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Feedly Introduces Lifetime Paid Pro Features, Sells Out Immediately

Delivering RSS feeds got a lot more interesting and profitable now that Google has left the building. As of July 1, 2013 when Google reader shuttered its RSS service, Feedly has seen a drastic increase in users and now the company managed to raise nearly $500,000 in subscriptions in a span of eight short hours.

Feedly introduced its premium lifetime RSS service was priced at $99.99 sold out within the first day – a total of 5,000 happy backers. The money will go toward better hardware to run Feedly. In a blog post on Feedly’ site, Feedly CEO, Edwin Khodabakchian, highlights the company’s goals: Read more

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Amazing Google Reader Replacement for Star Wars Fans

Star Wars aficionados will be relieved to see this RSS alternative for Google Reader (everyone else will have until  July 1). It’s called StarRSS and it has all of the badassery of The Force. I hope you are ready to read our RSS in a slow crawl complete with the epic opening score…

Just go to StarRSS’s webpage and put in your favorite RSS feed and enjoy! Since this is not an official Star Wars licensed material – you might want to give it a go before anyone notices.

 

 

5 Tools To Use When Google Reader Dies

Google has decided to shutter its Google Reader service this summer, killing an RSS reader tool used by thousands of bloggers (including this AppNewser editor).

If you need a new RSS reader, we’ve collected five alternatives to Google Reader below. Here’s more from Google about the change:

We know Reader has a devoted following who will be very sad to see it go. We’re sad too. There are two simple reasons for this: usage of Google Reader has declined, and as a company we’re pouring all of our energy into fewer products. We think that kind of focus will make for a better user experience. To ensure a smooth transition, we’re providing a three-month sunset period so you have sufficient time to find an alternative feed-reading solution. If you want to retain your Reader data, including subscriptions, you can do so through Google Takeout.

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