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Google closes Reader news story service

Google on Monday said goodbye to its news story service' Reader', a free service that would gather headlines and articles from your favorite websites into a single place.

BT Online Bureau | July 2, 2013 | Updated 11:58 IST

Google on Monday said goodbye to its news story service' Reader', a free service that would gather headlines and articles from your favorite websites into a single place.

With many users now turning to social media such as Facebook and Twitter instead for updates, Google's Reader service wasn't making the grade.

Reader's closure comes as little surprise. Google says usage has declined since Reader made its debut in 2005.

RSS feeds - for really simple syndication - used to be a popular way to keep track of multiple websites without having to visit each and every one. Content comes to you, through readers such as Google Reader. More recently, though, Twitter and Facebook have performed a similar role in discovering content.

With agency inputs

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