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Google’s Slow Poisoning of Google Reader Continues

Although Google Reader is still up and running smoothly for now, Google is continuing to slowly rid the internet of any traces of its existence. Reader, which used to be one of the main options on Google’s omnipresent black bar menu, is nowhere to be found. Not even in the “more” tab. Google, who previously stated that they would officially …

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Digg’s Google Reader Replacement Will Be Fast, Simple, and Play Well With Social Media

Just hours after Google made the unsurprisingly unpopular decision to kill off Google Reader on July 1st, Digg announced their plans to build their own RSS reader – one that will serve as a replacement both in functionality and in spirit. Although Digg said that they were “confident [they] can cook up a worthy successor,” it appears that they have …

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What The Industry Thinks About Google Reader’s Demise

Google recently dropped the bombshell that it is closing down Google Reader, much to the chagrin of its loyal user base. I’ve done my share of ranting about it, and discussed why some businesses may want to be more strongly thinking about their email strategies. We’ve since reached out to a handful of prominent bloggers and industry professionals for some …

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RSS.com Is Now for Sale with a $200K Asking Price

If you’re the owner of RSS.com, there’s probably no better time than now to try and sell it. On the heels of Google’s decision to kill their popular Google Reader RSS feed product and the outrage spawned by that decision, Ron Sheridan is trying to sell RSS.com. The asking price? $200,000. He initially acquired the doman for $125,000. The sale …

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Making A News Reader For Android? You’ll Want To Watch This

Google is killing off Google Reader on July 1. The move opens an opportunity for somebody, maybe Digg, to come up with a news reader of their own. Now the very same company that’s killing the most popular RSS reader on the net is now offering suggestions for developers building their own news readers: Join Nick Butcher, Adam Koch and …

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Google Reader Disappears from Black Bar Menu Inside Gmail, Google+

As you all know, Google is killing Google Reader on July 1st. I’m sure plenty of you have shed some tears in the past week. For Google Reader power users, this sucks – plain and simple. And despite the loud cries of its supporters, don’t expect Google to cave. Reader is going bye-bye. But if you thought that it was …

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Is Email Your Business’ Answer To The Loss Of Google Reader?

Businesses have had the idea that “content is king” pounded into their brains for years. If you want to thrive online, you have to have compelling content that people want to read. The other side of that coin, however, is that you have to be able to get that content in front of them, and there are certainly plenty of …

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Google’s RSS Subscription Chrome Extension Is Back, Sans Google Reader Support

Shortly after Google announced that they would be killing off Google Reader, angering a significant amount of users, they dealt another blow to RSS by yanking the Google RSS Subscription Chrome extension. More anger ensued. Why must you destroy everything that we love, Google? Well, here’s a bit of good news: The extension is back. Finnur Thorarinsson, the author of …

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Change.org: It’s Not Just Bloggers And Techies Who Will Miss Google Reader

It didn’t take long after Google announced that it is killing off Google Reader to realize how much the product will be missed by quite a few people. Even the alternatives are having trouble keeping up with the demand from users. Various petitions were immediately started, including some at Change.org. One of them is already nearing 130,000 supporters. There seems …

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Feedly Goes Down As Demand From Google Reader Users Surges

As you probably know by now, Google announced last week that it is shutting down Google Reader. Meanwhile, a lot of users are experimenting with some of the alternatives, trying to find one that meets their news consumption needs. One of the more popular alternatives so far has been Feedly. In fact, Feedly announced on Friday that over 500,000 Google …

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Will You Miss Google Reader? Clearly, Many Will.

I was out on leave when the news came out: Google is killing Google Reader. No! Why? No! Should Google kill Google Reader? Will you miss it? Let us know what you think or if you care in the comments. So here I am back to work. Immediately, I’ve already been using Google Reader like all day. The truth is, …

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Google+ Architect Asks What People Liked about Google Reader (for Future Reference)

As you probably know, Google is shutting down Google Reader on July 1st. And today, the senior engineer on the Google+ team is asking Google+ users to tell him exactly what they love about Google Reader, because he would “like to integrate those ideas into future versions of many Google products, and try to capture that value.” Earlier today, Yonatan …

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