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RIP Google Reader

  • 03.14.13 02:54 PM EDT

On July 1st, content aggregation app Google Reader will cease to exist, Google Inc. announced Wednesday.

In its blog post entitled, “A Second Spring Cleaning”, Google cited two main reasons for the decision: "Usage of Google Reader has declined, and as a company we are pouring all of our energy into fewer products”.  
 
Competitors to Google Reader like Feedly quickly capitalized on the announcement, explaining how Google Reader users could transfer their data over to its platform.  
 
But many Reader loyalists are making their dissatisfaction about the decision heard. New York lawyer, Dan Lewis started a change.org petition, hoping it prompts Google to reverse its decision.
 
“This isn't just about our data in Reader. This is about us using your product because we love it, because it makes our lives better, and because we trust you not to nuke it."