The move to shut down Reader is part of a larger plan detailed on the company's official blog. Among other services getting shuttered: Google Building Maker, Google Cloud Connect and the voice app for BlackBerry devices.
A few quick things:
- How did Reader get shuttered alongside Building Maker, Cloud Connect and some bullshit voice app for Blackberry? That just feels disrespectuful in its own right.
- Someone will end up owning this space soon. Hopefully thinking a little bigger about syndication/distribution/consumption of first party content.
- I can't believe I read this on USAToday.com