We have just announced on the Official Google Blog that we will soon retire Google Reader (the actual date is July 1, 2013). We know Reader has a devoted following who will be very sad to see it go. Were sad too.
There are two simple reasons for this: usage of Google Reader has declined, and as a company were pouring all of our energy into fewer products. We think that kind of focus will make for a better user experience.
-- Senate - get off your butts and actually create a budget that has spending cuts 3x the amount of tax increases like you promised.
Re: Google is getting rid of Google Reader on July 1
no paying for it. The same as they made comments about GoogleVoice. The shareholders are most likely starting to demand money coming in. If a product isn't making money, then why keep the product around? Why lose money on it??? And there are countless projects that Goog has that is just that. If it wasn't for their Adsense system that they BOUGHT they wouldn't be worth anything today unless they started charging. They've given up on developing their own products and are now just buying.