AOL Reader Revealed, Officially Launches in Beta

AOL Reader Revealed, Officially Launches in Beta

By Josh Wolford June 24, 2013 | 2 Comments

After teasing the service last Friday, AOL has begun to give beta access to some users for their new RSS Reader, appropriately titled AOL Reader. Upon first look, it’s a basic, perfectly functional RSS reader that doesn’t bring a whole …

Advertising To Make Its Way Onto Amazon Kindles

Amazon apparently has some big plans for their Kindle e-reader and it involves advertising. That’s right, advertising. After all, what would a good book be without advertising, right?

Google Reader Now Offers Comments For Entries

Google is not not not building a social network. Really. They’re not. They’re just adding features to every product ever made to enable you to communicate and otherwise share information among your peer group and store all your information in a centralized place. That’s soooo not a social network, so I don’t need anybody telling me about how Google Reader’s new comment feature shows that they’re a social network.

Adobe Posts Security Fix For Reader, Acrobat
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A code injection vulnerability in Adobe Reader and Acrobat 8.1.2 required a quick fix amid reports of an exploit for it in the wild.

Google Acknowledges Reader Sharing Complaints

Even though Google has seen the feedback in the Reader support group, and probably read a blog post or three, they are dodging the obvious solution to the question of sharing items.

Former Googler Goes To LiveJournal

By this time of year, many ponds have frozen over, but we’ll still use the analogy: is it better to be a big fish in a small amount of water or an average-sized fish in a lot of the stuff?  Jason Shellen seems to prefer the first scenario, as the former Googler has jumped to LiveJournal.

Read This: Google Reader Shares Your Stuff

Users of Google Reader now find themselves sharing items with friends through the chat feature in Gmail, aka Google Talk.

Cool Little Google Reader Feature

This is a cool “little” feature in the latest version of Google Reader. if you subscribe to multiple people’s Shared Items’ blogs (I call that a link blog) it won’t send you duplicate items anymore, but will show you how many people actually linked to it. That’s a KILLER feature. But, what’s next?

The Interns are Taking Over the Googleplex!

The interns are taking over the Googleplex! Seriously, if you want to know why Google is so intent on reaching geniuses at an early age, you need look no further than today’s upgrades to Google Reader.

Google Reader Taps Power Of Blogsearch

New features from Google Reader include a process that recommends blogs potentially of interest to the user, based on subscribed feeds and one’s Web History.

Social Suggestions for Google Reader

I know Google’s been trying to get more involved in the social game, but here are a few suggestions on how they can make the integration a little more seamless, and I’m totally name dropping Mihai Parparita so he catches this one ego surfing.


Currently when you mail yourself something you get this at the bottom of the email

Amazon’s E-Book Reader Widely Ridiculed
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I wouldn’t mind keeping over 200 books close at hand, and I’d prefer not to need a large suitcase to do it.  But Amazon’s new e-book reader is nonetheless looking less and less appealing as the analyses roll in.

Amazon Reader Opinions

Seth Godin: “You won’t find me on Amazon’s new book reader.”

Rex Hammock: “I’d rather have an iPod Touchbook.”

Mathew Ingram: WTF?

Jeremy Toeman: It will fail.

New Google Reader Stats

While the new google reader stats are a neat idea, Mashable comes up with a hugely researched piece on why the new Google stats are not entirely accurate. With enough supporting information to make you wonder just how accurate any web based reading system can be against the logs that the server itself is generating.

Secret Stats In Split RSS Feeds – Google Reader

Google Reader now reports feed usage, and it is being suggested by a prominent Google engineer that you should look at aggregated numbers.

Google Reader Gives Up Its Numbers

Another tidbit of information about feeds on Google Reader emerged, showing how easy it is to find out how many Reader users have subscribed to a particular feed.

Google Transit Graduates, Gets Wrapped Into Maps

Saving people’s time, money, and the environment, it’s Google Transit to the rescue!  Only the service appears to have left on its Clark Kent glasses – despite officially graduating from Google Labs, the words “Labs” remains on its homepage.