Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Mar 2013 17:40 UTC
Google Liz Gannes at AllThingsD has an interesting perspective on the Google Reader shutdown. According to her sources, the shutdown was motivated by concerns over compliance - especially privacy. She explains how every product team needs compliance officers, and that Google was unwilling to create such an infrastructure for Google Reader. "The context for this concern about compliance is Google's repeated public failures on privacy due to lack of oversight and coordination. It's pretty clear why Page is trying to run a tighter ship."
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RE: litigation
by Delgarde on Mon 25th Mar 2013 22:09 UTC in reply to "litigation"
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That may be the case, but it would be nice if they could at least be open about it. The claims of "declining usage" is just such obvious bullshit as to be insulting to their users. If they want to shut it down because it's unprofitable, they should just come out and say so.

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