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  1. The Old Reader Will Stay Open Thanks To Unidentified Benefactor

    Just like when Agent Coulson saved Sports Night!

    RSS users who switched from the deceased Google Reader to The Old Reader had reason to be worried. The Old Reader threatened to shut out newer users or close altogether. However, it's just been announced that the service will remain open and free to the public thanks to unspecified outside help. Sounds like something Bruce Wayne would do.

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  2. The Old Reader Might Go Private and Boot Out All Google Reader Refugees Next Month

    Good news, every-- wait, bad news? News. News, everyone!

    Since the death of Google Reader on July 1st this year, users have been scrambling to find a replacement. The Old Reader seemed like a great alternative -- I was using it myself -- right up until they announced yesterday that due to the influx of new users, they may have to shut their doors to everyone who signed up after March 13th.

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  3. Goodnight, Sweet Google Reader, and Flights of Angels Sing Thee to Thy Rest

    With apologies to Shakespeare.

    The digital world is full of the discarded husks of formerly useful services. The reasons for their closure are many: Too niche, too broad, too expensive...the list goes on and on. For Google, it always comes back to data. The more data they can glean, the better ads they can serve. Google Reader apparently did not serve this purpose, or did not serve it well enough, and as of tomorrow it will be gone. In preparation of this event, I have written a eulogy to be read at Google Reader's virtual funeral.

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  4. Digg Reader Goes Live For All While Google Reader Lies on its Deathbed

    Digg Reader promises to be a great alternative to Google Reader, but for now it's missing a few key features.

    Digg's entry into the Google Reader void is live for all over on their site.  You only have until tomorrow to settle on a new RSS reader because come Monday morning, Google Reader is dead. Digg's current setup is lacking a few notable features, but they promise they're coming soon. The roadmap they've laid out for the future of Digg Reader also seems pretty promising -- if you're willing to pay.

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  5. We Go Hands On With Feedly’s Redesigned App, See If It Can Replace That Other Reader

    We've all been clamoring to find a new RSS reader since Google gave their Google Reader service a death sentence. In the first two days since Google's announcement, more than half a million Reader users defected by signing up with Feedly. The service started listening to their new users about what they can do better, and it looks like they took the suggestions to heart, because Feedly just launched new versions of their apps. I had an early look at the updates for Android and Firefox, and they're pretty great.

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  6. Digg, of All Companies, Looks to Fill Rapidly Expanding Reader Void

    As part of its continuing quest to return to a time when the Internet was a simpler place and it was relevant, Digg is throwing its hat in the ring to be your new RSS feed. As Google plans the funeral for its much loved Reader service and alternatives like FeedDemon call it quits, Digg is moving its new feed reader to the top of the priority list, according to a post this afternoon on the site's blog. This of course displaces the company's former top priority -- making it 2008 again.

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  7. Sad About Google Reader? Don’t Switch to FeedDemon Because It’s Dying Too

    With news breaking about Google Reader going the way of the dodo and the pharaoh, now comes the wash of panic as we desperately search for a replacement for our daily web feeds. There's already a few alternatives out there, and maybe something great will step up to fill the void, but here's where you shouldn't turn: FeedDemon, the popular free Windows-based RSS Reader, because it's going away, too. In the words of its creator, "it's time for FeedDemon to die."

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  8. Goodnight, Sweet Prince: Google Reader Gone as of July 1st

    If Google Reader is a big part of your morning routine, you might want to brace yourself for change. Google announced yesterday that it is pulling the plug on its RSS aggregator as of July 1st. That means you've got just a couple of months to find a new service to hold all your daily news in one place. Thankfully, Google is making it pretty easy to export your existing feeds to a new aggregator, so instead of cursing the darkness, this might be your cue to light a candle and find a new service that's better suited to your headline hunting habits.

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  9. The Battle Over iPad RSS: The New York Times Forces Out Pulse, Justifiably – Update: Pulse Is Back

    According to a Wired.com report, there's a good reason that Pulse, an app providing a slick, simple layout for browsing RSS feeds, has been removed from the app store. This app had been praised by none other than Apple lord Steve Jobs just yesterday morning, and has been downloaded over 35,000 times, Wired reports. For some time, it was the most popular paid app on the market.

    The New York Times, though, could not allow Pulse to continue its practices.

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