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Google Reader users better start looking for alternatives: citing declining usage, Google (GOOG) is shutting down the online RSS reader in 3 months. 6 less well-known products are also getting axed in the search giant's latest bout of housecleaning. Reader is arguably the most popular product to be shuttered since Larry Page began his efforts to narrow Google's product focus in 2011. Has the company finally gone too far?
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  • Tae Kim 75
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    YES!
    13 Mar 2013, 08:37 PM Reply Like
  • Derek A. Barrett
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    I think it's a good move, people just use the Google Reader to get all the data but then use a different front end to present it. So Google is devoting all of this infrastructure for free and not getting anything in return. Maybe some additional brand awareness but that's about it.
    13 Mar 2013, 08:41 PM Reply Like
  • D_Virginia
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    Nnnnooooooooo!!!! :-(

     

    I love my Google Reader!
    13 Mar 2013, 08:47 PM Reply Like
  • kevinICdesigner
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    I depend on RSS for a lot of my daily info. Is there anything to replace it?
    13 Mar 2013, 08:54 PM Reply Like
  • dcl3500
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    No kidding, I use it religiously for all my programming feeds.
    13 Mar 2013, 08:58 PM Reply Like
  • D_Virginia
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    From the great folks at Lifehacker, here's an article telling you how to get all your feeds out of Google Reader, and suggesting some good alternatives:

     

    http://bit.ly/ZAYP6O
    13 Mar 2013, 09:00 PM Reply Like
  • petten
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    I tried. Those are rubbish.
    14 Mar 2013, 08:51 PM Reply Like
  • Jennifer Lynn
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    Too bad, Google Reader died it never got to critical mass market.
    13 Mar 2013, 09:14 PM Reply Like
  • hachre
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    I don't understand how knowing exactly what news people read can be a bad business for Google. I'm very sad that Google Reader is being axed...
    13 Mar 2013, 11:56 PM Reply Like
  • Peter518
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    stupid Google! Stupid decision!
    14 Mar 2013, 12:11 AM Reply Like
  • mdsmedia
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    http://bit.ly/14Zqam8

     

    Top 9 News Readers for Windows
    14 Mar 2013, 01:21 AM Reply Like
  • Peter518
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    How many people will be hurt by this decision? Selfish Google.
    14 Mar 2013, 10:42 AM Reply Like
  • Derek A. Barrett
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    Yah but they are a for-profit business not a charity
    14 Mar 2013, 10:58 AM Reply Like
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