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Google Kills Currents, Sends Users To Google Play Newsstand

Google continues to shift its users of various news consumption products to different ones. Google famously killed Google Reader last year in a bold and controversial move (that many would probably still question) that sent users to various other RSS readers not owned by Google. Now another Google news reader is dead. Google announced Google Play Newsstand in November as …

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Google Reader Alternative Spotlight: Feedspot

Google Reader has been officially gone for a whole month now, but there is likely still a lot of experimentation going on when it comes to alternative tools for consuming news and blog content. We’ve certainly discussed a number of them here. Today, we’re going to take a look at Feedspot, which in some ways looks very similar to others …

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Apparently, Larry Page Didn’t Give a Damn About Google Reader, So It Died

When we talk about the story of Google Reader’s tragic demise, there’s the corporate excuse, the speculation, and the additional speculation. But here’s another possible reason: Google Reader died because Larry Page and the higher ups simply didn’t care enough about it. And because of that, nobody stepped up to lead the product. At least that’s one version of the …

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Flipboard Reportedly Fails To Preserve Users’ Google Reader Feeds [Updated]

Google Reader is now officially gone. If you’re reading this, you’re probably well aware of that. Hopefully you found a service to keep your feeds in tact. Some who were relying on Flipboard are finding themselves out of luck now that Reader has gone away. People have taken to Twitter to complain that Flipboard did not maintain their feeds after …

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RIP, Google Reader. So, What Now?

R.I.P., Google Reader – 2005-2013. It’s better to burn out than it is to fade away, right? For many Google Reader users, this will feel like a burn out. Even though Google announced that they would be killing their 8-year-old RSS reader product way back in March and gave users nearly 4 months to migrate to another service – some …

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You Can Retrieve Your Google Reader Data Until July 15th

If you’re a Google Reader user, you know that the service officially went offline yesterday, July 1st. We knew it was coming – Google gave us nearly 4 months of warning. But when Reader finally stopped receiving updates, well, it felt kind of abrupt. Oh well, on to the next reader. But in order to move on to that next …

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Yep, Google Just Killed RSS Alerts Too

Monday marked the official end of Google Reader. The announcement back in March seems like an eternity ago, and many of us have long since moved on to alternatives for our RSS news consumption habits. Google took its war on RSS one step further on Monday, however, killing the RSS option in Google Alerts as well. If you were subscribed …

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Which Of These Dead Google Products Do You Miss Most?

Google launches a whole lot of products and features. Just about every single day it announces something, and quite often it’s more than one thing. It’s not a huge surprise that Google kills some of these things from time to time. It’s a large company, but with the amount of things it releases, it would be nearly impossible to keep …

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HootSuite Launches ‘Syndicator’ RSS Tool Ahead Of Google Reader’s Demise

You can add HootSuite to the list of Google Reader alternatives popping up ahead of Google’s shut down of Google Reader on July 1st. The company just announced the launch of HootSuite Syndicator, an app that brings RSS into the Hootsuite dashboard. HootSuite has a unique angle in that it is already a popular social media management dashboard, which the …

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Digg Reader Rollout Starts Today, iOS App Coming Tomorrow

As announced, today, June 26th, Digg is beginning to roll out their new Digg Reader in beta. The first invites have already gone out to their survey participants that gave them guidance on what kind of reader to build over the last few months. Now, Digg is sending out invites to those who have signed up for a peek at …

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Feedly Launches Web Version, Announces All Users Now On Feedly Cloud

Earlier this week, Feedly began pointing users to a message about its migration to the Feedly Cloud, as it stops depending on Google Reader. Users were advised to make sure they have the most up-to-date versions. More on all of that here. Today, Feedly announced in a blog post that Feedly Cloud is now available to all users, and there …

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Digg Reader Beta Launching June 26th, Will Be Free

Digg Reader, Digg’s RSS reader replacement for Google Reader, has been in the works for the past three months – really ever since Google announced that they’d be shutting down their own reader on July 1st. With the date fast approaching, Digg has finally unveiled more details about their new product. Digg Reader will launch next week “in phases,” and …

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