My affiliation with NewsCloud is this: I'm a user and a friend of Jeff Reifman. Jeff lists me as having provided "general assistance" (read: free advice) but I have no IP or financial stake in the project.
It surprises me that this level of involvement would disqualify me from posting about NC, but I totally understand where this is coming from, and respect the ferocity with which you defend the community.
Also, I haven't been following MeFi enough to realize that there was a more appropriate place for this post. Lesson learned.