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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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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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Feedly Fixes A Bunch Of Stuff, Says Mini Toolbar Will Be Back In The Fall

Feedly announced a bunch of fixes it has made to various features, and that it is working on bringing the mini toolbar back. The feature which went missing weeks ago (around the time Google Reader finally went down, actually), was one of the best parts about Feedly, as it let you easily add feeds from whatever site you happened to …

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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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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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‘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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AOL Reader Revealed, Officially Launches in Beta

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 lot of new features to the table (yet, at least), but will be familiar to Google Reader users. You can …

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