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.