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Feedly Pro adds article search, Evernote support in $5 subscription

08/05, 5:24am

Monthly charge for RSS reader includes lifetime subscription option

RSS reader Feedly is introducing a paid version of its service to its users. The Google Reader replacement has added in a number of enhancements to its premium service, with priority technical support in the Pro edition being accompanied by integration with Evernote, and the ability to search within RSS feeds for specific articles.

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Briefly: New Prince of Persia for iOS, Feedly "over capacity" fix soon

07/05, 11:54am

Prince of Persia The Shadow and the Flame coming to mobile devices later this month

Ubisoft has announced that it will be releasing Prince of Persia The Shadow and the Flame on mobile devices later this month. Leading up to the July 25th launch, Ubisoft will be running giveaways on Twitter every Wednesday, as well as showing some exclusive game content on its official Facebook page. At launch The Shadow and the Flame will cost $3 and will be available simultaneously on the App Store and Google Play.

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Google Reader shuttered after eight years, migration options given

07/02, 6:28am

Users able to pull data via Google Takeout for next two weeks

Google has closed its RSS reading service, Google Reader, after eight years of operation. The shutdown, announced four months ago as part of a wider "spring cleaning effort," now forces users of the web app to sign up with another service, with some alternative RSS collection sites reporting large changes in traffic.

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Briefly: Digg adds RSS reader to iOS app, Reeder development plans

06/28, 11:47am

RSS functionality comes to Digg iOS app

Digg has updated its iOS app, bringing the promised integration of its Google Reader replacement to the iPhone and iPad. Digg first announced that it would be adding an RSS reader to its app a month ago, promising similar functionality to Google Reader along with an API. The app also includes a Google Reader import feature that can automatically import all of a user's feeds and folders directly into the Digg app. Digg is a free download in the App Store and offers support for both the iPhone and iPad.

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RSS feed notes in Facebook API could be Google Reader replacement

06/14, 1:32pm

Possible RSS reader code found within Facebook Graph API

The battle to take the place of the soon-to-close Google Reader has gained another combatant, in the form of Facebook. Mentions of RSS feeds buried within Facebook's API coding suggest that it is creating its own RSS feed reader, something that it could possibly launch before Google shuts down its own service on July 1st.

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Digg Google Reader clone to be part of existing Digg iOS app

05/24, 8:41am

RSS reader said to be 'very clean, very simple, and very fast'

Digg will not be releasing a separate app for its Google Reader replacement, instead rolling it into the existing Digg app for iOS. Development of the Digg Reader, which would offer much of Google Reader's functionality along with an API, has also shifted onto production servers, and is said to be close to its goal of launching by the end of June.

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Feedly adds 500,000 users to service within 48 hours

03/16, 7:09pm

Google Reader exodus causes service to use 10 times the bandwidth

Web-based RSS reader service Feedly has seen a large wave of users jump onboard, just days after Google's announcement. Half a million users have signed up for the service within 48 hours of the search giant saying it would close down Google Reader on July 1st, something which is making the RSS startup use ten times the bandwidth of what it used before the announcement.

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Zite joins parties offering Google Reader stopgaps

03/15, 3:25pm

Developers left scrambling as service disappears

The developer of the news aggregation app Zite has created a workaround for the upcoming shutdown of Google Reader, according to an announcement. A Google Reader section in Zite can now provide basic feed reading without using Google's infrastructure. Several limitations exist however; not every RSS feed has been indexed, for instance, and there's currently no way to edit feeds without changing settings on Google's end and relinking.

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Digg team to build Google Reader replacement, remake API

03/15, 7:43am

Pulls existing Reader plans for later in the year forward

Social news website Digg is intending to build its own RSS reader and API, following Google's announcement that it is shutting Google Reader down. The company will be moving plans to create its own online RSS feed reader forward, starting to build it now instead of in the second half of this year, and has asked for suggestions for potential features from existing Digg readers.

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Leaked image shows new interface for Google Reader app

11/01, 8:10pm

App buried in Ice Cream Sandwich code

Google appears to be ready to launch a significant updated to its Reader RSS app for Android devices. The redesign, which was said to be buried in Ice Cream Sandwich, provides a new interface that appears to follow the company's recent aesthetic changes to Gmail and other web-based utilities to better suit touchscreen input.

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Google Reader gets remake, switches to Google+ for sharing

10/31, 6:55pm

Google Reader overhaul arrives

Google on Monday brought out a long-rumored revamp of Google Reader. The new interface for RSS feed reading takes on the much more streamlined and more touch-friendly interface of Google+ and other recent remakes. Google+ now plays a central role and lets users recommend a story with a +1.

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Byline RSS reader. offline brower for iPhone, Touch

07/14, 8:05pm

Byline RSS app for iPhone

Phantom Fish on Monday debuted its Byline, an RSS reader and offline brower allows iPhone and iPod Touch users to easily save web pages and read them later. "For the first time," the company says, readers can save virtually any web page -- not just items from news feeds -- for later use. Byline supports feeds from Google Reader displaying summaries of unread items for users to browse.

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New Google Reader optimized for iPhone, other devices

05/12, 10:30pm

Google Reader for iPhone

Google on Monday released a new beta version of Google Reader designed for the iPhone and other mobile phones with advanced browsers. Google reader, first introduced 2006, is designed to quickly view and manage information and updates from multiple sources: "To make our (and your) Reader iPhone experience better, we wanted to really take advantage of the iPhone's capabilities," the company wrote in its official blog. "Today we're releasing a new beta version of Reader designed for the iPhone and other mobile phones with advanced browsers. You can use it by visiting http://www.google.com/reader/i/ on your phone."

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