Google's alibi for Reader's murder

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth

Talking of the demise of Google Reader, a snapshot from Google’s “Bring Your Parents to Work Day”:

Unsurprisingly, someone asked Larry Page a question about Google Reader and got the scripted “too few users, only about a million” non-answer, to which Sergey Brin couldn’t help quip that a million is about the number of remote viewers of the Google I/O developer conference Page had just bragged about. Perhaps the decision to axe Reader wasn’t entirely unanimous.

Jean-Louis Gassée does a great job of putting Google’s Reader-killing decision in context.

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Adam is a lecturer, trainer and writer. He's been a blogger for over 20 years, and a journalist for more than 30. He lectures on audience strategy and engagement at City, University of London.