John Paczkowski

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Insert Bad “Google Closes the Book on Reader” Pun Here

As part of its ongoing spring cleaning, Google on Wednesday announced plans to sunset eight features and services. Among them is Google Reader, a widely used RSS reader the company has been offering since 2005. Why shutter the beloved news reader? Says Google, “usage of Google Reader has declined, and as a company we’re pouring all of our energy into fewer products.” Google will retire Reader on July 1 of this year.


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald