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: Privacy???
by JAlexoid on Mon 25th Mar 2013 23:39 UTC in reply to "Privacy???"
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However, let's not forget that Google made Reader free and eliminated all competition by doing so.

Competition was eliminated? Competition is holding out strong. Reader is simple and nothing more, there are a lot of free RSS aggregators...(Feedly being one of them)

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