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The future of Google Reader and Google News

0. phoneArena posted on 16 Mar 2013, 11:27

A few days ago, Google announced that as part of some spring cleaning, it would be “retiring” Google Reader on July 1st. Yesterday, we heard the rumor that Google would be adding a News section to the Play Store. These two stories don’t exactly have a direct connection, but they do both speak to the vision of the future Google has for news products...

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posted on 16 Mar 2013, 13:05 1

1. krulll (Posts: 13; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)

no, Google reader does not "live", the other google alternatives are much lower than Google reader in options and efficiency of massive or dynamic reading, g+ and news are retrocession .

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 13:33

2. Hemlocke (unregistered)

Exactly. Google is hoping to grab all of the Reader traffic on G+, because Reader is a standalone that generates massive traffic, and G+ is integrated into all Google services, but it's a ghost town. The only reason G+ shows any numbers is because everyone who uses a Google service shows up as a default G+ user. There are probably still more active users on AOL than G+.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 14:00

3. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2720; Member since: 26 May 2011)

Google Wave died, but a lot of its functionality lives on through Google Docs, and Gmail.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 18:38

4. davenycept (Posts: 200; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)

What about g reader pro? Im hearing conflicting answers

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