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AOL Launches Its Own Reader

AOL on Monday launched a Reader product, days before Google plans to shut down its own Reader service on July 1. AOL allows Google Reader users to import their feeds into the new AOL Reader, which comes with basic tagging and organizational features (like most other reader products currently available) and has an API accessible to third-party developers and their apps. Digg, the social site responsible for aggregating and highlighting interesting Web content, has also launched a reader product.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work