Closure of Google Reader prompts web storm

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  1. SajeevJino

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    Closure of Google Reader prompts web storm


    A decision by Google to close its popular Reader, which allowed users to easily follow updates from around the web, has sparked a storm of criticism by devoted fans of the service.


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    Google announced the move late on Wednesday as part of a “spring-cleaning” strategy pushed by founder and chief executive Larry Page to cull non-essential projects at the web software giant.

    The company announced a shake up of its top ranks on Wednesday with Android chief Andy Rubin stepping aside in favour of Sundar Pichai, boss of the company’s Chrome browser and operating system. Google broke up its mapping and commerce unit, with executive Jeff Huber moving to research division Google X, which is working on projects like Google Glass and the company’s self-driving cars.

    Urs Holze, senior vice-president of technical infrastructure, said the decision was made to close down Google Reader because it had been steadily losing users over the years as people switched to Facebook and Twitter to keep track of web updates.

    Closure of Google Reader prompts web storm - The Hindu
     
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  3. W.G.Ewald

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    Devoted fans who pay nothing, probably.
     
  4. Daredevil

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    Pretty much all reader agents are free. To those using google reader can easily switch to Feedly RSS agent.
     
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    For now...

    the problem with Feedly is the lack of a pure website which can be accessed on any computer without installing their add-on.

    they also plan to introduce a premium version
     

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