Google builds a graveyard for its own dead products (for Halloween)

Google is responsible for some of the most widely used software in the world including Android, Gmail, YouTube, Google Assistant, and of course Google Search. But the company also has a habit of killing off popular products because they’re not popular enough for a company of Google’s size to keep them around, or because they don’t […]

Running a Google Reader replacement is hard: The Old Reader goes private

Less than a month after Google Reader shut down, one of the most popular replacements is also effectively shutting down. The folks behind The Old Reader, which basically clones the look and feel of Google Reader’s user interface from a few years ago picked up hundreds of thousands of new users after Google announced plans […]

Zombie Reader: Use the corpse of Google Reader to sift through your archived data

Google Reader is dead and buried, and nothing’s going to bring it back. But if you managed to export your data (all your data, not just your feed list), then you can still relive the glory days by sifting through all of your old news items using the Google Reader interface. Developer Mihai Parparita was one […]

Google Reader is kaputt – Export your data by July 15, 2013!

Well, it finally happened. Google Reader is dead. We knew it was coming, but it’s still a bit sad… at least for folks who know what Google Reader was. That excludes most of the world. Anyway, if you’ve been using Google’s cloud-based RSS feed reader to get your daily fix of news from around the […]

Google Reader fallout: Digg Reader, Aol Reader go live – what are you using?

Google Reader shuts down on Monday, July 1st. For years Google’s online RSS reader has been the most popular tool for folks looking for a web-based feed reader that could synchronize their read, unread, and saved items across multiple devices. Since Google announced plans to end the service, a number of folks have been making […]

Feedly Cloud goes live, RSS reader now available without a browser extension

With a few weeks to spare, Feedly is severing its ties to Google Reader. Google is killing its RSS reader on July 1st, and a number of companies are trying to offer new homes to folks who have been relying on Google Reader for years. Moderately unscientific polls like one running this week at Hacker […]

As Google Reader shutdown looms Feedly hopes to pick up Google’s pieces

In less than a month, Google Reader will shut down. Since Google announced plans to shutter its online RSS reader a few months ago, dozens of developers and companies have stepped forward in hopes of picking up where Google leaves off. One-time social news site Digg is building a new reader. Independent developer Samuel Clay’s […]