All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Google Reader’

Google Deals Yet Another Blow To RSS

Fan of Google Reader and RSS feeds in general? You’re going to love this. Not only has Google announced the demise of Google Reader, but they’ve also killed the RSS Subscription Chrome extension. It’s no longer in the Chrome Web Store. TechCrunch reported on this after a few other noticed. The extension appears to still be working for those of …

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Save Google Reader Petition Quickly Tops 100,000 Signatures

Within hours of Google announcing that they would be shutting down Google Reader on July 1st, a handful of petitions popped up that urged the company to reconsider. Those petitions included a few on Change.org, a single-serving site called keepgooglereader.com, and even a White House petition on the We The People site. That latter was quickly removed by the administrators …

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Digg: We’re Building a Reader to Replace Google Reader

If you were wondering which RSS reader is going to step up and fill the void left when Google yanks Google Reader out from under us on July 1st, Digg has your answer. It’s Digg. The answer is Digg. On their blog, Digg has just announced plans to build a reader to replace Google Reader both in function, and in …

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Former Product Manager Says Google Reader Is Being Retired Because Of Google+

Google Reader is being retired on July 1. The Internet (and Hitler) have collectively lost it. What everybody wants to know, though, is why Google feels it needs to shut down Reader? The official company line is that usage has declined. Google is also a busy company with a lot of projects going on at once. Shutting down Reader lets …

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Hitler Isn’t Too Happy About the Google Reader Shutdown

Apparently, you’re not the only one who’s furious that Google has decided to shut down Google Reader on July 1st, as part of its spring cleaning program. Ah, yes, the classic Hitler reacts video. And oldie but a goodie. And as it turns out, an absolutely perfect way to channel the frustration over Google’s decision. Seriously, I never thought I …

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Google Reader Shutdown Prompts Plethora of Petitions

As you may have heard, Google has just announced that they are closing the doors on their 8-year-old RSS aggregator Google Reader. The company cites declining usage and a need to focus on other products as reasons for the shutdown. Google Reader will officially go dark on July 1st, giving users over 3 months to migrate to another service for …

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Google’s Spring Cleaning Shutters More Than Just Google Reader

Google is continuing its habit of announcing product closures in bulk with another round of “spring cleaning.” The first “spring cleaning” actually happened in the Fall of 2011, when Google axed things that you probably don’t even remember at this point – things like Google Desktop, Google Notebook, Sidewiki, and Aardvark. The point is, Google has been doing this sort …

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Google Reader Is Shutting Down July 1st

One of the most popular feed readers around is shutting down this year – due to declining usage. Google Reader, the platform Google first launched in 2005, is simply one of the many Google services on the chopping block this week. Google has just put out their annual list of spring cleaning, which consists of features and products that Google …

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Google Reader Not Working For A Bunch Of People

I couldn’t help but notice that Google Reader has been acting very weird, but now I know it’s not just me, as numerous people have been complaining about it, and several publications are now reporting on the issue. There’s a Google Group thread here, where people are complaining. It was started on Sunday, when user applmak wrote: Reader is unable …

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Google Adds Reader, Latitude To Google Takeout

Google announced today that it has added a couple more products to the Google Takeout menu: Latitude and Reader. “We’re always working to improve our tools and make it easier for users to control and access their data,” K├íri Ragnarsson writes on Google’s Data Liberation Front blog. “Today we are happy to add support for two new services in Google …

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ESPN Either Sucks At RSS Or Is Really Committed To LeBron

As you might expect, for the past few hours, ESPN has been completely committed to LeBron James and the Miami Heat winning the NBA Championship. Move over, Euro 2012, this is King James’ house. I get that. What I don’t get, however, is why ESPN is spamming RSS readers with the same story over and over again. Maybe they really …

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