A skinnable news feed reader. It only has some pre-defined sets of headlines, nothing configurable.
Status: dead - just here for history's sake.
"Champion Launcher is a flexible and easy-to-use application to quickly determine which search engine on the internet is most likely to yield good results for your query."
Status: not under active development.
"HoverNews is a free standalone news grabbing application that is based off of the plug-in of the same name for HoverDesk. It is designed to work with custom backend files, RSS and RDF feeds as well as parsing the HTML of any website. HoverNews will scroll the headlines from your favorite website so that you can be kept abreast of a variety of news."
Status: on hold.
"Newsplorer is a fully skinnable news reader application that will integrate perfectly with your desktop. It supports all major news syndication formats available today and it's completely free!"