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AOL Looks to Replace Google Reader with AOL Reader

by Todd Haselton | June 21, 2013June 21, 2013 7:00 pm PST


Wow, everyone wants to get in on the void Google will leave when it kills off Google Reader on July 1. We’ve heard mumblings Facebook might be interested, though its press event came and went yesterday with nary a mention of the service, Digg will offer its own, Feedly is yet another option and, now, it seems AOL wants a piece of the pie.

TNW recently stumbled on AOL Reader, a new site that allows you to sign-in with a Google, Facebook, AOL or Twitter account and access your RSS feeds. It’s currently in beta, though the site suggests that it will support iOS and a web-based client when it launches in full. We’ve requested access to the Beta, though we’re still waiting for approval to give the service a full whirl.

Google hasn’t explained why it’s closing its Reader client, which provides one of the best RSS experiences out there. We presume it’s because it no longer wants to put money into the service, but clearly other companies see an immediate demand to enter the game. Who will come out on top? That much remains to be seen.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...