Google has announced it is terminating its RSS aggregator, Google Reader, as of July 1st.
I’ve been using an app called “Reeder” by Readability on my iPad for some time to alert me to new posts on my favorite blogs via their RSS updates but since this app a merely a “client” (user) of Google Reader, it will cease to be of use when the Google service on which it relies goes away.
Google said, in essence, they simply had not succeeded in figuring out how to make a profit from this RSS aggregator service.
And that is how business is supposed to work.
So be it.
While I will miss the service — and need to rescue my links before it is gone — I’m glad to see some common business sense instead of asking the government for a handout.
RIP, Google Reader.
2 thoughts on “Google Reader To End”
It is sad though. However, I just got here from feedly instead of my usual google reader, so my substitute seems to be working.
Thanks, I’ll give it a look. But I’m curious to see what Readability does with “Reeder” since Google’s announcement is pretty much its death knell. Maybe they’ll find a way to keep it alive?