Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Mar 2013 23:27 UTC
Google "We launched Google Reader in 2005 in an effort to make it easy for people to discover and keep tabs on their favorite websites. While the product has a loyal following, over the years usage has declined. So, on July 1, 2013, we will retire Google Reader. Users and developers interested in RSS alternatives can export their data, including their subscriptions, with Google Takeout over the course of the next four months." This makes me very, very sad. Any good alternatives - alternatives with Windows Phone and Metro applications, that is?
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Web apps are a failure
by transami on Thu 14th Mar 2013 00:22 UTC
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Web apps are turning out to be a big goose egg. Not b/c they couldn't be very good. But b/c the companies behind them can't help but develop them into a clunky ad-overrun state. Google has systematically made everyone of it's offerings worse and worse. And good alternatives tend to come from small players, which must charge a premium to stay in business.

Web 3.0 is nearly here and I predict it will be the resurrection of the desktop app built with web technologies and social connectivity.

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