Google Reader is no more. Google officially closed the doors on its popular RSS news reader yesterday. Today, it has posted a thank you message to its fans, and points users to alternatives like Feedly. Digg and AOL have also launched RSS readers.
Citing declining usage and a focus on fewer products, Google today gave notice to its loyal (but apparently too few in number) users that its RSS platform is going away permanently via a message in Google Reader and a couple of blog posts.
A New York Times article has a detailed analysis of Google’s infrastructure and discussion with Urs Hölzle, senior vice president for operations ... read more