The Times Company’s objection to the commercial use of the RSS feeds raised eyebrows among tech bloggers. Software companies have been selling PC-based news reader applications for years, and there are many available for smartphones as well. Web sites publish RSS feeds primarily for use by such programs, which allow quick browsing of updates from many sites in one place. Many people now use Web-based RSS readers like Google Reader. The Times’s feeds include headlines and summaries of articles, with links to the full articles on NYTimes.com.