AOL Picks Up Google Reader's Slack with New Reader
As Google Reader's time runs out, companies are rushing to release their own alternatives.
Back in mid-March, Google revealed that it would be shutting down its Google Reader RSS feed manager. The service was to survive only until July 1 before it meeting its demise. Naturally, the decision came as a shock to the thousands of loyal Google Reader users that had been using the service for almost eight years (it first launched in October of 2005). Still, there are plenty of alternatives for the legions of homeless Google Reader users once July 1 rolls around, including an option from AOL.
Yep, AOL is throwing its hat in the RSS ring and opening its doors to jilted Reader users. Engadget reports that the media conglomerate will soon launch its own service called AOL Reader. The service is accepting requests for invitations right now and they'll apparently be sent out this coming Monday, which is June 24. In case you're keeping count, that's one week before Google Reader goes for good. If you haven't hit up Feedly or any of the other numerous alternatives then you have another option to consider. You'd want to get a move on, though. You only have a week.