Google Reader to shut down

Google announced on its official blog that it will be shutting down its RSS application, Google Reader

By - March 14, 2013
Google HQ

Google Inc is to retire Google Reader in July, it said on Thursday, citing declining usage for the application that aggregates content served by web feeds.

“There are two simple reasons for this: usage of Google Reader has declined, and as a company we are pouring all of our energy into fewer products,” Google said in its official blog.

The Reader application was launched in 2005 in an effort to make it easy for people to discover and keep tabs on their favorite websites. The service will be retired on July 1.

Google said users and developers interested in alternatives can export their data, including their subscriptions, with “Google Takeout” service over the course of the next four months.

More Google news

Google’s Android Chief Andy Rubin Steps Down

Google pays $7 million to settle WiFi scanning investigation

Google+ plans to track users

Google labs shuts down

Share your thoughts

Shutterstock is the image partner of MyBroadband – more technology images

Join the conversation

Connect with Us



Have you bought any Black Friday deals?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

More News

Minister appealing Motsoeneng “unlawful and irrational” judgement

Faith Muthambi

Minister of Communications Faith Muthambi plans to appeal a court decision to have SABC boss Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s appointment declared unlawful and irrational.

Neotel CFO resigns


Neotel announced that its Chief Financial Officer, Steven Whiley, has resigned from the company to pursue his own interests

Samsung 128GB DDR4 RAM

Samsung RAM

Samsung starts mass producing industry’s first 128GB double data rate-4 (DDR4) memory in 128-gigabyte (GB) modules

You don’t owe a cent for e-tolls, says Outa

E-toll money

The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) has assured motorists and fleet operators that there is no need to fear Sanral’s collecting agents.


Newsletter Subscription

Email *
Enter the following to confirm your subscription *
Captcha image

Free MyBroadband Newsletter