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Google Closes Book on Reader

Post by Deej on Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:22 pm

Google closes the book on Reader, announces July 1 sunset

The day long feared by fans of Google Reader has come: the service will shut down, the company said.

"We launched Google Reader in 2005 in an effort to make it easy for people to discover and keep tabs on their favorite websites," the company said. "While the product has a loyal following, over the years usage has declined. So, on July 1, 2013, we will retire Google Reader. Users and developers interested in RSS alternatives can export their data, including their subscriptions, with Google Takeout over the course of the next four months."

Google Reader lets users subscribe to and read feeds from all manner of publishers, in a format that resembles an e-mail in-box. Loved by information junkies, the nearly eight-year-old service was once among the most popular ways of tracking large numbers of news sites, blogs and other publishers. It was also an early experiment for Google in social networking, as the service's sharing features inspired friendships and even marriages. Diehard fans of the service called themselves "sharebros," as was detailed last year in a lengthy, definitive feature on Buzzfeed.


http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57574166-93/google-closes-the-book-on-reader-announces-july-1-sunset/

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Post by Athena on Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:06 pm

That is a surprise.
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Re: Google Closes Book on Reader

Post by Deej on Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:12 pm

I just discovered that Barnes and Noble, owners of the "Nook" will no longer be supporting their older versions of the device. No power cords, or batteries, etc. That's bullshit. They want you to buy their new super Nook, I'll buy my wife an android unit instead, f$%k them.

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Post by Athena on Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:06 pm

Deej wrote:power cords, or batteries, etc. That's bullshit. They want you to buy their new super Nook,...
And of course the new device is not compatible with the power cords and battieres of the old one. dash
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Post by Deej on Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:07 pm

EXACTLY! Scared

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