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AOL Reader site discovered a week before Google Reader's demise, launch

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+Frank B.    7,104

AOL Reader site discovered a week before Google Reader's demise, launching Monday (update)


AOL is apparently the latest company to be building a replacement for Google Reader, which is shutting down in little more than a week: the company has quietly put up a teaser page for something called AOL ReaderThe Next Web found the main portal, which says the service is currently in private beta, though we weren't able to enter an email address for the invite list. Attempting to log in brings up the option to enter with an AOL, Facebook, Twitter, or Google account ? it's more than likely Google Reader refugees will be able to import their feeds with that last login. There's no word on when this might launch for the public, nor on what will be supported at launch; Digg, for example, is opening up its reader as a rough beta after having to aggressively move up the timeline. Like everyone else, though, AOL is almost certainly rushing to make the July 1st Reader shutdown date.

Update: Engadget has found a second page that offers some more details about the new AOL Reader. A mockup shows a design much like Feedly or other current services, with versions on both desktop and mobile. The page also coyly says that you can import and export feeds with OPML if you're "moving from another RSS reader," and documentation is already available for an API.

Source: The Verge

Link: AOL Reader

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