transmission, and other services on behalf of these customers.
1. A group or organization that represents energy consumers to buy electricity and tries to negotiate lower prices. The group of consumers is called a buying group. 2. No relation to a Terminator which is a robotic Cyberdyne Systems Model 101 Series 800 that traveled from the future to do away with Sarah Connor before she had a son who would one day lead the resistance against the robot's creator.
A buyers group that signs up large numbers of consumers and bargains on their behalf for the lowest possible electricity costs. Electric co-ops have always acted as aggregators to get the best prices for their members.
an entity responsible for planning, scheduling, accounting, billing and settlement for energy deliveries from the aggregator's portfolio of Sellers (generators, purchases) and/or Buyers (loads or sales)
An Aggregator refers to any entity that assembles a group of retail customers and provides or assists in providing electric power and energy supply services to that group based upon the group's electrical usage characteristics or commercial characteristics (e.g., credit). An Aggregator may also provide other services. An Aggregator can be a Retail Electric Supplier (RES). While many (perhaps most) other aggregators will be Alternative Retail Electric Suppliers (ARESs), an electric utility can offer aggregation services outside its service territory.
An independent entity that brings several subscribers together to form a group that can obtain long-distance service at a reduced rate. Subscribers are billed by the original IXC. The aggregator only provides the initial set-up of the plan. He usually provides no service after that. Different than a reseller.
Any certified eligible power supplier engaged in the direct sale of power to retail customers, who combines the power consumption of multiple customers for the purpose of meeting minimum load criteria in the Retail Open Access rate schedules. In this plan, "aggregator" could include marketers, suppliers, and brokers.
local government or affinity groups, such as churches and school districts, that arrange to buy energy in bulk for a group of consumers. Base Rate: the base rate, which sometimes appears on the natural gas bill as the transportation or delivery charge, covers all costs associated with delivering natural gas to the home. It also includes taxes and other surcharges and generally is between 30 and 40 percent of the total bill.
An entity that puts together groups of customers into a buying group that purchases a commodity service. The vertically integrated investor-owned utility, as well as municipal utilities and rural electric cooperatives, perform this function in today's power market. Other entities, like buyer cooperatives or brokers, could perform this function in a restructured power market.
A firm, licensed by the commission, that signs up a large group of consumers to bargain on their behalf for the lowest possible price for electricity. The firm "aggregates" or combines many smaller customers into one large customer for purposes of negotiation. It purchases the electricity for the group.
An entity that puts together customers into a guying group for the purchase of a commodity service. The vertically integrated investor owned utility, municipal utilities and rural electric cooperatives perform this function in today's power market. Other entities such as buyer cooperatives or brokers could perform this function in a restructured power market.
Librarians are applying this term products from vendors who package materials from more than one publisher. Example: IAC Infotrac provides indexing and full text articles from many journal publishers. EBSCO is another example. Ann Okerson cites this reference:"A LIBLICENSE-L message of 14 March 1997 defined aggregators in the following way: " 'aggregation' as used on this list means the bundling together or gathering together of electronic information into electronic collections that are marketed as a package".
In the electronic resource world, the term aggregator is used to refer to a "host site." OhioLINK, Catchword and Ingenta are aggregators, in the sense that they gather together at one site numerous electronic journals from many different publishers. We work with these aggregators in much the same way we work with vendors who assist in providing us the print copies of journals from different publishers.
A service that gathers information published by different sources and organises it together under a common search interface. The aggregator may also license access to a collection of journals from many different publishers.
This is a e-commerce business model in which the web site sells products or services which it does not produce or warehouse. Rather, an Aggregator creates an environment where multiple providers (sellers) must compete on terms determined by the use.
An aggregator is essentially a sales agent for a long distance company. Any person or business that, in the normal course of business, provides a public telephone for the use of patrons through an Operator Service Provider (OSP).
Per FCC a person that, in the course of operations, makes telephones available to the public or to transient users of its premises, for interstate telephone calls using a provider of operator services.
An OAI aggregator is both a Service Provider and a Data Provider. It is a service that gathers metadata records from multiple Data Providers and then makes those records available for gathering by others using the OAI-PMH. Source: OAI for Beginners - the Open Archives Forum online tutorial at http://www.oaforum.org/tutorial
Enables buyers within a market to select among various competitors by aggregating information about the market and its suppliers and providing this information via a Web site. Aggregators may provide decision-support applications that integrate supplier information with third-party information and with user requirements or preferences to allow users to differentiate services and features of the various competitors. Content aggregators aggregate information and match it to user preferences. These preferences may be declared actively (user explicitly specifies) or passively (software discerns preferences from user behavior or interest) and are used to filter aggregated content and deliver only what matches user preferences. [Go to source
an object that is comprised of other objects (components). A'has-a' relationship exists between the aggregator object and its component (see component) objects. For example, a polygon is an aggregator for its vertex objects (components). Synonym: container.
Device (computer) that serves many other devices. For example, a computer that not only handles dial-up modem calls for an ISP, but also supports ISDN connections, leased-lines, while it is also a router, well, that is a typical aggregator.