Google keeps users' data available until July 15 in Reader's wake

People can download their data in the interim and load it into alternative services

By Zach Miners, IDG News Service |  Internet

Even the once-almighty America Online now has a reader product.

Google originally launched Reader in 2005, as a way to help people keep track of their favorite websites using RSS feeds. It was scrapped, Google has said, so the company could take advantage of new opportunities, rather than spread itself "too thin and lack impact."

Zach Miners covers social networking, search and general technology news for IDG News Service. Follow Zach on Twitter at @zachminers. Zach's e-mail address is zach_miners@idg.com

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