Digg Launches an Android App

New stomping grounds for a familiar social content hub.


Sunrise, Sunset: Why Companies Kill Products We Love

The first motivation of sunsetting is herding customer groups into larger concentrated pools of usage.

Going, Going, Just About Gone: Google Will Nuke Reader Data Tomorrow

If you’ve waited this long, you probably don’t care. But: You’ve got until noon Pacific Time on Monday to save your subscriber data.

Happy Friday! Yahoo Kills a Dozen Products.

Killing them softly.

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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.

Q&A: Digg’s Andrew McLaughlin and Jake Levine Race to Replace Google Reader

Under new ownership, the once-great online news aggregator is being reimagined as a feed reader replacement.
Digg's Andrew McLaughlin, David Levine and Jake Levine

AOL to Launch a Reader Product

Here come the Reader wars.

StoryWorth Aims to Elicit and Record Family Stories

StoryWorth would create archives of personal stories told between generations.

Another Reason Google Reader Died: Increased Concern About Privacy and Compliance

Google didn’t want to supply a product team to Google Reader, much less the now-necessary people devoted to compliance and privacy issues.


Google Musical Chairs (Comic)

Here is the latest comic from our Joy of Tech friends at Geek Culture, Nitrozac and Snaggy. Joy of Tech appears three times a week in the Voices section of this site.