Jump to content

Google shutting down Google Reader


CriticalityEvent
 Share

Recommended Posts

http://www.engadget....pring-cleaning/

 

Last spring, Page and Co. retired iGoogle, Google Mini and other services as part of a 'spring cleaning' initiative to help it better focus its efforts, and another clean-up round has just begun. This time around, Google Reader and seven other services are getting the axe, bringing the firm's total of features closed since 2011 to 70. Mountain View says it's sunsetting the feed reader because it has "declined," and that turning it off will allow it to pour its energy into fewer products. Reader will keep the lights on until July 1st, and diehard users will be able to keep their data and subscriptions by using the outfit's Takeout tool.

Other products being put out to pasture include the company's Building Maker, Cloud Connect, Apps Script's GUI builder and five UiApp widgets, Search API for shopping and the CalDAV API (for developers who aren't whitelisted, that is). The internet giant also announced -- and confirmed our fears -- that it'll no longer sell or provide updates for Snapseed Desktop for Mac and Windows. Blackberry's Google Voice app is being shelved as well, but the company suggests its HTML 5 experience is a nice alternative. By the sounds of it, CEO Larry Page is still making good on his promise to keep Google focused on fewer things. Hit the bordering source links for more details.

 

 

D-:

 

I use this thing to sync saved articles across all of my devices in conjunction with Feedly (which, coincidentally, is trying to prepare for this: http://www.engadget....after-google-r/).

 

Still, I don't want to be locked to Feedly; I use Flipboard with some regularity which is also based off of my Reader feeds/starred items. While it will likely do nothing, I signed this petition: http://www.change.or...-reader-running

Link to comment
Share on other sites

This drives me bonkers.

 

I spend an absolutely ridiculous amount of time using the Google Reader app on my android phone and on my desktop.

 

RSS feeds are absolutely awesome.

 

 

It's annoying that google is turning evil - I am getting sick of them trying to force everyone onto google+.

 

A platform change is probably in my future. Hello microsoft/yahoo.

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

This drives me bonkers.

 

I spend an absolutely ridiculous amount of time using the Google Reader app on my android phone and on my desktop.

 

RSS feeds are absolutely awesome.

 

 

It's annoying that google is turning evil - I am getting sick of them trying to force everyone onto google+.

 

A platform change is probably in my future. Hello microsoft/yahoo.

 

Well said. The whole thing wreaks.

 

Robert via Nexus 7 with Tapatalk HD

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Did you see any ads within Reader? Well, there ya go...

 

Sad to see Reader go, but if it's losing Google money with no upside, they can't rightfully be expected to keep pushing it.

 

Glad to see Feedly providing an alternative though.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Did you see any ads within Reader? Well, there ya go...

 

Sad to see Reader go, but if it's losing Google money with no upside, they can't rightfully be expected to keep pushing it.

 

Glad to see Feedly providing an alternative though.

 

Well, the upside is the amount of time I spend using all google services in the google ecosystem.

 

I get it, reader doesn't have ads, doesn't have the analytics that google+ has - but google used to just offer innovative products because it would lead to more usage of all google services.

 

That's changing.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Well, the upside is the amount of time I spend using all google services in the google ecosystem.

 

I get it, reader doesn't have ads, doesn't have the analytics that google+ has - but google used to just offer innovative products because it would lead to more usage of all google services.

 

That's changing.

 

Even Yahoo has gone that way. I wouldn't be surprised if Yahoo Messenger get shuttered this year.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Well, the upside is the amount of time I spend using all google services in the google ecosystem.

 

I get it, reader doesn't have ads, doesn't have the analytics that google+ has - but google used to just offer innovative products because it would lead to more usage of all google services.

 

That's changing.

 

Blame Motorola or blame Google buying Motorola. They made a bad buy and they're still losing money. Taking a license would have cost a lot less. Glad to see that they're not infallible like some people think around here.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

  • large.unreadcontent.png.6ef00db54e758d06

  • gallery_1_23_9202.png

  • Posts

    • The site at t  This site is now live! So the newest site out of the 6 is already live while the others are not.    Any updates on this one? 
    • ...and I just this morning realized you meant Cumberland, MD.  It threw me because there's an Ashby in Cumberland County, VA, which I'm far more familiar with. - Trip
    • I don't have anything solid to offer on Cumberland, but I came down US-15 today and the water tower site in Weber City is now up and running with B2/12/4/71 (035ACCxx), I believe I saw new T-Mobile antennas on the tower at Sprouses Corner which I will try to confirm on Saturday (definitely not running if they're there), and I believe I may have connected to something that got converted in Farmville.  By process of elimination, my guess is Lancer Park, but I hope to find out tomorrow or Saturday. So upgrades are clearly coming.  You may want to see if your local government officials can tell you anything.  Probably not, but can't hurt to ask. - Trip
    • Interesting twist.  Today, I took off for southern Virginia and had my T-Mobile B71 phone (Revvlry on Android 10) and I noticed the GPS was bad as compared to my other two devices on SCP on the dash.  Couldn't get it to clear by toggling the Location Services box, so I quit and restarted SCP. When I did so, it first came up with the bad coordinates, then extremely rapidly zipped through from where it was stuck all the way up to where I was currently, like the coordinates were backlogged and then suddenly flushed out within a few short seconds.  More bizarrely, I noticed the same behavior on two other devices (Pixel 3a and Moto One 5G Ace, both on Android 11) and had to do the same thing to those.  I also dumped my trails on all three, assuming they were all bad by then.  The rest of my devices were correct. I was barreling down the highway at the time, so I couldn't investigate further.  Other than my quoted message above, I've never seen this behavior before, and now it seems to be widespread.  - Trip
    • Does anyone have any updates to the Cumberland/Mineral County area? Specifically looking to get TMHI in Ft. Ashby.
  • Recently Browsing

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...