The Economist has yet another wonderful article about the larger issues surrounding Google shutting down Reader: Google has asked us to build our lives around it: to use its e-mail system (which, for many of us, is truly indispensable), its search engines, its maps, its calendars, its cloud-based apps and storage services, its video-...Read more →
I’m vaguely understanding this but I would love to actually have some details on exactly what privacy “issues”…
Google said earlier this month it would close its Reader service because of low usage, but a report says the company also killed the RSS platform because it did not want to commit a full staff to it to ensure the service complied with privacy laws.
After having to agree to multi-million dollar settlements with government agencies, Google Chief Executive Larry Page has been adding lawyers, policy experts and others to each of its teams who can deal with compliance and privacy issues, a report by AllThingsD says.
But that was something Google was unwilling to do for Reader, which didn’t even have a product manager or a full-time engineer working on it, the report says.
Read the full article on latimes.com.
Sign all the petitions you want, I’m getting the feeling Google’s pretty serious about this one. Google is shutting down Google Reader on July 1 and to say that quite a few people are unhappy about this move would be an understatement. Today, Google Reader moved one step closer to its grave as Google...Read more →
I was just pointed toward The Old Reader as a possible Google Reader replacement. Although at first glans it doesn’t support folders, which is a must for me, I figure I’ll give it a try. I’ve submitted my OPML file for importation. I wonder how long this is going to take…Read more →
Has Google got it out for RSS? Oh Google. Thought we wouldn’t notice that you’re trying to kill off not just Google Reader, but also your support and endorsement for the RSS format itself? People have just started noticing that Google’s own RSS Subscription Chrome browser extension has disappeared from the Google Chrome Web Store....Read more →
Dude, yes, that’s an RSS pillow on a chair in my office. I love RSS and I believe that RSS still matters, as does Dieter Bohn: RSS is built so deeply into the bones of so many websites and web services that we take it for granted. Your Tumblrs and your YouTube users and...Read more →
I’ve read a lot of opinions on the death of Google Reader today from “good riddance” to “Stella!” (and boy aren’t we going to feel funky if next week they decide not to kill it,) but I’ve not passed much of it along. However, I’m sharing this one because I believe John Paul Titlow...Read more →
Unless another service (that works the way I need it to work) suddenly appears in front of me, with the death of Google Reader, it looks like I’m moving back to Bloglines which I left for Google Reader back in 2009. Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss. Anyway, for those looking...Read more →
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