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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.

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…

Weekend in tech: Web innovator, activist Aaron Swartz dies at 26

Aaron Swartz, the brilliant young software programmer and Internet activist who inspired awe and reverence from leading figures in the technology world, died in his Brooklyn apartment on Friday, his family said in a statement. New York City’s chief medical examiner ruled the death a suicide...

Tech Tip of the Week: Using IFTTT, Plus a Dozen Recipes to Get You Started

IFTTT (If This Then That) lets you automate tasks between popular web services such as Dropbox, Twitter, Evernote, Facebook, Instapaper, and many others. IFTTT works by telling it what task you want carried out, what will trigger this task, and it will put it into action for you.

A common example would be to have your Instagram pictures automatically backed up on your Dropbox or Box account. Certainly useful, but there's also more specific things you can do with it. For example, say I want to keep up with how a certain country is doing in the London 2012 Olympics.