Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 18th May 2013 21:33 UTC
Google Why does Google get so much credit in the technology industry? Why, despite the company's many obvious failings, do many geeks and enthusiasts still hold a somewhat positive view on the all-knowing technology giant? A specific talk at Google I/O this week provides the answer.
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The thing about Google Reader is that they got f*cked by local gov-lobbying. France and germany introduced laws to cash them, cash those Reader services. 2 weeks late, once the lobby-law passed in germany, Google announced aborting the Reader. Thing is they never made much money with that services but to continue that services put them under permanent risk.

The bottom-line you will not read in any news since its the news-media who pushed for that law. If or how smaller RSS services may become target if there are not much $ to win from them stays to be seen.

Edited 2013-05-19 12:17 UTC

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