Monday, July 1, 2013

Why did Google kill Google Reader Anyway? via Brian Shih, Former Google Reader Product Manager



Why is Google killing Google Reader? 

I think the reason Google always wanted to pull the Reader team off to build these other social products was that the Reader team actually understood social (and tried a lot of experiments over the years that informed the larger social features at the company). Reader's social features also evolved very organically in response to users, instead of being designed top-down like some of Google's other efforts.  - Brian Shih, Former Google Reader Product Manager (READ MORE)