Google Reader

100,000 die-hard fans want to keep Reader alive, Google wouldn’t budge

A petition to keep Google Reader alive, available at Change.org, already has more than a hundred thousand signatures. After the Internet giant Tuesday shocked the tech world announcing it will discontinue the service after July 1, 2013, the petition crossed 50,000 signatures in less than 24 hours as Reader die-hards scrambled to keep the web app alive. While the decision to axe Reader might actually revitalize the industry, Google refuses to change its mind, Friday news reports indicate…

Zite announces new alternative for Google Reader

Since Google announced earlier this week that it would be shutting down its Reader service this summer, we’ve seen no shortage of other companies step in to try and fill the void. Seriously, we made a list of them.

Today, Zite—the popular news magazine app—has announced that it’s joining the fray. It says that it’s built a viable replacement for Reader that does not utilize Google’s infrastructure, and it’s ready to use today…

How to bring your Google Reader feeds over to Flipboard

Some of us are adamant that a bright future lies ahead of RSS. Though the majority of my news discovery happens on Twitter and Facebook these days, I still rely on RSS feeds every now and then. In fact, you could say I am a regular Google Reader user.

But with the impending shutdown of the service, loyal fans like myself have no other choice but find a new home for their feeds.

Cody has put together a useful list of the ten most popular Reader alternatives and there’s also that upcoming Digg Reader app. People who happen to manage their news sources in the excellent Flipboard app can bring their Google Reader feeds quite easily, here’s how…

Digg: we’re going to build a Google Reader replacement, starting today

Digg, a social news service struggling for relevance in the age of Reddit and mobile apps that gather news, says it’s going to build its own RSS client. The company actually aimed to release such a software in the second half of 2013, but has now accelerated those plans after news of Google Reader’s demise.

Digg’s Reader will make the Internet “a more approachable and digestible place.” It’s being built around modern web technologies, making it “fit the Internet of 2013.” Digg has pledged to rebuild the most popular Google Reader APIs so its Reader could sync with existing third-party clients and replicate the most popular Google Reader capabilities.

Some form of integration with other social media sources like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Reddit and Hacker News is also being mulled. This should be an exciting development for all you loyal Reader fans out there…