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Google to Shut Down Reader in July

System to go offline after June


GoogleSearch engine and tech giant Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) is shutting down Google Reader.

The application — which brings together content from all around the web — is seeing declining use, and the company wants to focus on other things, reports Reuters.

“Usage of Google Reader has declined, and as a company we are pouring all of our energy into fewer products,” the company said in a blog post. Along with Google Reader, these apps will be shut down:

  • Apps Script
  • CalDAV API
  • Google Building Maker
  • Google Cloud Connect
  • Google Voice App for BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY)
  • Search API for Shopping
  • Snapseed Desktop for Macintosh and Windows

Supporters of Google Reader have taken to Twitter to complain. Accusations have been made that the system is being shut down because Google couldn’t figure out how to monetize it.

However, other tweets have pointed users to similar systems that have been developed since Google Reader debuted in 2005.

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