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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by Nelson on Thu 14th Mar 2013 02:51 UTC
Nelson
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2005-11-29

This just speaks to what a double edged sword cloud computing can be.

We need to push for having data exporting and interop at the data layer between cloud service providers. That way if one decides to pack up show, you can just export your data and move on.

Its great that Google Reader has this option, but some cloud services don't and some users get shafted.

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