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Last Call: Google Reader Dies Monday, Here Are The Best Alternatives

Google feels RSS is no longer as important as it used to considering how the average internet user receives his fix of interesting links and news via social networks -- most of the time not through their social network, though.

But for millions of professionals that need that constant stream of information from manually selected sources, RSS is a big deal. Journalists, bloggers, programmers, researchers, students, tech savvy people, among others, fall into this group. It's a niche product, but still a big niche. Here are what we consider the best drop-in replacements for Google Reader today.

AOL launches their own Google Reader replacement

Who knew that Google’s decision to shutter their RSS reader would spawn so many replacements? Since the announcement back in March, we’ve seen several clones launch or promise to do so in the coming weeks. Now we can add AOL’s…

Feedly Cloud wishes Google Reader a happy retirement

One of what is expected to be many Google Reader replacements is now live as Feely Cloud aims to provide a fast and scalable infrastructure to replace the marked RSS reader. It’s a landmark occasion as they transition from being…

Digg's Google Reader clone launching in beta on June 26

Digg has been working at warp-speed over the past 90 days on a Google Reader replacement following the announcement that Google was shutting down their RSS reader this summer. To that end, the five-person Digg team has announced that a…

Facebook may be working on a Google Reader replacement

Google’s announcement to shut down Google Reader earlier this year was met with a public outcry from fans across the globe. Several tech companies have stepped forward to reveal plans to build their own reader in Google’s absence but as…

Weekend Open Forum: Do you use an RSS aggregator?

As you've likely heard, Google's doing some spring cleaning and Google Reader is among the handful of services being kicked to the curb. Although the seven year old web feed aggregator has many loyal followers -- more than 100,000 of which have signed this petition pleading...

Digg is building their own version of Google Reader

Google’s announcement to ditch Reader took a number of faithful users by surprise yesterday including the team over at Digg. But rather than scour the web for a suitable replacement, the once-thriving social news website has decided to build their…

Google to shut down Reader and more as part of spring cleaning

Less is more at Google this year as the search giant has announced plans to retire more services in the latest wave of spring cleaning. Paramount among them is Google Reader, the company’s web-based program that allows users to subscribe…

Weekend tech reading: Google's lost social network

Last October, while hundreds of protesters were encamped in Zuccotti Park, a handful of people occupied a glass building in downtown Washington, D.C. Wearing sheepish grins and business-casual attire, the 99% they were not; one demonstrator said he worked for Grover Norquist...