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The Old Reader Strains Under Massive Post-Readerpocalypse Demand

By libertyc
July 30, 2013 // 1 Comment

Nate Hoffelder at The Digital Reader posted an intriguing tidbit earlier today about The Old Reader, one of the more solid but less-hyped Google Reader alternatives to benefit from Google Reader’s demise. But in this paticular case, it seems the benefit turned out to be more of a curse: Since [...]

Feedly Disappoints: 'Over Capacity' for the Second Day

By libertyc
July 11, 2013 // 7 Comments

The bloom is officially off the Feedly rose for me: I woke up this morning to a second day of “over capacity” error messages when I tried to access my feeds. I couldn’t get in to anything! And I still can’t. I did yesterday’s Morning Roundup by manually typing the [...]

Google Reader post-mortem: The death of the API, the rise of the all-in-one, and the return of the RSS reader

By libertyc
July 3, 2013 // 7 Comments

Well, it’s a couple of days after the death of Google Reader, and just about time for the post-mortem wrap-up. There are a few articles offering different perspectives on the event, and we’ll start with one by Marco Arment, creator of Instapaper. Marco believes that Google killed Reader, [...]

Feedly: A Second Look

By libertyc
June 26, 2013 // 0 Comments

With the Readerpocalypse now just days away, GigaOM is one of many offering a second look at some alternatives. Their write-up was particularly helpful because they looked at some of the finer details such as freemium versus pay, and whether an offering is a full-fledged product or just a side gig [...]

Morning Roundup: Why does everyone except Google want to build a reader?

By libertyc
June 25, 2013 // 0 Comments

BlogTrottr Fills a Need No Other News Reader Can Touch—Translation (The Digital Reader) The Readerpocalypse is only 6 days away and I have finally found a replacement for the one feature that I cannot live without: auto-translation. * * * This Just In: Young Adults Love Libraries (The Digital [...]

Morning Roundup: Are Books Obsolete?

By libertyc
June 21, 2013 // 0 Comments

The Shifting Landscape of Book Reviews (Indie Reader) With few exceptions, major news publications do not review indie books, even though more than 235,000 titles were self-published as of 2011. This lack of coverage in traditional media outlets, however, has not stopped indies from their rise. [...]

Digg Reader set to launch next week, but is it already too late?

By libertyc
June 17, 2013 // 0 Comments

Companies are in a race to become the next Google Reader. Feedly recently announced it was independent of Google Reader in a recent update, and Digg is about to launch a beta version of an RSS feed reader. Digg announced on its blog today that the company will roll out the first phase of Digg [...]

Feedly wants Google Reader’s throne; can it be RSS king?

By Matthew Marchesano
June 9, 2013 // 1 Comment

It’s unfortunate news, but it’s inevitable—and worthless to sulk about any longer. Let’s face it: Google Reader will be no more in less than a month from now—on July 1, to be exact. Will this effect you too? I’ve used and continue to regularly use Reader for years, so for me this is the [...]

Morning Roundup: Meet Beast Academy

By libertyc
June 7, 2013 // 0 Comments

Why Google Reader Really Got the Ax (Wired) When Google announced its plans to shutter Google Reader in March, the Internet freaked out. Twitter users raised their virtual pitchforks in outrage. Bloggers wept, scrambling to find a suitable replacement by the service’s July 1 death date. — [...]

Morning Roundup: Do publishers need a bigger boat?

By libertyc
June 4, 2013 // 0 Comments

Do Publishers Need a Bigger Boat? (Futurebook) If HarperCollins does merge with Simon & Schuster will that be good news for writers? Or, for that matter, readers? — Penguin & Random House Merger to Complete in July (Good e-Reader) Penguin and Random House have cleared the last hurdle [...]

Lessons Learned from the Google Reader Switchover

By libertyc
May 3, 2013 // 6 Comments

After several weeks of teasing me for burying my head in the sand and stubbornly refusing to transfer my Google Reader RSS feeds elsewhere, the Beloved quietly confessed last night that he has given up on Feedly and moved himself back to Reader, too, for the time being. Once I was done milking the [...]

Feedly has some nice updates

By libertyc
April 2, 2013 // 0 Comments

Feedly has been steadily gaining users (over three million since the announcement of the death of Google Reader), and they just updated both their mobile apps and their browser plugins. So far I’m happy with the changes, which make the experience a little closer to Google Reader. The best [...]

Feedly Updates its Service to Function Like Google Reader

By Jeremy Hill
April 2, 2013 // 0 Comments

One of my chief complaints about Feedly has been alleviated in the service’s latest update. The Feedly app has a new vertically-focused layout that is more in line with what Google Reader users are used to. You can now view headlines and a few lines of text without getting distracted by a [...]

Morning Links: Rising Android sales causing worry for digital publishers

By libertyc
April 2, 2013 // 0 Comments

Rising Android Sales Causing Worry for Digital Publishers (Good e-Reader) Reeder App to Break Free of Google Reader (The Digital Reader) Court Slams Shut ReDegi Music Locker, Saying First Sale Doctrine Does Not Apply (Paid Content) April Fool’s Day Jokes for Writers and Readers (Galley Cat) [...]

Morning Links: Yahoo acquires Summly

By libertyc
March 26, 2013 // 0 Comments

Yahoo Acquires News-Reading iPhone App Summly (Paid Content) Digg Details Google Reader Replacement Plans (Good e-Reader) What if the Google Readers Just Don’t Come Back? (Tech Crunch) Evernote for Android Gets Big Update (GigaOM) Kindle Daily Deals: Burning Man by Alan Russell (and 3 [...]

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