Google Reader is disappearing soon, but there are alternatives Video
Google Reader is disappearing soon, but there are alternatives Video Transcript
-If you're a huge profit earner with hundreds of millions of users like Google, it's inevitable that you'll linger some of them eventually. The search giant recently announced it was killing Google Reader and RSS feed manager that keeps users up to date on new web content. -My initial reaction was your rotation. -Zachary Reiss-Davis log on to Reader several times daily. -Looking at either top news, articles I'm interested or taking a break and looking at some comics or some fun or sports related things. -Reader's followers estimated that only a million, while dedicated were dwindling, and the company is focused elsewhere. -Google wants you to be getting news and information on Google Plus and given that that is such an important company wide priority, an app like Google Reader simply didn't fit. -Several alternative apps are scrambling to fill the void that will be left and creating simple ways to import feeds from Reader like Feedly. -They said they've already signed up half a million former Google Reader users and start using their app. -Taptu offers a high level of personalization but can be slow. Flipboard has an attractive magazine format but is only available on mobile devices. And if you're not holding a grudge against Google, there's Currents, which is also picture heavy. Question is will these give news junkies the fix they need? Zachary Reiss-Davis says he hopes an even better alternative will surface before Reader signs off in July. In San Francisco, I'm Sumi Das, CNET.com for CBS News.
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