In a shocking announcement Google has announced the end of Google Reader
and its associated unofficial Google API after 8 years.
So, on July 1, 2013, we will retire Google Reader. Users and developers interested in RSS alternatives can export their data, including their subscriptions, with Google Takeout over the course of the next four months.
You can certainly appreciate the reasoning, it apparently wasn’t a popular product and drained valuable resources that could be used on products that actually turn a profit. Still many people are grieving the loss
of a beloved service, while others believe
with Google out…