Following Google’s announcement to kill off Google Reader on July 1st, Digg on Thursday revealed it is building an RSS reader. The company is planning to reproduce many of the features from Google’s soon-to-be-defunct service, and throw in some new ones as well. “We hope to identify and rebuild the best of Google Reader’s features (including its API), but also advance them to fit the Internet of 2013, where networks and communities like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Reddit and Hacker News offer powerful but often overwhelming signals as to what’s interesting,” the company promises. “Don’t get us wrong: we don’t expect this to be a trivial undertaking. But we’re confident we can cook up a worthy successor.” Digg says its team consists of “daily (hourly) users of Google Reader” and so it is “convinced that it’s a product worth saving.”
Digg Plans to Build an RSS Reader With Google Reader’s Best Features
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