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  • Facebook's competitor to Flipboard could launch in January
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    Facebook's competitor to Flipboard could launch in January

    By 14 January 2014

    Facebook may finally launch its Flipboard competitor, dubbed "Paper", by the end of January, reports Recode. The launch follows years of experimentation and development of the project which is hoped will bring better news reading to users. There's still...

  • Facebook 'save for later' reading feature pops up in leaked screenshots
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    Facebook 'save for later' reading feature pops up in leaked screenshots

    By 27 November 2013

    Facebook wants to become your go-to RSS reader. Kind of. Technology blog MyTechSkool reports that Facebook is experimenting with a feature that would allow you to save links to a list for reading later. These links would first be shared inside of Facebook....

  • Google is giving you until 15 July to get your Reader data out
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    Google is giving you until 15 July to get your Reader data out

    By 2 July 2013

    On Monday evening Google Reader took its last breath, closing down forever, and giving us RSS fanatics the task of looking for another solution. The product had a loyal following of news pundits and the educated, using it on a daily basis to gather the...

  • App of the day: Feedly review (Android)
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    App of the day: Feedly review (Android)

    By 1 July 2013

    Google Reader is dead. If Google Reader is a mystery to you, then so too will be today's app, so feel free to read another app review. If, however, the passing of Reader has left a void in your life, then Feedly might be the app (or service) to replace...

  • Google Reader is dead: Here are five alternatives
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    Google Reader is dead: Here are five alternatives

    By 1 July 2013

    Google is now shut. However it's time to move on and find another solution, because as expected, the flow of articles isn't stopping any time soon.  There are several options out there, both web-based and downloadable applications. Ultimately, you're...

  • Facebook planning Flipboard-style reader for mobiles
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    Facebook planning Flipboard-style reader for mobiles

    By 24 June 2013

    Further details have emerged of Facebook's long-rumoured Google Reader replacement, said to be an attempt to create a Flipboard-style service specifically for mobiles. Called Reader, recent versions of the project are looking fairly similar to Flipboard's...

  • Facebook potentially launching its own take on Google Reader
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    Facebook potentially launching its own take on Google Reader

    By 14 June 2013

    Facebook could be planning to launch its own version of Google Reader, which is due to shut down on 1 July. A developer has noticed mentions of RSS feeds in Facebook's code, hinting at the possibility of a reader launch. The developer, Tom Waddington,...

  • Feedly announces integration support from Reeder, Press, Newsify and more
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    Feedly announces integration support from Reeder, Press, Newsify and more

    By 3 June 2013

    Google Reader is shutting down in less than a month, but third-party RSS client Feedly is beefing up features and adding integration support from other services in an attempt to become a valid Reader replacement. Feedly announced on Monday that it...

  • Digg CEO: 'Digg Reader' won't be separate app
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    Digg CEO: 'Digg Reader' won't be separate app

    By 23 May 2013

    Digg CEO Andrew McLaughlin talked about his company's forthcoming Google Reader replacement on Wednesday while on stage at Internet Week New York, and he notably clarified that it is called "Digg Reader" and will not be a standalone app.  Digg, a...

  • Digg's upcoming Google Reader replacement will enter beta in June
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    Digg's upcoming Google Reader replacement will enter beta in June

    By 30 April 2013

    Last week, the social news aggregator Digg sent a survey to 18,000 people interested in its upcoming Google Reader replacement. From the 8,000 people who responded, Digg has gathered some interesting data and consequently dropped word of a few features...

  • Reeder for iPhone skirts death, updated with Feedbin and standalone RSS support
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    Reeder for iPhone skirts death, updated with Feedbin and standalone RSS support

    By 27 April 2013

    Popular app Reeder for iPhone has been updated with Feedbin and standalone RSS feed support, before Google Reader closes down for good on 1 July. Reeder once relied on Google Reader to populate itself with feeds but, like many apps, has found other solutions...

  • Digg hints Reader replacement as being simple and fast with easy syncing
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    Digg hints Reader replacement as being simple and fast with easy syncing

    By 25 March 2013

    Social news website Digg has further detailed its effort to create an alternative to Google Reader. The main focal points of the service will be simplicity, speed, synchronisation, and the ability to import. "Google did a lot of things right with its...

  • Feedly explored: Is it good enough to replace Google Reader?
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    Feedly explored: Is it good enough to replace Google Reader?

    By 18 March 2013

    Following Google's announcement last week that it will be killing off Google Reader on 1 July, one company in particular stepped in quickly (within the day) to fill the gap. Feedly has been around since 2008, but its latest approach to draw in Google...

  • Google launching 'Play News' service as Reader replacement?
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    Google launching 'Play News' service as Reader replacement?

    By 15 March 2013

    Google is readying a new feature called Google Play News that will distribute news content through "Issues" and "Subscriptions", shortly after the company shut down its Google Reader service.  As spotted by Android Police, a leak came from a JavaScript...

  • Google Reader resurrected by Zite
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    Google Reader resurrected by Zite

    By 15 March 2013

    The end of Google Reader meant a lot of tech fans lost a great way of getting our news quickly and easily. It caused so much upset, that we put together this handy feature so you can get to grips with some top-of-the-line Google Reader substitutes. READ:...

  • Social news website Digg announces plans for Google Reader replacement
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    Social news website Digg announces plans for Google Reader replacement

    By 14 March 2013

    Social news website Digg has announced plans to build an RSS reader, following yesterday's news that Google will kill off Google Reader on 1 July. Digg says its RSS product will be available in the near future, taking Google Reader's best features and...

  • Google shutting down Google Reader on 1 July, part of cleaning initiative
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    Google shutting down Google Reader on 1 July, part of cleaning initiative

    By 13 March 2013

    Google has announced that its RSS delivery service Google Reader is closing 1 July. The change comes as part of an overall effort by Google to shut down a number of its products to focus, bringing the total number of features or services closed since...

  • Best Android news and weather apps
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    Best Android news and weather apps

    By 20 December 2011

    The Web is awash with news and it's already hard enough to keep up with it all when you're sitting at your desk. Fortunately, the mobile phone is an excellent way to take care of the catching up when you're on the move but the tricky part is all the slow...

  • Flipboard brings in the big guns in new update
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    Flipboard brings in the big guns in new update

    By 16 December 2010

    If you've read any of our previous Flipboard coverage here on Pocket-lint, then you'll know that we're big fans of the iPad app. But, if we're honest it was seriously lacking one thing - an RSS feed feature - that really would result in the app being...

  • Google opens up multiple sign-in functionality
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    Google opens up multiple sign-in functionality

    By 15 July 2010

    Currently, in order to log into multiple Google accounts, you have to use multiple browsers or sign out of separate accounts – but this is about to change. According to the unofficial Google blogspot, Google Operating System, it is testing a feature...

  • Google Reader gets tweaked
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    Google Reader gets tweaked

    By 10 May 2010

    Google has given its RSS feed reader product, Google Reader, a bit of an overhaul. The company has sprinkled a dusting of minor changes over the whole thing, but there's no significant new features. Support for HTML5's Audio and Video tags have been...

  • Google Reader Play makes your RSS feeds exciting
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    Google Reader Play makes your RSS feeds exciting

    By 10 March 2010

    So you use Google reader to track all your RSS feeds like a hawk allowing you to play the field when it comes to getting your daily dose of technology news. Don't worry, we forgive you. The trouble is, shifting through thousands of entries can be, well,...

  • Google Reader adds share options
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    Google Reader adds share options

    By 13 August 2009

    Google's RSS feed software, Google Reader, has been given an upgrade that allows its users to more easily share content. The search giant has added functionality that allows you to send items to Blogger, Facebook, Twitter and a number of other services....