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Feedly Pro Launches with Search, HTTPS, and Better Support

Feedly, the RSS reader that took an early and substantial lead when everybody went shopping for a Google Reader replacement, has finally taken the veil off its premium service. Today, the company launched Feedly Pro, which looks to improve search, security, and support. Upgrading to Feedly Pro will give you article search – which has been absent from Feedly for …

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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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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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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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‘Facebook Reader’ Has Been in the Works for Over a Year [REPORT]

Even before Google announced their decision to shut down Google Reader, Facebook was already hard at work developing a Flipboard-style news reader, according to a new report. The Wall Street Journal says that Facebook has called the product “Reader” internally, and they’ve been working on it for over a year. From the WSJ: The social network has been quietly working …

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Could Facebook Be Working on an RSS Reader?

Developer Tom Waddington, who has a history of finding stuff buried in Facebook’s code, has found something there that makes him believe that Facebook may be looking to throw its hat in the Google Reader replacement ring. Is Facebook working on a RSS Reader of their own? Waddington spotted some mentions of RSS feeds in Facebook’s code. It’s a pretty …

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Digg Reader Will Not Be a Standalone App, Launching By the End of June

Digg’s new RSS reader will be out in about a month – but it won’t be a standalone app. Instead, Digg’s new reader will simply be a part of Digg. Speaking at Internet Week New York, Digg CEO Andrew McLaughlin said that users will ‚ÄĚhave one download, which is Digg, and the current Digg will have added onto it reader …

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Digg Is Probably Going to Charge for Its Google Reader Replacement

Digg has just published the results of part 2 of their user survey into what makes a good RSS reader. It’s all part of their quest to build a Google Reader replacement, which they announced on the same day Google announced they would be killing their product in July. In part 1, we learned that users want very little changed …

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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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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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