We have just announced on the Official Google Blog that we will soon retire Google Reader (the actual date is July 1, 2013). 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.
LifeHacker has a roundup of alternative readers that the Google Reader diaspora may scatter to . . . as well as instructiuons for importing your G-Reader settings.