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FeedBurner goes into “maintenance mode” in July (Update your email or RSS subscriptions)

Google announced in April that it would turn off some key features for FeedBurner in July. And now that the dates is approaching, the company says the once-ubiquitous tool used by web publishers to dress up their RSS feeds is going into “maintenance mode.” For users, the biggest change is that if you subscribed to […]

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Google is bringing an experimental RSS “follow” feature to Chrome for Android (8 years after killing Google Reader)

It’s been eight years since Google annoyed a vast portion of the internet by killing off Google Reader, it’s web-based RSS reader. Now the company is embracing RSS again… kind of. Google has announced a new feature that will begin rolling out to some users of its Chrome Canary app for Android soon. When you […]

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Google is sunsetting FeedBurner email subscriptions (it’s time to update your settings if you subscribe by email)

Google-owned FeedBurner used to be a wildly popular service that websites used to customize their RSS feeds, publicize them, and offer readers a way to get updates via email. But Google has let FeedBurner languish over the years, occasionally remembering the service still exists just long enough to remove useful features. The latest update? Google […]

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Digg Reader shuts down this month (another RSS app bites the dust)

When Google Reader shut down in 2013, a bunch of companies tried to present themselves as viable alternatives. That included some new players like Inoreader, Feedly, The Old Reader, and Newsblur as well as some older names including Aol and Digg. But Aol Reader shut down a few months ago, and now it looks like […]

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As Feedly battles DDoS attacks, here are some other RSS readers

When Google Reader shut down last summer a number of companies tried to fill the void by offering their own cloud-based feed readers. Feedly is one of the most popular, and the company’s done a pretty good job of building a fast, capable RSS reader that synchronizes data across your devices as well as a […]

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Feedly Pro expands, brings new features to online RSS reader for $5 per month

Now that Google Reader is dead and buried, the folks at Feedly are doing their best to pick up the slack. The company offers an online RSS reader which you can use access via a web browser or mobile apps for iOS and Android, and Feedly also provides an API which several other mobile apps […]

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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 […]